Do you remember the 3rd Avenue elevated train?
Did you think it was an urban myth?

Straightman/Lava 1 & 2 has a pictoral archive that could rival the
NYC Transit Museum. Roll down memory lane right here, circa 1972.

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Above: A classic Redbird rolls into the 210th Street station in the Bronx


Left: Soundbound train pullng into the Gunhill Road station, Bronx.

can fly,
as shown
by these aerial shots.

Manhattan's section of the
3rd Avenue L lasted until 1955.

Left and Above: An even-older Redbird.

Above: The L tracks seen from Gunhill and Hull Avenues.