The first five-car set of R-211Ts at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. That night, the set was transferred to Coney Island Yard’s Main Shop. Andrew Grahl photo, November 2, 2022
Our November Zoom program will be presented by ERA Program Chairman and transit professional Andrew Grahl. Andrew’s pre-Thanksgiving feast will be a veritable smorgasbord of transit updates featuring:
Tri-State Area: Farewell to the R-32, hello R-211! LIRR Third Track opening; Shore Line East introduces M-8 service
Montreal: Construction of the Réseau Express Métropolitan (REM)
Chicago: CTA’s 75th Anniversary celebration
Philadelphia: SEPTA’s commuter rail extension to Wawa
Boston: Phase one of Green Line Extension opening; Red and Orange Line updates; March 13th farewell to the trackless trolleys
For dessert, historic slides taken in the 1950s will be served, as well as additional news from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Atlanta. Specially-wrapped Amtrak and NJ Transit locomotives featuring vintage paint schemes will complete this special treat!