We covered a lot on the end of the bar cars on the New Haven Line. Plus even more on bar cars. What have never seen until now are great pictures of folks riding those cars. Now the only picture we own is outside shot of the most famous bar car.
But the Connecticut Post has come to our rescue with 17 pictures from 1961 .
View of commuters as they drink on the New York New Haven train, New York, New York, 1961. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
The bar car is no more as Metro-North did away with the practice through attrition this year, but in recent years it was not what it once was. Maybe that’s a good thing.
In combing through the archives, they ran across these wonderful photographs from Alfred Eisenstadt, the LIFE photographer famous for his “V-J Day kiss” photo.
Eisenstadt gives us this unique look at the Mad Men-era bar car on the New Haven Line, circa 1960
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) leaders and New York City elected officials to mark the restoration of normal R Line subway service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, following the rebuilding of the Montague Tube damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
The $250 million project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget, during a full shutdown of the subway tunnel that runs under the East River. During the October 2012 storm, about 27 million gallons of water poured into a 4,000-foot stretch of the tunnel. The saltwater corroded every element of subway infrastructure, from electronic signal equipment to lighting to steel rails, according to MTA.
The tunnel repair project’s completion marks “another huge step forward to repair the damage and strengthen the system to withstand the next major storm,” Cuomo said in a press release.
“New York’s transit network suffered more damage during Sandy than anyone at the MTA has ever seen in our lifetimes. The effort required to rebuild the Montague Tube was nothing short of heroic,” said MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast.
The Montague Tube was shut down Aug. 3, 2013, to provide workers unfettered access to remove damaged equipment from the two tunnels and demolish concrete and terra cotta duct banks in both tubes that had collapsed. Construction crews had to enter the 4,000-foot section under the East River from entry points in Manhattan and Brooklyn, removing all debris and bringing in all equipment and tools through the tunnels themselves. Crews replaced 11,000 feet of track, 30,000 feet of concrete and terra cotta duct banks, 75,000 feet of power cable and 200,000 feet of communications cable, MTA officials said.
This tunnel was opened in 1920
The IoT (Internet of Things) is getting closer all the time. Of course it’s easy to think about connecting your thermostat (already done), your refrig (already done) and your TV (also already done). But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Two of the main stumbling blocks to proliferation are price and size. But that’s about to change in a big way, paving the way for the replacement of RFID devices as supply chain management tools.
Fairpromise found a really great picture to show off the dramatic impact of Fairpromise, the “Action Engine”
In 1946, at Harmon, New York; NY Central Railroad Niagara Locomotive 6001 is being pulled by 4 models to show how great Timken roller bearings worked
(Photo clipped from an old New York Central Headlight and filmed by Pathé Newsreel)
Because the picture is 68 years old, we will not get any copyright infringement from the successors to the New York Central: American Premier Underwriters or Andrew Penson