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Posted by Sammy on Sunday, October 11th 2020:

In Reply to: Re: GunHillStation was called ? Dinkey Why posted by Misterl on Sunday, October 11th 2020:

From 1952 to 1955, I lived on Barnes Avenue near the corner of Brady Avenue. The Dyre Avenue two-car "Dinky" train crossed over Brady Avenue where I could see it from my 6th floor apartment window. My "Dinky" station, Morris Park, was a four-block walk from my building. The wooden, open platform and gated train cars were formally those of the old 9th Avenue EL line when they became part of the New York City subway system. Whenever I rode the "Dinky" from 180th Street for the one stop to Morris Park, I always stood on the front outside platform so that I could enjoy the short trip home. It was my most impressive and thrilling subway experience! About a year or two later, the two wooden cars caught fire while they were parked on the tracks (no people were inside). That is why additional "regular" subway cars replaced the old two-car "Dinky" and eventually became what is today`s #5 Dyre Avenue subway line.

Sammy L. Schwartz

Reference ID: BX89066


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