Time Traveling on the NYC Ninth Ave El

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3 Comments

Reply Daniel Timothy Dey
7:11 PM on April 8, 2016 
In the event that you're still working on this site, the link to Anderson / Jerome Avenues station still doesn't work.
Reply Rob Lynch
1:24 PM on January 24, 2016 
My grandfather, William Foody, was the conductor on the 9th Avenue El's last train. Later in the early 50's, while supervising a track work gang, an engineer missed a red signal and backed up his train and hit my grandfather causing him to fall on the 3rd rail. Thinking he was dead, fellow workers placed my grandfather in one of those large burlap trash bags and brought him up to the street and called for the coroner. Fortunately, a worker noticed movement in the burlap bag and quickly called for an ambulance. Taken to St. Claire's hospital, he laid in a coma for about three weeks. Suddenly one day, the head nurse wrote in her log that my grandfather "was up and walking around talking to fellow patients and nurses". My grandfather lived on for about 9 more years finally dying in early 1960 of his brain injuries. For his accident, he received a monthly pension of $65 which our family badly needed during the 50's. My grandfather was a very religious man and he was never bitter about his accident. He loved New York and his work on its subway system. My grandfather's work ethnic and attitude set an example for me in life.
Reply Shaul Picker
8:38 PM on October 25, 2015 
Thank you so much for the website. This website has amazing historical information that I am adding to the Ninth Avenue Elevated's wikipedia page. Thanks again!

1904 IRT 9th Ave El Map