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Sunday morning in Jersey City brings out strolling churchgoers as 2641 ambles along on an easy weekend run. (SE, 4-307, 56XL).

The long journey nearly ended, a weary and abandoned 2641 rests in its graveyard with other cars and buses from the 1920's fleets awaiting the executioners torch. The car body was sold to the Federal Iron & Salvage Company on Lockwood Street in Newark, on the Passaic River, in May of 1947. Transported by truck from the Greenville yard, car bodies were burned and sold for scrap iron.

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2642 wearing a Red Cross wartime dash sign, heads inbound on the Hoboken el. (SE, 4-307, 56XL).

A meet near the end of the Hoboken trestle grade as 2642 greets outbound 2802 in 1940. The trestle was built in 1882. 90 feet above the railroad yards below, it was then the first elevated cable railway in the United States. The cable cars dropped the cable at the terminal and coasted around the loop on the downward momentum, discharging passengers from one side and taking them on from the opposite side.

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