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Wearied by exhaustive shipyard hauls, a shopworn 2677 rests at war's end, awaiting scrapping.

The heady renaissance ended, the long wait begins and day after dreary day passes until the gate to eternity opens, closing the door on a glorious and productive past. Scene is at the Greenville yard on April 17, 1946.

2678 poses on a cool March morning at the Union City Car House. (SE, 4-307, XL)



In full view of company brass, 2678 takes a proud turn from the Hoboken El, past Public Service's Hudson Division headquarters.

First of a new contingent of rehab cars, 2679 rests at Roseville, awaiting its turn in the shops. The first task was a thorough interior and exterior cleaning. Litter from final line trips, years before, and advertising cards still cluttered the interiors of the cars.

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