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The palace theater ad reads, "Cinderella Jones". The tale of 2683's incredible survival to the present day (1997) is a fairy tale in itself!

2683 speeds along the City Subway right of way on the Bloomfield line in 1941. This regal queen of the rails is at this writing (1997) the last surviving operating compromise roof car. How can this be, when previously we reported 2651 as the last complete compromise roof car body in the world? Read on!

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