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An ignominius end to a glorious history of service! 2683, later 5583, with rear platform and 11 window body section removed, hauls trash collected at subway stations to garbage truck meet at Franklin Ave. subway terminal. The paths of glory.... NRHS photo. 1/17/54

2684 on a warm Sunday outing on Jackson line in 1945. Essex division heritage is vertical metal route sign holder on right of platform roof. (SE. 4-307.56XL)



2685 eats dust in gloom of Passaic wharf shed, 1941. Some 1920s vintage buses were also stored, as shown.

Jaeger Trucking & Rigging made a small fortune in moving cars during and after the war. Here, crew attaches winching line to slide car body of 2685 along greased beams for positioning over trucks.

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