TMNY Throwback Thursdays returns this week to an image from our early days in Kingston, New York. Here to the right, we have our J.G. Brill “Doodlebug” car no. 120 posing next to a former Staten Island Rapid Transit ME-1 car, no. 508, on the left. In our early days, no. 508 was used as our gift shop and ticket office while our current shop building was being built. Visitors would board no. 120 from this car through a special platform. Sadly, we would lose car no. 508 to arson in 1991. No. 120, meanwhile, lives on. It was recently mechanically restored and is today used on special occasions to ferry visitors between T.R. Gallo Park on Broadway, our museum, and Kingston Point Park. Photo by Glenn Smith, July 23, 1988. James McGinty Kodachrome Slide Collection.
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