Date: 4/15/1971 Road #:
Location: Jersey City, NJ more... Builder/Model:  

One of the older sets of cars on the PATH. These were built between 1908 and the late 1920s, and were known as "black cars", built by ACF.


By: John on 3/29/2014
The cars seen here, the famous "black" cars, shuttled commuters and shoppers for decades between Jersey City, Hoboken, and Manhattan. The original class "A" cars of 1908 (equipped with very boxy deck roofs) were long gone when PATH took over the H&M in 1962. The class "B" through "J" cars lasted in service until replaced by the new PA cars in late 1965. Most cars were scrapped, but one went to the Museum of Transportion in St. Louis (one of the 1909 class "B" cars) while a group of others were painted yellow and converted to work cars. They served in this capacity until 1979. One car went to the Shore Line Trolley Museum at East Haven, Ct. This historic car has since been restored to its former glory, now operating via trolley poles. Two other cars went to the Trolley Museum of New York, where, sadly, they were exposed to the elements for decades; not long ago, the cars were scrapped, due to their advanced state of decay. A sad ending for such rare equipment. i can still hear thier distinctive compressors chuckling and hearing thier wheels screeching and squealing as they went through a's hard to belive it is almost 50 years since i last rode on one of these noisy old relics......

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