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"Time Traveling Through Pelham Parkway"

"Time Traveling Through Pelham Parkway"

Looking like a scene straight out of the 80's, one of New York City Transit's "Rail Adhesion" trains, led by St. Louis Car Company R33 (Redbird) #9323, passes Pelham Parkway station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line (5 Train). Rail Adhesion Trains, also known as "Gel Trains", make one nightly round trip on select portions of specific New York City Transit subway lines applying a sandite solution to the rails to eliminate slip slide conditions during the leaf season. These trains usually consist of old subway cars that have been retired from revenue service and converted to work train duties. The Dyre Ave Gel Train is the A Division's only Rail Adhesion train; consisting of R33 "Redbird" cars and running on the original New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad right of way between East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue.
"Time Traveling Through Pelham Parkway"