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nhhe52
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Joined: March 26th, 2004, 12:19 am

May 7th, 2018, 5:09 pm #1

}+}Promotional Bronx Zoo Train of the late 1950’s - early 1960's.  
Obviously not a diesel as described but an EP-5, (with pan down, no 3rd rail).   
The New Haven is gone but the Bronx Zoo is still there.  You can listen to the 78 rpm recording.
http://www.jeffpolston.com/NewHavenZooTrain.mp3
http://www.jeffpolston.com/MiscRR.htm, then scroll down:
NewHavenZooTrain1.jpg
NewHavenZooTrain3.JPG
Last edited by nhhe52 on May 8th, 2018, 11:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Joined: August 4th, 2017, 5:23 pm

May 8th, 2018, 10:44 am #2

The tune it plays is "We went to the Animal Fair, McGinnis and Alpert Were There. . ."
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nhhe52
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May 8th, 2018, 3:53 pm #3

😀. Funny, Rick:

It also sounds like it was produced in the 1930’s.

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michael78651
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Joined: May 7th, 2004, 8:03 am

May 8th, 2018, 4:26 pm #4

Sounds like the record was slipping on the spindle, but it was nice to finally hear it. I have the record, but do not want to punch out the center hole.
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TomCurtin
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Joined: July 13th, 2017, 10:13 am

May 9th, 2018, 3:27 pm #5

These Zoo trains were probably the ONLY good idea Pat ever had, and I mean that seriously.  They far outlasted the McGinnis administration, running into the early 60's.

Also, if anyone wanted to ride one as a railfan (whether or not you cared about the destination being the Bronx Zoo), there were now and then some unusual opportunities, such as riding behind a pair of PAs from some starting point like Springfield, all the way down to Van Nest station in the East Bronx without a power change
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Joined: February 10th, 2018, 11:43 pm

May 23rd, 2018, 10:54 pm #6

TomCurtin wrote: These Zoo trains were probably the ONLY good idea Pat ever had, and I mean that seriously.  They far outlasted the McGinnis administration, running into the early 60's.

Also, if anyone wanted to ride one as a railfan (whether or not you cared about the destination being the Bronx Zoo), there were now and then some unusual opportunities, such as riding behind a pair of PAs from some starting point like Springfield, all the way down to Van Nest station in the East Bronx without a power change
Well, McGinnis did something good for once!
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