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Digital Discussion – Redbird Ramble

July 14, 2020 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

$10/Free for Members
color image of a Redbird train running on the 5 line

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the introduction of the R26 subway cars, the first of the cars that came to be referred to as Redbirds. If you rode the subway between 1960 and 2003, chances are it was on a Redbird—they were on every numbered line and several lettered lines.

Join transit historian and CUNY professor Andrew Sparberg for a virtual Transit Walk where we will trace routes in Manhattan and the Bronx that the Redbirds served daily during their long history of transporting passengers. Traveling from 96th Street and Broadway in Manhattan up to Dyre Avenue in the Bronx on the 5 line, we will make virtual stops at significant stations and learn interesting facts about the various contracts that constructed the routes on which the mighty Redbird roared for over 40 years.


Limited spots available! RSVP NOW!

Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

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Photo: R-33, 1986. New York Transit Museum. 


July 14, 2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$10/Free for Members
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Kendra Sykes