In 1960, New York City Transit introduced the R26 subway cars on IRT routes, the first of the cars that later came to be referred to as Redbirds. If you rode any of the IRT subways - today's numbered lines - between 1960 and 2003, chances are it was on a Redbird.
Join transit historian and CUNY professor Andrew Sparberg for a virtual Transit Walk to trace routes in Manhattan and the Bronx that the Redbirds served daily during their long history of transporting passengers. We will make virtual stops at significant and unusual stations between 96th Street and Broadway in Manhattan and Dyre Avenue in the Bronx on the 5 line. We will then return to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, and travel on the 4 and 6 lines to their respective Bronx terminals at Woodlawn and Pelham Bay Park. Along the way we'll learn interesting facts about the various contracts for the routes on which the mighty Redbird soared for over 40 years.
$10/Free for Members
Please Note: This event 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.
All attendees are welcome. You will have the option to turn on automatic captions for this virtual program. Staff will share instructions for how to do so at the start of the event. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
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