Tag Archives: Redbirds

  • BYE BYE REDBIRD. The demise of the railfan favorites

    September 5, 2004

    photo: Larry Fendrick. 1960s view at the barrel-vaulted Grand Central Terminal station, showing “future” redbirds. Already, vandals were marring the units The end of a 39-year run for R33 and R36 St. Louis Car Company units came on November 3, 2003 as the cars ran their final routes. They were affectionately dubbed “redbirds” for their maroon red […]

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