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N.Y. commuter rail 'bar cars' make final run

Posted on May 14, 2014

A Metro-North train that departed Grand Central Terminal at 5:26 p.m., heading to Bridgeport on Friday, May 9, 2014, contained the penultimate "bar car" on the commuter railroad. Photos: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

STAMFORD, Conn. — New York commuter bar cars on trains between Manhattan and Connecticut made their final run last Friday. The cars, which date back at least 50 years, are being retired because they cannot be coupled to a new fleet of train cars on the New Haven line, the AP reported.

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