Pony Boy

Vintage Boxcab footage.

Found some old footage of a boxcab working its way through the streets of New York. I would guess in the late ’20’s.

The kid on the horse, the “Pony Boy”, without a doubt has the coolest job in history, guiding a train through the congested streets of New York on horseback.

If this was tried today the insurance companies would all collapse…


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I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 09-12-2008 | 11:09 AM
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  1. Nice find. Are you working on the mechanical horse now, Tim?

    Comment by Trevor — September 12, 2008 @ 2:10 pm
  2. Tim, that’s NYC 1559 (1526-1560). Built Dec.1930 by GE/I-R/ALCo. Equipped with a 300 HP I-R engine, battery and third rail shoe she weighed in at 126 tons. Carbody was by ALCo, electrical stuff by GE. Retired as 559 in 8-54, scrapped 10-55.

    Comment by Armin — September 13, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

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