Nearly century-old streetcar tickets found in NYC firehouse

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Posted: Jan 03, 2017 6:53 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter has made an unusual discovery, unearthing two nearly 100-year-old tickets for the city's long-defunct streetcar line at a firehouse in Manhattan.

WNBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2hNbW8D ) the unidentified firefighter was searching for materials in the basement of Engine 7/Ladder 1 in the Tribeca area when he found an old tin cup containing two paper tickets dated Friday, Sept. 14, 1917.

The tickets are for the Eighth Avenue streetcar line, which opened in 1852 and was operated by the old New York Railways Co. The city replaced its streetcars with a bus system in 1936.

The firefighter who found the tickets says the firehouse's basement is also home to company journals that are almost 100 years old.