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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, April 23, 2012 2:35 PM

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 2:34 PM

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:45 AM

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, April 27, 2012 2:22 PM

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Posted by Lake on Saturday, April 28, 2012 5:04 PM

Wow, lots more nice photos.

Every so often I see one that will make a great desktop background so I use it for awhile unto some thing else captures my attention.

The one with the switcher from the 04-23 posting is the one I am using now.Big Smile

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, April 29, 2012 8:43 PM

Lake, thanks for your comment. LION'S *like* comments almost as much as Wildebeests,

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, April 30, 2012 10:17 AM

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 3:22 PM

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Posted by rdgk1se3019 on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:45 PM

WOW!!!   Really cool pics.

 

I first read about the photo software you are using in Popular Mechanics or Pop-Sci years ago......but I forgot the name of it..........where can one go to get the software you use?

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 9:48 AM

rdgk1se3019

WOW!!!   Really cool pics.

 

I first read about the photo software you are using in Popular Mechanics or Pop-Sci years ago......but I forgot the name of it..........where can one go to get the software you use?

It is Photomatix. I also use Helicon software for increasing the depth of field especially for model photographs.

ROAR

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:29 PM

 

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Posted by narig01 on Thursday, May 3, 2012 5:33 PM

As someone who was born in NYC these pics bring back a lot memories.    I used to live on Riverside Dr across from Grants Tomb.  

           The pics of the 125th St station on the number 1 line bring back a lot memories.     Also moved to Brooklyn.  Used to catch the Brighton Line from Kings Highway.

        Kind of interesting to see the "New" Coney Island trainshed roof.

Many Thx IGN

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, May 4, 2012 10:15 AM

The Signal Dolly at 207th Street

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Posted by narig01 on Friday, May 4, 2012 7:59 PM

What is a Signal Dolly?      I presume something the signals.

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Posted by Thomas 9011 on Friday, May 4, 2012 8:48 PM

Those photos look awful. Looks like a bad underexposed photo was saturated with 100% color saturation. Maybe some people think they look good but they are a eyesore to me.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, May 5, 2012 4:25 PM

The signal dolly is the two yellow cars on the train. On railroads, nowadays, they can drive up to the signal with a truck and do whatever it is they need to do. On the subway this is not possible. This train carries all of the equipment to repair or replace any sort of signal, and because a crane cannot be used in a tunnel, the hoists or whatever, I have not seen them in action, can access whatever it is they need to do.

The motor cars are the pair of stainless cars at each end of the train. The crews live in there.

Even hi-rail trucks cannot be used in the subway due to exhaust gasses.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, May 5, 2012 4:36 PM

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Posted by narig01 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 9:20 PM

BroadwayLion

The signal dolly is the two yellow cars on the train. On railroads, nowadays, they can drive up to the signal with a truck and do whatever it is they need to do. On the subway this is not possible. This train carries all of the equipment to repair or replace any sort of signal, and because a crane cannot be used in a tunnel, the hoists or whatever, I have not seen them in action, can access whatever it is they need to do.

The motor cars are the pair of stainless cars at each end of the train. The crews live in there.

Even hi-rail trucks cannot be used in the subway due to exhaust gasses.

ROAR

I had not seen a signal dolly before.  To be honest hadn't really given it much thought.

NYCTA has several diesel locomotives, and they just ordered a new batch of genset units.  I've seen the diesels being used on the Lexington Av. line a couple of times in work trains.

     The main reason NYCTA does not use hi rail trucks is a lack of places to get on and off the tracks. The only grade crossing I can remember on the subway is near the end of the Carnarsie (LL) line.

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Posted by narig01 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 9:23 PM
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Posted by narig01 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 9:27 PM
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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, May 7, 2012 9:20 AM

That's a nice web site. Not entirely correct but close enough. If I am not mistaken, that last "diesel" (with the red and white stripes) was actually an electric. It has a motor-generator set under the hood, and I suspect that the traction motors run on something like 36 volts. It does have a bank of batteries but these are only good for a few seconds of use. Just enough to rescue the engine if it gaps out somewhere.

The replacement locomotives (R-156) I am told are diesels and not gen-sets. Their size and shape is dictated by tunnel clearances. LION has been told that recharging batteries in tunnels could create fumes that rival the prime mover should something not work exactly right. The new locomotives were delivered at Fresh Pond and the Livonia yards. They were transported to Coney Island sandwiched between  two of the R-77 electric locomotives.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, May 7, 2012 9:29 AM

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     The main reason NYCTA does not use hi rail trucks is a lack of places to get on and off the tracks. The only grade crossing I can remember on the subway is near the end of the Carnarsie (LL) line.

Thx IGN

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LION remembers that grade crossing in Brooklyn, a watchman had to lower and raise the gates by hand.

But... a hi-rail truck could access the railroad in any rail yard.

ROAR

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, May 7, 2012 5:11 PM

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:33 PM

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Posted by efftenxrfe on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7:59 PM

May I nominate the ROAR photographer/darkroom.....we know surely it's a Photoshop or variant.....artist for the Steinheimer of the NYCTA award.

Every composition--so I missed  one or two---was balanced, provacative then interesting, provoking  further observance. 

Critique the color enhancement?  Not if Ansel Adams and Edward Westons altering brightness and contrast  when making prints deserved the same criticism.

As art the folio here existing in this place should exemplify what can be done.

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:41 AM

Thank you. I did not think much of most of these photos right out of the camera, but with cropping and enhancements they do look rather nice.

ROAR

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Posted by Stourbridge Lion on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:49 AM

I'm certainly enjoying seeing these photos as these are my favorite types of Railfanning topics where I can enjoy the experience through the camera lens of another Railfan as if I was there...

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:02 PM

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, May 11, 2012 9:48 AM

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:57 AM

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