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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:45 PM

24nd Street, The Times Square Shuttle (original mainline once upon a time)

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:11 AM

The (Q) Train at Avenue H, north bound on the Brighton Line :

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, September 28, 2012 10:07 AM

The (L) Train stages out of the Rockaway Parkway terminal on the Canarsie Line.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:07 AM

The last of the old US&S "Armstrong" towers protects the abandoned Myrtle Avenue El where it passed over the Broadway Line in Brooklyn. This short section of the el was left in place as it was a structural part of the existing Broadway line.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, September 30, 2012 9:07 AM

Above photo: Lion is told that it was a Hall Switch machine in that tower, it was later replaced with a GRS machine.

Below: Art work graces the subway system:

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, September 30, 2012 3:45 PM

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, September 30, 2012 6:07 PM

broadway Lion:   Thanks for clearing up the color rendition.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, October 1, 2012 10:15 AM

Howard Beach on the Rockaway Line:

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Posted by John WR on Monday, October 1, 2012 7:14 PM

I just want to tell ya, Lion, I had no idea that North Dakota has a subway system like the one you've showed me.  All I know about your state is what I saw from the platform when the Empire Builder stopped in Minot.  It sure didn't look like a city with a subway.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:35 AM

Minot has no subway. Bismarck has no subway (unless you are looking for a sandwich), North Dakota cities are not foot friendly. You must drive a car, even if all you want to do is to cross the street.

LION has Subways in North Dakota, 14 scale miles, but unless you are 1:87th tall, you will not fit on board.

Mandan *does* have a trolley for tourists, it runs out on an old, otherwise abandoned line, to Fort Lincoln. But I have never ridden on it, or even seen it running.

Enough about cowboy states! Here is a photo from "THE" City, and it is along the Brighton Line in Brooklyn. I was interested in the power connections between the third rails. Others my find the trash more photogenic.

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Posted by John WR on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10:20 AM

Lion,

Your post came in the nick of time.  I was just about to order my Amtrak ticket to North Dakota so I could ride the subway and see how it compares with New York's.  It disappoints me to know that I can't ride the subway in your cowboy state.  

Your comment about the trash in the subways reminds me of an earlier Boston experience.  For a few years I lived in Toronto and rode the Toronto subway but somehow there was always something about it that did not seem quite right.  It was just not the way a subway ought to be.  Then I went on a short visit home which is a suburb of Providence.  Changing trains in Boston's South Station I stopped for a hot dog and suddenly everything felt good again, just like what it was in the old days, but I couldn't put my finger on why.  Suddenly I figured it out.  South Station was absolutely filthy.  There was dirt everywhere, litter on the tracks and you could see an occasional rat.  To me that is what public transit had always been like.  In Toronto you could see people riding floor cleaning machines to wash the floors and there were even men with dust mops cleaning off the signs, for Pete's sake.  I was having culture shock because the Toronto subway was so clean.  

I don't know if your own model subway is as dirty as New York's.  I'll leave that decision to you.  

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Posted by henry6 on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10:52 AM

It is amazing to see the number of delays on the LIRR, MNRR, and especially the subways, for litter and debris on the tracks.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8:38 AM

The Brighton Line, looking north.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, October 4, 2012 9:13 AM

Sheepshead Bay on the Brighton Line.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:18 PM

All LIONS go to Coney Island

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Posted by John WR on Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:31 PM

Go over to Nathan's and have a hot dog while you're waiting to the train back to Manhattan.  

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, October 4, 2012 2:40 PM

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Posted by John WR on Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:06 PM

Thank you, Lion.  The sign brings back memories.  When my kids were young I took them and a couple of their friends on a train (New Jersey Transit) and subway ride to the New York Aquarium at Coney Island.  We had hot dogs at Nathans.  We lived within walking distance from the station but my kid's friends had never been on either a train or a subway before.  They were amazed at the experience.  

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, October 5, 2012 9:24 AM

45th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, October 6, 2012 6:51 AM

Dyckman Street on the Broadway Line. Platforms have been repaired, and the walls have been painted.

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Posted by henry6 on Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:22 AM

Ridewithmehenry and friend did a great ride experience Fri 10-5-12....4 NJT trains on two routes,one LIRR train, plus one PATH ride and 7 subway trains...7 train Flushing to Court Sq., G train to Brooklyn 4thAve,, R train to 36th St.  D train on detour via N or Sea Beach line to Utrect Ave, D train 62nd St, to 9th Ave for stop and pictures, D train to Atlantic Ave, R train to Cortland St....got to see all we set out to see...gonna try to get pics up on line here later today or tomorrow...

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, October 7, 2012 10:38 AM

From the Bronx to Brooklyn, only the Route of the Broadway LION can do that in just one stop. Here in Brooklyn the (D) and (N) trains cross the creek to Coney Island. Hot Dogs on your right, trains to the city on your left.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, October 8, 2012 9:46 AM

Back to Dyckman Street on Roadway. The platforms have just been fully rebuilt.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 7:01 AM

East New York Yard from the Canarsie Line platform.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:01 AM

LION inspects the stones in Coney Island Yard from the (N) train riding on the West End Tracks.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:11 AM

Beach 116th Street. End of the LION.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, October 12, 2012 6:57 AM

The LION is back in the tunnel, This at Franklin Avenue on the (A) Train in Brooklyn.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, October 13, 2012 8:54 AM

The LION is back on the Broadway Line... At Dyckman Street...

The ballast ends where the line is built on the ground, the concrete deck begins on the elevated structure, the station head house is below this and as the line leaves this station to the north it is fully located on the Elevated Structure...

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, October 14, 2012 9:19 AM

The Canarsie Line passes over the Jamaica Line at East New York.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, October 15, 2012 7:13 AM

The end of the LION... The American flag below the MTA logo marks this as an R-143 consist as opposed to the newer R-160 consists. Only the R-143s are presently automation capable, and only the Canarsie Line (The (L) Train) is fully automated. Most of the wayside signals are gone (Home signals are still present). It uses a "Moving Block" defined by the location of the train rather than the location of the signals. The idea is to keep trains closer together allowing more trains to run each hour.

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