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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:06 AM

On the Brighton Line, LION is standing on the platform at Sheepshead Bay.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:32 AM

Avenue H on the Brighton Line is one of the nicest place on the system.

New Head House on the west side of the line.

On the trackway at the new head house

The "Old" head house, formerly the Ackerson Building, and now landmarked. They did a fine job of restoring it.

Inside the restored building

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:06 AM

Dyckman Street:

The Old...

and the new...

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, October 19, 2012 10:06 AM

The Broadway Line enters the tunnel (above) and here is one of the deep-tunnel stations. Here the ROW was deep bored rather than built by the cut-and-cover method.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:05 AM

Finding his way out of a tunnel, the LION finds himself on the Dyre Avenue Line in the Bronx. Riding at the "rail fan window" (RFW). Here there be vineyards?

BTW: This is an old photo. R-36s are no longer on the railroad.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, October 22, 2012 9:52 AM

Lion visits the Island of Coney. Change here for HOT DOGS!

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Posted by henry6 on Monday, October 22, 2012 10:01 AM

What strikes me in this photo, and visits elsewhere in NYC MTA facilities is that they use huge trainsheds  reminecent  of the likes of Phila's Broad Street on the large scale and CV's St. Albans, VT on a small scale. A lot of enthusiasts miss out on a lot of railroading by dismissing subways and mass transit in almost any city.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:43 AM

On the 14th Street / Canarsie Line, 8th Avenue is the Manhattan terminal. The green "starting" lights tell the conductor to close the doors. The doors have been closed, and the trains is gone.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:03 AM

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:40 AM

Rockaway Park, Queens NY. aka Beach 116th Street, end of the line.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, October 26, 2012 9:32 AM

A northbound (D) train moves from the West End Line to the 4th Avenue Subway via the 9th Avenue station.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:01 AM

Jamaica Bay...

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, October 28, 2012 2:51 PM

Broadway Junction, East New York, this is a southbound (L) train.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, October 29, 2012 7:12 PM

An Electric Locomotive at Neck Road.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:41 PM

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, November 5, 2012 3:24 PM

East New York Yard, Brooklyn NY

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:41 PM

The IND subway across Jamaica Bay. At the moment this line is under the Bay. Thanks, Sandy! (not)

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 11:20 AM

On the Brighton Line...

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:25 AM

50th Street Laugh

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Posted by narig01 on Friday, November 9, 2012 2:13 AM

BroadwayLion

The IND subway across Jamaica Bay. At the moment this line is under the Bay. Thanks, Sandy! (not)

The Broad Channel part of the line is the problem.  The line itself on the Rockaways is back in service as a shuttle from what I've heard.

Thx IGN

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Posted by henry6 on Friday, November 9, 2012 8:04 AM

Nothing on Rockaway Island is working...there is no need for it either since the customers would all want to be leaving the Rockaways in favor of going to Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.  MTA website does not list it as being in operation.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, November 9, 2012 2:16 PM

Upon the Franklin Avenue Line

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:45 AM

Metropolitan Avenue, Queens New York

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, November 12, 2012 9:31 AM

Sometimes only a boat will do...

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:27 AM

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Posted by John WR on Thursday, November 29, 2012 8:09 PM

Hey, Lion, I gotta question.  

I notis you are a proud North Dakota boy and I unnastan that.  You live out there in prayrie lan.  So howcome you build a moddel of Gotham sub way trains?  You got some kind of sub way envy or somethin?  Howcome your not buildin James B. Mountin's Great Big Baked Potato Rail Road?

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, November 30, 2012 11:42 AM

The LION was born in New York City, back in 1948 (The same year that they introduced the R-10 subway cars.) LION lived in New York and the City until 1983 when him moved to North Dakota. You can take the Felid out of the city, but you cannot take the city out of the Felid.

LION has no interest in Coal Trains, in Grain Trains, or in Oil Trains, and that is what we have running out in the front yard. BNSF does that, I do not need to.

ROAR

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, November 30, 2012 11:48 AM

LION been sloth in posting photos lately. Him is still here. And here is the Rockaway Line as it crosses Jamaica Bay. Sandy destroyed this crossing and it will not be back in service until summer time at the earliest. Big Surprise, Eh?

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Posted by John WR on Friday, November 30, 2012 6:01 PM

Well, Lion, you answered my question.  But North Dakota is also home to the Empire Builder and also home to a lot of people who rode the Empire Builder to live in sod houses and build the Empire we all live in today.  And there is a lot of interesting history about James J. Hill and E. H. Harriman and Northern Securities and all that stuff.  

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Posted by henry6 on Friday, November 30, 2012 6:03 PM

Lion is his own Empire Builder...you should see some of his videos riding the head end of one of his trains from his Bronx to his Coney Island plus the videos he shot while actually riding Mr Bloomberg's trains all over the real system!

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