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  1. That is one of the most detailed track maps I have ever seen. One would have been able to get on a subway train at any neighborhood in the city if this plan was fully realized. This is like levels of expansiveness one would see in Paris, London, Seoul or Tokyo.
  2. I haven't posted in this part of the forums in a long time. Here's a showcase of the best from the second half of 2020, with four videos at the end. Here's to a better New Year for all of us. Enjoy!
  3. Bedford Park Boulevard was one of many of those IND stops that was designed to handle a huge number of passengers in anticipation for population increase in the city (but that never happened, it started to decrease during the 1970s). Yes. But like any other IND stop with a big mezzanine, half of it is closed off. A few stops along the line also have entrances to the underpass as well at numerous other east-west streets that intersect Grand Concourse, with Fordham Road as an exception. 167th and 170th also have underpass entrances, but they've been long closed off. The underpasses were built for the long gone trolley lines when the IND was expanding into the Bronx during the early half of the Great Depression.
  4. Here's one of the 8-car sets that was spotted on the line today. Note the 10-car R179 train on the northbound track at the end of the video to the left.
  5. Two of the biggest banks in the United States, Bank of America and JPMorgan have been awarded up to $900 million dollars of the 's debt, with the main goal to finance the transit agency's projects for the subway, railroads and buses. Bank of America got $600 million dollars and JPMorgan got $300 million dollars. The bonds related to this sale are due in 2050, 30 years from now. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-15/bank-of-america-jpmorgan-win-900-million-of-new-york-mta-debt
  6. (Taken 7/21/2020) The South Ferry-bound (1) train departing 125th Street with Riverside Church in the background.

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  7. (Taken 7/6/2020) An R32 as a (J) train at Essex Street en-route to Broadway Junction to go out of service there after a few runs during the AM rush. This was during the R32s return to service to fill in for the R179 which had been pulled out of service for a second time.

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  8. Cool YouTube finds showing footage documenting some of the long gone southern Brooklyn trolley lines.
  9. This is a very concerning and scary time for NYCT, quite possibly it's biggest challenge since the financial crisis of 1975 and 9/11 combined. I have a really bad feeling the subway system is gonna start seriously deteriorating and we're gonna start seeing graffiti and deferred maintenance on every single subway car in service (just like the 1970s and 1980s) if the isn't getting the money it needs to carry out improvements. Off topic here, but that worries me too. The nation cannot continue divided as it is right now, people are tired of things being like this, it's completely unsustainable. The last thing the world needs is to be one huge dictatorship, which would be a nightmare for humanity.
  10. R179 out of service for the second time in a row. Now I can see why Bombardier almost went out of business and Alstom took over their train manufacturing division. The R179s have a really bleak future here...
  11. RIP to legendary train photographer and photo collector Joe Testagrose, just read the news of his death. I remember going on nycsubway.org in the late-2000s as a kid seeing his photos of long gone trains from past decades. I never get tired of looking at them to this day still. Joe's photos will live on for future generations to come. He will never be forgotten. 😞
  12. On an interesting note from the IRT, Westchester set 2470-2475 is now apart of the . Just spotted a few days ago heading northbound.
  13. Interesting update to put here: Mastercard has posted the first OMNY related advertisement on Twitter earlier this week. According to Second Avenue Sagas, the ad apparently aired on break during the 62nd Grammy Awards. From the looks of the DOWNTOWN yellow tile by the camera panning at the band near the end of the commercial to the far left, it was likely filmed at 163rd Street on the .
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