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The BMT from Chambers to Myrtle-Wyckoff

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In June 2007 I also toured the (J)(M)(Z) from Chambers St to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. This picture thread includes a great deal of station and railfan view pictures, and less train pics, but I hope you still like it; enjoy! :D

 

The Chambers St station is definitely one of the most deteriorated in the whole system. It was really amazing to stand at the station platforms for some half hour during midday, just watching the trains coming and going, almost no riders getting on or off, in this partly cathedral-like, very run-down setting:

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Many of these signs can still be found at Chambers St; here you see the one in best shape:

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Now, let's hop onto the train; R-42 rules! :)

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At Canal St, one platform has been closed down. It can still be seen from the open-remaining platform like this. The rotting-away closed platform and the newly renovated open platform make a nice contrast:

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Bowery is also a very interesting station. As with Canal St, one platform has been closed down but is still visible from the other platform. But in contrast to Canal St, the open-remaining platform seems to be in worse shape than the one that's been closed down:

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At Essex St, the old trolley terminal is in plain view of the platforms:

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Now, finally some daylight and trains:

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And some railfan views:

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Myrtle Ave station:

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Glad you like the pictures! :D

 

According to Brennan's Guide of Abandoned Stations, the Williamsburg Bridge / Essex St trolley terminal was in use until Dec 1948. More information, including a nice picture of the terminal in use, can be found here.

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Nice shots there! For everyone else.... "welcome to the life of a (J) line rider!" I'm used to it now, I don't know what I would do if they were all new looking! It just wouldn't be the BMT then!!! LOL :D

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icon14.gif Awesome photos Oliver! I see you made your trip to New York very worthwhile. Thanks for sharing and taking me back to the Chambers Street station. I have not been there in almost 10 years. That station looks worst than ever. I remember it being bad but by looking at your photos it looks like it got worse.

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Nice shots! Actually I think they're beginning to renovate parts of the station.
At Chambers St? I was actually wondering why they would let a downtown station rot away like this without doing anything... but I won't complain, the atmosphere is simply unique! :)

 

Nice shots there! For everyone else.... "welcome to the life of a (J) line rider!" I'm used to it now, I don't know what I would do if they were all new looking! It just wouldn't be the BMT then!!! LOL :D
That's right, I love the (J)(M)(Z) especially for its stations! The R-42 glory will be gone soon, but the stations will (hopefully) last... :)

 

icon14.gif Awesome photos Oliver! I see you made your trip to New York very worthwhile. Thanks for sharing and taking me back to the Chambers Street station. I have not been there in almost 10 years. That station looks worst than ever. I remember it being bad but by looking at your photos it looks like it got worse.
Thanks Harry! Yes, the Chambers St station is really amazing... I will definitely re-visit this year to see it again!

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