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Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Car: R-17 (St. Louis, 1955-56) 6688 
Photo by: Charles Fiori

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System: New York City Transit

Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: Detroit Publishing Co.
Collection of: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Date: 1904
Notes: Subway kiosks at original IRT (now shuttle) station in Times Square
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Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle

Location: Times Square 
Photo by: Eric Haas
Date: 7/25/1999
Notes: Showing junction of shuttle track 4 to the uptown #1 line
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System: New York City Transit

Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: Bruce Fedow
Date: 11/17/2005
Notes: View of unused portion of platform along former northbound local trackway (between current shuttle platform and junction with mainline Broadway IRT.
 

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Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle

Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Former customer stairway on (shuttle) Track 4 side that originally crossed over to Track 1 when Tracks 2 and 3 were express tracks (1904-1918) and did not stop at Times Square.

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System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 4/12/2010
Notes: Uncovered original mosaic wall and number tablet.
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Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - All plates up and support beams being lifted.
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Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle

Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - All plates up and support beams being lifted.

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System: New York City Transit

Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Crossing the normally bolted switch onto northbound mainline of track 4 on #1 line.
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Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Entering Times Square on Track 4.
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System: New York City Transit

Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Leaving shuttle area.

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System: New York City Transit

Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Passing by Track 4 platform on left side and Track 3 platform on right side.
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System: New York City Transit

Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Wheels turning on Track 4 heading onto the main line.

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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Leaving shuttle area.
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - The crossover bridge area.

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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - From the rear cab looking onto Track 4 just prior to moving out.

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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Bridge lane bars removed.'

 

 


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: The NX
Date: 3/1/2010
Notes: Shuttle rolling stock transfer - Getting ready to remove the bridge and bumpers.
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Location: Times Square 
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/30/2011
Notes: Archway-former entrance to NY Times building.
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City: New York

System: New York City Transit
Location: Coney Island - West End Depot
Photo by: Ed Watson/Arthur Lonto Collection
Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Date: 11/9/1915

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Line: IRT Flushing Line

Location: Main Street/Flushing 
Route: 7
Car: R-36 World's Fair (St. Louis, 1963-64)  
Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Date: 11/9/1968

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Line: IRT Flushing Line

Location: Court House Square/45th Road 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: Low-V Worlds Fair 5693 
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/9/1968
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Line: IRT Flushing Line

Location: 69th Street/Fisk Avenue 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: Low-V Worlds Fair 5698 
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/9/1968

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Line: BMT Sea Beach Line

Location: 8th Avenue 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: Low-V Worlds Fair  
Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Date: 11/9/1968

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System: New York City Transit

Location: Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue
Route: Fan Trip
Car: Low-V Worlds Fair 5693 
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/9/1968

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Location: Myrtle Avenue 

Route: LL
Car: R-9 (Pressed Steel, 1940) 1721 
Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/9/1970
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Location: Livonia Avenue 

Route: LL
Car: R-9 (Pressed Steel, 1940) 1801 
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/9/1970

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Line: BMT Canarsie Line
Location: 3rd Avenue 
Route: L
Car: R-7 (Pullman, 1937) 1510 
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/9/1970
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System: New York City Transit

Location: Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue
Car: R-46 (Pullman-Standard, 1974-75) 556 
Photo by: Glenn L. Rowe
Collection of: David Pirmann
Date: 11/9/1990


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Line: IRT Flushing Line
Location: 74th Street/Broadway 
Route: 7
Car: R-36 World's Fair (St. Louis, 1963-64) 
Photo by: John Barnes
Date: 11/9/1991
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Location: 111th Street

Route: 7
Car: R-36 World's Fair (St. Louis, 1963-64)  
Photo by: John Barnes
Date: 11/9/1991

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Line: IRT Flushing Line

Location: 103rd Street/Corona Plaza 
Route: 7
Car: R-36 World's Fair (St. Louis, 1963-64)  
Photo by: John Barnes
Date: 11/9/1991

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System: New York City Transit

Line: IRT West Side Line
Location: South Ferry (Inner Loop Station) 
Photo by: Chris Leverett
Date: 11/9/1996

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Line: IRT West Side Line

Location: South Ferry (Inner Loop Station) 
Photo by: Chris Leverett
Date: 11/9/1996
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Line: IND Queens Boulevard Line

Location: Jamaica/Van Wyck 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: R-1 (American Car & Foundry, 1930-1931) 100 
Photo by: John Barnes
Date: 11/9/2003

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Line: IND Queens Boulevard Line

Location: Jamaica/Van Wyck 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: R-1 (American Car & Foundry, 1930-1931) 100 
Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/9/2003

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Line: IND Queens Boulevard Line

Location: Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: R-1 (American Car & Foundry, 1930-1931) 100 
Photo by: John Barnes
Date: 11/9/2003

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Location: Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer 

Route: Fan Trip
Car: R-7A (Pullman, 1938) 1575 
Photo by: John Barnes
Date: 11/9/2003
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Line: IND Queens Boulevard Line

Location: Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: R-7A (Pullman, 1938) 1575 
Photo by: John Barnes
Date: 11/9/2003

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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IND Queens Boulevard Line
Location: Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: R-1 (American Car & Foundry, 1930-1931) 100 
Photo by: John Barnes
Date: 11/9/2003

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Line: IND Queens Boulevard Line

Location: Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer 
Route: Fan Trip
Car: R-7A (Pullman, 1938) 1575 
Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/9/2003

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Line: IND 8th Avenue Line

Location: 59th Street/Columbus Circle 
Route: A
Car: R-38 (St. Louis, 1966-1967) 4144 
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 11/9/2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not that we don't appreciate these photos, but perhaps you can just pick a couple of them rather than post every picture on NYCSubway.org's "Today in Transit Photography" page. Just a thought.

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Here's a blast from the past, specifically from the Joel Shanus collection on nycsubway.org:

 

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BMT Q car 1620

74 Street-Broadway (IRT Flushing Line)

1948

 

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unknown R12

74 Street-Broadway (IRT Flushing Line)

1948

 

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Church Av (BMT Brighton Line)

1948

 

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Here's a blast from the past, specifically from the Joel Shanus collection on nycsubway.org:

 

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BMT Q car 1620

74 Street-Broadway (IRT Flushing Line)

1948

 

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unknown R12

74 Street-Broadway (IRT Flushing Line)

1948

 

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Church Av (BMT Brighton Line)

1948

 

Check out the rest of the posted images here.

Great pics!

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I had never realized just how bright some of the R33MLs were upon delivery and how much they stuck out--check out this genuinely beautiful, incredibly sharp film photos from David Pirmann's collection:

 

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Also, does anybody recognize this weird lower rollsign (route) on this R26? Another David Pirmann collection photo.

 

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Oh, and one amazing Joe Testagrose photo of an R15 in corporate livery. Note the rare original "M" logo that predates the "New York City" on the outsides and just says Transit.

 

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Some old El station from a video. Actually, does anyone know where exactly this location currently is in Manhattan?

 

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This is one of my all time favorite vintage pics!

 

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Here are some other nice pics of R32s.

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Line: Metro North-Grand Central/Park Avenue Viaduct

Location: MNRR Grand Central Terminal 
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3352 
Photo by: Frank Pfuhler
Date: 1964

 

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Location: Jamaica Bay Crossing

Route: HH
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3591 
Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Date: 6/4/1977

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Location: Beach 36th Street/Edgemere 

Route: S
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Photo by: Stephen A. Williams
Date: 11/22/2012

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Location: Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens 

Route: E
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3391 
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 8/14/1970

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Location: Smith/9th Street 

Route: GG
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Photo by: Steve Hoskins
Collection of: David Pirmann
Date: 8/1979

 

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Location: 168th Street 

Route: C
Car: R-32 (GE Rebuild) 3881 
Photo by: Robert Marrero
Date: 3/2001

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Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3941 

Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Date: 1966
Notes: Tunnel north of Chambers leading to Manhattan Bridge

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Route: AA
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3554 
Collection of: David Pirmann

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Location: 59th Street/Columbus Circle 

Route: D
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3637 
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 1/23/1977
Notes: Showing middle platform


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Location: 34th Street/Herald Square 

Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 10/13/1968

 

Where the R32s belong THE BMT Southern Division

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Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway 

Route: N
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3556 
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 6/27/1972

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Location: 8th Avenue 

Route: N
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Collection of: Stephen DeLucaimg_4683.jpg

Location: 8th Avenue 

Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3353 
Collection of: Joe Testagrose

 

 

Mixed Consists. I wish they existed today!

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Location: 8th Avenue 

Route: N
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Date: 5/3/1969


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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 8/24/1964
Notes: Test track on Sea Beach express

 

The B where it belongs, on the West END!

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Line: BMT West End Line

Location: Bay 50th Street 
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3729 
Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 11/6/1981

 

Mixed Consist Yard Move

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Line: BMT West End Line

Location: Bay 50th Street 
Route: N yard move
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Date: 7/3/1970


The T and TT

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Have the T run via the West End!

Line: BMT West End Line

Location: 20th Avenue 
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3948 
Photo by: Stu Milstein
Collection of: Joe Testagrose

 

Being Delivered

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Line: BMT West End Line

Location: 9th Avenue 
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 
Collection of: David Pirmann
Notes: Being delivered

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Location: Metropolitan Avenue 

Route: M
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3838 
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 1/27/1980
Notes: With R27 8398

 

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Line: BMT Brighton Line

Location: Newkirk Plaza (fmrly Newkirk Ave.) 
Route: QB
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Collection of: David Pirmann
Date: 9/26/1964

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Line: BMT Brighton Line

Location: Kings Highway 
Route: D
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Date: 7/15/1970
Notes: With R27/R30 on QJ

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Line: BMT Franklin

Location: Empire Blvd. (Malbone St.) Tunnel Portal 
Route: Franklin Shuttle
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3669 
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 12/1/1974

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Line: BMT Astoria Line

Location: Ditmars Boulevard 
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  
Collection of: David Pirmann
Notes: Stormy afternoon

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Location: Avenue H 

Route: Q
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3523 
Photo by: Ed Watson/Arthur Lonto Collection
Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Date: 8/1965

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Location: Avenue H 

Route: Q
Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964) 3523 
Photo by: Ed Watson/Arthur Lonto Collection
Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
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Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)  

Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 6/9/1964
Notes: Being delivered by the DL&W.

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Car: R-46 (Pullman-Standard, 1974-75)
Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Date: 11/22/1989
Notes: Original Blue Stripe Paint Scheme

 

 

 

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Car: R-68/R-68A Series (Number Unknown)
Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Date: 11/22/1989


coney island back then looked so much like a normal station

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Three very rare rollsign situations found while doing some nycsubway perusing. Single greatest archive around.

 

An R14 fitted with new signs (extremely uncommon, as most were retired/confined to Shuttle service): 

 

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(Doug Grotjahn)

 

An R14 with the rare Astoria destinations printed on early signs:

 

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(David Pirmann collection)

 

An R17 with the pre-1979 Vignelli rollsign still in place in 1985. The :1: before was orange and the :3: after was turquoise, but this :2: was technically the right color. The larger print and Akzidenz font give it away.

 

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(Robert Callahan photo)

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Chao-Hwa Chen (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Oh2N4cfvQZ5VqD3Y4zRAw) has uploaded some of his old videos. So far, there is full length RFW footage of the R32 (N) to Astoria and the R40 Slant (orangeQ) to 21 Street-Queensbridge, and some other good stuff, like an (E) reroute and Redbird RFW footage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Figured this would be the best place to focus on some interesting stuff I found in old photos recently added to nycsubway.org by Nicholas Fabrizio:

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On 3/8/2020 at 1:10 PM, R10 2952 said:

Figured this would be the best place to focus on some interesting stuff I found in old photos recently added to nycsubway.org by Nicholas Fabrizio:

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Well now that I figured it out, I'll try this again.  Here goes:

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This here shows the effects of the acid baths on the carbon steel cars back in the day-- all that brown is rust.  By the early '80s a lot of R17s and some other IRT cars looked like they were disintegrating.

 

 

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Some folks on these boards complain about paper rollsigns on the trains today, but hey, a lot of trains didn't have any signs at all in the '70s and '80s...

 

 

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There were definitely R42s with blue doors pre-overhaul, and there were probably some R40 and R40Ms with blue doors, but green doors were definitely an anomaly.  I know I've seen another picture somewhere of a set of R40s that actually had doors painted a darker green for some bizarre reason from around the same time period, but I haven't been able to locate it again.  Either way, good to see some new photos shedding light on the nuances from the TA's old days.

Again, as stated above, the photos are not mine; posted here for discussion/thread purposes only.

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Did some more digging through the TA's Dark Ages, found absolute gold: 

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Location: East New York Yard/Shops
Photo by: Thomas Lacker
Date: 1/1985
Notes: View from westbound train of East New York Yard

Always assumed the R32s left the Eastern Division in late 1982, so initially I had doubts about the accuracy of the date, but then I found this-

6:25 to 19:45 in video, September 1984.  Never knew R32s ran on the (L); even seeing them on the (J) back then is a bit unexpected because I thought most East New York R32s were shifted to the (brownM) after 1975.  Big surprise.  That and the timers on the Williamsburg Bridge- I had assumed they were installed much later, in the '90s.  What's also interesting is that despite all the passing trains, not a single R16 shows up, which is odd because ENY had R16s on the roster until 1987.  Technically, they should have still been running when this video was taken.  But great stuff anyway.

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