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The closing of the subway frontier

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Today marks the day when I visited all of the lines of The New York City Subway. Thus the system was a sort of frontier to me, which as of today is closed. A sad event on one side, on the other, there are systems nation-wide, which in fact is the new, even larger frontier.

Ohh the photos

 

Nassau

 

 

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Concourse

 

 

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This is really old poster from 1940's by Amelia Opdyke "Oppy"

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Very sentimental place for me, thus two pics

 

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Myrtle

 

 

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4 car 160's feel very odd

 

Ohh and Arnies underground (and R42)

 

 

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Few recent good pics

 

 

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Not Fastrack related

 

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Where do we go from here...?

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Love the BMT Myrtle Line shots..even the IND Fulton and IND Concourse look nice!

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you were at Grant Ave? I didnt see ya (I was on that R9 train last sunday) I know there was another railfan at B 105 St.

 

Excellent photos, as for whats next, theres always the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North

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you were at Grant Ave? I didnt see ya (I was on that R9 train last sunday) I know there was another railfan at B 105 St.

 

Excellent photos, as for whats next, theres always the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North

 

Yep, all the way at the south end on the Southbound side.

Thanks.

I was thinking more of rapid transit, I got some ideas of Boston and D.C. but those are just ideas for now

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Yep, all the way at the south end on the Southbound side.

Thanks.

I was thinking more of rapid transit, I got some ideas of Boston and D.C. but those are just ideas for now

 

 

Theyre both expensive to get to, Amtrak isnt cheap, and you would need to get yourself a hotel room. Unless you have freinds in those places you can stay with.

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Theyre both expensive to get to, Amtrak isnt cheap, and you would need to get yourself a hotel room. Unless you have freinds in those places you can stay with.

 

For those reasons I have listed them as ideas, as the financial requirement is overwhelming for someone who soon will be "broke college student" once more.

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Wow that (D) on the Concourse Express looks SHINY. And I think I gotta rob that (J) from you for my desktop background. My man that is simply STUNNING. How on earth do you get them to come out so clear? I wish all my pictures looked like that. But that (J) one is on the money.

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Wow that (D) on the Concourse Express looks SHINY. And I think I gotta rob that (J) from you for my desktop background. My man that is simply STUNNING. How on earth do you get them to come out so clear? I wish all my pictures looked like that. But that (J) one is on the money.

 

Thank you. About the pics, you get as much as you paid for, and it applies to everything in this world, not just photos.

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I know I'm late, but these are really, really good. Incredible atmosphere in these shots, you really "got" the system. Genuinely impressive stuff.

 

That 40s poster is a crackup, what station is that from? Reminds me of the 1940s "IND Lines" subway entrance at West 4th St uncovefed after the decades old newsstand got taken down.

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Just saw it too. Really, really like the first few pics on the Nasau Street Line, the Williamsburg etc. That's a piece of New York history right there, very fitting given the title of the thread.

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Today marks the day when I visited all of the lines of The New York City Subway. Thus the system was a sort of frontier to me, which as of today is closed. A sad event on one side, on the other, there are systems nation-wide, which in fact is the new, even larger frontier.

 

Whats Closed?

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I know I'm late, but these are really, really good. Incredible atmosphere in these shots, you really "got" the system. Genuinely impressive stuff.

 

That 40s poster is a crackup, what station is that from? Reminds me of the 1940s "IND Lines" subway entrance at West 4th St uncovefed after the decades old newsstand got taken down.

Thank you, the poster is from 170th St. Concourse line. More info on these posters can be found here http://classic.forgo.../subwaysun.html

Today marks the day when I visited all of the lines of The New York City Subway. Thus the system was a sort of frontier to me, which as of today is closed. A sad event on one side, on the other, there are systems nation-wide, which in fact is the new, even larger frontier.

 

Whats Closed?

Nothing literally. Simply put a frontier was a driving spirit of American people of the last century, a sense of having unknown and unsettled, virgin lands. When all of the land was well discovered, this lead to a closure of frontier, since there was no more discoveries to be made, which in turn caused the same people to become bit upset and lose enthusiasm in discoveries. The subway system was in retrospect a similar frontier for me, which closed when I visited every corner of it. Hope i didn't make it even less clear. More on frontier if interested http://en.wikipedia....Frontier_Thesis

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