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Hurricane Sandy sends Coney Island rail yard back

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In a pre-dawn fog that blanked southern Brooklyn, a transit worker bent over a metal box and used a “crank handle” to move a switch so a work train could proceed from one track to another. The transit worker had to turn the 5-pound tool in a clockwise position about 20 times. About 75 feet away, another worker using the same rudimentary tool maneuvered the far end of the switch into place.

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