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Coney Island 6th Avenue (Q)

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So, I was on my way home from Coney, and I'm walking up and down the stairs to transfer to the (F) from the (Q). Then, something catches my eye. I did a double take, and sure enough it was there, I wasn't seeing things.

 

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I guess they were just too lazy to remove it...

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Nice eye I never seen that sign there I saw a brown (M) sign at the borough hall station somewhere on the (4) and (5) platform and a diamond (Q) at times square!

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So, I was on my way home from Coney, and I'm walking up and down the stairs to transfer to the (F) from the (Q). Then, something catches my eye. I did a double take, and sure enough it was there, I wasn't seeing things.

 

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I guess they were just too lazy to remove it...

 

The orange Q never ran to Stillwell. When the new terminal opened in 2004, I remember noticing some erroneous orange Q symbol. As far as I know they were all covered up shortly thereafter, but all it takes is one vandal to peel off a sticky route symbol.

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probably (MTA) use cheap glue. there is one time i saw a guy vandal his ad on property and i peel it off right away and even more later on in week and it was easy peel off.

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Good eye. The downtown platform at Canal St (A)(C)(E) has a sign that reads "Use the last stairway for overpass to Uptown and The Bronx". The bad glue is constantly being exploited.

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The orange Q never ran to Stillwell. When the new terminal opened in 2004, I remember noticing some erroneous orange Q symbol. As far as I know they were all covered up shortly thereafter, but all it takes is one vandal to peel off a sticky route symbol.

 

Yeah, because they never make mistakes. [/sarcasm]

 

Sure, a vandal could've peeled the sticker off but it's possible that the (MTA) forgot to cover up this one. Not a big deal, happens.

 

What I wonder though is: why is the orange (Q) on that sign? Did they plan to send the orange (Q) there and cancelled it at the last moment or...?

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Nah, it was probably either a mistake by the MTA or the printing company they use to make the signs. As Andrew said, the orange Q never ran to the new Stillwell Terminal, nor was there any intention of running it there after work on the Manhattan Bridge wrapped up.

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Yeah, because they never make mistakes. [/sarcasm]

 

Sure, a vandal could've peeled the sticker off but it's possible that the (MTA) forgot to cover up this one. Not a big deal, happens.

 

What I wonder though is: why is the orange (Q) on that sign? Did they plan to send the orange (Q) there and cancelled it at the last moment or...?

 

If they never make mistakes, why do you think I used the word "erroneous"?

 

There were several such symbols, and my recollection was that all were covered up. Perhaps I'm wrong and one was missed. Or perhaps they were all covered up and a vandal uncovered this one.

 

The station opened in 2004. The orange Q last ran in 2001.

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If they never make mistakes, why do you think I used the word "erroneous"?

 

There were several such symbols, and my recollection was that all were covered up. Perhaps I'm wrong and one was missed. Or perhaps they were all covered up and a vandal uncovered this one.

 

The station opened in 2004. The orange Q last ran in 2001.

like the orange (C) that was at 59 and the blue (B) at both 59 and 125...

 

Can't forget about the famous Broadway spelling error on the (G) as well which they "fixed" then someone peeled the stickers off

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Can't forget about the famous Broadway spelling error on the (G) as well which they "fixed" then someone peeled the stickers off

 

Brodaway dates to the line's opening in 1937!

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(F)(M)(L) 14th St will always have a special place in my heart, personally.

 

There's also mistakes like "Onion Turnpike" and such, especially when it comes to tiled signs.

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like the orange (C) that was at 59 and the blue (B) at both 59 and 125...

 

Can't forget about the famous Broadway spelling error on the (G) as well which they "fixed" then someone peeled the stickers off

I remember those...

 

I had a screencap of those a while back but I lost them because my PC got destroyed. Do you mind reposting them, if you have them that is?

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I remember those...

 

I had a screencap of those a while back but I lost them because my PC got destroyed. Do you mind reposting them, if you have them that is?

I lost the picture i had of the blue (B) and orange (C), but heres the Broadway fail...

 

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If you wanna look for it, its on the northbound platform. Use the staircase furthest away from thetoken booth and just look along the wall on the platform.

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Nah, it was probably either a mistake by the MTA or the printing company they use to make the signs. As Andrew said, the orange Q never ran to the new Stillwell Terminal, nor was there any intention of running it there after work on the Manhattan Bridge wrapped up.

iirc, the 'weather vane' had an orange Q as well which was very strange, imo. But as you said, could've been a screw up in the order.

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At Forest Hills on the Manhattan bound side I saw a sign than said

<- Local (M)(R)(V) and on the entrences to the street it said the same thing.

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From Beach 90th to Rockaway Park majority of the station signs have the Blue S bullet and this is after the rehab. They tried covering it up with a grey S sticker buy they just fell off. I've noticed at 90th they put a whole new section of sign covering the blue S bullet.

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Slightly unrelated but speaking of old signs: Atlantic Terminal still has at least 1 sign saying "Flatbush Avenue" on the LIRR platforms.

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