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Earle Baldwin

R21's on the Number 1 Train

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Good morning, all.

 

Here are some photos of R21's which, along with the R22's, were the backbone of Broadway/Seventh Avenue local service during the time frame these photos were taken. I have tried to vary the photo angles and lighting conditions, including a few snowstorm shots. Standing on those elevated platforms can get mighty chilly!

 

(231st St. Station 2/9/85)

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(238th St. Station 11/17/84)

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(207th St. Station 1/19/85)

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(225th St. Station 2/2/85)

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(238th St. Station 11/17/84)

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The North end of the uptown platform at the 238th Street Station was another favorite location of mine since the stylish buildings of Manhattan College provided an attractive background.

 

As with my previous posts, I'm grouping the photos according to equipment type although I can start mixing and matching at some point if that would be preferable.

 

Enjoy,

 

Earle

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Great photos. Thanks for sharing even more of your pictures. The 238th Street photograph does have a beautiful background. Nice job!

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Slammin pics! I like those snow pics. Too bad all the variety is gone from the 1 line.

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Love 'em. Kinda a half shame they aren't covered in graffiti anymore. Love those snow shots a lot.

 

Aren't you glad they are nice and clean nowadays?

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Great shots, man. To R1Toasty: Graffiti only looks good on a train if it is an amateur mural of some sort, i.e. if someone did an ad or a crude landscape/portrait on the side of a car and then signed underneath his or her work. However, using the trains as a yearbook for any fool with a spray can is not art nor is it commendable; it just makes the equipment look three times its age and makes the car maintenance crews do four times the work.

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Wow! I was two when these pics were taken. My mom was scared to take me on the graffiti trains back then (maybe because of the high percentage of graffiti chemicals inside and out, LOL). However, it's great to see back-in-the-day pics! B)

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These pics are simply amazing. Your whole collection is great.

 

Same here ,(S)uch A set of (G)reat (V)intage pics,Thanks for sharing:tup:

I am A big fan of these Photos :tup:(K)<R>

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