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@Engineer Sorry for the late reply. I knew I missed something in my last post - your assumption is correct, HPS lamps will not work under household current - they simply will not light up. I am no electrician so I can't tell you what to do, and it can be risky if you don't know what you're doing. I might revisit this when I learn about basic electricity concepts and do some more research, but until then I'd stick with household lighting - its definitely much less hassle to deal with.

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On the left is a hat I got from the Eagle Team that does the M86 SBS, as we're somewhat friendly with them as the bus stops right in front of my building. The hat on the right I got a few days ago from a friend; he got it from someone else who was selling a lot of transit merch. 

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On eBay, I was the winning bidder for a 1974 New York Subway Guide.

My winning bid was $12.75.

My map is used but beautiful.

The cover features the MOMA circles:

(2)(E) (AA)

(B)(7)(RR)

(4)(K)(6)

(SS) (QB) (5)

There is a large tear along the bottom crease where the fold has worn loose but that is ok. I will be careful with opening my map.

I was eleven years old when this map came out.

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As I have hinted at multiple times, I have a huge transit collection. Over the summer I will try to post portions of it regularly. Feel free to ask if I have something or suggest that I post pictures of something.

Here is a hint of more to come:

47944236886_0727d4c25a_o.jpgIMG_5604 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

47944235941_e7cb777367_o.jpgIMG_5603 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

47944215923_7c102b7471_o.jpgIMG_5602 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

47944144197_90c2aef81c_k.jpgIMG_5549 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

47944177506_9ca763f939_o.jpgIMG_5550 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

47944178686_d6ea9c6f89_k.jpgIMG_5551 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

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They had had numerous bridge closures the four ears before the big one, but I didn't remember the '83 one was that long, or that the B was routed via tunnel. 

(Since they were getting so long, I don't know why they didn't think to eliminate the split B and D, and run the QB (which was identical to the rerouted D), and bring back the T, instead of the B; and they were already getting new signs around this time).

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9 hours ago, Union Tpke said:

As I have hinted at multiple times, I have a huge transit collection. Over the summer I will try to post portions of it regularly. Feel free to ask if I have something or suggest that I post pictures of something.

Here is a hint of more to come:

IMG_5604 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

IMG_5603 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

IMG_5602 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

IMG_5549 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

IMG_5550 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

IMG_5551 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

Those six alone make an excellent start. Although I’m still not glad about the way the (7) runs. But I didn’t know they had an earlier split (B)(D) in 1983.

1 hour ago, Eric B said:

They had had numerous bridge closures the four ears before the big one, but I didn't remember the '83 one was that long, or that the B was routed via tunnel. 

(Since they were getting so long, I don't know why they didn't think to eliminate the split B and D, and run the QB (which was identical to the rerouted D), and bring back the T, instead of the B; and they were already getting new signs around this time).

I didn’t know either. I do recall reading on the old Subtalk message board about the (D) running via the Chrystie connection after Broadway-Lafayette that reversed direction just north of Essex St then proceeded via the (J) to the Montague Tunnel, then via the (R) to DeKalb. But I thought I recalled seeing that limited to weekends only. Until today, I never knew they ran a split (B)(D) for seven weeks in Fall 1983. 

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That was roughly the turning point, when the diversions were now including weekdays, and in both directions, and so the Essex move would be far too impractical. The first emergency shutdown that used the split service was May '82. Then, they would still do individual Essex moves in the spur of the moment, or on off hours for those next few years, but the full time split service became more frequent, and finally four years later, what was for all purposes semi-permanent.

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On ‎5‎/‎31‎/‎2019 at 1:12 PM, Union Tpke said:

As I have hinted at multiple times, I have a huge transit collection. Over the summer I will try to post portions of it regularly. Feel free to ask if I have something or suggest that I post pictures of something.

Here is a hint of more to come:

47944235941_e7cb777367_o.jpg

IMG_5603 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

47944178686_d6ea9c6f89_k.jpg

IMG_5551 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

Interesting post in itself. I didn't think they were doing bilingual service notices back in the early '80s. Learn something new, eh?

Regarding that planned service changes notice, it's too bad they don't go that far out these days. I think we're lucky to have an entire month loaded onto the site nowadays.

20 hours ago, Eric B said:

They had had numerous bridge closures the four ears before the big one, but I didn't remember the '83 one was that long, or that the B was routed via tunnel. 

(Since they were getting so long, I don't know why they didn't think to eliminate the split B and D, and run the QB (which was identical to the rerouted D), and bring back the T, instead of the B; and they were already getting new signs around this time).

It probably made more sense in hindsight. If I recall correctly, none of the bridge closures, even the one from '86, were supposed to last long enough to warrant a more permanent change to the services at the time.

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23 hours ago, Eric B said:

They had had numerous bridge closures the four ears before the big one, but I didn't remember the '83 one was that long, or that the B was routed via tunnel. 

(Since they were getting so long, I don't know why they didn't think to eliminate the split B and D, and run the QB (which was identical to the rerouted D), and bring back the T, instead of the B; and they were already getting new signs around this time).

I am working on creating a wikipedia article with Epicgenius on the Manhattan Bridge subway closures.

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@Around the Horn

48018389976_92e12a7beb_k.jpgIMG_8584 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018389476_e418ff457b_k.jpgIMG_8585 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018388956_bc5e7b2666_k.jpgIMG_8586 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018388371_c9f78eb6ec_k.jpgIMG_8587 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018479837_68f9549045_k.jpgIMG_8588 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018384666_37c2cdf85b_k.jpgIMG_8589 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018476562_32f370c6e9_k.jpgIMG_8590 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018404173_55eae32e20_k.jpgIMG_8591 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018386481_ff3f812889_k.jpgIMG_8592 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018403158_80ce9d10ea_k.jpgIMG_8593 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48018402578_5e4a102632_k.jpgIMG_8594 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

 

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Whenever a major route change happens, my advice is to check trash cans - it's how i got a full-size map from QBP

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Old School Safe Train Operation Guide & a lil something from A Division

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