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Old December 14th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #3401
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Passengers experience classic vintage cars at a subway station in New York City, the United States, Dec. 13, 2015. Starting on Dec. 6th and running for the following three Sundays, the MTA NYC runs the nostalgia train "Shoppers Special," which boasts eight cars running from the 1930s to the 1970s. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)












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Old December 14th, 2015, 10:21 PM   #3402
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Glad they're implementing these more often. But 70s? Come on there's older stuff than that operating everyday bring on the pre 1950s
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Old December 15th, 2015, 04:26 AM   #3403
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Old December 15th, 2015, 08:43 AM   #3404
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Old December 17th, 2015, 12:07 PM   #3405
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Fulton Street Reliability

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One alternate service design that could simplify the branching A service extends the C to one
of the A branch terminals. This option would result in longer end-to-end running time for the C
train, which in turn would require more C trainsets and crews to maintain current operating
frequencies. NYC Transit lacks available train cars necessary to operate this service design at
this time. There would be terminal capacity constraints if both A and C trains shared a terminal
in Queens; any extension of the C to a current A terminal would consequently require a
reduction or elimination of most A service to that terminal. Therefore, extending the C to a
current A terminal may require that branch’s customers to take the local C in Brooklyn, or
transfer to or from an express A, lengthening their trips.
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The © isn't too bad, but when you're at a local station in Brooklyn and you see the (A) train cruse by with no © in site, it sucks. HOWEVER there are times where the (A) is hiding, and the © can go from Broadway Junction to Hoyt-Schermerhorn or vice versa without an (A) passing. One day I took a © to Euclid Ave because the (A) was delayed. the (A) didn't pass until Shepard Ave.
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When I used to work the © on Sundays, I would CONSTANTLY beat the next (A) to 168. I'd usually make a connection with an (A) at Euclid just as the trip started, and not see that one again, but then the following (A) would be hot on our trail at Hoyt, so would follow us to Canal, and then usually make a connection at W4 or 14. My © would almost completely empty out and then we'd waltz out of there while that (A) would now be struggling to close down. Then we'd connect with a (D) at 59 and that (D) would ensure that the (A) from W4 never gets to catch up to us again! As I would be cleaning out my © at 168, I would then see that same (A) pulling in. Happened just about every weekend!
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Old December 17th, 2015, 12:28 PM   #3406
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Providing only 2 services, Fulton Street Subway appears to be underutilized.

They should have built it more like the (7) line.

On the other hand, cross river tunnels were added feeding to the Queens Boulevard Line.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 01:47 AM   #3407
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Glad they're implementing these more often. But 70s? Come on there's older stuff than that operating everyday bring on the pre 1950s


"Starting on Dec. 6th and running for the following three Sundays, the MTA NYC runs the nostalgia train "Shoppers Special," which boasts eight cars running from the 1930s to the 1970s."
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Old December 18th, 2015, 02:39 AM   #3408
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I know. But how about a variety of cars from the oldest possible up the 50s, right up to before they got the "lighter" tin look starting circa R32 (though in actuality those are heavy). I think all the 70s to 80s stuff is the most godawful especially those red line trains with the kitschy colored bowling alley seats.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 07:51 AM   #3409
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The Queens Boulevard Line set the new standard for subway rapid transit in the outer boroughs.





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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:02 PM   #3410
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The Queens Boulevard Line set the new standard for subway rapid transit in the outer boroughs.
Has this been recorded with ????
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Old December 18th, 2015, 06:55 PM   #3411
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Read the description. Recorded in 2009 D:
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Old December 20th, 2015, 09:52 PM   #3412
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 08:23 AM   #3413
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Chrystie Street Connection Map



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Old December 23rd, 2015, 06:52 AM   #3414
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The Nassau Street and Center Street Subways could be seen as some early attempts by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Corporation to improve its coverage around the Park Row area.



Had they built the connection to Brooklyn Bridge, the competitiveness of the old Brooklyn els could be improved.



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Old December 23rd, 2015, 05:21 PM   #3415
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The Nassau Street and Center Street Subways could be seen as some early attempts by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Corporation to improve its coverage around the Park Row area.

Thanks a ton for that pic. I'd always wondered how they planned to make that connection. Despite being a frequent visitor to that site, I've never seen that image. Do you happen to have any more information?
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 06:19 PM   #3416
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Thanks a ton for that pic. I'd always wondered how they planned to make that connection. Despite being a frequent visitor to that site, I've never seen that image. Do you happen to have any more information?
You mean the connection to the R train or to the Manhattan bridge from the J Train? The Manhattan bridge and R Train connections are abandoned...
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 07:12 PM   #3417
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Trains can no longer loop back to Brooklyn via the Manhattan Bridge.
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I was referring to the planned connection to the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Old December 24th, 2015, 07:41 AM   #3419
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BMT Brooklyn Loops

Manhattan Bridge + Montague Street Tunnel = BRT Southern Division Loop (Nassau Street Loop) - former

Brooklyn Bridge + Williamsburg Bridge = BRT Eastern Division Loop (Centre Street Loop) - never completed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMT_Brooklyn_Loops

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Old December 24th, 2015, 09:34 AM   #3420
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Interesting poll - Second Avenue Sagas blog conducted poll asking which in their opinion will be first - Star Wars VIII or SAS Phase 1:
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