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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:32 PM   #1881
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Great videos! Thanks trainrover.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:09 PM   #1882
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East 180th Street station in the Bronx, one of the hidden gems of the New York subway
So true.. a little history..

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Few stations in our subway system have histories as long and rich as East 180th Street on the No. 2 and 5 lines in the Bronx.

The station opened in 1917 and features an unusual design with two island platforms and three tracks. Passengers can reach the center track-which the MTA uses for short-turns, special service, and off-hour Dyre Avenue Shuttle service-from either platform.

Shuttle trains often open their doors on both sides of the train. The only other station where this happens regularly is Flushing-Main Street on the No. 7 line.

The most interesting thing about this station, however, may not be what it holds, but what it's near. Directly to the east of this station lay the remnants of another station-this one the old 180th Street station on the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway, which operated as an electric commuter railroad in Westchester and the Bronx from 1912 to 1937.

NYW&B station platforms remain just steps away from the current East 180th Street station, although they're no longer in use. However, not everything about this old station is defunct. In fact, we currently use the old NYW&B trackways for train storage, and the original NYW&B station house is still in use as the main entrance to the current station complex.

Two other points of interest near this station are the Bronx Zoo and the MTA's East 180th Street Yard and Maintenance Shop.

Today, the East 180th Street station is undergoing a major rehabilitation. We're renovating the historic NYW&B station house, installing two ADA elevators, and adding other accessibility components, which will bring this station into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.

We're also remedying structural deficiencies by replacing platform edges, canopy roofs, and track beds, while at the same time improving lighting, communication, and signage. Finally, we're modernizing signals along the entire White Plains Road line, which spans from East 180th Street to Bronx Park East. All this work is on schedule to be completed by 2012.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #1883
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Pity that most of its sound clips is fake
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Old September 6th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #1884
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Dang I'm old.. I remember riding on those when I was a small child.. Thanks for posting! Great video!

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The little bit of noise from the motors is very familiar.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #1885
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You're welcome I'm mad for old footage. My pity was toward synchronicity, not authenticity
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Old September 7th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #1886
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You're welcome I'm mad for old footage. My pity was toward synchronicity, not authenticity
Thanks again.. One can never forget the train motor noise. It kinda whined.. and the smell of the subway. The seats were stuffed with matted straw. And there were signs that stated..

"Little enough to ride for free..little enough to ride your knee".. The signs were bi-lingual... English and Italian! Also the windows were low enough that a small child about 5 years old or less could stand up and look out the windows..

Back in the days of the real New York City...
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:21 AM   #1887
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Neat! I hear you; NYC's flavour and character being smeared have been stupifying me over the years ... I mean, call me naïve but I'd have never imagined a NYC resident like the following interviewer could arrive at behaving so contrived:





What a bore! plus she broke the cardinal rule in the finale to this lacklustre exposé of hers: Keeping her hooves on the floor
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:33 AM   #1888
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I really admire! the extent and comprehensiveness that the deceased legend of a transit historian devoted to his narrations to the abundance of montages I presume he must've been collecting
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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #1889
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trainrover.. you are my new hero..NYC has more character and flavor than any city on this planet.

My original plan for my life was to serve with the USN for four years. Get out. Go to NYC live with my mom and start applying for a job on the subway..no kidding.

."180th street last stop ..180 street last stop. This train will not continue to Dyre Av due to construction. This train will not continue to Dyre Av due to construction"

If I was a conductor I'd still be happily riding those rails of the NYC subway.

"stand clear of the closing doors".."59th street is next...59th street is next"

I'd better stop..thanks again trainrover.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #1890
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To hell with it: I'm going to be sharing vids featuring archive footage after all





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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #1891
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Also well-narrated

Curious about minding the gap? Listen to another method introduced and explained for about 40 seconds starting at 2'25"
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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:32 AM   #1892
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13'09": "...when the last Bronx trolley routes were bustified..."
I don't reckon starting a new thread be necessary...
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Third Avenue El's Railway System's trollies (feeders):



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Old September 9th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #1895
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Old September 9th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #1896
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Trainrover, thanks for posting those vintage videos!
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My pleasure, bd popeye I myself could watch more! NYC's legacy's is mind-blowing
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Noob question: Are any parts of the original "elevated" network in use today in the subway system? Or was 100% of the "el" infrastructure torn down?
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Noob question: Are any parts of the original "elevated" network in use today in the subway system? Or was 100% of the "el" infrastructure torn down?
Much of the NYC "Subway" is on elevated tracks in the Bronx and Queens & Brooklyn ..been that way at least since before I was born in 1953..and I know it's older than that.

Here's a map..much of the lines on the east side of the river and north to the Bronx are above ground. There's only a small portion above ground in Manhattan around 125th and B'way...I think. I googled it to be sure.. I luv NY!!

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8...ed=0CCEQ8gEwAA

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Much of the NYC "Subway" is on elevated tracks in the Bronx and Queens & Brooklyn ..been that way at least since before I was born in 1953..and I know it's older than that.
Yes, but if I understand correctly, most (all?) of the elevated tracks in use today were originally built for the subway system(s), not the elevated railway systems. The "els" predate the subway by a few decades.
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