daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 14th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #41
X38
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Antwerpen
Posts: 4,213
Likes (Received): 22

Quote:
Originally Posted by quashlo View Post
Snow removal.
In tunnels?

Nono, I was already thinking so...
X38 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old September 14th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #42
quashlo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14,835
Likes (Received): 3215

The subway isn't 100% underground.

Here's some more pictures of the snowblowers:

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?28723
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?28726
quashlo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #43
NewTomorrow
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,221
Likes (Received): 18

very nice
NewTomorrow no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2008, 02:46 AM   #44
hegneypl
Registered User
 
hegneypl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 44
Likes (Received): 8

Been there many times.

The Court Street Station where the Museum is housed is still connected to the system. The station has been used in film making (the original Taking of Pelham 123). The rolling stock is changed from time to time and they are used for fan trips.If you have any interest in subways, this is an excellent exhibit. I rode examples of many of those cars and it brings back many memories to see them and be in them.
hegneypl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 05:55 AM   #45
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,960
Likes (Received): 18219

Seeking tales of love on NYC subway, buses, trains
12 February 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - Have you ever taken the love train?

The New York Transit Museum wants to know: It's asking anyone who has ever met true love on a subway, train or bus to share their stories.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it gives 2.6 billion trips each year on its transit system -- making for a lot of chances for Cupid's arrows to strike.

One couple who found each other is Christopher Archer and Jirina Ribbens.

They tell the Daily News that they met in July 2005 while on a train to Coney Island. A year later, Archer proposed to her. A minister married them, saying, in part, "The MTA: expect delays and disruptions."

The stories riders share will be posted on the museum's Web site on Valentine's Day.

------

On The Net:

Subway Stories: http://www.transitmuseumstore.com
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #46
poshbakerloo
***Alexxx***
 
poshbakerloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London, Manchester, Cheshire, Sheffield, Moscow
Posts: 5,094
Likes (Received): 292

I LOVE NYC!! and its subway...shame a missed the transport museum...
__________________
"BEFORE WE MARRY...I HAVE A SECRET!"

I <3 London
poshbakerloo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 11:42 PM   #47
Chusanch
Registered User
 
Chusanch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zaragoza
Posts: 1,532
Likes (Received): 21

Wow.. I wish I had a Transport Museum here in Zaragoza.. they have been talking for ages about it and never comes.

The idea of using an old station is great. Congratulations.
__________________
Siempre tengo algo que comentar... Si quieres leerlo, visita mis bitácoras:
Transporte Urbano de Zaragoza (y otros temas... ) - Español
La línea 32 por el mundo / Route 32 around the world - Español / English
Chusanch no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #48
EricIsHim
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,397
Likes (Received): 28

Some pictures I took on my visit to the museum this past weekend...










































__________________
EricIsHim
My PhotoBucket

mrsmartman liked this post
EricIsHim no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #49
Filip7370
Modern transit...
 
Filip7370's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Warsaw
Posts: 156
Likes (Received): 5

Can somebody from NY tell me what is the status of MTA Orion VI buses, I know they were retaired, but I've read on bustalk that they were put again into service.
__________________
Faculty of Transport of Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw Polytechnics).
Filip7370 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2009, 03:24 AM   #50
ADCS
Kickin' it
 
ADCS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Screwston, Plexus
Posts: 508
Likes (Received): 37

I love that damn cat.
ADCS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #51
tollfreak
Valid User
 
tollfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Jakarta
Posts: 1,856
Likes (Received): 9

nice museum..been there a few times and easy street parking in the area. It's nice how the conserve all those turnstiles and train cars plus exhibitions on the bridges. The temperature in the platform is also nice, unlike some running subway stations in the summer months where it's a steamy 90 degrees inside it.
tollfreak no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2016, 02:07 AM   #52
micro
Registered User
 
micro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamburg, .de Home: everywhere
Posts: 1,260
Likes (Received): 107

The list of metro-related museums at metrobits.org has grown over the years. Not only have new museums been opened, like the ones in Delhi, Shanghai, Wuhan, Sapporo, or Minsk, but some research has also revealed some lesser-known ones including railway or tram museums with metro sections.

In Paris for example, there's not only the AMTUIR collection that's unfortunately open on special occasions only, but also a smaller permanent exhibition inside the entrance hall of RATP headquarters in Paris.

The updated list: http://mic-ro.com/metro/museums.html
micro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2017, 05:43 PM   #53
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,960
Likes (Received): 18219

Sydney Bus Museum















Ford FCB 194 - During World War II, it became difficult to obtain chassis from the UK, so the operator looked to this Ford chassis as an alternative. This bus had 26 seats and 28 more could stand.





AEC Regent - This bus was painted in camouflage with sheet windows to reduce possibility of injury from shattered glass. Headlights had masks so they would not be easily visible by enemy aircraft.









































Semi-Trailer Bus - Due to chronic shortages of fuel and labour, this type of bus was popular during the war. However, they were costly to operate, with 2 people required per bus, and they were hard to navigate in traffic.



More : http://www.globalphotos.org/syd-bus.htm
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

banat, mrsmartman liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2017, 06:21 PM   #54
micro
Registered User
 
micro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamburg, .de Home: everywhere
Posts: 1,260
Likes (Received): 107

A bus museum is not a subway museum
micro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2017, 07:15 PM   #55
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,960
Likes (Received): 18219

Quote:
Originally Posted by micro View Post
A bus museum is not a subway museum
Title fixed! Thanks for the heads-up!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2017, 08:44 PM   #56
micro
Registered User
 
micro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamburg, .de Home: everywhere
Posts: 1,260
Likes (Received): 107

Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
Title fixed! Thanks for the heads-up!
Hey, wait a second, I think you are a little too quick in "fixing" titles. This thread has been around for eleven years, which means for this period of time all users have respected this very special and interesting topic. Thoughtlessly changing this thread to a much broader subject means, from now on it will be flooded with posts about bus, tram, ship, railway, bicycle, and whatever museums, which will make it harder to discuss and find information about subway/metro museums.

I don't mind if a single bus museum post slips in here, or you could move it to a thread that fits it better. If there is no better thread, you could as well open one. "Subway/Metro Museums" and "Public Transport Museums" could easily coexist, like "Shanghai Metro" and "China Transport Compilation" already coexist.

We had a very similar discussion about a "24-Hour Metro/Subway Services" thread some time ago, and in a short discussion most users voted for revoking the name change, which was then done. I don't know how other users think about this one, but I would vote for keeping this thread's title as it was for the past eleven years, and I'm looking forward to interesting discussion about subway museums, even if the posts don't come in on a daily base. Thanks for listening!

Last edited by micro; August 7th, 2017 at 08:50 PM.
micro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2017, 03:08 PM   #57
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,960
Likes (Received): 18219

Well, the fact that this thread has laid quiet for so many years means broadening the topic is overdue. If there is a lot of traffic on purely subway museums once again, it won't be difficult to split the posts back in to separate threads. After all, subways, buses, and other modes of public transport can co-exist like in a fare-paying scenario.
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2017, 01:27 PM   #58
micro
Registered User
 
micro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamburg, .de Home: everywhere
Posts: 1,260
Likes (Received): 107

Ok, you're right, there was not much traffic in here over the last couple of years.
micro no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium