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  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:22 am   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
"Arnine" swan song (Church Avenue, 1976).......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2049

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

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  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:11 am   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
For Your's Truly, there is just something "uneasy" about vast IND mezzanines with no wall ads (Church Avenue)...............

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?47441

https://www.nycsu ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 12:02 am   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
Here's an interesting, detailed page on the IND Bergen Street station's abandoned lower level...........

https://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/IND_Crosstown_Line_#Bergen_Street

And, a few photos....... ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:45 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
Mention should also be made of the "Eye-En-Dee's" Roosevelt Avenue Terminal station; in essence, a station that never served its intended purpose...........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:31 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
W.B.:

Here are a few vintage scenes from 179th Street............

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?5231

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1853

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3044 ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:39 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
No longer in existence, the old lower level IND platform at 42nd Street (PABT) was, for decades, yet another "station" where a certain whip crackin' Mr. Indiana Jones would have indeed sough ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 9:38 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
"TERROR CHAMBERS"...........

https://forgotten-ny.com/2012/04/back-in-chambers/

["SVBWAY"]
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 6:54 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
Sneak preview of the sets used for the upcoming Indiana Jones flick, "INDIANA JONES AND THE CAVERNS OF DOOM"........ Wink

(interestingly, this long-abandoned station also "doubled ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 6:26 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
More eerie views at the BMT "BOWERY" station, recalling another age........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?146219

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?136603

https://www.nycsubw ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:28 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
If any a "Noo Yawk" subway station should have been associated with Indiana Jones, it would HAVE to be the original "Chamber Of Horrors" (BMT Chambers Street)

This once-grand an ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:53 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
Indeed a rare artifact from a past civilization, this long-abandoned, time-worn booth in the closed mezzanine at the "BOWERY" station stands in mute testimony to a long-lost era.......

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  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:40 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
Here, indeed, is an eerie scene at the BMT's "BOWERY" station; here we have the closed-off entrance to the long-abandoned mezzanine.

It's easy to picture ol' Indiana, trusty bullwhip in h ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:31 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
(SEE PREVIOUS POST)

Here is one of the entrances to the "Bee-Em-Tee's" Broad Street station that Your's Truly would use during rough weather days; the NYSE building where I worked from 19 ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:23 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
W.B.:

As always, greatly appreciate your input.

Funny, the "Atrens" (aka "Thunderbirds") lasted until 1989, whereas their smaller "Eye-Are-Tee" cousins (the R-12/14 ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:17 am   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
The IND's "MYRTLE-WILLOUGHBY" station ("GG"/"G') was, for many years, the "home station" of transit historian/hockey maven Stan Fischler; his family's brownstone sat ...
 
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