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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an excellent page (w/many good photos) "THE NEW YORK STUBWAYS: REMNANTS OF LONG-GONE ELEVATED LINES".

Much interesting history, here........

https://forgotten-ny.com/2001/02/the-new-york-stubways-remnants-of-long-gone-elevated-lines/
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remains of Brooklyn's Lexington Avenue El.......

https://forgotten-ny.com/2012/11/lexington-avenue-el-brooklyn/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting photos on this page (El and buses)........

https://boweryboogie.com/2019/12/revisiting-the-last-days-of-the-third-avenue-el/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BMT's Fresh Pond yard, over the years, has seen a tremendous variety of rolling stock, both elevated and subway......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?115106

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?113221

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?159131

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?113382

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?69101

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a strong sense, the BRT (BMT) set the stage, if you will, for the debut of the IND in the early 1930's.

The new BRT 67-foot "Standards" were the forerunner of longer, wider subway rolling stock, which would become the standard fror the cars that would later run on BMT and IND rails.

That many areas of Brooklyn in 1915 (when the first "Standards" entered service) were quite suburban in nature, was reflected in the new subway cars, which were more atkin to the suburban commuter MU cars already in use on the main line railroads.

These early cars even had window shades, also keeping in sync with the commuter rolling stock of that era.

Unlike the Vistorian-era IRT with its mosaics and cast-iron kiosks, and the BMT, with its conglomeration of subway, elevated, and streetcar operation, the City-owned IND represented the very acme of modern subway engineering and operation....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a train of shiny, new "Standards" waiting to enter service on the BRT, in 1915; these cars appeared (and were) quite quite huge indeed, compared to the shorter, narrower INTERBOROUGH equipment of that era......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45947

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the new IND Fulton line station at Euclid Avenue opened in the late 1940's, it was quite a state-of-the-art facility, marking the first use of florescent lighting in a New York subway station; its interlocking tower, also, was quite modern for that time......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?58053

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?130986

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