Photos from Sunday

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lilbluefoxie
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Photos from Sunday

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My photos from my trip to the city last Sunday

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Re: Photos from Sunday

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nice

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Re: Photos from Sunday

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Well done! Today's digital cameras do a very nice job in low light in stations!
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Re: Photos from Sunday

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Nice MBT Eastern Divison photos!
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Re: Photos from Sunday

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What's the story with Chambers ST.? I'm not familiar with the station or why half of it seems to be unused.

Those pictures look great!

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Re: Photos from Sunday

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Nice photos; amazing how clean the subway stations look.

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Re: Photos from Sunday

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L'mont wrote:What's the story with Chambers ST.? I'm not familiar with the station or why half of it seems to be unused.
Chambers Street was built by the BMT in 1913 as its new downtown terminal under the newly built Municipal Building. It handled service from the Eastern Division (via WIlliamsburg Bridge), Manhattan Bridge (via Nassau loop) and in 1931 with the opening of the Broad Street line, trains from the Southern Division Brooklyn lines could access as well. By the 1950s/60s all but the Eastern routes via Williamsburg and Essex Street no longer served Chambers terminal.
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Re: Photos from Sunday

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I think the big change came in about 1967 with the opening of the Chrystie St. connection to the Manhattan Bridge. If I understand right, the tracks from Chambers to the bridge were severed, and now the 6th Ave. (IND) line fed into the bridge instead, along with the Broadway (BMT) line. This resulted in fewer routes thru Chambers St. and the subsequent use of less platforms and tracks. Any knowledgable subway historians, please feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken. :-)

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