Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

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Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Passenger » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:37 am

First see this:
http://images.nycsubway.org/trackmap/detail-pitkin.png

The four track line simply ends abruptly NE of Euclid. Very unlike for example the turn around after 179th Jamaica. I'm guessing that it was intended to continue but didn't get built.

Where was it supposed to go?

Did they just run out of money and connect to the end of the Fulton Street El instead? Or was it preparation for part of the second system? Or something else?

Related questions: How were end of the line turns at Euclid originally handled? How were short turns at Euclid handled in more recent times? I have a vague maybe false childhood memory of it being the last stop on the local track.
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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Ken S. » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:28 am

The four tracks were supposed to go east until it was decided to merge the IND onto the LIberty Avenue El. Rumor has it that there is a station at 76th Street & Pitkin Avenue.

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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Passenger » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:32 am

That's it?

Anybody got more than that cockamamie story?
http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/76st.html :wink:
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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Passenger » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:17 am

Trying again. I'm really curious about how it was done.

How about it?
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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Kamen Rider » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:47 am

what's there to say. they got that far and changed thier minds.
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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Passenger » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:08 am

How about how trains relayed at Euclid?
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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Kamen Rider » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:47 pm

you posted the answer to that at the start of the thread. look closely at the map.
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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Patrick Boylan » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:38 pm

Kamen, are you trying to say that the map shows it's possible to cross over from any track to another track at Euclid Ave?
For example
outbound locals go to outbound express track before Euclid Ave station, go to inbound express track and then inbound from yard track after the station, change ends and go to inbound local track before the station
outbound express go to outbound local before the station, go to outbound to yard track after the station, change ends and go to outbound express then inbound express before the station then if they want inbound local after the station
etc...

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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Kamen Rider » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:14 am

how the heck did you make that asumption? follow the blue lines on the map.
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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by NE2 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:06 pm

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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Crabman1130 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:53 pm

Looking at the picture of the A train in the 76St station. When did the TA adopt that color scheme?
I took the A train to school in Brooklyn. As I remember those cars were two tone gray with a red stripe until the late 60s.

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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Passenger » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:40 am

That web page was an April Fool's joke.

The page still out there, but no longer linked from that site's main menu.
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Re: Questions about tracks around Pitkin Avenue yard leads

Post by Crabman1130 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:01 am

Thanks. I lived at 83rd St. and never heard of a station there.

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