Buff: Why just take a ride out on the A train? I pulled off an interesting trip today:
Left Jamaica for Far Rockaway - LIRR - 8:35 am arriving Far Rockaway at 9:05am.
Walked over to Mott Avenue-Far Rockaway A train terminal-left there at 9:24 am.
I had a RFW on car #3828 and I rode the entire 31 mile length(!!) of the A train arriving 207th Street at 10:54 am.
The train was right on schedule.
The visibility was really good in the outdoor sections with the clear low-humidity weather.
There are photo opportunities out in the Rockaways,Hammels Bridge,and the rest of the line across Jamaica Bay. The junction where the Lefferts Boulevard A train splits off is
neat also with the remnants of the old LIRR Rockaway Branch nearby.
After I left the A train today at 207th I rode the BX12 SelectBus across to Pelham taking the 6 train from there S
down to 125th Street changing there for the 4 train up to check out the new Yankee Stadium area-I was there around gametime (1:05 pm VS. Toronto)
Then I took the D train to 125th to check out the Michael Jackson memorials at the Apollo Theatre-a wall to sign was set up,some remembrances were set up at the Apollo's
doors and many street vendors were set up in that block hawking MJ memorabilia.
Back on the D down to Brooklyn-Pacific Street-LIRR Flatbush Avenue Terminal for a look around and then the R train to Prince Street-SOHO where I am typing this reply at the
Apple Store - Time now: 3:50pm.
Anyway-I will be back on the Subway soon-I'm not thru today yet!
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS