Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by RussNelson
I found the Jay Street Connecting Railroad ruins fascinating. It's Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass in the neighborhood named "DUMBO" because of its location.
  by SlowFreight
Kamen Rider wrote:
Head-end View wrote:All the other locations and routes you mentioned are good too, but without the front window it's just no fun anymore for me.
well then maybe you should start considering the other windows on the train...

heck, the only bright side of the R44 and 46s is the riding backwards looking out the window while sitting in the transverse. I like doing that for some odd reason.
I found in the tunnels that looking out the back isn't very satisfying because compared to headlights the rear marker lights are just too dim. But don't forget that sometimes the other people are pretty dang interesting too!
  by Kamen Rider
I ment the window seats...
  by CP-4070
Thanks again guys for all the worthy topics back then. I have done many of them. Now, as it is time for another trip, I am wondering if anybody has heard of a second hand book shop that is a bit more specialised on techical, say rail related books in New York?


Best wishes, Andrew
  by GirlOnTheTrain
You'd be surprised what you can find in the Strand if you have some time to kill.
(Corner of 12th and Broadway, a very short walk from Union Square and one of my absolute favorite places to waste a Saturday afternoon)
  by CP-4070
Troll, that looks like a LOT of fun on Street View!!!
Thanks a lot! I will go there.

Regards, Andrew
  by umtrr-author
Seconded on the Strand.

I went to a concert in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn this past weekend (13 March). On the way back to my friend's in Williamsburg we drove alongside and under the bridgework that brings the Culver Line up over the Gowanus Canal, including the "high in the air" Smith/9th Street Station. I'd never seen this from ground level and found it interesting. The F and G trains currently stop at this station.

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  by talltim
A few years ago I'd have liked to have seen the NYCHRR in Brooklyn. Now that its successor the NYNJ only seems to use 65th Street yard on the Brooklyn side its probably not worth it.
  by gprimr1
The 7 Train is a fun above ground ride.

The holy grail for me would be catching the New York and Atlantic and some of the urban work it does in Brooklyn.

Also, over in the Bronx, the Hunts Point local: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/572374/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;