Some interesting things of transit history
and non-history. Including: Chrystie St, Brooklyn's Park Ave el, the South 4th
St subway, Opening of 59th Lex express station, BAHN layouts, MTA 1968 Program
for Action, and much more
Other NYC Transit
|NYC Subway Car Information
Car fleets, car numbers, rollsigns, hardware and
|Flushing Line to
Personal thoughts about the Flushing Line Extension to the
Javits Center. As of 12/21/2007, the expansion of the
Javits Center has been cancelled, so why is
money being spent on the #7 Line?
Some notes and observations and questions about the third
transit strike since 1966.
As of 12/16/2006, it's over. The arbitrator
ruled, the TWU President won re-elelction, and the members lost pay.
|1904-2004 Centenial of the New
York City Subway system
Logos through the years plus links to other things related
to the centenial celebration
Transportation 1949 Report
Some interesting project plans from the 3-1/2 year report
published in 1949.
|Board of Transportation
Among famous plans: Second Ave Subway, Rockaway to
Roosevelt Ave. IRT Nostrand Ave to Sheepshead Bay,
And stuff that was
done: Dekalb-Chrystie St, 57/6th Ave, Rockaway to Euclid,
|Service Levels 1954
Scan of the 1954 Service levels diagram from the TA annual
report. This is courtesy of Mr. Ian Brady of Waverton, Austrailia via Stephen
Bauman of nyc.transit.
|MTA Program for Action
In 1968, the MTA had just
been formed and was tasked with improving public transportation in the New York
City area. To accomplish this, many plans that were previously proposed were
combined, mixed, improved and published in a report entitled:
- a program for
Here is the complete report.
|The case of the
The story of an IND train that allegedly couldn't be
|A Subway Journey Home
Fact based fiction (PG13) from Lloyd Burkett, another
friend of the JoeKorNer.
Routes sorted by closing date. Documenting the end of a
Artist's rendering of the new Stillwell Ave Terminal.
Construction to begin in 2001. This is from the TA employee magazine, At
The Flexibles -
Going Fast through the Tunnels First
graders sing about the subway.
An Interesting thing was found behind the wall of the
IRT Columbus Circle station.
|Story of NYC Transit as told by William
Reid, Chairman of the
Transportation, Sept 3, 1948.
NYC Subway Maps of Interest
- Link to the NYSR historic map
As one of my first jobs with the TA in the late 1970's I
worked on the map committee for the first version of what is now the current
map. For my efforts, I received a
letter from Chairman Ravitch
page links to a number of pages about the non-history of
the unbuilt parts of the IND Phase II system.
The ways to Jamaica Center
- A question asked by Ed(NY) in 2001 now has the full
Brooklyn Trackless Trolleys
- Between 1930 and 1960 Brooklyn sported a fleet of
Trackless Trolleys that operated on the 23, 45, 47, 48, 62, and 65
Chrystie St Connection information 1967
Chrystie Street Public Information Package
November since the BMT and IND were integrated.
This page contains the
information packet that the TA issued describing the changes, a track diagram
of the connection and a service diagram from 1961, that is different from what
Also included is the ERA Headlights page
showing the changes to DeKalb Ave that were needed to improve the train
movements to facilitate the Chrystie St. connection.
Brooklyn and Manhattan Elevated Lines
Myrtle Ave El - Poster closing the Myrtle Ave el in October
Park Ave El - Brooklyn's forgotten el
Els - Two maps from The Tracks of NY showing the Els in
Tribute to the Third Avenue El by Rapid
T. Rabbit On You Tube
& Metro NYC Area Systems
Turbotrain experiments and the 100 anniversary
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
Photos, giveaways on opening day, map and more
A tasty piece of history.
Keeps the seat clean
PRR 100 Year
Booklet showing 1846-1946 history of the 'Standard
Railroad of the World'
The Pullman Company, from 1860, was the builder and
operator of most of the first class passenger accommodation in the US and
Canada. Here are scans of the 1934 and the mid-1950's brochures showing the
accommodations on their cars.
Historical booklets about Washington and Cincinnati Union
& Manhattan and PATH items