My earliest recollections of the NYC Transit system was
the Myrtle Ave line. I remember the gate cars operating there when I was a
I watched the trains from classrooms at Brooklyn Tech and Brooklyn (back then)
Polytech. Here are three pages of photos I took between 1967 and
There were a few fan tips scheduled around the abandonment in
1969. Here is the
General Order for the October 4thERA Fan Trip.
This was added after a discussion on Facebook about a photograph taken on
October 4, 1969 at Ditmas Ave showing the special train. It is interesting to
note that the TA minimized passengers riding the Q cars in the subway. They
detrained at places like Broadway-Lafaette, but allowed them to ride the
Franklin Shuttle through the site of the Malbone St wreck.