Archive for February, 2012

1950s Photos from NYC Metro Area

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I came across a collection of photos from the 1950s that shows railroad scenes in New York City and the surrounding areas. Many of these photos are very interesting.

Here is a link to the entire album: Larry Green 1950’s Retrospect

Here are two thumbnails that directly link to those photos’ pages.

CNJ FM Trainmaster at Elizabeth

NYCTA work train at the Myrtle Av station of today’s J M Z lines

Photo of the United States Capitol subway system

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

A photo of the rarely photographed United States Capitol subway system showed up in the New York Times recently.

Representative Bob Turner riding the Capitol subway this month. -- Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times

More information about the United States Capitol subway system: Wikipedia, BelowThe Capital.org

BREAKING NEWS: Crane Drops Load At World Trade Center Construction Site, Injuring Construction Worker, says CBS NY

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Crane Drops Load At World Trade Center Construction Site, Injuring Construction Worker, reports CBS New York.

And as a result of this incident, NYCT is reporting that the 1 train is suspended between Chambers St and South Ferry.

mta.info service alert for suspended (1)

Edit: as per NotifyNYC — Notification issued 2/16/12 at 11:10 AM. 1 train service has been restored between Chambers Street and South Ferry (MN). Expect residual delays and continued emergency service activity near the World Trade Center.

1960 Aerial Photos of Jersey City NJ railroads

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I came across three great photos of the Jersey City waterfront taken in 1960 that show the extensive railroad infrastructure that used to exist there.

Photo 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6478913999/

Photo 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6479012469/

Photo 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6523535499/

Annotated version of Photo 1: http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-02-01-12/Overview_Jersey_City_NJ-annotated.jpg (courtesy of the Railfan.net Erie Lackawanna Email List Photo Archive)