Archive for the ‘subway’ Category

Broken Escalators at PATH World Trade Center Station

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Apparently there was only one working up escalator this morning at PATH’s World Trade Center station. This, folks, sure looks like Pedestrian Level of Service F (LOS F).

Photo by: Remy

Redesigned New York City Subway Map to debut in June 2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Concurrent with the subway service revisions planned to take effect June 27, 2010, a new subway map edition will be released that does more than just reflect the changes in service. The new map will still closely resemble the current one, with the following significant design changes:

  • Subway lines shadowed (outlined in gray)
  • Service Guide removed
  • Accessible Stations list removed
  • Bus transfer bubbles compacted
  • Parks will be olive colored
  • Water will be a deeper blue
  • Manhattan will be 30% wider
  • Staten Island will be 50% smaller
  • Other boroughs enlarged
  • Most ferry routes removed

Compare the March 2010 The Map to the New The Map:

March 2010 NYC Subway "The Map"

Proposed new NYC Subway "The Map"

Take a look at many other versions of the NYC Subway Map by browsing my gallery of map scans at Railfanwindow.com.

Source: New York Times

Photos of Weeks Marine Crane 552 under Broadway Bridge

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Weeks Marine Crane 552 in the Harlem River Ship Canal today

As I reported earlier today, the Weeks Marine crane 552 departed the 207 St subway yard after serving there for about nine years. The crane loaded all the reef-ready subway cars onto the Barge of Death. It also loaded the scrap trucks onto another barge for delivery to a scrap dealer. Here are some photos of the crane being pushed by Weeks tug Elizabeth through the canal and towards the Hudson River at around 1:20 PM today.

Photos taken by my wife. Thanks!!

Next cars to be reefed: redbird, yellowbird, R-42

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Currently on the dead line at 207 Street Yard are a redbird, a yellow rider car, and some R-42 cars. These cars may soon be loaded onto the Barge of Death for a one-way trip to the reef.

The Barge of Death has returned to 207 St Yard

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

After an absence of several months (due to the fact that the reefing program was temporarily suspended), the Barge of Death is now back at 207th Street Yard. I can see the top of the backhoe that is on top of the barge and used to push the subway cars into the water when out at sea. And the tug Virginia just came back under the raised Broadway Bridge to head back to the Hudson River.

So it looks like there may be another barge going out in the not too distant future…

Attention Railfans: Photographing the DC Metro just got easier

Friday, March 5th, 2010

WMATA is replacing the 2.5 inch tall car number stickers on the subway car sides with new 5 inch tall car number stickers (as seen in the photo above). This will make identifying the car numbers of the subway cars you photograph much easier. Click HERE to see a photo of the old, small numbers below the operator’s cab window.

What more can you ask for? How about car number stickers ON THE FRONT OF THE CARS!?! The LIRR does it right (see below).

LIRR #7772 wears its number proudly - UP FRONT, where it belongs!

Article and video tour of abandoned subway tunnels and stations in Boston

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Very interesting stuff. Though I’d really like to see a map of all the places mentioned. The graphic on the site only shows two of them.

Transit archeology: Tour of abandoned subway network offers a glimpse of how the T was built

Graffiti vandal loses leg in subway tunnel

Monday, February 15th, 2010

These people do not belong in subway tunnels, and they should not be vandalizing public property. Let what happened to this kid be a lesson to others like him.

Boy’s Leg Is Severed in Tunnel on N Line

Photographer wins $30k from City of New York over arrest

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I know Robert and am very happy to see this result.

Second Ave. Sagas: Unlawful arrest for subway photography costs city $30K

myFox New York: Shutterbug Fights Bogus Ticket

MARTA decides to rename Yellow Line to Gold Line

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Last week MARTA was deliberating over what to do about this. Now they’ve made a decision. The Gold Line name will be phased in over time.