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What station is this - November 2014[edit]

Whitehall St art vc.jpg

Where are these birds from? Vcohen (talk) 20:44, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Here is a shot made from the same point, but I don't think this shot belongs to the station that the others on this page do. Vcohen (talk) 19:10, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
BMT Whitehall St. It's part of the Passages mosaic, which is linked from South Ferry – Whitehall Street (New York City Subway)#External links (image 25732 at that site is this same section of it). Not the same person as our Frank Giorgi article. DMacks (talk) 21:36, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Vcohen (talk) 21:46, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Oops, not surprising that people with different names aren't the same person. But thanks to looking for info (and thanks for prompting me to do so), looks like he is notable, so I started Frank Giorgini:) DMacks (talk) 22:34, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh, what an interesting thing may start while looking at a picture. Vcohen (talk) 23:03, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

NYCS train interior panorama vc.jpg

Hello all. What car model is this? I'd like to categorize this image. Vcohen (talk) 21:56, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

This is a R160. It looks like a R160A model since the rims around the doors are not as glossy. Epicgenius (talk) 03:23, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Vcohen (talk) 09:35, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Jamaica Line snow vc.jpg

What station is this? The photographer says "J train" and "above Broadway." Vcohen (talk) 10:29, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

It was a struggle to get my Google Maps Street View to load, but since those street name signs are for Howard Avenue, that's Gates Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line). ---------User:DanTD (talk) 11:16, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Now I see the sign. Vcohen (talk) 13:07, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Alabama Av vc.jpg

I could not find where Interstate 678 meets an elevated line. Vcohen (talk) 20:05, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

That's Alabama Avenue at the beginning of its 2006-2007 renovation. The shot is from East New York Avenue looking east down Fulton. Doug Kerr names his sets after the principal highway he drove on, which in this case was I-678. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 21:15, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh, that's it. Thanks a lot. Vcohen (talk) 22:45, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Herald Sq ramp vc.jpg

Where is this ramp? It's something ADA-accessible on the IND Sixth Avenue Line. Vcohen (talk) 19:07, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

The overhead sign on the (non-ramp) concourse to the right has an arrow pointing to B/D/F/M--yup, IND 6th Ave. Two of the mirrored columns between there and the central ramp each have an image of a sign (in reverse) "34th St". So it's Herald Square. DMacks (talk) 19:23, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
You can read! Thank you! Vcohen (talk) 19:30, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Great. Now you should add the description to it. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 21:06, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I renamed and categorized it, I hope it's enough. Vcohen (talk) 21:46, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

What station is this - open questions[edit]

While you're at it, I'm still trying to find a few station locations myself.
Any ideas? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 02:40, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
The first one is Grand Street - the flickr stream has a Grand Street image taken eight seconds before. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 04:49, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for one of them, at least. Before this thread is archived though...
Who thinks they can identify this station from 1977?

New York Transit Museum pump vc.jpg

The next one. This mosaic is very similar to this photo. My questions are: 1. Is this the same mosaic, rescued from the Cortlandt Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) station and saved at the New York Transit Museum? 2. Is Squire J. Vickers the artist of this mosaic? Thanks in advance. Vcohen (talk) 16:27, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

They look similar, but your guess is as good as mine. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 00:52, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Is your guess different, though? Vcohen (talk) 05:57, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Subway Stairs vc.jpg

Where is this? The "camera location" shows a point somewhere on Flatbush Avenue, but I could not find this staircase at any of the surrounding stations either on or on Vcohen (talk) 21:57, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

One of the exit signs says something about "Lafayette Avenue." I hope that's a clue. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 22:21, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
I've seen it, but what does it add to the camera location? Vcohen (talk) 22:43, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
To be honest, I'm not sure the cameral location is credible anymore. Fulton Street (IND Crosstown Line) and Lafayette Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line) seem fairly close to that area, but I can't be sure of which one of them has that staircase, or if either of them do. The IRT Eastern Parkway Line and BMT Brighton Line subways run under that stretch of Flatbush Avenue, but there's no station for either of those lines in that area. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 00:12, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
You are right. So, we have to identify the location without the camera. Vcohen (talk) 06:29, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
A few times a month for several years around the turn of the century I used a short, wide staircase in the Flatbush Avenue / 4th Avenue station that looked much like this. I have only used about half the G train stations over the years, and don't remember any short broad staircases like this one. If my identification is correct, we are south of the skylight that used to be the station entrance, looking south. Beyond the turnstiles, the right passage led me to the west side of 4th Avenue, on the south side of Flatbush Av. Exits to Lafayette Street and Ashland are behind us, if I'm identifying correctly. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:28, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Excuse me, it looks like you are using non-conventional station names. Could you please provide a link to the appropriate article, so I could understand what you mean? Vcohen (talk) 22:16, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Honestly Jim, you lost me too. The closest station I can think of on the G train that's near the intersection of Lafayette and Ashland is Fulton Street (IND Crosstown Line), and that's north of the intersection of Flatbush and 4th Street... unless you're talking about Fourth Avenue (IND Culver Line) which is above ground and far too many blocks south of Flatbush Avenue, Lafayette Street, or Ashland Avenue. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 00:14, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Flatbush & Fourth is Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (New York City Subway). Maybe it is Fulton St station, but then again, I don't see a subway station. Epicgenius (talk) 02:56, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
I can't even see evidence of former entrances to Fulton Street station there. And yes, I know that Flatbush & Fourth is Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (New York City Subway), and that was my original intuition, but there's no G train there. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 04:13, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
We must remember that Jim said "to Lafayette... and Ashland". Maybe the exit, in Fulton Street IND Crosstown Line station, is facing toward that direction instead. – Epicgenius (talk) 13:21, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Pardon my clumsiness. I meant to deny this is any G Crosstown station, not to affirm it. Yes this is the station now called Barclay's if I haven't gone wrong on that, too. I will visit Brooklyn Heights next week and might go out of my way to use that station. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:34, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
But... Are there exits to Lafayette Avenue from that station? Vcohen (talk) 20:42, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm beginning to think we need a page for station identification, with a section for each picture. Especially if I get more things wrong. No, Lafayette Avenue is one thing I definitely got wrong. Exit to Ashland Place, not so definite. And I definitely intend to visit my suspected location, a week and a half from now if not sooner. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:48, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
If we do make a page for station identification, we'll probably need an "Empty category" tag for it. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 03:55, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
I agree. We do need such a page. How about on Commons, since we all have accounts there? Epicgenius (talk) 18:27, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
We already have commons:Category:Unidentified locations in the New York City Subway, and for PATH we have commons:Category:Unidentified locations in New York City and just commons:Category:Rail transport in unidentified locations in the United States if they're for any station outside of NYC. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 20:32, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Nobody seems to have any evidence which station has this light fixture.

Hey, if we could step outside the MTA for a moment, this overhead light has been nagging me for years. Does anybody know which Port Authority Trans-Hudson station contains this mysterious "320" light? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 04:25, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

My best guess is Journal Square, in the bus terminal area. It does look like the signage at the PABT, but the photog says they were in the PATH system, so JSQ is my best guess. oknazevad (talk) 01:54, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Just another reason I'm sorry I didn't ride PATH when I was up in NYC last month. Journal Square was one of my considerations too. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 18:47, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Opposite Platform vc.jpg

One more... before this discussion moves to another page. Vcohen (talk) 21:10, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Looks like 28th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) [citation needed] to me. But I don't see any signs for it, so I cannot be sure. Epicgenius (talk) 02:09, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Or maybe it's 23rd Street (BMT Broadway Line). Is it? I get confused with these two stations. Epicgenius (talk) 02:11, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Has to be Houston on the 1. 2604:2000:C6AC:D00:F44B:60B:C244:BD6C (talk) 06:44, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Manhattan subway entrance vc.jpg

What station is this? Vcohen (talk) 17:22, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Ooh! Looks like the kind of thing you'd see at Grand Central Terminal. Of course looks can be deceiving. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 18:13, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
28th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) maybe? Epicgenius (talk) 20:39, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
This is the question I just wanted to ask. Vcohen (talk) 20:48, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
It definitely looks like the downtown-bound entrance/exit between 26th and 27th Street. Epicgenius (talk) 21:16, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
So basically, that puts it inside the New York Life Building? That's not Midtown, but it's not unreasonable either. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 21:42, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
When trying to ID flickr images, always look at the nearby images in the stream. The EXIF data shows that the photographer was in front of GCT less than a minute before the mystery images is taken, so it's definitely at GCT. Very likely one of the entrances from 42nd Street. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 23:23, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the correction. It still looks like the 28th Street entrance though. Epicgenius (talk) 03:14, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
I am trying to google examples of the GCT interior with this kind of ceilings and lamps... Vcohen (talk) 06:00, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Definitely one section should not be getting most the traffic of this page. Our thoughtful friend User:Vcohen kindly made, a few months ago, Commons:Category:Unidentified locations in the New York City Subway and its talk page is empty. I propose moving this section there, and making separate sections for each discussed picture when it gets new words. Jim.henderson (talk) 20:00, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't see why we can't make it a sub-section of the WP:NYPT page, like the Images Needed pages, and the Participants page, Naming conventions page, etcetera. We should also add a please do not delete this category tag to it. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 22:18, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
All righty. Makes little difference to me. I've been busy with real life (and less busy with a real death) but hope to get around to it in a few days unless you or someone else beats me to implementing your plan or someone objects. Jim.henderson (talk) 02:36, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
I prefer to leave this discussion here. It will have much more users watching it and able to answer here than on commons. However, I will try to split the discussion into several smaller ones, so old answered questions can be archived. Vcohen (talk) 10:58, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. The idea is to move closed questions to other sections by their closing month. Vcohen (talk) 11:12, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

What are the names of these decorations above many of the doorways? This one is just to the west side of Junior's in the food court.

While we're bringing up the subject of items that may or may not be at Grand Central Terminal, I just have to ask about a common architectural feature at the station. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 02:10, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Is it a pediment? Vcohen (talk) 08:23, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Looks right to me. I'm going to bring the issue up over there. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 18:42, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

NYC Subway exit vc.jpg

Is this indeed a station of the Fulton Street complex? I could not find a photo of this pattern. Vcohen (talk) 21:17, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Image Progress Update: November 2014[edit]

I'm taking a brief break from my vacation to reveal that I have images of railroad and subway stations prepared for uploading at the end of the month. And thankfully, they will include a replacement for Woodmere (LIRR station) this time. It will also include some Mount Kisco (Metro-North station) images as well. I'll finish the rest of the list some other time, especially after I get more of them, and drive home between Thursday and Friday. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:57, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

UPDATE: Does anybody remember what I said about the 167th Street station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line would be best seen from Gerard Avenue?
I honestly thought the view would be higher. Must've been that Google Map camera mounted on a car that duped me into thinking that way.
I've loaded more images today, and I've got plenty of others to come. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 14:40, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
UPDATE #2: As I promised, I finally added the new version of Woodmere (LIRR station), along with a whole new gallery for the station. But I also got images of the Bellport (LIRR station), Mastic–Shirley (LIRR station), Seaford (LIRR station), Hempstead Gardens (LIRR station), and Lakeview (LIRR station), as well as former stations like Calverton (LIRR station), Canal Street (LIRR station) Center Moriches (LIRR station), East Moriches (LIRR station), and South Farmingdale (LIRR station). The Hempstead Gardens and Seaford Station images weren't what I was looking for, but at least the West Hempstead Branch is fully illustrated now. I actually tried to get Manorville (LIRR station), but instead I got a private house that has been mistaken for that station in the past on other railfan sites. I'm still disappointed that I haven't gotten images of Amagansett (LIRR station), Bridgehampton (LIRR station), Carle Place (LIRR station), Southold (LIRR station), and Mattituck (LIRR station)'s "produce storage" facility, along with former stations like Holtsville (LIRR station), Eastport (LIRR station), Quogue (LIRR station), Shinnecock Hills (LIRR station), Water Mill (LIRR station), Cutchogue (LIRR station), and Peconic (LIRR station).
Though I never got a chance to restore the New Rochelle (Metro-North station) that were previously deleted as WP:Copyvios, or expand the Philipse Manor (Metro-North station) gallery, I was able to expand galleries on the Harlem Line, specifically Mount Kisco (Metro-North station), which unfortunately didn't include the former New York and Harlem Railroad freight house north of the station. What's also disappointing was that I never got a chance to expand the Brewster (Metro-North station), Actually, if User:Usroadman's website images are any indication, there are some pretty decent images of stations to capture between Mount Kisco and Brewster, but Valhalla (Metro-North station) and Dover Plains (Metro-North station) look like they need some extra images. Much to my surprise, I was able to expand Woodlawn (Metro-North station) and Harlem-125th Street (Metro-North station).
Finally on the subways; Kingston Avenue (IRT Eastern Parkway Line) and Nevins Street (IRT Eastern Parkway Line) have more images, which means there are no longer any galleries for stations along the IRT Eastern Parkway Line that have single images. I also expanded Junius Street (IRT New Lots Line), and in The Bronx, I expanded 167th Street (IRT Jerome Avenue Line), Simpson Street (IRT White Plains Road Line), Pelham Parkway (IRT Dyre Avenue Line), and got the images I wanted last year from Eastchester - Dyre Avenue (IRT Dyre Avenue Line). All I need to do left is add more to the 149th Street – Grand Concourse (New York City Subway) (both the Jermome Avenue and White Plains Road line platforms.). I even got more images from Grand Central – 42nd Street (New York City Subway), but so far I've just done two from the IRT Flushing Line platforms. Sadly, nothing from New Jersey Transit this time, or New Jersey in general. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 21:04, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
UPDATE #3: Although I saw it a few weeks ago, User:Mitchazenia added some images from Amagansett (LIRR station) and Quogue (LIRR station). I was hoping to get one with the Amagansett station shelter and freight house in the same shot, but beggars can't really be choosers, can they? I'm wondering if the Bridgehampton (LIRR station) image he has is something he would deem worthy of that article, and I see that he also has some Forest Hills (LIRR station) images that could really enhance that gallery, if he decides to add them. In my case, I have to confess that this image is the highlight of my entire vacation. Not even the Mott Avenue Control House of 167th Street from Gerard Avenue or the replacement for Woodmere station comes close to this. Well, evidently, every station within the system that I took pictures of is up, so you'll all have to wait until next year before I get any others. And hopefully late next Spring or Summer, because my MetroCard expires on Halloween 2015! ---------User:DanTD (talk) 22:12, 15 December 2014 (UTC)


The following section talks about very serious problems with some NYCT wikipedia pages. Problem #1 (problem level: quite severe) This problem has many sub problems but, let me talk about this problem. Abut 2 to 3 months ago I edited the R160 subway car page, telling that the R160 does run at very extremely low numbers on the R line. Within 1 to 4 hours someone removed my comment saying that what I said was untrue, when I myself take the R train everyday and I have seen many R160's that run on the R line. I tried many things from adding images to other stuff and added a source at one point. Every time some one removes my edit saying irrelevant, not true, or photo shopped or video shopped, when the the media s I took my self were not. I have a feeling that a bunch of over obsessiveness users have this page watch listed and are very judgmental about every single edit. This could prove very bad for the Wikipedia environment. There were users threat are part of this Wikipedia project that did agree to what I had to say and that what I said was totally true, when I put my edits on the R-line Wikipedia page, they said they removed it only because it would be hard to find supported references. I thank those people who stayed and supported the truth, and had a valid reason for removing my edit. Since i am not a admin i can't do anything about the over obsessive users so here is the list of over obsessive users:,, really don't want to point fingers at other people but, this is what happens when I am angry). You can see the very bad obsessiveness, by the same and a few other users, towards many different users or calling the names like the f vandal when that person was having a true problem, in the history page of R160 subway cars between dates 2014-04-14 to present day. I feel something must be done, if someone thinks i am wrong they can talk with me on my talk page. I don't care about the edits that I made but, I care about how others feel hen they are not invited editing a Wikipedia page if there edits don't match the ideas of other users who have the page watch listed. Sorry, for this huge paragraph but, this is how big I think this problem is since the page will go nowhere if no one is able to edit it. Also, is there any source where I can prove the r train thing true? Problem #2(problem level:not that high at all) Every time in the 60th street tunnel connection queens bound I see countless number of divergence of tunnels and track that are walled up or look like unused, I don't know the use so can some one who knows the use add it into the 60th street tunnel connection Wikipedia page. I can see this also via the signals that actually have different tower lengths throughout the connection at countless number of points in both directions. there are other problems but, ill post them up latter. If you have any concerns about this post please contact me via my talk page. Thank You very much, sincerely, Doorknob747 01:20, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

"MPS" at 149th Street - Grand Concourse (New York City Subway)?[edit]

I vaguely remembered something about a specific mosaic at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse (New York City Subway) as I approached this mosaic during my recent trip to the New York City Tri-State Area, and it was a very specific mosaic with the acronym "MPS." Sadly, I forgot where I saw this before, let alone the meaning behind it. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 01:33, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Who knows what these initials refer to?

It probably is the initials of the artist that made the mosaic. M is the first letter of first name. P is the first letter of middle name. Lastly, S might be the first letter of the last name. Doorknob747 18:44, 12 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs)

Looks to me as if it is well enough created to appear legitimate, however I think it is simply sharpie vandalism. 2604:2000:C6AC:D00:788F:6D19:2935:9C81 (talk) 16:19, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
No, it's too good to be vandalism, and as I've said, I've seen articles on this before. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 16:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Googling MPS Graffiti has numerous results, and seems to me to be the most obvious answer. I could easily have made such a mark, as someone with no past graffiti experience and no particular artistic skill. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:37, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

34th Street – Hudson Yards (IRT Flushing Line)[edit]

According to this source, the station will open February 24, 2015. It is based, apparently, on this source, which confirms no such thing, but says that there is incentive to finish and open the station by that date. Is it an acceptable source, or are there any more sources confirming a February 24 opening? – Epicgenius (talk) 20:30, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Disregard the above, please. It is opening in April to July 2015. Epicgenius (talk) 03:41, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Mysterious cubbyhole at Kingston Avenue[edit]

Who knows the reason for these cubbyholes at Kingston Avenue (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 18:15, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

It looks like a spot for homeless people to escape from oncoming trains.
Can't say this or isn't a refuge cutout. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:43, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
It's not for homeless people. You can see similar things at Woodhaven Blvd. station on queens line and continuing after station when going Manhattan bound. It is used during the construction of switching the platform layout of a station. First this is built. If this part reaches ceiling that means there will be a wall on the middle of platform. The cubby hole could be a break in the wall so people could change direction. After the construction of this part the station is definitely, shut down for a while and the former platforms are demolished and are replaced by track on demolished are and old tracks are removed. In place of old tracks would be new platform. The things in the middle will be covered with plaster and tiled. That's how they switch the platform layotut. This is widely seen across the subway due to the large extension plans that evolved turning stations to express stations, and centered platformed station. This was later abandoned so places where work was done to a small extent the work was abandoned as it can be seen on this station, and Woodhaven Blvd. and a few others. Doorknob747 23:42, 16 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs)
By chance if you were talking about those two gaps at the far end at the other end of the tube, then my mistake for the post above, those I think are emergency exit("Quite awkward if located at a subway stop. By chance I am not trying to say that you got the station image mixed up but is this station the south ferry loops, those two things might be the platform on the inner loop, because it is quite awkward for there to be a emergency exit at a station or a women's or men's dirty subway bathroom located where there is no platform. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs) 00:21, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

What construction os being done?[edit]

Does anybody know about the tracks that they are making on the other side of the platform where the downtown bound F train stops at Lexington avenue? Doorknob747 18:41, 12 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs)

Yes, we do. Vcohen (talk) 19:38, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

What was the name of this line or service that was run by MTA? Comment[edit]

Although it has been more than a year since I read about this but, I forgot about the name line of the service. I remember that I read that the service near one of its terminals merged with the seven line or the n line in queens( the elevated merge section of its tracks is still visible today. The rest of the line was demolished. I think I read that it ran past perpendicular under queens boulevard, and had a stop there. I think I also read it was a shuttle or trolley service which was discontinued and was replaced by a mta bus service that runs near its original route. It was underground at some points, and above ground at other points. I am not sure but I think it said that its other terminal end was near the metropolitan end of the m line in queens. Does any body know the name of this service? Doorknob747 23:50, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Are they 2 separate elevated lines? IRT 2nd Avenue Line and BMT Myrtle Avenue Line. Epicgenius (talk) 15:08, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
I believe Doorknob747 is talking about the spur from the IRT Second Avenue Line. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:16, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
I am quite shure I was thinking about something that was not in Bronx, Manhattan, or Staten Island. I am quite sure it had a wikpedia page, that was seen on google earth once. It had a stop at grand avenue. Doorknob747 23:30, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
That spur I'm talking about went into Queens, though (Queensboro Plaza (New York City Subway); Queensboro Bridge). ---------User:DanTD (talk) 21:19, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't remember what station this was in manhattan[edit]

This station was part of the 5,4, or six. The special thing about the plat form was that when the train stops,before the doors open a platform extends from the end of the platform and train. Ater they both connect the door opens. Doorknob747 23:30, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

14 Street-Union Square IRT 003.JPG
Is this it? Jim.henderson (talk) 15:05, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
That looks like it. Doorknob747 20:22, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
This is Union Square NB on the 4, 5, 6. Epicgenius (talk) 03:40, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Another question[edit]

This is sort of trivia question. At what subway station can you find a R1 linked with a R2 linked with a R3 linked with a R4 and so and so forth al the way to the modern day R173. Hint: The subway station is not used anymore, and you can only access it with real money no metro card. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs) 20:23, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Do you need it for editing wikipedia? Vcohen (talk) 21:29, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
No why?Doorknob747 23:23, 17 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs)
This page is intended for discussions about editing wikipedia, not just talking. If you have questions not related to wikipedia, there are many forums all over the web. Vcohen (talk) 07:25, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I realy want to add a section on the page New York City Subway Comment[edit]

The section would be named homeless. It wiill talk about homeless peopkle making it theire homes and making the stations full of garbage, and smeelly.m But, I fear opposition against, this since I thin some people might find it "offensive". Also there are no sources. Please comment. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs) 23:37, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Fulton Street entrances[edit]

Could anybody review and update the list of Street View links here? Some of them obviously show that an entrance has been eliminated, but I want to be sure to eliminate the link. Vcohen (talk) 15:06, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Removed 2 entrances. Also updated the links. Epicgenius (talk) 16:43, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Vcohen (talk) 17:39, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Just a moment... I have found two more entrances that disappear once I try to replace their view to a newer one. Here they are:

Am I right we have to remove them as well? Vcohen (talk) 21:58, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Let's switch to the new Google Maps (click here) and then compare views using the time machine feature (the clock with the arrow at top left in street view). But yes, these entrances may also be removed based on most recent Street View data. Epicgenius (talk) 04:02, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Done. Vcohen (talk) 09:18, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Mott Haven Junction Interlocking Tower[edit]

During my journeys on the Harlem Line last month, I noticed the abandoned interlocking tower built by New York Central Railroad at Mott Haven Junction. Would it have been unwise for me to take some pictures of that tower as the train went by, or would the conductors and MTA Police have even bothered with me? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 19:33, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

I've taken photos from MNRR trains on several occasions and had no problems. The MTA rules of conduct state: "Photography, filming or video recording in any facility or conveyance is permitted except that ancillary equipment such as lights, reflectors or tripods may not be used. Members of the press holding valid identification issued by the New York City Police Department are hereby authorized to use necessary ancillary equipment. All photographic activity must be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this Part." That puts you on solid ground permissions-wise; additionally "I'm a railfan / doing historic documentation of railroads" is usually enough to establish you as not a threat if asked. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 06:59, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Ah, well I thought the MTA might be a little more strict on control towers and such. I've used something similar to "I'm a railfan / doing historic documentation of railroads" when I'm approached by anyone in charge. I usually just keep printouts of what I'm trying to get pictures of. Back in the day when I grabbed some shots of Oyster Bay (LIRR station) and the nearby turntable, I just told an suspicious MTA employee at the Oyster Bay Yard that I was snapping pictures of stations for Wikipedia, and whipped out a printout of the article back when it had no picture. He also told me that they had to keep an eye out for people taking pictures for more sinister reasons, and I told him I understood his attitude. Then he drove me towards the back of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, and let me snap some shots of the turntable behind the fence. On the way back he asked if I thought the old station house would reopen, which I had my doubts about, and then told me straight up it would as the proposed museum. I told the guy that something like this would be nice to see. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 22:39, 22 December 2014 (UTC)