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What station is this?[edit]

Temporary Platform vc.jpg

Comrades,

What station is this? I see an arrow pointing to the R, this makes me think it is the Fourth Avenue (IND Culver Line) station. However, in its article nothing is told about a temporary platform, but in the Smith–Ninth Streets (IND Culver Line) article only.

Thanks in advance. Vcohen (talk) 07:52, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Only place it could be is the Fourth Avenue / Ninth Street (New York City Subway) complex. The sign on the chain link fence does identify it as 4th avenue, and a G train is approaching. Seems pretty straightforward to me. oknazevad (talk) 12:10, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. I had missed the sign. Vcohen (talk) 12:31, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
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?


Rockaway Parkway 2002 vc.jpg

Another one. I am not asking to identify the station (it's Canarsie - Rockaway Parkway), but it would be nice to identify the car model. Vcohen (talk) 20:52, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

I believe that's actually a D-type Triplex (New York City Subway car). You have found quite the picture there. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 22:36, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. The picture is from 2002, so it still isn't a regular trip. There is a whole set of pictures there, but most of them are copyrighted. Vcohen (talk) 06:45, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


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)


Old subway cars vc.jpg

And more. Are these R32s? Vcohen (talk) 19:51, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Judging by the fleet number of the one on the left, yes. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 00:52, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Vcohen (talk) 05:57, 2 July 2014 (UTC)


Chambers st nyc subway.jpg

I am confused by this image, serving as the main image for the Chambers Street – World Trade Center (IND Eighth Avenue Line) pair of stations. The station in the photo is titled Chambers Street, but its caption in the article says that the train is an E train. How can it be? Vcohen (talk) 17:04, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

That is the E platform at the Chambers Street – World Trade Center complex, since the transfer signs in the photo show directions to the A, C, 2 and 3 services. Some of the signs on the E platform say Chambers Street as opposed to World Trade Center. Mysteryman557 (talk) 18:08, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I keep forgetting that station names in the NYC Subway are also used as signposts pointing to streets, not only as station names proper. Vcohen (talk) 19:05, 4 July 2014 (UTC)


181 Street stairway vc.jpg

Hello all,

Is this 181st Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) or 181st Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)? Vcohen (talk) 12:05, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

My guess would be 181st Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) because the 181st Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) station only has elevators from the mezzanine to the platform level. There is one set of emergency stairs at the 181st Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) station, but they are emergency stairs only, and I doubt they would look like the ones in the photo, since the stirs in the photo look like a typical station staircase. However, I am not completely sure due to the lack of detail in the photograph. Mysteryman557 (talk) 12:23, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. You are right, now I see the same point in the last image here. Vcohen (talk) 12:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
You are welcome. Mysteryman557 (talk) 13:17, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


NYC Subway opposite platform vc.jpg

Hello again,

Where is this? The photographer claims it's in NYC. Vcohen (talk) 08:01, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

I have no reason to doubt that photographer's word. Unfortunately, I don't know where it is either. Anyone else know of a station with that kind of opening in the wall? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 16:58, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I have found something similar at 36th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line). The pattern above the opening is the same, but the shape of the tiles is different. Vcohen (talk) 18:25, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Bingo! It's Atlantic Avenue (BMT Fourth Avenue Line). Vcohen (talk) 18:40, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


Subway Birds 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)


City Hall skylight vc.jpg

This is the old City Hall station. What do I see through the skylight? It seems to be the station's roof and a kind of building behind it. Is it possible to see this place from outside? Vcohen (talk) 20:41, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Here is an answer: "The three station skylights corresponded to three gratings in City Hall Park, but they have been covered over in the past few years; a solid hatch door appears to mark one of them." Vcohen (talk) 09:29, 4 September 2014 (UTC)


Looking for a name[edit]

Hello all,

I am going to create a new category on commons for these files:

How can I name it? The names of the files themselves don't lead me to a certain consistent term... Vcohen (talk) 15:47, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

These all appear to be photos of the strip maps or FIND systems in the newer subway cars. Naming them something relating to that might be helpful. Mysteryman557 (talk) 15:49, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
I vaguely remember there being a category for these, but I keep forgetting what it was. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:54, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
A category for the NYCS or something more general? None of these files belong to such a category, and I think in the commons:Category:Train interiors of the New York City Subway system category there are no more files related to the subject. Vcohen (talk) 18:20, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Is this the category that you remember? Vcohen (talk) 18:30, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
No, that's not it. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 18:43, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
What name would be the most correct? "FIND" refers to the newer models only. "Strip maps" may mean paper maps as well. Is there a more accurate name? Vcohen (talk) 07:17, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
How about New York City Subway car interior linear maps. That's what they're basically are, with the FIND being an electronic version of such. Roadrunner3000 (talk) 20:40, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. For me it's more than OK, but I'd like to wait for somebody else to support this name. Vcohen (talk) 21:08, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
I support the name. I think it properly fits all of the photos. Mysteryman557 (talk) 22:44, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
I support as well. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 22:58, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm okay with it. I just wish I could remember what name I saw before. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 03:02, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thank you. Vcohen (talk) 12:17, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Are there any R62/R62A linear maps unaccounted for? Epicgenius (talk) 17:26, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Springfield Junction[edit]

Could someone more knowledgeable than I about the LIRR take a look at Special:Contributions/67.87.211.119? They've made some template-breaking edits of questionable value regarding Springfield Junction (Long Island Rail Road). Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:59, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

The anonymous IP was right about the fact that it really wasn't a junction. I don't know what templates were broken, though. Can you show me some of them? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 21:59, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Thousands of new pictures[edit]

Hundreds of thousands of pictures arrived last week from HABS via Library of Congress via Wikimedia Great Britain. Thousands are now in Commons:Category:New York City, of which perhaps over a thousand have to do with stations and similar transport topics. I have trickled a few into subcategories and a very few into appropriate articles, but there's plenty more. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:20, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

You're so right. There are so many of them, I added a TOC tag to it. In fact, it may be a good idea to make new ones, with the images that were uploaded. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 03:17, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
New tip; the historic Mott Avenue Control House finally has an image. I'm glad it's there, but I'm also kind of sad. The use of black and white in a photograph from the 1970's or 1980's is kind of pretentious, but since it is of an NRHP site, it's also appropriate. Plus I had that station on my list of images to grab. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 14:20, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Montague Street Tunnel reopening[edit]

It is official, the Montague Street Tunnels reopen in a matter of hours, which means dozens of articles need to be revised, including the obvious R (New York City Subway service) and N (New York City Subway service). The station layout diagrams for every station the R train serves need to edited too. Also needing revising are Template:NYCS Broadway south and Template:NYCS Fourth Montague. Any mentioning of the closure on the station articles between DeKalb Avenue and Canal Street should probably be removed since it did not affect the stations in any way. Hope someone can make all these edits soon. The Legendary Ranger (talk) 00:14, 15 September 2014 (UTC)