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Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?

Posted by MainR3664 on Wed Feb 29 07:31:47 2012, in response to Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon Feb 27 12:09:21 2012.

Thanks for posting the maps and history- very informative. I've been to Ridgewood and Bushwick for work several times...usually just steps away from the border, so I've explored it a bit. How the railroads and later the subway affected things is also very interesting.

I guess in line with things having a Brooklyn origin would be the Q58 bus, which until 1988 was the B58, although I don't believe it ever entered Brooklyn in revenue service (it certainly doesn't now, although it comes within inches of doing so) - it runs on the north side of Wyckoff Ave). But since it starts out from Wyckoff Terminal, I'm guessing the predecessor trolley service was provided by the B&QT, and the bus route was orginally named after its Brooklyn corporate orgins..

Certainly, running the border along streets made more sense than an aribritrary diagonal line, which ran through houses. Actually, I've heard that there are places where the USA-Canada border runs through houses!!!

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