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Re: R-10's At Hinsdale Street - BMT Fulton (4/15/1956)

Posted by randyo on Tue Apr 17 18:01:10 2012, in response to Re: R-10's At Hinsdale Street - BMT Fulton (4/15/1956), posted by Joe V on Tue Apr 17 17:42:43 2012.

The problem with that would have been that there would have been an unnecessary duplication of services along Pitkin Av east of Bway Jct with a 3 track Fulton el above Pitkin and a 2 track subway beneath. Unfortunately, even though the city took over the BMT in 1940, and it might have been cheaper for the city to rebuild the Fulton St el to dual contract standards between Hinsdale St and Grant Av and connect the entire rebuilt structure to the IND terminal at Rocky Av via a portal similar to the one on the F line at McDonald Av rather than build an entire new subway under Pitkin Av, the anti el mentality of the city at the time precluded that from happening.

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