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Re: Tuscarora Almanac for December 5

Posted by randyo on Thu Dec 7 17:44:21 2017, in response to Re: Tuscarora Almanac for December 5, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Wed Dec 6 19:22:45 2017.

Although the roll signs on the steels didn’t actually read “Ditmars” the station signs did. Originally, they read “Ditmars Ave” which was later changed to "Ditmars Blvd” and the small signs on the station lampposts had the initials “D.A.” even after the main station signs were changed. Also in many cases, the destination signs on prewar BMT cars indicated the neighborhood rather than the actual street names of the terminals like”Jamaica,” “Canarsie” and “Astoria.” Even the “Coney Island” reading was more indicative of the area since the actual name of the station was “Stillwell Ave."


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