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Tuscarora Train of the Week No. 14 The QB and QT

Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Wed May 15 05:20:31 2019



Tuscarora Train of the Week No. 14


Rt. 1 or QT Broadway-Brighton Local via Tunnel
Rt. 1 or QB Broadway-Brighton Local via Bridge

Operator: New York City Transit Authority BMT Division


Both the QT and the QB ran between Ditmars Boulevard and Coney Island. The former ran through the Montague Street Tunnel while the latter ran over the Manhattan Bridge (north side). In this essay we will look at their operations in the fall of 1962.

The QT ran Monday through Friday leaving Astoria from 6:25 AM to 7:18 PM and leaving Coney Island from 5:52 AM to 7 PM. Five trains leaving Coney Island between 7:30 and 8:24 AM terminated at Queensboro Plaza. Four southbound put-ins left from Queensboro Plaza between 4 and 5 PM.One AM train from Astoria terminated at Whitehall Street and there was one northbound put-in at Canal Street in the PM rush.

The QT ran with six car trains of R-27s midday and eight car trains during the rush hours. Trains carried Red-Red markers light to Astoria and White-White markers to Coney Island.

The QB ran on weekdays from 7 PM to 6 AM and at all times on the weekend. The marker lights were the same as the QT.

The QB ran with eight R-27s on Saturdays and four on Sundays. At all other times it ran with six cars.

Please note that the R-27 includes the R-27, R-30 and R-30A car classes.

Source: BMT Service Guide, October 1962 / article / ERA New York Division Bulletin / October 1962 by Mr. Arthur Lonto and Mr. Bernard Linder

Official New York Subway Map and Guide / 1961 and 1963 Editions


Larry, RedbirdR33



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