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Re: IND Station Platforms Less Than 600 Feet In Length [Re: 75th Avenue]

Posted by randyo on Thu Apr 8 00:53:14 2021, in response to Re: IND Station Platforms Less Than 600 Feet In Length [Re: 75th Avenue], posted by 3-9 on Wed Apr 7 22:43:16 2021.

Not sure about that one but there was an odd feature about that station. The original tower that controlled the diamond Xover N/O Lex Ave/53 was at the N/E of the platform. Till the old signaling was replaced, the model board was still in the tower room even though the interlocking machine had been removed. When I wen tin there one afternoon, I saw the model board and it was missing2 thins. One was the station at 23/Ely which it is known did lot open till several years after the line opened and the other was the diamond Xover S/O the station which I wasnít aware was not there when the line first opened either. For some reason, when the 5 Av/53 station was built there was no provision for a tower at that station so when the 6 Av Line opened a steel tower was constructed at the S/E of the S/B platform and you could still see the original tile wall inside the tower. Why the IND didnít build a tower room at that station in anticipation of a 6 Ave lone I donít know. I donít know where the original interlocking machine from Lex went to either.

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