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Re: A Question about the Lower Montauk Branch?

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Fri May 8 20:56:08 2009, in response to Re: A Question about the Lower Montauk Branch?, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri May 8 13:26:10 2009.

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Richmond Hill was on the contingency with the Amtrak strike that was threatened in either 1992 or 1993. I have the pamphlets somewhere telling people to use Richmond Hill. Diesel service from points east were going to skip Jamaica (as not to cause a mob scene), and have people transfer at Richmond Hill/121st St to get the infamous famous P train that was make stops at 121st St, Bway Junction, and then run to Essex St, and then through Chyrstie to West 4th St, and then to the 8th Ave line if I am not mistaken. I don't know where they were going to terminate them though.

I remember I was all ready the night before to get up early to take the subway to Jamaica to ride this special train. (I never rode through the Chrystie St connection yet at that time). I was a little disappointed when the strike was cancelled, but I am sure most commuters weren't.

Richmond Hill lost it's last chance to have huge amounts of passengers through it, even if just for a day.

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