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76th Street Question

Posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:27:27 2012

After reading through all of the comments, I tired to find more info on 76th. I read under the abandoned station list in NYC subways.org about 76th and there is a photo. Sorry to bring this up again but is this photo false? Is the info on nycsubways.org false as well?
I'm really confused

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Broadway Lion on Wed May 16 16:36:36 2012, in response to 76th Street Question, posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:27:27 2012.

The photo is shopped. The orignal photo is on nycsubways.org ner the back of the R-10 collection.

That *something* is back there is without a doubt, but the LION does not think it goes back very far. There may or may not be a platform back there, and in any event, it was planned as a LOCAL station and the picture is clearly of an express station.

The ONLY subway station at 76th Street is on my layout in North Dakota.






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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:39:24 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Broadway Lion on Wed May 16 16:36:36 2012.

Thank you! Shouldn't nycsubway.org remove it then?

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Jersey Mike on Wed May 16 17:34:52 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Broadway Lion on Wed May 16 16:36:36 2012.

No, that's the photo that has been altered. The 76th street one is the real deal.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dyre Dan on Wed May 16 19:39:31 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:39:24 2012.

It's not on nycsubway.org, it's on Joseph Brennan's site at http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/76st.html. At least that is where it originally appeared, on April 1, 2002. And it seems like he is leaving it up.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed May 16 20:12:56 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dyre Dan on Wed May 16 19:39:31 2012.

You know the picture of the train at 76th Street is a total fake. I have said several times somebody needs to take ground penetrating radar to the site when 76th Street Station was supposed to be and see if anything is there underground. If there is man the bulldozers!! If not go home.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Wed May 16 21:12:45 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed May 16 20:12:56 2012.

Wrong again Dan Lawrence.
As Jersey Mike said in another post in this thread the 76th Street photo is the real one. This one below is obviously the photoshopped one:



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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed May 16 22:07:01 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Jeff Rosen on Wed May 16 21:12:45 2012.

Sorry, Sarge, my post was to supply the proff 76th Street exists or not. I believe it does not exist unless real proof is given that it does.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Thu May 17 05:25:25 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed May 16 22:07:01 2012.

Brennen's picture proves it exists. Period.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by SUBWAYSURF on Thu May 17 05:40:38 2012, in response to 76th Street Question, posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:27:27 2012.

It's an April fools joke.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by SLRT on Thu May 17 06:17:53 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Jeff Rosen on Thu May 17 05:25:25 2012.

I expect to see Rod Serling posting.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Andrew Saucci on Thu May 17 10:19:58 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Jeff Rosen on Wed May 16 21:12:45 2012.

The guy who edited the photo did an outstanding job of adding the left hand side of the platform, which was not present in the original photograph. He even added the "7 Ave" plates to the columns; I would have just left out all that stuff.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Mitch45 on Thu May 17 11:33:28 2012, in response to 76th Street Question, posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:27:27 2012.

Yes, it was an April Fool's Day prank pulled by Joe Brennan, who maintains the excellent "Abandoned Stations" website. Joe has come to regret that prank because it reignited the whole 76th Street station discussion.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Terrapin Station on Thu May 17 12:27:04 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Mitch45 on Thu May 17 11:33:28 2012.

What's wrong with reigniting the whole 76th Street station discussion?

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Mitch45 on Thu May 17 12:39:01 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Terrapin Station on Thu May 17 12:27:04 2012.

LOL.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Asgard on Thu May 17 12:39:01 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Mitch45 on Thu May 17 11:33:28 2012.

"Joe has come to regret that prank because it reignited the whole 76th Street station discussion."

I've read that before, but he's told me that he has no regrets. Or, at least no regrets about 76th Street. :-)

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Terrapin Station on Thu May 17 13:18:50 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Mitch45 on Thu May 17 12:39:01 2012.

What's wrong with reigniting the whole 76th Street station discussion?

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Terrapin Station on Thu May 17 13:21:20 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Asgard on Thu May 17 12:39:01 2012.



I've read that before, but he's told me that he has no regrets. Or, at least no regrets about 76th Street. :-)

I've read it before as well. So what you're saying is that:

1. Mitch45 is wrong (what a surprise)

2. Mitch45 is repeating bad information and not qualifying it as something other than first-hand knowledge or at least knowledge that he can reasonable believe is correct (what a surprise)

Thank you for correcting him.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Thu May 17 18:50:22 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Andrew Saucci on Thu May 17 10:19:58 2012.

Too bad he couldn't have applied an original two-tone gray finish to that lead R-10, even if it was in black and white.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Thu May 17 20:16:25 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Jeff Rosen on Thu May 17 05:25:25 2012.

Brennen's picture is a fake!!! Care to take a jackhammer to the site and dig?

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dan on Fri May 18 10:59:16 2012, in response to 76th Street Question, posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:27:27 2012.

It was an obvious prank, with text like this:

"A field trip in March 2002 turned up this flat grassy area in front of a house set back from the street. This is probably the location of one of the station stairways. A neighborhood kid told me not to go in there, because it wasn't safe to stand on. He said he bounced a ball in there once and it disappeared right into the ground. A man inside the house came to the door and explained, "Hey you, get out of here. What are you taking pictures?" "

The 76 St station is not listed on Brennans abandoned stations page, you have to type in the url to reach it -

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/76st.html

An excellent photoshop job:



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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Wado MP73 on Fri May 18 21:58:35 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dan Lawrence on Thu May 17 20:16:25 2012.

Aren't you a bit too much overplaying your "Wrong again" reputation here? :p

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Elkeeper on Sat May 19 21:24:39 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dyre Dan on Wed May 16 19:39:31 2012.

I'm sure that Joe Brennan will pull it when everyone here realizes that his 76th Street stuff is a joke. Trouble is, he keeps reeling in more gullible fish! If I were him, I'd leave it up and see how many more he catches! Still waiting for someone to put up a photoshop of 76th Street with Elvis waiting for a train!

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by randyo on Sat May 19 21:36:31 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Elkeeper on Sat May 19 21:24:39 2012.

The problem with even considering the validity of Joe Brennan's April fool photo is that it is apparent that most of the readers of this site are painfully unaware that 76 St was never meant to be a terminal but only a local station on a line that was proposed to extend farther out towards the Aqueduct area where the connection to the LIRR ROW was originally supposed to be made. The evidence, scant though it may be, of the existence of a 76 St station shell which consists of the display on the Euclid model board of the 76 St station clearly shows that there was no provision for the station to be used as a terminal since there were to have been no switches of any kind immediately east of the station. I have brought this to the attention of the readers of this forum many times and yet there seem to be some individuals who believe that the Joe Brennan gag photo has a certain degree of authenticity as well as some apocryphal articles that have shown up that also,indicate that there was some sort of service terminating at that location.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by TERRapin station on Sat May 19 22:54:41 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Wado MP73 on Fri May 18 21:58:35 2012.

It comes naturally to him.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sun May 20 02:02:01 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Wado MP73 on Fri May 18 21:58:35 2012.

Stop acting like the turtle. :-)

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Broadway Lion on Sun May 20 10:13:55 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by TERRapin station on Sat May 19 22:54:41 2012.



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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Elkeeper on Sun May 20 16:01:18 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by randyo on Sat May 19 21:36:31 2012.

Elvis has left the (76 St) station!

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Larry,RedbirdR33 on Sun May 20 19:17:12 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed May 16 22:07:01 2012.

I believe it does not exist unless real proof is given that it does

Dan my friend it does exist. The entire station has been moved down to Florida and its now a stop on the Walt Disney World Railroad. They call it "Fantasyland." I caught a train there only last week.

Lawrry, RedbirdR33

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by MainR3664 on Mon May 21 07:04:58 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by randyo on Sat May 19 21:36:31 2012.

Also, the MTA paint job shown in Brennan's 76th Street "photo" should be a giveaway, as I'm sure it was meant to be.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by randyo on Mon May 21 15:06:30 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by MainR3664 on Mon May 21 07:04:58 2012.

That was actually the first giveaway.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by MainR3664 on Wed May 23 08:09:06 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by randyo on Mon May 21 15:06:30 2012.

'zactly.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 23 13:04:01 2012, in response to 76th Street Question, posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:27:27 2012.



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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dyre Dan on Wed May 23 15:53:16 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dan on Fri May 18 10:59:16 2012.

For better or worse, it is listed on Brennan's abandoned stations page at http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/. Perhaps he ought to remove the link.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Elkeeper on Wed May 23 16:41:03 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dyre Dan on Wed May 23 15:53:16 2012.

Why should he? He's gotten a lot of mileage- and laughs- out of this!
It's better than the Ulan Bator, Mongolian subway post!

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Broadway Lion on Wed May 23 17:36:36 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Elkeeper on Wed May 23 16:41:03 2012.

It's better than the Ulan Bator, Mongolian subway post!

ROAR

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Mitch45 on Wed May 23 18:02:34 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Terrapin Station on Thu May 17 13:21:20 2012.

Don't you have a newborn to take care of or something?

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dyre Dan on Wed May 23 18:50:29 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by randyo on Sat May 19 21:36:31 2012.

Well, it is a darn good Photoshop job, as others have said. It would never have occurred to me that the original photo was not of an "A" train at all, but of a "B". I figured it was an A train running local on CPW for some reason, and that the station was either 72nd St., 86th St., or 96th St., any of which would require only changing one digit on the station sign. Nope!

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by TERRapin station on Thu May 24 10:10:17 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Mitch45 on Wed May 23 18:02:34 2012.

Don't you have apologies to be making?

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu May 24 22:09:52 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dyre Dan on Wed May 23 15:53:16 2012.

No. It's a classic.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu May 24 22:10:19 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Elkeeper on Wed May 23 16:41:03 2012.

Not to mention it's not linked from the main page.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu May 24 22:14:54 2012, in response to 76th Street Question, posted by rbseabeach on Wed May 16 16:27:27 2012.

YOu can find the real version of that photo in the 7th Ave section....



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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by FYBklyn1959 on Fri May 25 09:46:18 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu May 24 22:14:54 2012.

Wonder if the storm door on that R-10 is unlocked, like on the ones I used to take to John Dewey HS back in 1975. First time, I notified the T/O, who blew me off. After that I didn't say anything.


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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Elkeeper on Fri May 25 21:14:03 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Dan on Fri May 18 10:59:16 2012.

Is that Elvis in the storm door widow? I think so!

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by tunnelrat on Fri May 25 21:18:34 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Elkeeper on Fri May 25 21:14:03 2012.

nah,its selkirk.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Fri May 25 22:11:45 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by tunnelrat on Fri May 25 21:18:34 2012.

Worse ... it's my evil twin brother, Skippy! :)

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by tunnelrat on Fri May 25 22:34:59 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by SelkirkTMO on Fri May 25 22:11:45 2012.

somebody more evil than you,hard to believe.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Fri May 25 22:57:29 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by tunnelrat on Fri May 25 22:34:59 2012.

Yeah, separated at birth. They buried him with the station. :)

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed May 30 20:51:18 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Spider-Pig on Sun May 20 02:02:01 2012.

You first. 1 Turtle is too much.

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Re: 76th Street Question

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed May 30 20:54:24 2012, in response to Re: 76th Street Question, posted by Larry,RedbirdR33 on Sun May 20 19:17:12 2012.

Larry, what did they use, a flying saucer? Fantasyland was created on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1955.

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