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Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sat Jun 27 22:04:32 2020

I say a 2 out of 10.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Mitch45 on Sat Jun 27 22:06:31 2020, in response to Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sat Jun 27 22:04:32 2020.

Queensboro Bridge, just west of the Queensboro Plaza Station.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by pragmatist on Sat Jun 27 22:09:42 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Mitch45 on Sat Jun 27 22:06:31 2020.

The JetBlue sign makes it way too easy....

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by randyo on Sun Jun 28 02:38:48 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by pragmatist on Sat Jun 27 22:09:42 2020.

Not just the Jet Blue sign but that location is unique and I doubt able to be confused with any other place on the transit system.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by LuchAAA on Sun Jun 28 03:19:55 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by randyo on Sun Jun 28 02:38:48 2020.

Guess the Location should be on the T/D and TSS tests.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 03:36:48 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Sun Jun 28 03:19:55 2020.

TSS = Times Square Stores?

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by LuchAAA on Sun Jun 28 03:42:34 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 03:36:48 2020.

Train Service Supervisor

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 04:26:00 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Sun Jun 28 03:42:34 2020.

Ah.

I remember TV commercials in the Ď70s stating that the advertised items were available at Jamesway and TSS/Seedmanís.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by LuchAAA on Sun Jun 28 04:31:42 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 04:26:00 2020.

TSS I remember at Metropolitan in Middle Village with amazing views if M train and yards.

Nycsubway.org has some R-30 photos from the TSS roof.
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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sun Jun 28 08:35:23 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Mitch45 on Sat Jun 27 22:06:31 2020.

Correct!!

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sun Jun 28 08:37:34 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by pragmatist on Sat Jun 27 22:09:42 2020.

Very true. I just went with this one because I thought it was a cool picture and not because of any difficulty.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by FYBklyn1959 on Sun Jun 28 09:00:31 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Sun Jun 28 04:31:42 2020.

I went to the one at Linden Blvd and Elderts Lane. Would get records there when I didn't want to go downtown to A&S (or even into midtown to Gimbels). It was a 2-level store (ground level and a basement) and the cool part was it had escalators without steps so you could take the shopping carts from one level to the other. I think around 1971 or 1972, the B10 was extended from Newlots/Berriman to Linden/Elderts to serve the store, allowing for a one-seat ride for my grandmother and I when we wanted to go. Also, the B14 was extended from Sutter Av down Elderts Lane to Linden.

Looks like a multiplex theater is there now





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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 10:55:03 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by FYBklyn1959 on Sun Jun 28 09:00:31 2020.

An escalator without steps? Was it some kind of motorized slanted ramp? How did you stand on it without falling backward?

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 10:55:10 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by FYBklyn1959 on Sun Jun 28 09:00:31 2020.

An escalator without steps? Was it some kind of motorized slanted ramp? How did you stand on it without falling backward?

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by pragmatist on Sun Jun 28 11:14:57 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 10:55:10 2020.

They have that at the Target on Queens Blvd. Regular escalators for the people, and up and down escalators with guides for shopping carts between them. I seem to recall them at the former KMart location on Metroplitan Ave also, going up to the parking.


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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by qveensboro_plaza on Sun Jun 28 11:15:55 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 10:55:10 2020.

An escalator without steps? Was it some kind of motorized slanted ramp? How did you stand on it without falling backward



They have the same kind of escalator ramp at the Brooklyn Coscto at 39th St. and Third Ave. It's a more gentle pitch than a regular escalator.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by qveensboro_plaza on Sun Jun 28 11:21:06 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by pragmatist on Sat Jun 27 22:09:42 2020.

The JetBlue sign makes it way too easy....



Many of us remember when the building next door had the huge Pan American sign -- you can still see the outline of the plane wing on the scaffolding.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Sun Jun 28 12:04:40 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 10:55:10 2020.

An escalator without steps?


Here's another

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sun Jun 28 14:18:24 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by qveensboro_plaza on Sun Jun 28 11:21:06 2020.

"Pan Am Makes the Going Great"


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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 18:58:17 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Stephen Bauman on Sun Jun 28 12:04:40 2020.

Very interesting.



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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by VictorM on Mon Jun 29 03:34:55 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Stephen Bauman on Sun Jun 28 12:04:40 2020.

Is that Boston? I visited Boston in 1957 and was amazed at how dangerous the escalators felt, especially while descending.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Tue Jun 30 01:00:23 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Sun Jun 28 04:31:42 2020.

I remember that one, but we've had one in our neighborhood on 4th Avenue and 63rd Street

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by randyo on Tue Jun 30 01:23:12 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by BILLBKLYN on Tue Jun 30 01:00:23 2020.

I used to go to that one when I first moved to Bay Ridge.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Tue Jun 30 02:57:23 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by randyo on Tue Jun 30 01:23:12 2020.

I could still smell the inside of the store, it has a unique smell to it

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Express Rider on Tue Jun 30 09:39:30 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Stephen Bauman on Sun Jun 28 12:04:40 2020.

These were early escalators, prior to regular steps. Many I understand have been replaced, though I've used a couple of these with the shallow-not-quite-steps. I don't remember where.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Ancient Mariner on Tue Jun 30 12:42:46 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Express Rider on Tue Jun 30 09:39:30 2020.

They really don't deserve to be classified as escalators, in my view. What they really are are inclined conveyor belts, with a continuous loop that carries passengers from one end to the other. The "steps" are just like saw-tooth notches in the belt that keep people from slipping downward, and they never worked terribly well at that.

I imagine there were way more accidents than occur these days, but on the other hand, they must have been less gruesome. Since there were not actually separate steps with combs to connect each one, there was no way to get trapped and/or drawn in between them and get mangled or torn to shreds.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by numbersix on Wed Jul 1 16:45:42 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by FYBklyn1959 on Sun Jun 28 09:00:31 2020.

I remember walking to that TSS from Ridgewood Ave. You could look over the fence into Pitkin Yard two blocks away.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed Jul 1 16:54:43 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Mitch45 on Sun Jun 28 10:55:03 2020.

Handrail.

They have one in the Costco on 3rd Avenue by the SBK tracks.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed Jul 1 16:55:04 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by pragmatist on Sun Jun 28 11:14:57 2020.

No, thatís not the same thing.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by FYBklyn1959 on Wed Jul 1 21:41:00 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by FYBklyn1959 on Sun Jun 28 09:00:31 2020.

Found this crappy pic. Looks just like I remember. There may have been some more parking around the back.



Tried to look for a pic of the escalators, no such luck :(

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by LuchAAA on Thu Jul 2 22:48:28 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by numbersix on Wed Jul 1 16:45:42 2020.

Did you like the trains you saw at Pitkin?


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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 01:30:15 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Sun Jun 28 04:31:42 2020.

Here is the TSS Middle Village rooftop photo I mentioned.

As a kid I could just start and the views all day. M trains. LIRR activity. Departures from JFK and LGA. It was fun. Now the rooftop is closed.



ountry: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Location: Metropolitan Avenue
Route: M
Car: R-30 (St. Louis, 1961) 8541
Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 4/14/1982
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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 02:34:52 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 01:30:15 2020.

stare not start

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Express Rider on Fri Jul 3 03:00:00 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 01:30:15 2020.

Nice panarama. Except for the R-30s it's a pretty un-NYC looking view.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 03:45:10 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Express Rider on Fri Jul 3 03:00:00 2020.

If you walk west on the roof there is a great view of NYC skyline. You can see every direction for miles.

Silver and blue color scheme was my favorite.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Express Rider on Fri Jul 3 03:48:34 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 03:45:10 2020.

Thanks for this info. - something to remember whenever I can get to this area.

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 05:56:59 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by Express Rider on Fri Jul 3 03:48:34 2020.

You'll like it.

Sadly the view of Fresh Pond Yard us obstructed by a building that wasn't there when I was a kid staring in awe at the visible trains.


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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Fri Jul 3 07:49:08 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 01:30:15 2020.

Nice!

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Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!

Posted by Union Tpke on Fri Jul 3 07:57:45 2020, in response to Re: Guess the Location...another softball served up!, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 3 01:30:15 2020.

This view is outstanding!

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