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[PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Fri Sep 10 07:54:19 2021

Any idea why this (B) train is pulling up so close to the one in the station ? Would this be permitted or discouraged today ?
Bay Parkway - West End Line (undated)

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by Joe V on Fri Sep 10 08:09:20 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by Bill Newkirk on Fri Sep 10 07:54:19 2021.

Maybe train in station is stuck.

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by AlM on Fri Sep 10 10:20:41 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by Joe V on Fri Sep 10 08:09:20 2021.

In which case the rear train could discharge all passengers through the front-most door.



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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by 3-9 on Fri Sep 10 19:20:49 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by AlM on Fri Sep 10 10:20:41 2021.

I don't know about today, but I've seen it happen up close in the '90s, when train service still wasn't too great.

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sat Sep 11 10:43:29 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by Bill Newkirk on Fri Sep 10 07:54:19 2021.

And the approaching B train would have gotten a call on since there is a home signal outside the station.

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by FYBklyn1959 on Sat Sep 11 15:41:54 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by Bill Newkirk on Fri Sep 10 07:54:19 2021.

Looks to be taken in the late 60s or early 70s (blue doors, and no visible graffiti). Also, they still have the route sign and destination sign, instead of just a (B) in the destination sign.

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by italianguyinsi on Sat Sep 11 21:34:20 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by FYBklyn1959 on Sat Sep 11 15:41:54 2021.

It's post 1967, no question. The 1964 signage on these R32s had a "BB" but no "B" - that "B" was stenciled in around 1967.

Not sure if the original rolls sign has Eastern Division BMT letters as original equipment.

Still doesn't answer the question why the train keyed by the automatic signal.....

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sat Sep 11 22:27:12 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by italianguyinsi on Sat Sep 11 21:34:20 2021.

There is a homesignal there, not an automatic.

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Sat Sep 11 23:06:18 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by italianguyinsi on Sat Sep 11 21:34:20 2021.

The B was pasted over the BB sign.

And yes, the R-32s came with all IND and BMT letter markings including the Three Stooges Division.

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by randyo on Sun Sep 12 03:04:34 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sat Sep 11 10:43:29 2021.

If I recall from when I was a M/M on that line, there is no homeball on the lcl tk, only the exp tk.

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Sep 12 03:39:17 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by randyo on Sun Sep 12 03:04:34 2021.

Thanks, randyo

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Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort

Posted by randyo on Mon Sep 13 23:10:17 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Too Close For Comfort, posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Sep 12 03:39:17 2021.

Thatís not to say theta there isnít one now since the new signaling was installed, but at the time that photo was taken I donít recall there being one there.

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