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[PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 08:59:10 2021

125th St ? - Notice the installation of fluorescent lighting.
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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by William A. Padron on Mon Sep 13 09:11:51 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 08:59:10 2021.

Yeah, it is 125th Street going uptown. The route request box gives it away though.

-William A. Padron
["125"]


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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Train Dude on Mon Sep 13 09:44:22 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by William A. Padron on Mon Sep 13 09:11:51 2021.

I am terrible at these but that doesn't look like.i25th st. I don't recall a wall on the off side at 125th street.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Allan on Mon Sep 13 10:56:58 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Train Dude on Mon Sep 13 09:44:22 2021.

Look a little closer.

There is a track to the left of the train, then there is the other platform.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by italianguyinsi on Mon Sep 13 12:47:29 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 08:59:10 2021.

Green interior R-1??

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by K. Trout on Mon Sep 13 13:54:43 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 08:59:10 2021.

That photo looks to be taken at the same location as this one on nycsubway.org which is identified as 125th St. One wonders if it was taken the same day, since it's also credited to Steve Zabel.



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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Train Dude on Mon Sep 13 14:42:50 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Allan on Mon Sep 13 10:56:58 2021.

Yes, indeed. When I looked on my monitor, I could see what you referred to

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Mon Sep 13 15:59:44 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by italianguyinsi on Mon Sep 13 12:47:29 2021.

Didn't they all com from the factory with drab olive green interior paint?

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 16:28:38 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by K. Trout on Mon Sep 13 13:54:43 2021.

Yep, I see that yellow call on box that gives it away.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by zac on Mon Sep 13 18:32:09 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 16:28:38 2021.

But it wasn't the same day as the florescent lights are on when in the first picture they are still being installed.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Mon Sep 13 18:53:50 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Mon Sep 13 15:59:44 2021.

Yes, they did. Some received a light green treatment later - not to be confused with that godawful pistachio green. My IND sign box still has light green paint on the upper hinged lid.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Mon Sep 13 18:55:29 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by K. Trout on Mon Sep 13 13:54:43 2021.

A bit unusual seeing a higher-numbered car on the D.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Mon Sep 13 18:56:21 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 08:59:10 2021.

No headlights on the lead motor - an experience not to be missed! I remember it well. Tunnel I-beams between the tracks were reduced to silhouettes.

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TWO (2) SMEE PIX Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by William A. Padron on Mon Sep 13 19:48:24 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by zac on Mon Sep 13 18:32:09 2021.

To put this in a more perspective manner of context, but with these SMEE's in this pair of undated images..

R-10 #3103, 125th Street, IND 8th Avenue Line, Route: A; Collection of Joe Testagrose.


R-32 #3931, 125th Street, IND 8th Avenue Line, Route: D; Collection of Joe Testagrose.


-William A. Padron
["125"]




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Re: TWO (2) SMEE PIX Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by jabrams on Mon Sep 13 22:05:24 2021, in response to TWO (2) SMEE PIX Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by William A. Padron on Mon Sep 13 19:48:24 2021.

In the first color picture the 10 car marker is straight, in the other photos it is on an angle.

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Re: TWO (2) SMEE PIX Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Mon Sep 13 22:37:20 2021, in response to Re: TWO (2) SMEE PIX Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by jabrams on Mon Sep 13 22:05:24 2021.

I also noticed that. Looks like someone fixed it.

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Re: TWO (2) SMEE PIX Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Catfish 44 on Mon Sep 13 22:45:13 2021, in response to Re: TWO (2) SMEE PIX Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by jabrams on Mon Sep 13 22:05:24 2021.

Only the pic in the fluorescent light is it straight. Certainly after the installation of the new lights was complete did they move the marker over to straighten it out.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Westcode44 on Mon Sep 13 23:22:32 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 08:59:10 2021.

During PM Rush Hour if a Platform Conductor was standing there, he'd "bell in" for you to identify your train for 135th Street Tower.

WE-44

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by randyo on Mon Sep 13 23:49:55 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Train Dude on Mon Sep 13 14:42:50 2021.

What appears in that photo is not a wall but a staircase.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by randyo on Tue Sep 14 00:07:18 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Westcode44 on Mon Sep 13 23:22:32 2021.

Originally, there was no button box at 125 St. There was a toggle switch in the tower adjacent to the T/Dís desk that the T/D would activate to notify 135 St Tower whether the train was for Wash Hts or the Concourse. I canít recall exactly when but sometime just before Chrystie St, the button box was installed even though the train ID switch in the tower remained connected.


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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by zac on Tue Sep 14 08:45:50 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by randyo on Tue Sep 14 00:07:18 2021.

Did it also have Concourse Express vs. Local since both arrived on the express track at 125th?

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Sep 14 13:10:49 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Mon Sep 13 18:56:21 2021.

Thanks, the old days!

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Joe V on Tue Sep 14 13:13:55 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Mon Sep 13 18:55:29 2021.

I saw another photo today of a 100-series car on an E. That was unusual. Maybe an R1 off an A got to an E consist at Pitkin.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by BLE-NIMX on Tue Sep 14 14:08:40 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Sep 13 08:59:10 2021.

The motorman is opening his cab door to punch the 2 old button callbox to 135 tower from the platform!

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by randyo on Tue Sep 14 16:39:07 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by zac on Tue Sep 14 08:45:50 2021.

The original one didnít since Concourse lcls and exps did not operate at the same time, so during off hours, all Concourse trains on the exp tk at 125 ran lcl on the Concourse and during PM rush hours all Concourse trains on the exp tk at 125 ran exp on the Concourse. With all the switches at both 125 And 135 St are controlled from a single master tower, there are more push buttons to deal with reroutes.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 19:11:38 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by BLE-NIMX on Tue Sep 14 14:08:40 2021.

The motorman is opening his cab door to punch the 2 old button callbox to 135 tower from the platform!

Thanks. I'm surprised that box wasn't mounted closer to the cab window.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by zac on Wed Sep 15 10:21:29 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Joe V on Tue Sep 14 13:13:55 2021.

I was reading through the ERA bulletins and while there were assignments by yard, there were also lots of exceptions and cars were shifted around all the time as needed.

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Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed

Posted by randyo on Thu Sep 16 01:59:10 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTO] Station Identification Needed, posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 19:11:38 2021.

It is mounted close enough, but if the M/M wasnít stopped at precisely the 10 car mark, he probably couldnít reach it anyhow.

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