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Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007

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Need just a wee bit of education, please. I'm familiar with the Never or Nancy, the Rarely and the Whenever. Which lines are the Three Stooges - Curly, Larry, Moe, Shemp? Are these the Centre Street Loop Lines - (J), (M), (Z)? "Take The A Train"!

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by metropod on Thu May 17 15:47:47 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.

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This is what I'm aware of.

A-Apple, alpha
B-Bravo
C-Charly
D-Delta
E-Echo
F-Fox/Foxtrot
G-?
J-?
L-?
M-?
N-Nancy/November
Q-Quency
R-Romeo
V-Victor
W-Wisky
Z-?

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Thu May 17 15:49:36 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.

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The Three Stooges lines are, quite fittingly:

J - Curly (real name Jerome, later played by Joe DeRita)
L - Larry
M - Moe
Z - Schemp or Szemp

Since all of these lines encompass the Eastern Division, I've labeled it as the Three Stooges Division.

Other nicknames I've come up with:

A - Alice
B - Barf or Blech
C - Chunks
D - Dufus, Dumbass
E - Eeeewwwwwww
F - Fart, Flub, Foulup, Flatulance
G - Gag
N - Nyuk, nyuk
Q - Queer, Queasy
R - Ralph
S - Soitanly
V - Vomit, Vesuvius
W - Wimp, Wuss, Worthless, Weak, Weary, Wheezing, Watermelon, Whining, Whatever, Who, Where, Why, Whenever



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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Nilet on Thu May 17 15:51:01 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Thu May 17 15:49:36 2007.

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(L)ate
(N)ever
(R)arely
(D)elayed

And I always like to go with:

(M)eh

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 16:23:14 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Thu May 17 15:49:36 2007.

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Lol! Actually, I like Elizabeth for the (E). :)

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Larry Fendrick (NotchIt)-Webmaster on Thu May 17 16:30:14 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.

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From the Daily News in the early 80's:



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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by J trainloco on Thu May 17 16:36:24 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by Larry Fendrick (NotchIt)-Webmaster on Thu May 17 16:30:14 2007.

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Written by Larry Fendrick!

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Thu May 17 18:40:21 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 16:23:14 2007.

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That's my sister's name.

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by monorail on Thu May 17 23:30:31 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.

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A--Alligator
B--Boy
CC-Crocodile
D--Dog
LL-Lousy Louie; Losers of Life
M--Mary; Metro-Myrtle-Mugger-Mover
N--Nancy
RR-Rock & Roll


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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 23:39:34 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by monorail on Thu May 17 23:30:31 2007.

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Lol! In addition to Elizabeth for the (E), I'm partial to Catherine for the (C).

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by David Fairthorne on Thu May 17 23:53:12 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by J trainloco on Thu May 17 16:36:24 2007.

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Written by Larry Fendrick!

Our very own Larry Fendrick! He wrote the caption, but I suppose someone else drew the cartoon, which is also very funny.

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by David Fairthorne on Fri May 18 00:46:59 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.

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The seven numbered IRT lines should not be deprived of nicknames merely for want of a letter.

They could be named after the seven dwarfs, the seven deadly sins, or perhaps even the seven wonders of the world.

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Nilet on Fri May 18 00:51:29 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by David Fairthorne on Fri May 18 00:46:59 2007.

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Yeah, you could do that now that the (9) is cancelled and the (8) is destroyed. (What color would the (8) be?)

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by SMAZ on Fri May 18 04:17:28 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by metropod on Thu May 17 15:47:47 2007.

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It seems to be the same as the military alphabet:

G- Golf
J- Juliet
L- Lima
M- Mike
Z- Zulu

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by SMAZ on Fri May 18 04:19:52 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by Nilet on Fri May 18 00:51:29 2007.

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Probably black like other shuttles. What color was it on the Vignelli Map?

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 18 07:54:23 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by metropod on Thu May 17 15:47:47 2007.

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O - Oscar
P - Papa
Q - Quebec
S - Sierra
T - Tango
U - Uniform
X - X-ray
Y - Yankee
Z - Zulu

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 18 07:54:45 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by SMAZ on Fri May 18 04:17:28 2007.

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I - India
K - Kilo

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 18 07:57:01 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by monorail on Thu May 17 23:30:31 2007.

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In keeping with the spirit of The Honeymooners, you could have N for Norton. I've already included Alice for A and Ralph for R. Too bad the T is no longer used, otherwise Trixie would be included.

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 18 07:57:41 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by SMAZ on Fri May 18 04:19:52 2007.

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Light blue.

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 18 07:59:56 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by David Fairthorne on Fri May 18 00:46:59 2007.

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1 - Doc
2 - Sneezy
3 - Bashful
4 - Grumpy
5 - Sleepy
6 - Dopey
7 - Happy

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by BrooklynBus on Fri May 18 11:21:01 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by Larry Fendrick (NotchIt)-Webmaster on Thu May 17 16:30:14 2007.

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I actually remember hearing that very announcement. It was my all time favorite. I thought of sending it in but never did. I'm glad you did. It was too good not to immortalize.

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by R30A on Fri May 18 11:35:24 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by SMAZ on Fri May 18 04:17:28 2007.

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I have generally heard Z as "Zebra"

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 18 12:38:24 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 18 07:57:01 2007.

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When you stop and think about it, since the N and R share quite a bit of common trackage, Norton and Ralph are adequate nicknames.

I'm not quite ready to label the Southern Division as the Honeymooners Division, though. After all, the Kramdens and Nortons lived in Three Stooges Division territory (Chauncey St.).

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Newkirk Images on Fri May 18 20:23:45 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.

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A couple of nicknames from the past of which I didn't dream up:

(CC) Concourse Creeper / Concourse Crawler

(EE) Elmhurst Earthworm

(GG) Good Gosh

(RR) Rosh Hashanna Rocket


Bill "Newkirk"

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by Zman179 on Fri May 18 20:53:45 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.

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You've got the:

Apple
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Fox
George
J (no name, just J)
Larry (obviously in honor of Mr. Fendrick)
Mary or Mikey (both used)
Nancy or November (both used)
Quincy
Romeo
Shuttle
Victor
Whiskey
Zebra (rarely used...often simply Z)

Only IRT line that I know that has a true nickname is the 2 (aka The Beast.)

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by SMAZ on Sat May 19 02:06:22 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by R30A on Fri May 18 11:35:24 2007.

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I have sometimes heard "Zebra" too but the Army usually uses "Zulu".

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Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines

Posted by SMAZ on Sat May 19 02:10:00 2007, in response to Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 18 07:57:41 2007.

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ahh...the future color of the SAS! Hopefully the Light Blue Line will run under Bx 3rd Av again as a SAS extension.

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