The only place where there were stairs was at Fresh Pond, and that station looked abandoned even when it was a "real" station. The other stations were merely a sign on a grade crossing. For the early 90's, some of them didn't even have a sign!
Unfortunately as Pigs pointed out, there are no distinction between tickets via Lower Montauk and via Hunterspoint. In fact I could use them Monday if I wanted to. So it's hardly worth more than a personal souvenir. But that's OK. It will be a souvenir for me and my son.
I also think that the thermal printing won't last very long and will eventually fade away.
Many NJ Transit bus stops didn't have any signs and quite a few still don't and local businesses' people don't know where the stops are either because they never use buses. They only know there is service because they see them.
When I last rode that train before this Friday, it was the first week of NY Waterway's non-stop service and the ferry was free and there was no TVM at LIC. The conductor promptly came to pick up the fare before Jamaica.
Yeah, another reason it's not highly used. In the early 90's when I used to ride from Fresh Pond or Glendale to Long Island City in the mornings a lot, the fare was somewhere around $5, a lot considering the subway fare was only about $1.25 or something like that.
As I mentioned, in the late 80's and early 90's, they did NOT have signs. It wasn't until around 1994 or 1995 that they put the signs up again. The first years I used the stations, none of them had signs, except for an old run down one at Haberman. Even Richmond Hill didn't have a sign.