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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:11:32 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 11:02:22 2010.

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!

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The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:21:00 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 12:49:30 2010.

It didn't change at all except for the sign removal. It didn't look like a station even back when it was used.

Here's all the stations in their pathetic glory, that I took around 1993 or 1994:

Richmond Hill:




Glendale:


Fresh Pond:


Fresh Pond, the Eastbound platform is to the right of the train, and the westbound "platform" is on the left by the wall. THIS was an OPERATING station at the time of this photo, lol:


Haberman - Notice something "else" missing in the background:


Penny Bridge:


And of course Long Island City:


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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:23:11 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Fred G on Sun May 16 11:35:55 2010.

Yes, the presentation was as good as the photos!

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:24:40 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 13:24:35 2010.

There could be a bunch of deadheads that are "worker only". I remember a LOT of deadhead moves between Jamaica and LIC via Montauk through the day.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 20:25:01 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:24:40 2010.

But worker only deadhead moves do not require two-car or longer platforms. A single door long high platform as used before should suffice.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 20:29:59 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 13:37:36 2010.

Which is why I still have these.



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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 20:42:12 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Osmosis Jones on Sun May 16 18:32:11 2010.

I don't think so. Why would they receive public money for that? Private subsidies from places like Chelsea Piers are possible but I don't know.

Weekday Fulton Ferry Landing commuter service receives subsidy from One Brooklyn Bridge. Maybe other DUMBO condos contribute as well.

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Re: The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 20:44:28 2010, in response to The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:21:00 2010.

OK, so the former station that I noticed was Fresh Pond.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 20:52:43 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:23:11 2010.

Thank you very much! It's a good thing that my son is a bit older and doesn't need much attention. I couldn't have done the same on the trip to Montauk two years ago when he was a first grader.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 20:55:17 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:11:32 2010.

Yeah, I saw your post with pics of the old days.

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Re: The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by arnine on Sun May 16 21:38:33 2010, in response to The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:21:00 2010.

Awesome pics thanks

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 22:04:30 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 20:29:59 2010.

Cool! Since that is the last run (at least for now), those may be worth something one day.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sun May 16 22:39:00 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 22:04:30 2010.

FALSE! They're also good for trains via Hunterspoint.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 22:53:52 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 22:04:30 2010.

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.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 22:59:51 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 20:29:59 2010.

LOL. The ticket I originally bought sat in my bag for nearly 4 months and was in pretty bad shape when I finally had to use it.

I can understand that a conductor would not normally expect someone would pay the astronomical cost of a peak LIC/Jamaica ticket (it was $7.50 in 2007, IIRC).

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Re: The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 23:06:33 2010, in response to The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun May 16 19:21:00 2010.

To be fair to the LIRR, at least there was a sign. NJT didn't even have that at the old Finderne station on the RVL.

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Re: The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 23:51:16 2010, in response to Re: The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 23:06:33 2010.

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.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Mon May 17 00:05:12 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 22:59:51 2010.

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.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon May 17 06:45:25 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 22:59:51 2010.

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.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon May 17 06:46:06 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Spider-Pig on Sun May 16 22:39:00 2010.

Yes, but they won't be dated with the date of the last run.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon May 17 06:46:38 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Wado MP73 on Sun May 16 22:53:52 2010.

Only one date can you have a ticket stamped with the last date run....

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Re: The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon May 17 06:47:57 2010, in response to Re: The Local Stations Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 23:06:33 2010.

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.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon May 17 06:54:09 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 16 13:31:45 2010.

Those trains are generally pretty full.

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by R143 on Mon May 17 20:09:31 2010, in response to PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by Wado MP73 on Sat May 15 01:08:38 2010.

Thanks so much!

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Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC

Posted by Wado MP73 on Mon May 17 22:54:14 2010, in response to Re: PHOTOS: So long, 454 Oyster Bay out of LIC, posted by R143 on Mon May 17 20:09:31 2010.

You're welcome!

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