Today we’re going to the NYCTA transit museum, in Brooklyn. Here we have a R188 7 line service at Flushing Main Street, ready to begin a run to 34 St Hudson-Yards.
Changing trains at Court Square, we have a R68 G service at Court Square.
In my YouTube video here, there’s a cabride about 2 minutes in. I hung around the first car, where this a railfan window, albeit a very scratched one.
As you can see, Westinghouse, ANF Industrie, and Alsthom all worked on this carriage.
The driver of the R68 was a jittery guy. Here he is checking the four-car train for any stragglers at Hoyt-Schermerhorn St station.When they were building the subway they had to use mine carts to transport materials.In the pre-subway days, New York had a very large network of cable cars and streetcars.
When the old City Hall station was being built, they ran narrow gauge mine cart tracks, complete with a small turntable.
Here we have a detail of a crossing gate that was on display at the museum.
And here we have a Yellow Redbird on shrubbery duty.
Here we have NY&MRRW Railway 2-4-6 Tank Engine Gravesend.
Here we have a streetcar.
Here we have a BU car.
Here we have a World’s Fair painted R33.
R12 was also on display.
Here we have R15 6239 in a red and beige scheme.
Here we have a Q-type car on display.
Here is old pump car 56, which has pumps inside.
LIRR 60, or a caboose, was on display behind a steeplecab and a diesel switcher.
Good to see you again, Dashing Dan.
GE 40-tonner switcher that used to operate work trains was present and accounted for.
A former A train, or a R44 was also on display.
R16 happened to be there, too.
AB Standard was there.
Here we have an unidentified stainless-steel coach.
This train was rolled for Coney Island.
Here is a model of one of the earliest forms of public transportation in New York. With some of those BU cars is a 0-4-0 tank engine.
Tomorrow we leave NYC.