Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hundred-year old New York City subway cars ‘taken out for a spin’

New York City, July 8, 2018 - The NY City Transit Authority briefly resurfaced back to the ‘good old days’ when it operated the vintage ‘B type’ Standards (#2390-2391-2392) and D type Triplex (#6095) articulated subway cars on excursion. It should be noted that these cars never operated together in revenue service.The trip began at 10 am in the new Second Avenue line’s 96th Street terminal and ran to Coney Island’s Stillwell Avenue Terminal via the ‘Q’ Brighton line. After the train patrons visited the famous boardwalk and other attractions, they re-boarded the train at 4 pm for the trip back into Manhattan via the ‘F’ Culver to disembark on the 8th Avenue line near 207 Street Yard.

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NYC Transit operated a vintage subway train from the 96th Street station on the 2nd Avenue line and ran as a non-stop 'super express'  to Coney Island via the Brighton line in Brooklyn.  The train’s consist was 1917 'B-type' Standards and 1927 ‘D-type’ triplex.

BMT 'D-type' triplex #6095 at Stillwell Avenue terminal before heading into Manhattan via the F Culver line. It brought up the markers as the Coney Island amusement area is in the background.

Photos and story by Joseph M. Calisi ©2018 All Rights Reserved