Having many painful regrets about when the redbirds vanished, over the past year I have done my utmost to document the various railfan window enabled lines on the NYCS before they vanish forever able become useless. Here is one of my first major trips to the city I took last June when I still had someone to stay with. My targets were such endangered species as the Brighton Beach Line, the South Ferry Loop and VALLEY interlocking.
There's going to be a lot of pictures here so hold onto your hats. The Brighton Line pics as well as all of the other stuff I took on the NYCS, LIRR and Amtrak that weekend can be located at:
I'll post up some of the VALLEY interlocking pics in a later post.
On the early morning Amtrak train to NYC I caught a freight train on the Trenton Line at SHORE interlocking with its
Once there I encountered an inbound Slant B in the below grade portion of the line.
Here are a few videos from the trip down the Brighton starting off with a B train passing through DeKalb interlocking eastbound from the Manny B.
B at Kings Highway interlocking eastbound. The rad flags were for a GO closing the local track between here and Brighton Beach.
Coney bound R40M B trainset passing a local train of R68's on the Q.
Wonderful early summer foliage on the Brighton.
Ok, moving on there were lots of mixed R32/38 sets on the A, not the rust differential!
I actually stayed overnight in the city with a friend and the next morning caught an NJT local to Metropark to catch a ride from another friend. APL-46 #4610 was providing the power that day.