I went to the Thanksgiving Parade and I had a real great time there taking pictures and seeing the floats. Here’s the full album on the website for the photos
And some of the photos are also seen in the
New York City Subway Album: 2015 – 2020
NYC Subway: (1) (2) (3) Lines -1 New Photo
NYC Subway: (4) (5) (6) Lines – 2 New Photos
NYC Subway: (A) (C) (E) Lines – 2 New Photos
NYC Subway: (B) (D) Lines – 3 New Photos
NYC Subway: (J) (L) (Z) Lines – 1 New Photo
People – 8 New Photos
And here’s the highlights
6 Train Approaching 14th Street
Train At The Parade
Mariah Carey Waving To Me
Parade Performers On The D Train
R68 (D) Train Leaves 116th Street
Daniel And Someone Else
So here’s the following sections thats been updated with new photos
New York City Subway Album: 2015 – Present
NYC Subway: (1) (2) (3) Lines – 1 Photo
NYC Subway (4) (5) (6) Lines – 1 Photo
NYC Subway: (A) (C) (E) Lines – 3 Photos
NYC Subway: (B) (D) Lines – 10 Photos
NYC Subway: (N) (Q) (R) Lines – 2 Photos
And the following Section
And here’s some of the highlights
Girl With Sunglasses Blowing Kiss
Trevor Logan Operating The A Line
R68A B Train – 145th Street
R68 D Train At 145th Street
R160 R Train Leaves 14th Street-Union Square
Daniel The Cool Photography Volume 27 Presents The R44 Subway Cars Tribute. The R44 Subway Cars were retired in 2010 and for more than its last 20 years, it ran on the A Train which is honestly memories to me which were good.
My first post on here for the 3rd Era. First off Happy 2015 to my photography fans. Second Of All now its the 3rd Era, Expect alot more adventures, traveling and now expect photography stories on here for every time or most times that I do photography trips so you guys can understand or gets an idea for their own adventuring. This month is also my 20th Birthday which occurs on January 27. More to come but for enjoy, enjoy these 2 photos taken by me to start off 2015
R68A B Train – Ocean Parkway
R68 B Train – Brighton Beach
So I can finally say the 2nd Era Of Daniel The Cool Photography Productions Has Come to an end which lasted from January 2011 To December 2014. The 2nd Era consisted from really getting used to owning a DSLR from Freshman Days Into Finishing High School and trying to get into photography school (Which hasn’t happened yet). But yeah one of my favorite highlights from the 2nd Era was when I took this night photo of the Manhattan Bridge earlier this fall
One of things I’ve actually enjoyed doing was checking out the No Pants Subway Ride For the first time in 2012 and becoming car leader for it in 2013 and 2014.
2011 was actually the year that made me realized that I wanted to do photography and wanted to get serious into it. I never thought photography would become a passion and always thought I would stick to mostly taking subway pictures but that all changed when I did some city exploring sometime in August 2011. I ended up going to parks (Mainly Central Park) alot more, I took some bus pictures of the M60 and M116 Routes when those routes used a good amount of RTS Buses. Then after being suggested by others many times, I’ve decided to create the Facebook Page (Formerly known as the Daniel Smith Photography Productions) and I started doing work on that page as much as possible)
For my 18th Birthday in 2013, I actually took my first late night train adventure on the (D) which ran local the whole route due to weekend construction
Westinghouse R68 (D) Train Interior
At the same my actual first real website was finally released and created and it has gotten alot of traffic/views which is really impressive. I started to focus alot more on photography at that point up to this day. In June 2014, I finally graduated High School and was able to have time to do more city adventuring and had time to plan for the 3rd Era. Then in November 2014 a huge surprised happened to me which was the Facebook Page Reaching over 1,000 likes which I didn’t expect to happen so soon. And to end it, I finally was able to get my First Full Frame DSLR The Nikon D610. With that said, Good Riddance 2nd Era and on January 1st 2015, We’re going to say hello to the 3rd Era. Wishes Everyone A Happy New Year
Daniel The Cool On The Westinghouse R68 (D) Train
Yep so here’s a memory that happened when I was 6-9 years old which I relived today, The last stop for D Trains from Norwood-205th Street was 34th Street Herald Square. As an alternative to Coney Island Brooklyn take the F, N and Q Lines. I remember when they did this as part of the Manhattan Bridge rehab from July 2001 To February 2004 as a full shutdown, the W Train was the West End via Broadway (Which West End was originally the B Train via 6th Avenue) and the D Train Line before the shutdown in 2001 was the Brighton Line. I remember the first day when the Manhattan Bridge changes occurred on the (B) And (D) Lines with both lines having its southern terminal as 34th Street in 2001, the (B) Train no longer ran on weekends (Still present to this day), I rode the (D) Train ending at 34th Street on its first day with my dad when I was 6 years old, rode the new Broadway (Q) Train and the brand new Train. Was fun times. I remember the (D) Train had that Southern terminal rollsign with it saying 34th Street-Herald Square. And yes the (D) Did used Westinghouse R68 Subway Cars as well as today in the present.
Taken on 9/27/2014
I also remember the ORIGINAL Grand Street Shuttle Train which ran between Broadway Lafayette Street and Grand Street only before extending it to West 4th Street in December 2001. The Grand Street Shuttle used R46 Subway Cars (4 Car Sets). But today it ended up using the R68 Subway Cars From The D Train which wasn’t surprising. I was able to photograph these reliving the times I’ve had when I was a little boy. It was fun reliving these stuff again
Taken on 9/27/2014
Well Thanks for reading viewers
Yep so I’ve decided to photographed the Manhattan Bridge Tonight which went good.
My review on this is going to be good. So sit back and enjoy this article.
The (B) Train is the IND Sixth Avenue Express Line that has been through changes. I’m going to go back into my early early days (Baby days) of how the B Train Ran. The B Train ran between Washington Heights 168th Street (Weekdays) or 21st Street-Queensbridge (Weekends) and Coney Island Stillwell Avenue and this was back when I was born and lasted for until I was 3 years old. In 1998, the (B) Train switch Northern Terminals with the (C) Train and weekday (B) Train service ends up running from Harlem-145th Street (Bedford Park Blvd during the Rush Hours) to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.
R68A (B) Train – Bedford Park Blvd
Up until July 2001, the Brooklyn portion of the (B) Train used to run via the BMT West End Line and BMT Fourth Avenue Express. Trains used to skip Dekalb Avenue (Except the last few northbound trains ran local in Brooklyn). In 2001 due to the North Side of the Manhattan Bridge going through final rehab, the (B) Train became a weekday only route with the southern terminal being 34th Street-Herald Square. The (B) Train basically was consider a Short local version of the (D) Train during that time and it shared subway cars with the (D) Train (R68 Subway Cars #2500 – #2727). Then in 2004, after the Manhattan Bridge finished rehab, they did a huge change no one expected. The (B) Train became the new weekday Brighton Line Express to Brighton Beach instead of returning to the West End Line due to new changes and because there was no where to turn the (B) Train during the weekends (Northern Terminal).
Now I’m going to share my experience and opinion on this, the (B) Train is a very helpful route for the (A) (C) (D) (Q) Lines. I remember riding the (B) Train more often with my dad when it was cut to 34th Street from 2001-2004. It used R68 Subway Cars only around that time period. The first day and I mean the first day when the (B) Train line goes through a HUGE new change (Both route wise and equipment wise), my dad after school let us let the (C) Train passed by so we can ride the (B). Out of my surprise, The (B) Train reverted back to its early 1990s days using R40 Slants subway cars. Honestly I was a little disappointed that the (B) Train didn’t use any R68s BUT I actually loved the R40s on that route and it made the route look good.
Another memory I remember was my 11th birthday in 2006, I rode the R68A Subway Cars on the (B) Train for the first time since 2001. It felt good riding it via Central Park West Local again. That was a good way to end the trip.
I honestly missed the (B) using slants. I prefer those than R68/R68As on the (B) Line. Although another surprise happened in 2009 when a set of the R32 Subway Cars ran on the (B) for 9 months. That was also good. I remember I rode it to my afterschool program a few times. The R32 on the (B) made the (B) fun again.
R32 B Train
R32 B Train @ 59th Street
The (B) line in general is a good and helpful route. It was my favorite route from 2007-2009. Other times its my 2nd favorite route. I’m going to give the (B) Train a 9.5 out of 10. I just wished old subway cars will run on that route ONE last time before they go away and retire.
Yep so I’m back with doing photography reviews/articles on here. This article/review is the (D) Train (My favorite NYC Subway Line). The (D) Train is an IND Route which operates between Norwood-205th Street The Bronx and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn. It runs via Concourse Local, Central Park West/6th Avenue Express, The Manhattan Bridge, 4th Avenue Express (Local During Late Night Hours) and West End Local. The (D) Train has been around since 1940 when the IND 6th Avenue Line Opened. But anyways the equipment the (D) Train uses is the R68 Subway Cars (2500-2783) Based out of The Concourse Yard In The Bronx. The (D) Train is basically one of the Very few IMPORTANT lines in the NYC Subway system that does a really huge role which is provide service along the Concourse, Fill in for local service IF The (A) (B) or (C) is delayed really bad and its one of the very few routes that hasn’t changed its northern terminal last stop ever since the line was introduced. It always had 205th Street has its last stop since Day 1.
Westinghouse R68 (D) Train @ Norwood-205th Street
The (D) train is also unique because the Concourse line is the ONLY IND route that goes through The Bronx while the rest of the Bronx is provided by the IRT (A Division). The reason I like the (D) Train because the route uses my favorite subway cars The Westinghouse R68 Subway Cars delivered in 1986 and the interesting thing is the R68 Subway Cars been running on the (D) line ever since those cars were new and they also started on the (D) Line. My favorite part of the (D) line is when it goes local via Central Park West instead of Express which I call wonderful because my home station is at West 116th Street and I love getting photos of the (D) Train there.
R68 D Train – West 116th Street
The (D) Train I also grew up riding the line and that was the very first line I grew appreciation of when I started to enjoy the New York City Subway. I remember when the (D) Train used to go via the Brighton Line to Coney Island back when I was little. That ended in 2001 when the Manhattan Bridge went through rehab causing the (D) Train to end at 34th Street Herald Square instead of Coney Island. But in 2004 when the Manhattan Bridge rehab ended, they changed it to go via West End instead of Brighton due to customers demands and people wanted 24/7 service from West End to Manhattan instead of the late night shuttle which I honestly don’t blame them for complaining about.
D Train @ 20th Avenue
The (D) Train is a really helpful route although it gets crowded at times but others times, its a pretty good route overall. I also remember the times when the (D) Train goes through reroutes due to construction such as it will go via 8th Avenue running local in Manhattan instead of its usual Express. Also my favorite G.O is when the (D) Train goes via Central Park West Local due to track work on the Express Tracks. Overall, the rating the (D) Train will get for its good route is a 100 out of 100 because thats how nice I am. With that said thanks for reading this review and have a wonderful night
R68 (D) Train At Norwood-205th Street
R68 (D) Train Leaves 116th Street
R68 (D) Train Interior Rollsign
Daniel And His Westinghouse R68 (D) Train
So its been awhile since I actually post a blog entry. So here’s one I had to write about. As of 5/25/2014, The MTA New York City Transit M60 Local Bus has been discontinued and has now become a LIMITED Stop Select Bus Service. For those who don’t know, Select Bus Service is where you pay your fare off a machine on the streets and you MUST show your receipt on the bus so you can go through or get a $100 fine. The M60 Local bus debuted in 1992 and back then used RTS Buses. Now today, M60 contains ONLY Novas LFSA (Articulated Buses). I remember riding the M60 as a little child to the airport back when I was probably 5-13 years old with dad. The bus ride was a good experience. Even though the M60 is still running as a select Bus Service, it won’t be the same anymore. However I was lucky enough to ride the very LAST M60 Local Bus to ever run before it became Select Bus Service. It was a night I’ll never forget and was able to ride whats now history.