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’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
Beta Test (Slideshow Gallery)
So after major thinking I’ve decided to Beta Test the slideshow gallery for the New York Scenery (2013) Audition. Tell me what you guys think of this and should I continue doing this layout?
Yep finally another video blog (Vlog) of Daniel Smith Photography Productions trip to Norwood-205th Street on the D Train where he decides to take photos (During the late night hours). The R68 (D) Train ride was good so with that said enjoy this photography journey.
Daniel Smith Photography Productions
Westinghouse R68 (D) Train Productions
The C Train has an interesting history. Back when the NYC Subway was new, The C Train started out running from to/from The Bronx. The C Train to The Bronx was actually nice and stuff. Then in 1998, The C Train no longer went to The Bronx and was sent to Washington Heights-168th Street as its new Northbound terminal. But then a crazy thing happened which brought back history. In 2010 (December), because of a 1-2 hour delay on the Northbound D Train, they sent this C Train (In The Picture) Up to 205th Street which is even better because it used to only end @ Bedford Park Blvd. Riding the 1964 R32 Subway Cars on the C Train that day to The Bronx was amazing because it brought back old history and the ride was really fast. The C Train has its ups and down’s but thats the best ride I had on the C Train In my life so far. The R32 C Train to 205th Street is good and nostalgia. Rating this a 10 out of 10