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Museum Name NY Transit Museum
Location Brooklyn, NY
Museum Type Transit Museum
Operation Specials Only
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Website NY Transit Museum
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Transit Museums, North America
New York Transit Museum

The New York Transit museum is a very unique museum. It is actually located in an abandoned subway station in Brooklyn. On the Mezzanine level you will find rotating and permanent exhibits related to NYC Transit. On the platform level you will see many different examples of rolling stock that at one time operated on the subway and el lines. It is a required stop for the transit enthusiast! For those who can't get to Brooklyn, be sure to stop at the Museum annex at Grand Central Station

The photos below are a mere sampling of the cars in their collection. Please enjoy!  

gatecar01.jpg (48579 bytes)This is an old Gate car. These cars were used on the elevated lines throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. They had operated in the subway, but a major tunnel disaster banned these wooden cars from the subway. BMT-Triplex01.jpg (64427 bytes)A BMT Triplex car, so named because 3 cars are joined together via articulation to make one long car. This makes for lighter weight since the 3 cars require only 4 trucks instead of 6 for individual cars.
r1car01.jpg (70234 bytes)An R1 IND class car. These were the first cars to operated on the City owned Independent system. The world City of New York was done in gold leaf. Over the years soot covered the lettering until car washers were implemented. turnstyles01.jpg (89481 bytes)The mezzanine level displays an exhibit on the various types of turnstiles and ticket choppers used to collect fares over the years.
interlocking01.jpg (59926 bytes)At the end of the platform is a working interlocking plant, complete with an active model board. This interlocking controls the cross-over for the Court St stub terminal. The busy Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station on A, C & G lines is clearly displayed.

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