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Subway Cars on the George Washington Bridge


If Robert Moses and other city planners had had more foresight, perhaps we would have subway or commuter rail lines across the George Washington Bridge, instead of just perpetually clogged car lanes. However, apparently they do use the GWB for transporting subway cars on flatbed trucks. That was news to me; I always thought they were delivered by barge to Brooklyn or the Bronx.

We happened upon this unusual sight a couple of weekends ago, just after the p.m. rush hour on a Friday night. Police stopped everyone else so that the subway cars could have the bridge for themselves. On the Manhattan side, they went onto city streets — most likely to 207th Street Yard.



Reader Comments (4)

Were you arrested or fined for taking these pictures? Recently my parents (who were rushing to the airport) had to wait at the Goethals Bridge tolls because someone in the car in front of them took a picture of the toll fares sign. That car was stopped by the toll collector and forced to wait until police arrived. Then, I'm assuming, they were ticketed.

July 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBoris

two dyas ago i was at the 59th st columbus circle station round 4pm and i saw a test train on the downtown express track...

maybe the A line is about to get those new subways cars like the L, J, 6, N, etc...

this would make sense then (the train on tn the flatbed heading to the 207st yard)...

July 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjefferson.jackson

The A/C/E are not getting any of the new trains. They will be keeping the R-44s and are already slowing getting some R-42s as they are displaced by the R-160s at East NY. There is a rumor that the A is going to get some R-68A's from the Q, but I think that is just rumor - I believe those trains will be moved to the B which is loosing its R40s

July 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

No, I was not arrested or fined or spoken to about taking those photos.

July 7, 2008 | Registered CommenterMarc Shepherd

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