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9 hours ago, momskeeztoo said:

Idk, I just feel the whole tombstone thing, embalming your body, putting it in the ground is just too weird. And expensive. Then your family feels obligated to visit your grave. I’m all for being cremated, and having your ashes spread in places you loved. But to each, his own. 

 

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I’ve been going overboard studying the nyc subway recently.  The current system is only half of what was originally planned to be built.  The amount of abandoned tunnels, abandoned stations, shell stations, bell mouths, and provisionals is amazing.  There are parts of the tunnels not even the MTA knows exists.  I have always wanted to explore the tunnels but that seems like something you need someone to show you.  Gotta worry about getting hit by a train, touching the third rail, getting your foot stuck in a track switch, getting seen by train operators and cops, plus motion sensors in emergency exits and pump rooms and vent shafts.

hipsters and the media gave away the location of the abandoned Chinatown tunnel from the 70s and gave away the location of the south 4th street shell station.  Fortunately the street art in the shell station was dissed before the city sealed it off.  Both these places are now permanently sealed shut.

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4 minutes ago, theprogram4 said:

I’ve been going overboard studying the nyc subway recently.  The current system is only half of what was originally planned to be built.  The amount of abandoned tunnels, abandoned stations, shell stations, bell mouths, and provisionals is amazing.  There are parts of the tunnels not even the MTA knows exists.  I have always wanted to explore the tunnels but that seems like something you need someone to show you.  Gotta worry about getting hit by a train, touching the third rail, getting your foot stuck in a track switch, getting seen by train operators and cops, plus motion sensors in emergency exits and pump rooms and vent shafts.

hipsters and the media gave away the location of the abandoned Chinatown tunnel from the 70s and gave away the location of the south 4th street shell station.  Fortunately the street art in the shell station was dissed before the city sealed it off.  Both these places are now permanently sealed shut.

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I've spent a stupid amount of time looking at this stuff as well. The abandoned tunnels are fascinating. If you find more good shit please post it! 

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7 minutes ago, toast21602 said:

I've spent a stupid amount of time looking at this stuff as well. The abandoned tunnels are fascinating. If you find more good shit please post it! 

Check out LTVsquad.com. A ton of pics from subway tunnel exploring 

also Google 76th street station...it is the holy grail of things that give rail fans a boner.  This is the most infamous picture in the history of the NYC subway.  I bet people have this framed at their house.

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The stuff underground in NYC is astounding. Between the subway tunnels, the steam tunnels, the storm sewers, sanitary sewers, all the utilities from the past 150 years and I'm sure much, much more it's insane to me to think how much is just stacked in criss crossing lines under that city. 

Also if you want to read some interesting stuff, start reading about Andy Byford, the public transit guru who has been at a number of major cities transit authorities and has been a Godsend for them in terms of making the systems better. He spent two years at the MTA in New York before the heavy hand of Andrew Cuomo was too much and he resigned. He's now the head of London's system. 

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6 minutes ago, Schif said:

The stuff underground in NYC is astounding. Between the subway tunnels, the steam tunnels, the storm sewers, sanitary sewers, all the utilities from the past 150 years and I'm sure much, much more it's insane to me to think how much is just stacked in criss crossing lines under that city. 

Also if you want to read some interesting stuff, start reading about Andy Byford, the public transit guru who has been at a number of major cities transit authorities and has been a Godsend for them in terms of making the systems better. He spent two years at the MTA in New York before the heavy hand of Andrew Cuomo was too much and he resigned. He's now the head of London's system. 

For sure, there is a city underneath the city.   Since all those utilities, tunnels, etc were built over 100 years ago by various private companies that no longer exist, it can be tough for the city to even know what is down there.  The current subway was originally 3 separate private companies that were merged together in I believe the 40s.  Numbered lines are the original lines called IRT, lettered lines were BMT or IND.  IND stations tend to have been overbuilt as the city was planning significant expansion that never happened

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On 6/22/2021 at 4:30 PM, Schif said:

I can't tell if pictures like that on tombstones are cool or tacky, I think I lean towards tacky, but it's kind of cool to put a little more on there than just your name so in 100 years someone knows a little bit about you. 

I’m gonna have a hollowed out area on the top of mine with a grate on it, so people who stop by can bring a few briquettes of the Kingsford and fire themselves up a burger or something. 
 

Just please pack out any ashes and bones. Don’t need to freak anyone out.

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