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Marginalized

Published on: July 4th, 2005 | Last updated: December 3, 2015 Written by:

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Not all subway tunnels were created equally, or more correctly, not all were built with future growth in mind.

This subway tunnel is one of those unlucky few tunnels. In its day, this tunnel was a vital subway link that even hosting LIRR trains. Today though, the areas it served are not as central or popular as they once were.

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Where the tracks branch off the current subway route.

This particular stretch was practically cut in half to make way for more popular new tunnels. Today, it sits silent. One track occasionally used for layups (parking of out of service trains), the other looking intact yet dirty and disused for quite some time.

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Track Filth wedged against the third rail

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The Sea Honk, and other weird forms of graffiti along this stretch of track

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Where the tracks end, running against a newer tunnel.

The likelihood of this tunnel ever returning to it’s former glory is pretty much zero.

So here it sits… Marginalized, but not quite forgotten.

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    Bad Guy Joe knows more about the NYC underground than anyone else on or below the surface of this planet. He has spent nearly 30 years sneaking into NYC's more forbidden locations. When not underground, he's probably bitching about politicians or building something digital. 
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