LIRR Junk Train at Arch Street

August 20th, 2015

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Metro North Graveyard, 2002

August 16th, 2015

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In 2002 we stopped by Metro North's graveyard to poke around the oddball collection of junk commuter train equipment stored and awaiting a date with either the scrappers torch or, less likely, resale and restoration. This collection of locomotives and rail cars represented some of the best and worst in terms of reliability & design.
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FR8 Chronicles 33 – Bushmaster 5: Needz Moar Carz

August 1st, 2015

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Practically empty layups are boring. Tags though, are fucking awesome.

FR8 Chronicles 32 – Island Stomp 10

July 1st, 2015

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Someone shoulda got to those bilevels...

The Express Stop That Never Was

June 2nd, 2015

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The tunnels of the NYC subway system are dark and full of mystery.

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FR8 Chronicles 31 – Island Stomp 9

June 1st, 2015

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Oil trains... not exactly the best canvases... There's nothing worse than seeing headlights on the horizon only to realize that it's another god damned oil train... Nice for 'foreign power' and foaming through, I guess.

FR8 Chronicles 30 – Island Stomp 8

May 1st, 2015

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The Octagon, Roosevelt Island – 2005 reconstruction

April 30th, 2015

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Publish Date: 8/7/2005

We make our way around and find an entrance right by a security trailer. This security trailer... it bugs me out a bit. I can't tell if anyone is in it, but I know someone's in this building we're heading for. You can just sorta feel that sort of thing sometimes. You can almost smell it...
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The Octagon, Roosevelt Island – 2002 – Abandoned Remains

April 24th, 2015

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The octagon was NYC's first mental health hospital. It was closed in the 1970s and was set on fire multiple times. The wings of the building were knocked down, leaving only 'the octagon' shaped building that was previously the main entrance.
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An evening stroll

April 19th, 2015

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I told my wife I was going out for a walk... I didn't mention it would be underground.
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