PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Coney Island’s Stillwell Ave last stop 1977

Posted: November 20, 2012 in About Brooklyn, Photo of the Week
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Photo by Anthony Catalano (Whiskeygonebad on Flickr). His comments on the photo:

[Photo taken with] Minolta SRT-102 400mm f6.3 preset-type lens taken from the Boardwalk 1976. Kodacolor 100 – Station now replaced with ultra-modern but retro-designed one with solar power panels along roof. My pal,, “Howard N2GOT”, has the new station uploaded on this site. Darn, I missed the little Girl on the Coppertone Sign with the little Doggie tugging her Bathing bottoms down revealing her tanline. It was there for as long as I can remember. The should have put it back up. It just ain’t the same. The humidity had to be pretty low that day to get such low atmospheric degradation within the miles of depth of compression represented here. You are looking at at least 10 miles of depth into lower Midtown Manhattan.
Answer: That is the B train. It no longer stops there. At least 4 to 5 other trains stopped there on other tracks but the F train never stopped at this outer track. Its hard to relate the track layout to the completely new station now in it’s place. See 2008 map at:
www.mta.nyc.ny.us/nyct/maps/submap.htm

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