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Encyclopedia > New York Transit Museum
New York City Subway station
Court Street
Brooklyn
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services closed
Next north terminal
Crossovers single island platform; free access between directions
Next south Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street
Opened April 9, 1936
Closed June 1, 1946
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The New York Transit Museum is a museum located in an unused New York City Subway station in Brooklyn (Court Street) which displays historical artifacts of the New York Subway and bus systems. There is a smaller gallery and store in Grand Central Terminal. The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... These are the stations on the New York City Subway system. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Fulton St. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... The clock in the Main Concourse © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office and New York City Subway station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue...

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The station

Court Street station was built as a terminus for local trains of the IND Fulton Street Line, and opened on April 9, 1936, along with a long section of the Fulton Street Line and the Rutgers Street Tunnel. The station has a center platform with one track on each side. The Independent Subway System (IND, formerly ISS), and even earlier the Independent City-Owned Subway System (ICOS) or Independent City-Owned Rapid Transit Railroad was one of the three systems that is now part of the New York City Subway. ... Fulton St. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The station was part of the IND service theory that specified that local trains should operate in limited areas where possible, and provide transfers to express trains that would be through-routed between the boroughs. Court Street was to be the terminal of the HH Fulton Street Local, to operate between that point and Euclid Avenue. Additionally, one of the plans for the Second Avenue Line would have extended it to Brooklyn to tie into the stub at Court Street. The Independent Subway System (IND, formerly ISS), and even earlier the Independent City-Owned Subway System (ICOS) or Independent City-Owned Rapid Transit Railroad was one of the three systems that is now part of the New York City Subway. ... R1 end rollsign R10 end rollsign 1967-1979 bullet (in a circle) Categories: New York City Subway stubs ... The Second Avenue Line, usually called the Second Avenue Subway (SAS), refers to a series of public works projects and engineering studies undertaken to construct a subway underneath Second Avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ...


This through service was never inaugurated; the only trains to the station were part of the HH Court Street Shuttle, taking passengers from Court Street to the transfer station at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets. Due to the proximity of other downtown Brooklyn stations, and the need to transfer to reach it, Court Street never saw much service, and was abandoned in June 1946. R1 end rollsign R10 end rollsign 1967-1979 bullet (in a circle) Categories: New York City Subway stubs ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Around 1960, the station began to be used as a set for movies, most notably the 1974 film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, and the entrance at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street was reopened for shoots. 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (also known as The Taking of Pelham 123) is a thriller movie released in 1974. ...


The museum

On July 4, 1976, the New York City Transit Exhibit opened in the old station as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration, with one subway token for admittance. Old cars which had been preserved, as well as models and other exhibits were displayed. Plans were to close it after the celebration, but it proved to be so popular that it remained open and eventually became a formal museum. The unused outer platforms at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets are now sometimes used for movie shoots. July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Bicentennial was celebrated on July 4, 1976, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. ...


The Transit Museum entrance is located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, in the Brooklyn Heights community. The Museum includes subway memorabilia and other exhibits including heritage signage, models and dioramas of subway, bus and other equipment, and lectures and seminars. View of Brooklyn Heights from Manhattan Brooklyn Heights is a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. ...


At the subway station level, two tracks contain many examples of New York City Subway equipment. the south track is used to display IND and BMT equipment and the north track is for IRT subway cars and BMT El cars (which are roughly the same size). to elimate the gap between the IRT/EL cars, tempoary wooden platform extendors have been instaled. Some of the museum fleet is operable, and is used in subway excursions run by the Museum and other parties (notably by NYCT Division C as a fundraiser benefiting The March of Dimes) on various parts of the system. Tickets for the Museum excursions (called Nostolgia Trains) are sold in advance while tickets for the March of Dimes excursions are sold on the day of the excursion. The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... The March of Dimes is a voluntary health charity founded in 1938 by United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to defeat polio, a disease which crippled him. ...


There are examples of most of the kinds of subway equipment ever used on the New York City Subway lines, including the predecessor BMT and IRT private companies. Notably absent are the three BMT experimental trains, which were scrapped before the Transit Authority began saving historic equipment. There are also several examples of elevated cars, including the BU cars, elevated gate cars that can be ridden on prearranged excursions. The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... BU cars are the oldest operational members of the New York Transit Museum fleet. ...


There are also some Museum cars that are kept in Coney Island Yard that are ether awaiting referbeshment, undgeroing referbeshment or just not curently being displayed. these cars can be vied from passing [[F[[{{{1}}} (New York City Subway service)|{{{1}}}]]]] trians on the culver line that are traviling between Ave X and Neptuen ave, and from the [[N[[{{{1}}} (New York City Subway service)|{{{1}}}]]]] travilng on the Sea Beach Line between Stillwell ave and 86th street. BMT Sea Beach Line - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


The museam also has a sizable retired bus fleet. However, there is no area set aside for their perminate exiabition. They are stored in Bus depots around the city and brought out for special events, such as the museums' anual "Bus Festival."


See also

The Metropolitan Museum of Art African Burial Ground American Folk Art Museum American Museum of the Moving Image American Museum of Natural History Hayden Planetarium (the Rose Center for Earth and Space) Bartow-Pell Mansion Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Brooklyn Museum Carnegie Hall Center for Architecture Cooper...

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