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7-Scape No.16 - 111th St-Roosevelt Av

7-Scape No.16 - 111th St-Roosevelt Av

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7-Scape No.16 - 111th St-Roosevelt Av

On this December afternoon rush-hour, a Manhattan-bound 7 train begins
service as it enters 111th St/Roosevelt Avenue Station from Corona Yard.

This elevated complex, above Roosevelt Avenue, is a local station. Unlike more typical local stations
along the 7 Line, the center tracks are not for peak-direction rush-hour express trains. Instead, such
trains bypass this station on the flyover ramp. Thus, the wide expanse of center trackage, seen here
between the Manhattan- and Flushing-bound platforms, serves as yard leads to the nearby expansive
Corona Yard, where the 7 fleet is maintained, as well as stored between peak traffic periods.

In the tele-compressed distance, at left, another Manhattan-bound 7 train
can be seen just leaving Mets-Willetts Point Station to the east.

©2019 Steve Ember

My "7Scapes" series captures the long eleven-car trains of the New York City Subway system's IRT No. 7
Flushing Line, at stations between 34th Street-Hudson Yards and Flushing-Main Street in Queens.
About the series and how it came to be ;-)

Comments 4

  • David H Thomas 27/04/2019 17:28

    excellent composition and perspective.  The colour tone gives a very dramatic air to the scene.
  • Hans-Gerd Hacker 15/04/2019 16:22

    Oh Man...I can't remember we have been there...You shot there without me...but the next time we shot together I wish we come back together to this station.
    This is a strong shot with fine colors and a wonderful iron structure. I love how the the 7 Train come into the game...it's an Eye-catcher.
    Regards HG
    • Steve Ember 15/04/2019 20:51

      Thank you, H-G! Yes, let's definitely put it on our shooting agenda next time. This one was from December 2017 as I returned from first 7 ride to Flushing. Would have stayed longer, but it was last day of trip and had to get back into Manhattan. Definitely worth spending more time here!
  • Adele Oliver 15/04/2019 5:12

    great perspective and visual depth ... well composed, and I 
    like the "frame" of blue structural steel for this train scene ...
    best wishes for your week,