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 ;-)
Hans-Gerd Hacker 15/04/2019 16:22Oh 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.