A G train in this photo is halted at the Smith-9th Sts. Brooklyn
terminal, having discharged its passengers. It will soon continue
further to weave across the middle
tracks on its somewhat convoluted journey a bit down the line to get
to the far platform. There
it will pick up passengers and resume revenue service back out to Queens.
This route, built in the 1930s, was constructed with four tracks and
station design that anticipated express service to and from its then-terminal
at Church Ave. Part of the express route -- a route long not in
regular service --
branches off on its own shortcut under Prospect Park, bypassing one of
the local stations. The weeds in the center tracks here
indicate their disuse.