At Smith-9th Sts.

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. 

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