Queens Outdoors

Long stretches of the subway system are outdoors in Queens, mostly on old elevated structures.  The Astoria Line (N and W trains) has only seven stations in the borough before it heads into Manhattan; this photo shows a train at the Ditmars Blvd. terminal.  Heavy-duty, electrified Boston to New York and Washington passenger rail traffic takes place nearby on the long, high approach to Hell Gate Bridge.        

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Flushing Line, 1980s Astoria Tracks Inbound from Astoria
At Ditmars Blvd. Into the Tunnel Tracks Once
Jamaica Bound Inbound, Front Window Going Under
Jamaica Line in Queens Church and Train Howard Beach
Water, Marsh and Housing Once, Extra Fare