Z. Madison

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10.27.2006

And It Shall Be Known As........


That right, dear readers, there's a new subway line coming to town and it's called T 125 St - Houston St, otherwise known as The Second Avenue Line.

Why T? Bear with me here, dear readers: Back before the creation of the MTA in the 1940s, our trolleys and elevated lines were part of three competitive companies: the IND, BMT and the IRT. The INDs are the letter lines while the IRTs are identified by numbers. (BMT lines resided in Brooklyn) The T will be part of the old IND system. Of the available letters left, H and K once lived as blue lines and I and O could too easily be mistaken for a one and zero. That leaves P and T. Apparently there was an internal spat over the letter P, so our winner is.....wait for it.......T. Got all that?

Fun fact for you: This isn't the first time the T's made her grand debut. For a year back in the 1960s she took over the D's duties before being hustled back into obscurity. Patiently she's waited for this moment, and patience will have to remain T's virtue, because before the official line's opening, the MTA's grand three-fold plan is to extend the Q all the way to the east side and up to 125th before digging down to Houston.

While my grandchildren await that fateful day, I'm getting to work on creating T tees and other fun loot celebrating the eminent opening of my new favorite subway line.

7 Comments:

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Yes, but this T is supposedly going to be powder blue!

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Z. Madison said...

Blue??? But T's running with the big orange boys of B/D/F/V fame...where'd you hear that?

(i have an unhealthy fasination with the nyc subway system - and i need to make sure my tshirts are done right! lol)

 
At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find your fascination with the subway system really annoying - WHO CARES??@!!!

 
At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there were entirely too many letters in this post too follow. I'm just not that bright.

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Z. Madison said...

sorry dmbmeg. i'll be sure to put up something less...taxing for you. :)

anon 12:52 - I've no time to waste addressing your fucktarded opinion. You don't like, don't read.

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger Chris said...

It's on the MTA's plans in powder blue. The Q train will run with the T north of 63rd Street, and that will be yellow as usual.

I'm totally a subway nerd, too. :-)

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Z. Madison said...

Chris, who's better than you! (and it's going all the way downtown oh my)

xoxo - Z

 

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