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Some of my favorite infrastructure, transportation and NYC-based web sites:

RAPIDTRANSIT.NET -- Web site featuring "The Third Rail" online magazine. A transit historian's dream!


NYCSUBWAY.ORG -- Everything you ever wanted to know about the New York City Subway system.  The infamous "Subtalk" BBS is found on this site.  Subway information galore!


LIRRHISTORY.COM -- An extensive history of the LIRR.  System maps, old time tables, and old lines are presented!


BMT-LINES.COM -- Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit web page.  All you want to know about the BMT!


NYCROADS.COM -- The ultimate guide to New York area highways!


FORGOTTEN-NY.COM -- Lost New York!  Streetcars, Els, Streetlights, Mailboxes, and all sorts of other remnants!


S. Berliner, III's Long Island Motor Parkway Page -- A comprehensive history of the Long Island Motor Parkway (image courtesy of S. Berliner III).


S. Berliner, III's Courtesy Page for the NEW YORK & ATLANTIC RAILWAY -- Everything you wanted to know about the New York & Atlantic Railway (image courtesy of S. Berliner III).


The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS) website provides information and links to several PRRT&HS chapters throughout the country. Bill Morlitz is the Superintendent of the PRRT&HS website.


The New York Connecting Railroad/Bay Ridge Branch Tour drew a big crowd.  Check out Steve Lynch's website, www.trainsarefun.com/nycrr/nycrr.htm for more pictures and descriptions of the railfan trip!


Joseph Brennan, a technologist at Columbia University, has a web page that focuses on abandoned subway and railway stations.  Check out his extensive research at: http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/.


AARoads.com is a site that provides "a joint effort of road enthusiasts eager to share road pictures, stories, and information."  This is one of the best national highway sites on the web.   


One of my favorite things to do each year is riding in Transportation Alternative's New York City Century Bike Ride, which occurs every September.  This year is no exception, as I prepare to ride the route of 100+ miles and transverse New York City's streets, bridges and greenways all in one day.  Transportation Alternatives has some interesting viewpoints concerning mass transit and automobiles issues. 


Dave Frieder, "The Bridge Man - Photographer".  Dave has been photographing New York's bridges since 1993, and has climbed fifteen of New York's Great Bridges.  Check out his site for some very unique bridge photography.



The Drudge Report, although not an infrastructure or transportation-related site, is still a site worth visiting.  Run by Internet reporter Matt Drudge, Matt self-proclaims that he "follows the stink", and subsequently reports it by providing links to external news sources or to his own content.

 

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