I hope they never get rid of a pair of M3's, ones that are preserved like the M1 pair at Riverhead. Speaking of which, they aren't going to get rid of those M1's are they? Thing is, those M1's if they want to make them museum material, they should have a new paint job, and have the interior rehabilitated to make it look genuine off the assembly line complete with a carpet and those sweet smelling leather upholstered seats.
Bye bye to my childhood.
-M1's in service for about 40 years. When I was a kid I thought they were built in the 80's, had no idea they were in service since 1968.
-Mushroom lights from 1968 onward. The design on the East end of Amityville, not the design on the East end of Merrick.
-M3's in service but for how long. I'm going to miss that idling noise with the HVAC beneath, and the double doors with those leather seats.
Things that were a part of my childhood that continue into adulthood that are still in service, or what is being done as I age.
-Ronkonkoma Branch Double-Track project (NTC last I checked was connecting the track lip on the East end of New Highway).
-East Side Access.
-M7's and the incoming M9's.
-Third Main Line track.
-LED red lights on grade crossing signals (example of childhood into adulthood).
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.