This no-nonsense, Machine Age sign appears at the employee entrance of the underground NYC Pitkin Avenue Yards at Sutter and Grant Avenues in East New York. Why not Sutter Avenue Yards? The facility serves IND 8th Avenue Line trains (A, C) running under Pitkin Avenue, the same avenue where the Fulton Street El made its East New York run.
The yards have tracks extending to the IND line between the Euclid and Grant Avenue stations as shown on this track map drawn by Peter Dougherty.
The abbreviation stands for “New York City Transit System.”
Photo: Gary Fonville