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Syracuse, New York: Waiting for the "A" Train

Ghostly folk art commuters were installed on an abandoned elevated train platform in 1982.

I-690 W., Syracuse, NY
On the north side of westbound I-690 just before the Exit 13 (Townsend St.) off-ramp. Nearly impossible to photograph safely, so please don't try.
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Waiting for the A Train

A wonderful series of statues across from a mural of an active train station. Scarves and hats used to be placed on them in the winter, but it's hard to get up there now after construction. Two small children statues are missing, but their father statue is still looking back for them.

[Alex, 02/11/2018]
Waiting for the "A" train

Along side route 690 West, near downtown Syracuse, there is the last remaining station from Syracuse's elevated train (the highway has long replaced it). Standing on its platform are a number of "people". An artist from Syracuse University many years ago built plaster sculptures of people waiting for the train and placed them there. Periodically you will see he has had help. as baseball caps are added when a team is doing well, packages at the holidays, and other adornments. Yet they still stand and wait for the "A" train.

[pamela, 07/01/2001]

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