A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 05, 2019
Concourse Crawler or Concourse Creeper (C or CC subway line)

New York City’s “CC” train (now the “C” train) serviced much of the Bronx, along the Grand Concourse. According to a post by Bill Newkirk on SubChat.com on May 18, 2007, the CC was nicknamed the “Concourse Crawler” and “Concourse Creeper,” probably because the service was very slow.

“CC… Concourse Crawler” was posted on flickr on February 20, 2010. “Back when it was the ‘CC’, it was known as the ‘Concourse Creeper’” was posted on the NYC Transit Forums on December 3. 2015.

Double letters for subway trains were eliminated in 1985 and the current C train’s route is different, so the “Concourse Crawler” and “Concourse Creeper” nicknames are of historical interest today.


Wikipedia: c (New York City Subway service)
The C Eighth Avenue Local is a 19-mile-long (31 km):1 rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or “bullet”, is blue since it uses the IND Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan.

The C operates at all times except late nights between 168th Street in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and Euclid Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn, making local stops along its entire route. During late night hours, the A train, which runs express along the entire C route during daytime hours, makes all stops.

Historically, most C service ran only during rush hours, along the IND Concourse Line to Bedford Park Boulevard in the Bronx and later along the IND Rockaway Line to Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street in Queens. The C was at one point the only route to serve the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens all in a single trip. Outside of rush hour, local service in Manhattan was usually provided by the AA, later renamed K, which ran between 168th Street and Chambers Street/World Trade Center. In 1988, the K and C were consolidated into one service, and during the 1990s, the C’s routing was altered to create the current uniform service pattern.

SubChat.com
Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines
Posted by Newkirk Images on Fri May 18 20:23:45 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.
A couple of nicknames from the past of which I didn’t dream up:

(CC) Concourse Creeper / Concourse Crawler
(EE) Elmhurst Earthworm
(GG) Good Gosh
(RR) Rosh Hashanna Rocket

Bill “Newkirk”

flickr
Matthew
CC… Concourse Crawler
Taken on February 20, 2010

NYC Transit Forums
Why was the C train cut back to Euclid Ave from Rockaway Park in 1992?
46Dover
Posted December 3, 2015
Back when it was the “CC”, it was known as the “Concourse Creeper”...

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Saturday, January 05, 2019 • Permalink