Retired, extinct, dropped off the coast of the Carolinas to create rusty, unnatural reefs, New York City's Redbirds have vanished from the subway's tracks. Or have they?
On my trip to Flushing, while crossing the pedestrian bridge over to the park, I spotted this small flock. Just four or five cars sitting in the track yard alongside an expanse of silvery new trains.
Were they left here at the end of the last Redbird run? Are they hiding, afraid of the watery plunge?