About 30 years ago a friend and I were on the 7 train heading to Shea Stadium. The train stopped on the curve over the rail yards between Hunters Point and Courthouse Square.
There was a tanker truck on fire under the el.
The flames were shooting up between the ties ahead of us.
Then the train started moving again and we went right through the fire.
We made the stop at Courthouse Square and continued on to Queensborough Plaza. At Queensborough Plaza a supervisor of some kind got on the train and yelled at the motorman. But the motorman wasn't taken out of service. We kept going and got to the game on time.