A Century of Subway Cars

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Elegant wood-panelled New York subway car with wicker seats from the turn of the twentieth century.

The New York Transit Museum is a paradise for public transportation obsessives. The museum has a chronological collection of turnstiles and subway tokens on display, with detailed descriptions of the minutest changes over the years. This may be a bit much for the average visitor, but everyone gets a kick out of wandering through the old subway trains downstairs, which contain period ads and the original transit maps.

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A streamlined subway car from the 1950s…

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… and the subways on the tracks today.

This entry was written by Patrick Donovan , posted on Wednesday January 23 2008at 11:01 pm , filed under Transportation, United States and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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