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Classic Photos Of New York City Subway Which Will Redefine The Past

The first underground line of New York City Subway was opened on October 27, 1904. It has gone a drastic change since that day.

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Classic Photos Of New York City Subway Which Will Redefine The Past

Classic Photos Of New York City Subway Which Will Redefine The Past

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1878. Third Avenue Line El train tracks

1878. Third Avenue Line El train tracks

January 1904. This group of financiers and city officials get a tour of New York City's first subway

January 1904. This group of financiers and city officials get a tour of New York City's first subway

May 6, 1901. This is excavation at Lafayette Street

May 6, 1901. This is excavation at Lafayette Street

This is an undated photo of a New York City subway car, the "A" train

This is an undated photo of a New York City subway car, the

Early 1920s. A man gets change in nickels from a change booth operator

Early 1920s. A man gets change in nickels from a change booth operator

July 28, 1936. Sixth Avenue "El" (elevated train)

July 28, 1936.  Sixth Avenue

May 1937. Steel cars for the new 8th Avenue subway

May 1937. Steel cars for the new 8th Avenue subway

April 7, 1937. Robert Wadlow, 18, of Alton, Ill., enters a turnstile

April 7, 1937. Robert Wadlow, 18, of Alton, Ill., enters a turnstile

May 1937. This is an interior view of the new 8th Avenue subway car

May 1937. This is an interior view of the new 8th Avenue subway car

March 28, 1939. The new streamlined red, white and blue Rapid Transit car

March 28, 1939. The new streamlined red, white and blue Rapid Transit car

March 28, 1939. A new streamlined luxury car of the BMT lines

March 28, 1939.  A new streamlined luxury car of the BMT lines

Feb. 22, 1940. The Ninth Avenue "El"

Feb. 22, 1940. The Ninth Avenue

Feb. 22, 1940. The Ninth Avenue "El"

Feb. 22, 1940. The Ninth Avenue

April 2, 1940. The 42nd Street subway entrance

April 2, 1940. The 42nd Street subway entrance

Oct. 7, 1940. The Ninth Avenue "El"

Oct. 7, 1940. The Ninth Avenue

Aug. 5, 1942. Mayor John F. Carr of Medford, Mass., Mayor Maurice J. Tobin of Boston, and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New York, left to right, take a subway to go from City Hall to their hotel for lunch

Aug. 5, 1942. Mayor John F. Carr of Medford, Mass., Mayor Maurice J. Tobin of Boston, and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New York, left to right, take a subway to go from City Hall to their hotel for lunch

Oct. 22, 1942. New Yorkers, caught in a surprise air raid warning alert seek shelter in stores and subways.

Oct. 22, 1942. New Yorkers, caught in a surprise air raid warning alert seek shelter in stores and subways.

July 9, 1947. Interior view of the subway car

July 9, 1947. Interior view of the subway car

May 5, 1943. New York City subway worker squeezes one more onto a train car

May 5, 1943. New York City subway worker squeezes one more onto a train car

1947. Bowery intersects with Canal Street in New York

1947. Bowery intersects with Canal Street in New York

1948. A brother and his sister look up at a newsstand, located on the platform of the New York city subway

1948. A brother and his sister look up at a newsstand, located on the platform of the New York city subway

Feb. 20, 1948. Vincent R. Impellitteri, right, acting mayor of New York City, and Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore (second from right), inspect the first completed subway car

Feb. 20, 1948. Vincent R. Impellitteri, right, acting mayor of New York City, and Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore (second from right), inspect the first completed subway car

June 30, 1948. Carmen Gherdol of Long Island City, N.Y. drops the last nickel

June 30, 1948. Carmen Gherdol of Long Island City, N.Y. drops the last nickel

July 1, 1948. Changing from one subway line to another

July 1, 1948. Changing from one subway line to another

October 26, 1954. major changes designed for passenger comfort

October 26, 1954. major changes designed for passenger comfort

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