The New York Subway System: 660 Miles, 468 Stations, 106 Years

I got hooked on the New York City subway system as a kid. Not sure why. Still strangely attracted to it. It is my favored mode of transport while in the city.

This week to mark the 106th anniversary (some parts of the subway look every bit that old) the New York Times has published two photo essays under the heading “660 Miles, 468 Stations, 106 Years.” One is a contemporary view of the system, the other a timeline from day one.

I love this stuff.

4 Responses to “The New York Subway System: 660 Miles, 468 Stations, 106 Years”

  1. Lou Lange says:

    NY’s subway system is one of the oldest in the US, correct?

  2. John says:

    Every time I hear people speak of subways it reminds me of this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STnNmX2gT78&translated=1
    I do not know where this is made but with the powerful electric motors everywhere I would protect any electronic devices with me.

  3. Heather says:

    Geoff, have you ever looked at nycsubway.org? There’s lots of subway railfanning pictures there.

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