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The Last Five Newest Images


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Photo by: DeAndre Burrell
Location: Saratoga Avenue

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Photo by: DeAndre Burrell
Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway

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Photo by: DeAndre Burrell
Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway

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Photo by: DeAndre Burrell
Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway

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Photo by: DeAndre Burrell
Location: 9th Avenue

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End of the Line for the R-32 Fleet

Sunday, January 9, 2022 was the last day of public service for the venerable 1964 R-32 fleet. MTA New York City Transit sent them into retirement with several Sundays of trips on the D and Q lines, open to the public. The "Brightliners" ran on nearly every IND and BMT line during their lifetimes. The runs were not without some hitches, but the MTA and New York Transit Museum staff went all out to make the last runs a memorable event. One pair of cars, 3360-3361, was cosmetically restored to close to original appearance, including blue doors and pantograph gates, simulated end signage, rollsigns, and number plates. Thanks to our contributors for photos!

Posted on 01/10/2022

Been a long time...

Welcome to nycsubway.org - born in 1995, one of the largest New York City Subway history and fan sites on the web.

Regular visitors have probably noticed that there haven't been many updates over the past few years. Our pages about subway stations, rolling stock, and, especially, the pages about transit systems around the world, have become somewhat stale. Free (and paid) photo hosting, social media, and (especially) Wikipedia have outstripped one webmaster's ability to keep up.

The redesigned main page has links that will help you navigate nycsubway.org's content and highlight its strengths vs. what you can now find on social media sites and Wikipedia. Some other recent updates:

  • Lots of new images from the 1960s and the 1980s
  • Subway Art Guide revamped; now sortable by station, line, and year of installation; missing entries added (but some still need photos)
  • Wind-down of the "virtual host" bus.nycsubway.org (bus content and caption database integrated with main site - see Bus Transportation)
  • All content now being served SSL/https (this is why it looks like all the pages were recently updated)
  • Various script/code and cosmetic fixes
  • New slideshow of some of the new 1960s-era images I've been getting off Ebay: click here for the slideshow.

Posted on 09/29/2020

More Blog Entries...

Historical Material


rightarr.gifEarly Rapid Transit In New York
rightarr.gifThe First Subway
rightarr.gifThe Dual Contracts
rightarr.gifThe Independent Subway
rightarr.gifRecent New York Transit History

Highlights


rightarr.gifThe New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment (1904)
rightarr.gifThe Interborough Subway (Historic American Engineering Record)
rightarr.gifNew Subways for New York: The Dual System of Rapid Transit (1913)
rightarr.gifThe New York Rapid Transit Railway Extensions (1914)
rightarr.gifHistory of the Independent Subway
rightarr.gifNew York City Transit Authority 1970s
rightarr.gifNew York City Transit Authority 1980s
rightarr.gifThey Moved The Millions
rightarr.gif63rd Street Tunnel and the Second Avenue Subway

The Photo Collection


The large image collection can be viewed in a number of ways.

rightarr.gifNewest Images
rightarr.gifImages From Today's Date in History

Photos are arranged by rolling stock type here:

rightarr.gifCurrent Fleet
rightarr.gifRetired Fleet
rightarr.gifWork Cars and Locomotives
rightarr.gifmore....

Photos are arranged by location here:

rightarr.gifLine By Line Guide
rightarr.gifAbandoned and Disused Stations
rightarr.gifSubway Art Guide

Other Material


rightarr.gifCustom Route Map
rightarr.gifTrack Maps
rightarr.gifHistorical Maps
rightarr.gifSubway Signalling
rightarr.gifBus Transportation

Five Random New York Transit Images


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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Williamsburg Bridge

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Photo by: Michael Pompili
Location: Rockaway Boulevard

(image 132878)

Photo by: John Dooley
Location: Westchester Yard

(image 44892)

Photo by: Mike Bonte
Location: 207th Street Shop

(image 6718)

Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Empire Blvd. (Malbone St.) Tunnel Portal









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