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The Last Five Newest Images


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Photo by: Jie Wen Li
Location: Bedford Park Boulevard

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Photo by: Jie Wen Li
Location: 161st Street-River Avenue (Yankee Stadium)

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Photo by: Jie Wen Li
Location: 174th/175th Street

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Photo by: Jie Wen Li
Location: 14th Street

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Photo by: Jie Wen Li
Location: Broadway-East New York (Broadway Junction)

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Complete Site Table of Contents
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.

Also... I guess I never put anything on the site about it but if you're looking for social media, there's a Fans of nycsubway.org group on Facebook. And finally, if you're reading this, you know the blog is back. It was broken by a MediaWiki software update in 2017.

Posted on 09/29/2020

Second Avenue Subway Phase I Opens

The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway finally opened on 1/1/2017. After some previews for press and invited guests, including a New Year's Eve party, the first three stations, at 96th Street, 86th Street, and 72nd Street opened for service at 12:00 noon on New Year's Day. Lots of press coverage is available online; the New York Times covered the opening and the first business day's operations. Thanks to Aahd Tahar for updating our route map.

Posted on 01/04/2017

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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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 231st Street

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Photo by: Chris M.
Location: Beach 44th Street/Frank Avenue

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Photo by: Robert Mencher
Location: 18th Avenue

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: Coney Island Yard









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