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Workers building the first subway
The scene is under Broadway and West 58th Street. Workers pause while a company photograph records their progress in building New York's first subway.

 

Original IND car
At left, a subway car from the original Interborough order. Unlike subsequent orders made of steel, this group was made of wood and steel. These composite cars were transferred to elevated railway service when City officials expressed concern about the possibility of fire in the subway.

 

First IND subway car
This is what the interior of the first Interborough subway car looked like in 1904. Later, when the center door was added to speed the flow of passengers, the cross-seats were removed.

 

MTA NYCT Facts & Figures
Former composite subway car shown on Third Avenue El. Note addition of center door.

 

Historic Subway Page 2 , Page 3
Early Transportation Methods
New York City El Photos
Trolley Photos
Historic Bus Photos

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