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  1. Photograph: courtesy The New York Public Library
    Photograph: courtesy The New York Public Library28th Street Station, 1904
  2. Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection
    Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn CollectionBorough Hall subway station, 1907
  3. Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection
    Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn CollectionA tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, 1907
  4. Atlantic Ave station, circa 1910
  5. Subway car, circa 1920
  6. Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection
    Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn CollectionSubway turnstile, circa 1940s
  7. Photograph: Courtesy New York Transit Museum
    Photograph: Courtesy New York Transit MuseumIRT Worlds Fair subway car, August 1946
  8. Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection
    Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn CollectionBorough Hall station, 1948
  9. Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress
    Photograph: Courtesy Library of CongressCity Hall station, circa 1950s
  10. Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn Collection
    Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn CollectionSubway passengers, March 1958
  11. Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress
    Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress125th Street and Broadway station, circa 1960s
  12. Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn Collection
    Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn CollectionSubway passengers, 1960
  13. Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn Collection
    Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn CollectionSubway passenger, 1962
  14. Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn Collection
    Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn CollectionSubway passenger, 1960
  15. Coney Island station, 1963
  16. Photograph: Courtesy New York Transit Museum
    Photograph: Courtesy New York Transit MuseumNew subway cars being transported by barge to New York City, 1964
  17. Times Square station, 1964
  18. Photograph: Courtesy Jack Stewart/New-York Historical Society
    Photograph: Courtesy Jack Stewart/New-York Historical SocietySubway car, 1970s
  19. Photograph: Courtesy Jack Stewart/New-York Historical Society
    Photograph: Courtesy Jack Stewart/New-York Historical SocietySubway car, 1970s
  20. Photograph: Courtesy Jack Stewart/New-York Historical Society
    Photograph: Courtesy Jack Stewart/New-York Historical SocietySubway car, 1970s
  21. Photograph: Courtesy Jack Stewart/New-York Historical Society
    Photograph: Courtesy Jack Stewart/New-York Historical SocietySubway car, 1970s
  22. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Anthony Catalano
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Anthony Catalano34th Street station, 1977
  23. Photograph: nsf / Alamy
    Photograph: nsf / AlamySubway car, 1970s
  24. Photograph: ClassicStock / Alamy
    Photograph: ClassicStock / AlamyQueens, 1980s
  25. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Olivier Nade
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Olivier NadeSubway car interior, 1980s
  26. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Olivier Nade
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Olivier NadeSubway car interior, 1980s
  27. Photograph: ERIK C PENDZICH/REX USA
    Photograph: ERIK C PENDZICH/REX USAVintage subway car at Grand Central station, 2004

29 vintage photos from 110 years of the New York subway

Board the nostalgia express with these photos of the age-old subway system and her retro rides of yesteryear

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Beneath the streets of New York City lies one of the largest metro systems in the world, spanning over 660 miles of track, boasting 468 stations, transporting over 5 million people a day, and being the best designated driver a city could ask for. After living in New York for a while, it's hard to be a good commuter on the crowded trains, but these images might just have you rekindling your love for MTA all over again. Although some subway stations need some repairs, the future is bright for the system with features like digital metro cards, more WiFi enabled stations, and the long awaited artsy Second Ave subway line; but until then, enjoy our favorite photos from the subway and the trains of the past 110 years of service.
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