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Video shows New York City’s 1940s subway


The New York Transit Museum archives have this vintage video produced by the NY Transportation Board in 1949 about the New York City subway system.

At the time, the fare was $0.10 – and the turnstiles had been modified to accommodate a dime. The first subway token wasn’t used until 1953.

Video courtesy of the New York Transit Museum


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  1. Peak_ Chilly says


  2. insight001 says

    from 10 cent to what $5 now ?

  3. Saubhagyini Singh says


  4. TW F says

    The music added doesn't match the period…There should be bebop or big band to accompany the period. 20s music with 1940s footage…hmmm.

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