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Historical Photos of New York City Subway

31. Two cars of the Lexington Avenue subway train were caught on collapsing tracks in the Astor Place station, July 15, 1956. The tracks collapsed as a result of seepage from the more than 100,000 gallons of water poured on the fire in the old Wanamaker department store in New York. The stalled cars were the last half of a four-car train moving through the station when the tracks collapsed. Passengers in the cars escaped injury and made their way into the first two cars which continued out of the station. (AP Photo)

Two cars of the Lexington Avenue subway train were caught on collapsing tracks in the Astor Place station

32. Juana Otero, a victim of heat exhaustion in the abnormally packed Grand Central subway station in New York, gets assistance from transit policeman Arthur Dixon as other victims rest in a corner of the station, July 16, 1956. Numerous other rush hour travelers required aid as a surging mass of humanity sought shuttle transport to the West Side subway system after a busy section of the East Side tube was put out of commission as a result of the weekend fire in the Old Wanamaker department store. (AP Photo/Jacob Harris)

Juana Otero, a victim of heat exhaustion in the abnormally packed Grand Central subway station

33. Crowds of homebound New Yorkers move slowly toward the Grand Central station of the IRT’s Lexington Avenue line after leaving the crosstown shuttle during the peak of the rush hour, July 16, 1956. Flooding from water poured on the Wanamaker department store building fire has disrupted Lower East Side subway service and forced straphangers to use West Side lines. At Grand Central, where riders switched from west to east side lines, crowds were described as twice as heavy as normal. (AP Photo/Tom Fitzsimmons)

Crowds of homebound New Yorkers move slowly toward the Grand Central station

34. Subway riders in news-hungry New York returned to their favorite reading matter after end of newspaper strike, Dec. 29, 1958. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

Subway riders in news-hungry New York returned to their favorite reading matter after end of newspaper strike, Dec 29, 1958

35. This is a head-on view of the automated subway shuttle train, scheduled to operate between Grand Central Station on New York’s East Side and Times Square on the West Side of Manhattan, Dec. 13, 1961. The train is slowing to a stop at Times Square station during one of a series of test runs Circles on posts at right are proximity deductors which monitor speed of the approaching train. The crewless train, operated entirely by electronic controls, is scheduled to begin operation in a few days and is the cause of a strike threat by the Transport Workers Union. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

This is a head-on view of the automated subway shuttle train

36. Joseph E. O’Grady, right, member of New York City’s Transit Authority, stands at bar installed temporarily in the Authority’s “dream car” in New York, Jan. 17, 1962. The car, which had fresh flowers, carpeting, draperies and pastel lighting, made a special trip as part of a nine-car train on the cityâs subway lines from Times Square to South Ferry and back. It was to help publicize a clean subways campaign to the Young Men’s Board of Trade New York City Junior Chamber of Commerce. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

Joseph E OGrady stands at bar installed temporarily in the Authoritys dream car

37. New York City policemen tangled with demonstrators at a subway station on the opening day of the New York World’s Fair, April 22, 1964. Youths attempted to stall the train, which was headed from the city to the fairgrounds, as a form of protest on behalf of civil rights for blacks. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)

New York City policemen tangled with demonstrators at a subway station

38. Actress Shirley MacLaine rides the New York subway on her way to the World’s Fair for the premiere of her film “What A Way to Go”, May 13, 1964. (AP Photo/Marty Zimmerman)

Actress Shirley MacLaine rides the New York subway on her way to the Worlds Fair

39. An American policeman on patrol in the New York subway, August 11, 1965. (Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images)

An American policeman on patrol in the New York subway

40. Passengers sit patiently in near-darkness in a stalled subway car at West 4th Street in the Manhattan section of New York, Nov. 9, 1965, during the massive power failure that darkened a vast portion of the northeast including New York State, most of New England, parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey)

Passengers sit patiently in near-darkness in a stalled subway car

41. This is the platform at the Worth Street subway station in lower Manhattan, shown during a non-rush hour time, Jan. 7, 1966. (AP Photo)

This is the platform at the Worth Street subway station in lower Manhattan

42. New Yorkers who used to complain about the crush of riding the subway during the rush hours have had 12 subway-less days to change their minds, there were no such complaints heard from the passengers of this crowded train, Jan. 13, 1966. Everybody was happy the crippling transit strike was over. (AP Photo)

New Yorkers who used to complain about the crush of riding the subway during the rush hours

43. New York City subway train packed with commuters during rush hour in 1966. (AP Photo)

New York City subway train packed with commuters during rush hour in 1966

44. An unidentified conductor for an IRT subway train is shown on the job in New York, July 10, 1970. (AP Photo)

An unidentified conductor for an IRT subway train

45. Subway crowds at Times Square Station in New York March 4, 1970. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

Subway crowds at Times Square Station

46. Graffiti on New York City subways shown on July 26, 1972. (AP Photo/Jim Wells)

Graffiti on New York City subways

47. Graffiti sprayed on the subway of New York on July 27, 1972. (AP Photo)

Graffiti sprayed on the subway of New York

48. Two curious subway riders look into the window of a new style subway car, by the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City’s IND station at 57th street and Sixth Avenue, May 13, 1974. A special press and invited guests ride to the Wall Street area followed the showing. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

Two curious subway riders look into the window of a new style subway car

49. A view of three people sitting on the Number 2 line (7 Avenue Express) IRT subway, New York, in the 1970s. One man sleeps, a young woman reads a newspaper, and a young man eats. (Tony Vaccaro/Getty Images)

A view of three people sitting on the Number 2 line IRT subway

50. Thousands of New Yorkers cross the Brooklyn Bridge heading for work in Manhattan on April 2, 1980, the second day of the transit strike which halted city subway and bus service. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)

Thousands of New Yorkers cross the Brooklyn Bridge heading for work in Manhattan

51. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists congest the Brooklyn Bridge in New York during the height of the transit strike, April 1980, which left the city with no bus or subway service for two weeks. This view looks from Brooklyn to Manhattan. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)

Historical images of New York City Subway

52. A New York subway rider inserts a token into a turnstile at the Rockefeller Center station, June 1980. (AP Photo)

A New York subway rider inserts a token into a turnstile at the Rockefeller Center station

53. Bernhard Goetz, escorted by detectives, leaves New York Police headquarters, Jan. 3, 1984, after his return from Concord, N.H., where he turned himself in and admitted to shooting four youths on a New York subway train in December. (AP Photo)

Bernhard Goetz, escorted by detectives, leaves New York Police headquarters, Jan. 3, 1984, after his return from Concord, N.H., where he turned himself in and admitted to shooting four youths on a New York subway train in December. AP Photo)

54. Barry Couliffe sells copies of the Daily News to an unidentified passenger on the subway in New York, Thursday, March 15, 1991. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Barry Couliffe sells copies of the Daily News to an unidentified passenger

55. Jazz great Cab Calloway, center, jokes with New York City Mayor David Dinkins, left, and Grammy organizer Jonathan Tisch, while riding a specially designated subway train from Harlem to Radio City Music Hall as part of the Grammy Week festivities in New York, Feb. 18, 1992. New York’s subway system was immortalized in the Duke Ellington classic “Take the ‘A’ Train.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Jazz great Cab Calloway jokes with New York City Mayor David Dinkins

56. Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas, shares a laugh with Scott Stillman of Queens, New York, March 30, 1992, as they ride the New York City subway. Clinton, campaigning for her husband, was en route to New York University where she delivered a speech to law students. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of Bill Clinton shares a laugh with Scott Stillman

57. A subway rider reads a newspaper while on the “B” train in the Brooklyn borough of New York Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997. Security has been increased on New York’s subways following the arrest of two men suspected of a subway bombing plot. (AP Photo/Adam Nadel)

A subway rider reads a newspaper

58. A pile of New York City subway tokens is shown, April 12, 2003 in New York. The city’s subway token will no longer be accepted after May 4, its long career as the currency of city life ended by technology and fiscal problems. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

A pile of New York City subway tokens

59. The tunnel connecting the Bowling Green station in Manhattan to the Borough Hall station in Brooklyn on the 4 train line is seen in New York, April 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The New York City Subway

60. New York Mets and New York Yankees fans leave the No. 7 train as they attend the Subway Series interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Yankees at Citi Field in New York, May 21, 2010. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

New York Mets and New York Yankees fans leave the No 7 train

61. A subway rider swipes a MetroCard through the turnstiles in New York, July 28, 2010. New York’s transit agency is proposing fare increases of more than 16 percent for monthly subway and bus passes and 9 percent hikes on suburban trains, another blow to commuters still getting used to service cuts last month that eliminated some subway and bus routes. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A subway rider swipes a MetroCard through the turnstiles in New York

62. Commuters board a subway train New York, July 28, 2010. New York’s transit agency is proposing fare increases of more than 16 percent for monthly subway and bus passes and 9 percent hikes on suburban trains, another blow to commuters still getting used to service cuts last month that eliminated some subway and bus routes. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The New York City Subway

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My step father was a booth attendant in the subway before WW2. He told me they used to call the guys who did that job, “Count Nickels.”

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