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The New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment
The New York Subway Its Construction and Equipment Author:Interborough Rapid Transit Co. October 27, 1904 marked the official opening of the Interborough Rapid Transit, commonly known as the "Subway." To celebrate the occasion, the original edition of this book, which was limited to a scant 200 copies, was distributed among the high-ranking guests. — Now, for all those New Yorkers always seeking to know more about their city, Arno Pr... more »ess has reissued this delightful book. Here is the story of the official opening, along with a few cases of "Firsts" as they were reported in a 1-cent, 16 page newspaper: The New York Times.
"The rapid transit subway, for which the contract was signed four years and seven months ago, is ready for the formal opening from the City Hall to One Hundred and Forty-fifth Street. The opening exercises will be very simple... The invited guests will take the first train from the City Hall Station as soon as the exercises are ended, making a return trip to One Hundred and Forty-fifth Street and Broadway.
"Until 6 o'clock holders of complimentary passes will be admitted to the subway. At 7 o'clock the sale of five cents tickets will begin." Thursday, October 27, 1904.« less