Subway Savant

May 30 2013

Today the (A) train returned to the Rockaways after several months of absence in the wake of Sandy. 

To mark the occasion, as the top photo shows, the MTA ran a vintage train of 1930’s R1/9 Subway cars. Adorned on the front was a banner that said “Rockaway Here We Come!” 

What you may not know is that this very same message appeared on the very first subway to visit the Rockaway peninsula when the line was opened in 1956, as shown in the bottom photo. 

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  1. shoehead reblogged this from subwaysavant and added:
    I took this vintage trip to Rockaway with my dad in 1997. Very fun!
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    subwaysavant is my new favorite blog omg
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    damnit! how do I always miss the vintage trains!?
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    Rockaway is my home town! It’s such an armpit and I’m glad the A train is back, because it was my main escape route when...
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