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Description: A trip on a Manhattan subway, from 14th Street to old Grand Central Station, filmed May 21, 1905.
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Clip #: SF-11B
Length: 5:47
Year: 1905
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1900s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York
Subject: Train Travel
Original: 35mm
1900s, actualities, short films, silent films, New York City, Manhattan, subways, subway stations, subway tunnels, Interborough Rapid Transit Company, IRT subway, passengers, commuters, transportation, Union Square, 14th Street, old Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, Midtown Manhattan, tracking shots

4k master available. Photographed May 21, 1905, Interborough Subway, 14 St. to 42nd St., New York, N.Y. The camera platform was on the front of a New York subway train following another train on the same track. Lighting is provided by a specially constructed work car on a parallel track. At the time of filming, the subway was only seven months old, having opened on October 27, 1904. The ride begins at 14th Street (Union Square) following the route of today's east side IRT, and ends at the old Grand Central Station, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1869. The Grand Central Station in use today was not completed until 1913.

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