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Archive for February, 2008

NYC Subways

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Just one of the fascinating accounts of the dangers of subway construction at the turn of the century:

“The first accident occurred in 1905 during the construction of the Battery-Joralemon street tunnel of the first subway. As frequently happens, a “blow-out” took place. That is, the compressed air found a weak spot in the roof of […]

Okay, on the surface, this may seem like an even further departure from this blog’s charter than normal, but I assure you, it’s not. I’m often asked why I collect the things I do. The castoff and outdated traffic equipment, signs and ephemera that should by all rights be actively biodegrading, I have […]