The New York City Subway system celebrates its 100th anniversary on October 27, 2004, but you can bring the romance of the old subway alive today with the Subway Punch-out Book. The book includes 15 easy-to-assemble punch-out train cars that are modeled after the historic old trains from the New York Transit Museum archives. The cars are printed on full-color laminated paper, with identifying historical information printed on the bottom of each. It's a fun book that sneaks in some fascinating history of America's first subway system, and it's the perfect gift for any New Yorker or New York-a-phile you might know!
Ride the subway down memory lane with pictures of cars such as:
• The classic R32/R38, also known as the Brightliners
• The traditional New York Subway Car that ran on every part of the IRT subway and was known for its speed and reliability
• The famous BMT D-Type, the best-loved and most fun to ride BMT car with its distinctive appearance inside and out
The New York Transit Museum is home to more than 100 years of transit lore and memorabilia. The museum's central facility is housed in an authentic 1930s subway station in Brooklyn Heights.
|Publisher:||Smith, Gibbs Publisher|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 12.75(h) x 0.26(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 6 Years|
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The New York Subway turns 100!
On October 27, 1904, people in the City of New York walked down flights of stairs, paid a five-cent fare, and for the very first time rode beneath the city's streets aboard New York's very first subway.
One of the most fascinating aspects of subway history is the evolution of rolling stock, from the original cars of 1904 to the most modern of today. The punch-out models in the Subway Punch-out Book represent sixteen different subway (and elevated) cars that have provided service in New York over the past hundred years. They range from "high-tech" R-143 units that have recently entered service, to older cars that have not carried revenue passengers for almost 50 years.
Many of these vintage cars can still be experienced in a real-life setting at the New York Transit Museum, in Brooklyn. Here, in a genuine subway station, a wonderful collection of rolling stock has been restored and preserved so future generations will be able to understand something about the subway tradition whose centenary we now celebrate.