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  • Collection: Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) Subway

Article describing the changes in Morningside Heights after the opening of the IRT subway

A detail of the 1904 IRT route map, which shows both the newly-opened IRT subway lines (in red) and the older Elevated Railway lines ("Els")

Manhattan Valley Viaduct construction, looking roughly southwest from what appears to be 125th St., (then known as Manhattan Street) based on the presence of the streetcar tracks (Third Avenue Railway had tracks along 125th St, but some similar…

Photo showing "Cut and Cover" construction at Broadway and 117th St., along with concrete arch of tunnel (looking north)

Illustration from the first page of the Introduction of the 1904 IRT report "The New York subway: its construction and equipment"

IRT emblem from 1904 IRT report "The New York Subway: its equipment and construction"

Panorama of Morningside Heights looking towards St. John the Divine (under construction), with El train tracks in foreground

A map showing the first IRT lines (with both branches), including circles marking distances

Picture of Frank L. Hedley at his desk, from the New-York Tribune, illustrated supplement, Sunday, October 23, 1904

A description of the crowds on the first day of IRT subway service
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