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Old Posted Jan 10, 2010, 3:18 PM
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Originally Posted by J_M_Tungsten View Post
Whoa, an elevated track? Do you know when that was changed?
Elevated tracks went all the way down to the tip of Manhattan. That began to change with public control of the subways, as some lines became redundant. I believe most Manhattan els were torn down by the late 50's, but I don't remember exactly.

Here's a 1939 map of the IRT system (today's numbered trains) with the elevated lines in blue...

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/captio...1939_small.jpg
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