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bangorreg
03-25-2009, 02:35 AM
Hi This is a bit off topic,but thought it may be of interest:-
1900: Ground broken for New York subway
"With a silver spade and in the presence of thousands of persons Mayor Van Wyck today lifted from an opening in city hall square a few pounds of earth, which formally began the work on the underground rapid transit railway system," reported The North Adams Transcript on March 24, 1900. "The dirt was emptied into a receptable and will be preserved as a souvenir of the occasion." NOTE: The transit system, which would eventually link Manhattan and Brooklyn, was among the first of its kind, following subways in Boston, Paris and Berlin.

Reg.

Waterways
03-25-2009, 08:09 AM
Hi This is a bit off topic,but thought it may be of interest:-
1900: Ground broken for New York subway
"With a silver spade and in the presence of thousands of persons Mayor Van Wyck today lifted from an opening in city hall square a few pounds of earth, which formally began the work on the underground rapid transit railway system," reported The North Adams Transcript on March 24, 1900. "The dirt was emptied into a receptable and will be preserved as a souvenir of the occasion." NOTE: The transit system, which would eventually link Manhattan and Brooklyn, was among the first of its kind, following subways in Boston, Paris and Berlin.

Reg.

They forget Liverpool which by then had a very long rail tunnel under the river and underground stations.