3rd Avenue line, 
Bowery and Division Street, 1936

9th Avenue line, 
Christopher and Greenwich Streets, 1936

9th Avenue line, downtown side, 
72nd St and Columbus Ave, 1936

Extinct: The 'El'. Once a steam train that puffed 
up and down Manhattan 3 stories up, it converted to 
electricity in 1903, before being demolished in 1955.
All photographs by Berenice Abbott, at the NYPL.


News from Nowhere and Reed Wilson