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Straphangers

My wife and I are enjoying the last few days of my "staycation" in New York City. Yesterday, we went to the MTA's Transit Museum where I saw all the old cars used on the Subway and elevated lines going back to 1904!! I was only able to spend about an hour there - not long enough for a history buff like me - but had such a great time I'd want to come back anyway.

 

This picture is of the straps that used to be used by the passengers to keep steady in a crowded train in 1917. Its where New Yorkers get the term straphangers even though straps were phased out with cars introduced in the 50's & 60s.

 

If you have the opportunity to visit the NYC MTA Transit Museum, I highly recommend it - for those staycationers who live here like me or those vacationers who come to The Big Apple for fun - you won't regret it.

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Taken on January 3, 2009