Monday, July 22, 2013

Fact of the Day: First Subway in America

The first subway (also known as a metro) in America was in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897. It still exists today though it's origins are in the Green Line subway rail. 

21 comments:

  1. Most people would guess New York.
    Good one, Adam



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  2. Me too! I would have said New York, too. Art guessed Boston. Sheesh!

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  3. Great piece of engineering considering more than 100 years ago !

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  4. 1890s Boston had one, but we still don't. WTH?

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  5. I definitely would have thought New York. But, then I did a little research of my own. They had the first subway which smelled like vomit.

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  6. sadly, we don't have it here even in the 21st century :(

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  7. This surprises me. I would have thought New York was the first.

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  8. I actually new that! Yay me! But it is just because I was in Boston lat summer and used the subway :)

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  9. OMG!! that's a looooong time ago!
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  10. That's interesting.
    Down here we don't have such a train, no passenger trains on this island. We have trains though.

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  11. Interesting! Have a great Monday, Adam.

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  12. It looks indeed very old.

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    Filip

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  13. I'd like to ride the subway some day. Just once though, to for the experience.

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  14. when i road the subway it felt like a sauna in nyc. in chicago i didn't dig it much either.

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