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Old August 14th, 2006, 07:21 AM   #1
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MISC | Public Transport Museums

The New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn not only goes in-depth on subway construction, it also has exhibits on highway infrastructure as well. The station is in a real station, and the platforms house rolling stock from many different eras.

See some historic photos :













See the tools subway builders used :





Fare collection gates :



Today, the magnificent City Hall station is not used anymore.



Maps and diagrams













Highway toll collection



























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Old August 14th, 2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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Infinitely interesting! Thanks for posting this!
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Old August 14th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #3
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Interesting... I'll make a visit on my next trip to New York. (I like that 'spitting' sign)
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Old August 15th, 2006, 12:07 AM   #4
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Good opportunity to post my pictures I made 10 minutes before closing time after the guy at the reception let me in for free. Thanks again, man!

Collection of historic entrance gates:



Historic signage:





In the basement is an unused station with historic trains. It is interesting to climb on board.




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Old August 15th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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Wow...definitely worth a visit when I go up there. NY's subway system has always fascinated me in a way no other system has managed to.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 09:49 PM   #6
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Those subway maps look amazin! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Wish they had constructed these lines below..

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Old August 17th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #7
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NY's subway system has always fascinated me in a way no other system has managed to.
^ That happened to me as well. That museum is amazing! Thanks for the pics. I will definitely see that if I will ever go to the Big Apple!
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Old August 17th, 2006, 08:39 AM   #8
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Those subway maps look amazin! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Wish they had constructed these lines below..

I think those are bus routes.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #9
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My favourite part of the museum was the subway platform where train cars from many different eras were on display.









































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Those subway maps look amazin! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Wish they had constructed these lines below..
I think I'll have to disappoint you: those are bus routes...
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MISC | Subway/metro museums of the world

Some cities have metro/subway museums. If you have visited one, post some photos!

Urbanrail has a decent list of metro museums: http://www.urbanrail.net/museums.htm

I'm gonna start with the New York Transport Museum which is housed in the unused Court Street station in Brooklyn:








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Old May 8th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #12
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How about the U-bahn museum in Berlin? I heard that it's quite a good one.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 01:50 AM   #13
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How about the U-bahn museum in Berlin? I heard that it's quite a good one.
By coincidence, I was planning to go there on Saturday. And I'll bring some photos
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Old May 9th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #14
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Here are my photos from the New York Transit Museum :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=384560
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Old May 10th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #15
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I've been to a small number around the world.

The best I've been to: London, it was recently renovated and is really worth the ticket price. It's located in a cool building in central London that feels like a train station (though never was) with many interactive displays.

The worst I've been to: Frankfurt, located in a far away suburban hideaway, it is a dusty shed full of old trains and carriages that look like it hasn't been updated since the 1970's. I was the only visitor when I went, and I'm not surprised. Go Frankfurt.

Must try the Berlin one when I get a chance. The NY one also looks interesting.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #16
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A list of Museums showing urban railways:

http://www.mvg-museum.de/MVG-Dateien/Tram-Museen.html


Beside a new one opened last year in Munich:

http://www.mvg-museum.de/
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A list of Museums showing urban railways:

http://www.mvg-museum.de/MVG-Dateien/Tram-Museen.html
That site is not totally correct. The BKV museum the site features is not in Budapest but in Szentendre(although its about Budapest). There is a museum in Budapest for the metro in the old station of M1 line at Deák Ferenc square.

Some shots from it from http://hampage.hu/trams/fav4/











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Old May 10th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #18
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A list of Museums showing urban railways:

http://www.mvg-museum.de/MVG-Dateien/Tram-Museen.html


Beside a new one opened last year in Munich:

http://www.mvg-museum.de/
That's more like tram museums.

Let's stick to dedicated metro/subway museums here.

Dedicated subway museums are rare though. Most subway cities have no exhibition at all, some have at least a small subway exhibition as part of their technical museums or tram museums.
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Delhi is going to get a metro museum: http://www.delhicapital.com/delhi-me...ro-museum.html
In Google's cache: http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache...nk&cd=32&gl=de
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In Madrid just opened not a metro museum in the technical sense but interesting nevertheless: The new museum in an unused station has the idea of showing the public a little piece of underground life in the capital at the start of the 20th century.

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news...le_15740.shtml
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