Check Out This Vintage New York City Subway Map From 1958

Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide, 1958
Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide, 1958
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Before the modern day, single subway system, New York City had three separate, independently operated subway companies: the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT), and the Independent Subway System (IND). This vintage subway map was created in 1958 by the New York City Transit Authority and attempts to clearly show all three services and all of their stops, yet ended up with a rather confusing system of red, green, and black lines.

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