Rapid Transit, a Revealing 1949 Short Film About Daily Subway Operations

The MTA released this fantastic film entitled Rapid Transit to their official YouTube channel a few years back. The short 10 minute film seems to have been produced as a training/recruitment video for train conductors, detailing train maintenance, safety checks, track management and brief tutorials on controls. It’s a great vintage look at our Subway system from the conductor point of view, one that is rarely revealed by the normally tight-lipped MTA.

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Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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