How To Ride The El Tracks Like A Boss

Haha, this guy knows how to roll:


Testing out the new Greenwich Street El, circa 1870.


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  1. I always wear my top hat on the one train.

  2. Are there any remnents left of any Manhattan el lines? I know the highline, but was that really an el?

    • Edward Findlay

      No traces left in Manhattan, just a segment in the Bronx.

    • The #1 train going up Broadway becomes elevated for one station at 125th Street. It becomes elevated again at the northern tip of Manhattan, just before continuing into the Bronx.

  3. The High Line was an elevated freight line, not a passenger el. There aren’t any remnants of any els left in Manhattan that I know of, no, they were all torn down.

  4. The Broadway local (#1 train) runs above ground across Manhattanville, just north of Morningside Heights. That, essentially, is an el.

    • Edward Findlay

      It’s not really an el, it’s a viaduct…it’s simply there to span the low section in the topography where the ground dips below the level of the subway.

  5. It’s hard to comment on this without falling into a meme-perpetuating trap, so I’ll just say: “Wow!” and “Fun!” 😀 .