January 2000 

Back to the Future:
New York's Lost Transit Legacy

The Bluebird represented the BMT's Car of the Future. The only five production units, pictured here, were  delivered to their new owners, the City of New York, in 1940.    Paul Matus Collection—rapidtransit.net graphic

In the days before public ownership of the subway became the norm in New York City, there was competition, and with competition, there was innovation. . . .     Click here to continue


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