10.  There Were Wooden Inspection Trains Before the Official Opening

City Hall Station
City Hall Station Postcard from 1904, Image via NYPL Digital Collections

Earlier in 1904 there were inspection tours of the New York City subway conducted on wooden cars. In 1904, Mayor McClellan took an inspection tour in one of those wooden cars with contractor John B. McDonald. Other New York City officials also rode the wooden cars for preview tours.

Join us on our underground NYC subway tour where we’ll explore the past, present, and future of the NYC subway. While Untapped New York’s tour does not stop inside the City Hall subway station, we will explore many hidden gems of the subway system and ride through abandoned stations.

Tourgoers look at an art installation at the 14th Street subway station

Underground NYC Subway Tour

Next, check out 12 Lost Subway and Rail Lines and 20 Secrets of the NYC Subway