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One reporter’s account of his morning travel on the El states that the train remained on the tracks below 17 th Street without moving for two hours. Then it moved slowly, about 10 feet and stopped again for another hour. It continued in this manner until about 3pm, which was when it was above 16 th Street.
The First Subway Opening Night February 26, 1870
This subway car ran by air pressure. It was pushed and pulled through the 312-foot tunnel by a giant fan. It was called the Pneumatic Rail Line, and was designed and completed by Alfred Beach.
When Mr. Beach applied for a permit to build his subway, he was turned down. He applied for a “fake” permit to build a mail tube. In secrecy, he built his railway instead. It took 85 days to complete. For the systems opening night, the lobby included a fountain, chandeliers, and a grand piano
As Cab Calloway suggested, you could always take the A Train.
Task : Write one paragraph telling which you would prefer – the token or Metrocard. Be sure to include details about the use of purchasing and carrying tokens or Metrocards. Edit, revise, and publish your paragraph.