Beneath the Streets: Uncover the Secrets of the New York Transit Museum

Beneath the Streets: Uncover the Secrets of the New York Transit Museum AugustAug 11 2022 05:30pm - 06:30pmOnline


Beneath the Streets: Uncover the Secrets of the New York Transit Museum with Atlas Obscura

Thursday August 11, 2022

5:30pm ET

Stand clear of the closing doors, Atlas Obscura is hosting an underground, virtual behind-the-scenes tour of our subterranean museum!


During this live, one-hour online experience, we'll head beneath the streets of NYC to a historic decommissioned 1936 subway station, home of the New York Transit Museum.  Below the surface of the city, we'll explore the museum's fleet of vintage trains from different eras, with the earliest dating back to 1907. On board, our guide will point out interesting design features you may not notice, and historical advertisements directed towards straphangers of the past. We'll even get a special look inside the active signal tower room where you can see trains moving through the system in real-time!


While underground, we'll briefly tour the museum's current exhibits about early subway photography and the famous redbird trains. Finally, we'll head upstairs for a peek at a special selection of objects not currently on view!


Access to this online experience is free for Atlas Obscura Members and members of the New York Transit Museum.  

Not a member? Join or renew now.  


This online experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all registered ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days. 


Atlas Obscura provides closed captioning for online experiences, as well as transcripts upon request. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions, requests, or access needs. 



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