Trains of Thought

The chaotic, crazed, and yes, sometimes even beautiful, world of the New York City subway.

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The Subway’s No. 1 Charmer

Inside the cramped and crazed subways of New York, a colorful conductor on the 1 train brightens commutes with off-script announcements.


Art of the Underground

The Money Train

Subway cars full of cash may have gone the way of the 25-cent token, but former MTA bosses haven't forgotten the secretive world made infamous by Wesley Snipes.

Tense Times in Graffiti Town

A forty-year-old photography project reveals a crime-ridden, urine-soaked subway system that makes today's look downright luxurious.


Sign, Sealed, Delivered

When upstart entrepreneur Trevor MacDermid realized he couldn't beat the MTA, he joined them.