A final elevated train shines on Ninth Avenue
You can almost hear this elevated train grinding against the tracks as it makes its way up (or down?) Ninth Avenue.
The Ninth Avenue El (which traveled along Greenwich Street to Ninth Avenue and then to Columbus Avenue) was the city’s first elevated railroad, ferrying passengers since 1868.
Andreas Feininger captured the solitary steel beauty of the tracks as they glisten under the sun in this photo in 1940, the year the line shut down.
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