Ny630bebi, 4 manhattan be, new york city transit authority, good for one fare, sjd on reverse. Sparberg is author of the 2015 book from a nickel to a token fordham university press, a history of new yorks mass transit between 1940 and 1968. New york city was one of the last major transit systems to adopt an electronic fare system, which was finally set in motion with the first electronic turnstile and sale of. The subway has been rumbling through new york city since oct. If you are interested in multiple items add them to your cart, and request a total.
This book describes the history of new yorks transit system. This is a new york city transit authority token used from 1953 to 1970 obverse. To celebrate the centennial of this event, the johns hopkins university press presents a new edition of gene sansones acclaimed book, evolution of new york city subways. Detailed information about the coin 1 fare, new york city transit authority 22 mm, tokens, with pictures and collection and swap management. The inaugural ride ceremony did not occur and the tokens were later given to a new york city rail club. Vintage nyc transit authority metal subway token dispenser. In 1948 the fare was raised to ten cents, so the new york city transit authority reoutfitted the. June 15, 2003 the new york city transit authority now called new york city transit began operating on this date 50 years ago, replacing new york citys board of transportation as the agency in charge of all subway and elevated lines and cityowned bus and trolley lines. But instead of servicing harried commuters, this 60,000squarefoot facility houses an impressive display of transit history artifacts. The reverse has r62a good for one ride inaugural service run. This token is the fifth version of the new york city subway token.
The last token, introduced in november of 1995, featured a pentagonal hole at. My oldest are 2 tokens with a small ys in the middle of nyc cut into it. The first subway line in new york city opened on october 27, 1904. Starting with the dimesize 50s era token and ending with the 5 boroughs. These events are covered in my new book, from a nickel to a token, published by fordham university. On view through february 23rd at our grand central gallery. Learn about subway and rail history in the book section or pick up some shiny traintoken jewelry theres something for every train fan. The fares for services operated under the brands of mta regional bus new york city subway. Passengers originally paid for a subway ride with a ticket. Special fare new york city transit authority tokens. Comprehensive account of the rapid transit systems design and engineering history offers an extensive array of photographs, engineering plans, and technical data for nearly every subway car in the new york city.
For the 1984 introduction of the bombardier r62a the bombardier company struck a 25mm commemorative inscribed new york city transit authority bombardier and their logo. New york city 6subway transit tokens 6 tokens total. The author examines twenty specific events between 1940 and 1968 that shaped the metropolitan transit authority mta and discusses the evolution of new york citys mass transit system. Membership is the best way to enjoy everything the transit museum has to offer. The new york city transit authority also known as nycta, the ta or simply transit, and branded as mta new york city transit is a public authority in the u. Streetcars are as dead as sailing ships, said mayor fiorello laguardia in a radio speech, two days before madison avenues streetcars yielded to buses. The annex is located just off the main concourse in the shuttle passage next to the station masters office. An illustrated history of new york citys transit cars centennial edition rating. History of the nyc subway token 19532003 untapped new york. August 14, 2003 largest power failure in us history hits new york. From a nickel to a token depicts a potpourri of wellremembered, partially forgotten, and totally obscure happenings drawn from the historical. Horsecar tokens were issued more widely in the 1830s, as were tokens for horsedrawn omnibuses. Taken as a whole, the items in the book everything from old token to nycta uniforms to pamphlets distributed to touristsamount to a stunning visual archive of new york s transit history. Produced under the auspices of new yorks metropolitan transit authority, this comprehensive account of the rapid transit.
The initial subway token design featured the initials nyc in the center, with the y cut out. On june 15, 1953, the new york state legislature created the new york city transit authority now mta new york city transit as a separate public corporation to manage and operate all city owned bus, trolley, and subway routes. New york transit museum brooklyn, new york atlas obscura. New york city subway token dispenser and one token book now at 23 restaurants near new york city transit authority museum on opentable. Solid brass with cutout y in center since first being used in new york city in 1953, there were five different type issues of transit tokens. Mtanew york city transit memorabilia and collectables. Nyc subway token necklace new york vintage new york transit token vintage pocket watch key gold new york jewelry nyc love storyfield 5. New listing city bus linesgreenville, texas transit token tx 400 a. Detailed information about the coin special fare, new york city transit authority, tokens, with pictures and collection and swap management.
Spalding baseball scorebook massillon cedar county iowa team circa 1920. Vintage new york city transit authority coin token good. First introduced in 1953, six variations of the subway token were designed and minted, becoming iconic symbols of new york citys bustling underground transit system. The first was issued in 1953, followed by new versions in 1970, 1980, 1986, and this one in 1995. It was a new nyc agency created in 1953 the new york city transit authority that had the tokens minted. True subway geeks should make a point of visiting the new york transit museum, which was established in 1976 in a decommissioned brooklyn subway stop. The new york transit museum operates a gallery annex in grand central terminal that presents changing exhibitions. Brooklyn, new york the entrance to the new york transit museum looks like a typical subway station stairway. Transit tokens in the united states date to 1831, when brass coins were minted for john gibbss.
To help support the citys efforts to contain the spread of covid19, newyork historical is temporarily closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. The next round of membersonly tours go on sale in midapril. Prior to his own book, he was an associate editor and contributor for the 2010 edition of the encyclopedia of new york city, and served as technical editor of the 2007 book long island rail. On july 25, 1953, nycs subway fare was raised to 15 cents. Browse the best of ebay, connect with other collectors, and explore the history behind your favorite finds. New listing vintage cleveland interurban railroad trolley token ohio 1930. A permanent collection at the new york transit museum presents the tokenoperated turnstiles and the ticket chopping machines dating back to 1904. Part of the metropolitan transportation authority, the busiest and largest transit system in north america, the nycta has a daily ridership of 8. The transit museum store of new york citys transit authority is a trainlovers dream come true. This set features 5 authentic new york transit tokens circulated from 19532003. Appears in 4 books from 190719 page 24 might not be so serious were it not for the fact that. New listing1930s40s in ca kc pa ny lot of 10 one fare subway transit tokens ja75. A mustread for transit buffs, from a nickel to a token chronicles twenty specific events in the history of new york citys mass transit systems between. Visit the museums website for information on the galley annexs current exhibition.
Transit tokens in the united states date to 1831, when brass coins were minted for john gibbss u. Rare 1920s manitowoc wisconsin city of opportunities book. A mustread for transit buffs, from a nickel to a token chronicles twenty specific events in the history of new york citys mass transit systems between 1940 and 1968, including large numbers of rare photos. He discovered tokens dating back to 1860, a ticket stub from 1885 when it cost three cents to take the train across. In this fascinating micro history of new york s transit system, andrew sparberg examines twenty specific events between 1940 and 1968, book ended by subway unification and the mtas creation. I have new york city transit authority good for one fare tokens from different years and of seperate prototypes. Transit museum store promo codes are your ticket to savings on gifts, collectibles, clothes, and. Instead of making subway riders have three nickels each time, the city introduced the subway token, which became a symbol of the city until it was phased out for the metrocard in 2003. On july 25, 1953, new york citys subway fare was raised to 15 cents. Is it possible that these are worth more than their face value, or should i just use.381 1554 88 1269 869 1502 1442 785 1591 378 1192 1573 219 506 181 705 627 1620 454 1334 1164 1019 1279 257 1029 210 271 561 344 1017 239 1480 346 1242 1227 980 1093 1196 40 936 1466 1463 625 1426 567 1341 945 1142