The Subway Page
March 26, 2003 7:49 PM   Subscribe

The Subway Page: Links to World Subway and Other Transportation Information Resources.
posted by hama7 (7 comments total)
Good stuff. More links here. is especially good.
posted by Frank Grimes at 8:30 PM on March 26, 2003

interesting link, thanks. i love the subway especially during off hours sitting up in the front car window seat watching the tunnel walls speed by and then pulling into the next stn. it's a good mind clearer. i wish toronto's subway was as beautiful as montreal's tho. their metro is by far my favourite.
posted by t r a c y at 10:38 PM on March 26, 2003

Good god! Do not. I repeat, DO NOT tell them where the subways are! People need to get around still and do people stuff. Great. Just great. Now they're gonna take our internet away.
posted by crasspastor at 1:07 AM on March 27, 2003

I thought this was one of the best sites I've seen for subway and related links.

t r a c y : One of the things I found interesting in the JR underground was watching the train conductor through the front window engaging in some utterly incomprehensible series of seemingly theatrically choreographed hand motions (complete with spotlessly white gloves), which remained a mystery to me until an actual conductor explained that the cryptic motions were meant to stave off boredom and to prevent falling asleep at the controls. Whether that's true or not is still under personal investigation.
posted by hama7 at 1:25 AM on March 27, 2003

Very useful reference site and cool stuff too. Some of the official city subway sites have interesting pages under history - many also include sections on subway art like London's Platform for Art and Seoul's
Subway Art. Handy travel resource - thanks hama7!
posted by madamjujujive at 6:10 AM on March 27, 2003

Subway art? Tuesday I rode the BART, the nyc subway, and the T. /random fact
posted by eddydamascene at 6:36 AM on March 27, 2003

when hama7 posted this thread i was in hot pursuit of a rare mp3 of IRT's (interboro rhythm team) "watch the closing doors". i've been trying to get my hands on it for sooo long. read the thread and presto i found my long awaited for public-transit-inspired tune. maybe those conductor hand motions are magic...!?

the cryptic motions were meant to stave off boredom and to prevent falling asleep at the controls

i've actually heard that before, but i don't recall the source... i think it may have been a discovery or learning channel show about trains.
posted by t r a c y at 6:59 AM on March 27, 2003

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