Today’s iPod generation may understand this sticker inside subway cars to mean: No smoking, no littering, no … what?
The third symbol, of course, represents a “Boombox,” a suitcase-sized precursor to the iPod, as ubiquitous in subways and on the streets in the 1970s as Apple’s miniature music player is today.
Text and photos: Jefferson Siegel
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Clever ad campaign for Ask.com posits questions that speak to a New York audience. This shuttle train was wrapped inside and out with this Gotham-centric campaign. #advertising #subway #ask #trains #mta #history #nyc #trivia (Taken with Instagram)
What’s in a name? Well, on Metro-North, certain trains come with lovely names that evoke Hudson Valley lore.
My favorite is probably The Knickerbocker, which I had the good fortune to ride the other day. (Not that there is anything special about it other than the name.)
The Retrologist explored this subject recently, inspired by a ride on the Ichabod Crane. Both Diedrich Knickerbocker and the fictional Ichabod Crane are creations of America’s first true man of letters, Washington Irving, whose beloved home, Sunnyside, and burial grounds, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, can be visited by a quick jaunt on the Metro-North trains to Irvington or Tarrytown.
But it’s hard to say whether you’ll get lucky enough to ride one of these vintage cars on your trip to Irving country.
Find out a bit more about these old trains in my earlier post.
Text and photo: Rolando Pujol