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http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2014/03/fascinating-remains-rochesters-subway/7055/

 

Not much of Rochester, New York's rapid transit system remains. The network of rail cars launched in 1927 and served its last passenger on June 30, 1956.

 

The system was built thanks to a diversion of the Erie Canal, which left the city with unused, below-grade land. But like so many cities at the time, Rochester's ambitions quickly shifted to the suburbs, as is rosily displayed in this 1963 promotional film. The city invested in new highways and sprawl; the 8.5 mile, 24-station system suffered as a result.

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