Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wallet Card: Track 17 at Penn Station

Here are a couple of cool of cool anachronisms that you can find on Track 17 at Penn Station.
 This sign has always looked to me to be much older than the other signs around it. I did some looking online and found a copy of the 1970 NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standard Manual. On page 85, it tells you that that was the sign for a Transit Authority Telephone. Any phone that was there is long gone...
I had read about this really cool anachronism a while ago. The arrowheads on the stairwell are just about the last remnants of the old Penn Station before it was demolished in the 1960s. The article mentioned a couple of other remnants that may still be visible, will try to take Donnie there this week.