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1930s BMT New York Subway Sign with Routes: SEA BEACH 24x25 Inches

$79.00

This New York Subway sign is 24 inches wide and 25 inches long. It is made of a cloth-like material called Vellum.

The sign is in fantastic condition for its age. Please carefully review the photos before making your purchase.

This sign has destinations printed on both sides. One side was meant to face inward, for passengers on the train, while the other was meant to face outward, for passengers on the platform.
Routes are: SEA BEACH EXPRESS, SEA BEACH LOCAL, VIA BRIDGE, VIA TUNNEL.

When the BMT first opened in 1913, their only service to Manhattan was over the Williamsburgh and Manhattan Bridges. Trains came in and terminated at either Canal Street or Chambers Street, and sometimes City Hall. However, in 1931, the Montague Street Tunnel was completed under the East River, establishing a loop. The Montague Street tunnel trackage reconnected with the main line just north of the DeKalb Avenue Station. After this station, the trains split off on their respective routes - either the Sea Beach, Brighton, Culver, or West End lines to Coney Island or the 4th Avenue Local to Bay Ridge.

If you have any questions, please call us at (973) 750-8610, or fill out the contact form. We will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have!

This sign would be great for bar or restaurant decoration, dorm room, den, etc. Also makes that one of a kind gift - you can't find this at Sears or Target. Have fun touring old New York. Own a piece of New York history!

Item shipped for free via USPS Priority Mail in the United States. Foreign buyers to pay actual shipping charges.

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