Monday, 28 October 2013

My new hero

Trainspotters, metrophiles, foamers, gricers, anoraks, railfans, track bashers, haulage geeks—there is something about the subway that brings them out. At the heroic extreme was a 16-year-old immigrant from Trinidad who in 1993 dressed himself in motorman clothes, slipped behind the controls of a train, and cruised the A line for 47 miles, nearly a full round-trip, making scheduled stops to allow passengers on and off. Apparently the experience satisfied him because he never repeated the trick and soon enough turned his attention to the complications of raising a family.


The whole article is here.

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