Day 441

125th Street viaduct

March 15th, 2013

For a brief stretch between 122nd and 135th Streets in Harlem, the 1 train pops above ground. Or, rather, the ground pops below the 1 train. There is a substantial valley here (clearly seen on this old subway profile — look just to the right of center at the top), created by long-ago movements of the earth along the geologic fault that runs beneath 125th Street.


  1. David Monderer says:

    Good photo. Stopped here many times.

  2. Bill Willsie says:

    Great shot. I first road the subway as an 8 year old boy visiting from California, in the summer of 1952. It cost 10 cents to ride from downtown NYC to Coney Island! Great fun, good memories.

  3. Sandi in Ashland says:

    The combined angles, slants and curves–a wonderful, dizzying photo.

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