The Race Underground
Season 29 Episode 11 | 53m 8s
It was Boston — a city of so many firsts — that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway
Expires: 01/30/20Video has closed captioning.
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The dramatic story of the nation's first subway.
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway, chapter 1.
The Boston subway system is one of our nation’s oldest startup success stories.
MBTA’s Signal Shop, where workers maintain the equipment that keeps the trains on track.
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