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It’s A Bit Lonely Down Here… The Rochester Subway on Facebook

January 15th, 2009

The Associated Rochester Subway Expeditioners are a group of unique individuals who have visited the abandoned Rochester Subway.

Ever wonder what kind of person it takes to squeeze through a mangled chain-link fence and slither down into the dark, cold, urine-soaked caverns of a an abandoned subway tunnel — all for the sake of adventure and not much glory? Like many of life’s great mysteries, the answer may be found on Facebook external link.

They call themselves the Associated Rochester Subway Expeditioneers external link (ARSE …heh heh). When I first stumbled upon this group I was all giddy with childhood excitement. “Here’s a group worth joining” I wrote on their wall external link.

And so I joined.

It saddens me to report we’re a lonely bunch. After 2 weeks there’s not a single reply to my post and there’s absolutely nothing happening on the group’s discussion board. I admit I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting. Perhaps we’d all get together and swap stories about hidden subway chambers we had unearthed. Or maybe share a chuckle over being chased thru the tunnel by some hobo we’d mistaken for being dead. There are a few neat photos of the subway along with one video (which I posted).

In the end, like the Buffalo Bills during the playoffs, I’m bored.
There are just 6 of us “Expeditioneers”. The group’s founder calls it “elite”. Maybe. I don’t know.

UPDATE: RochesterSubway.com now has a Facebook Fan Page. My, how far we’ve come. Go ahead, become a fan!

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2 Responses to “It’s A Bit Lonely Down Here… The Rochester Subway on Facebook”

  1. Bill says:

    This is a great site and I hope it continues. but what I’ve been hearing from the Rochester group they want to totally disman the subway by filling it in with scrape road waste. We are on the verge of loosing a part of history which once lost we will never recover.

  2. admin says:

    Bill, unfortunately the rumors are true. The west end of the tunnel is going to be filled probably this Spring. We uncovered the story this fall and posted it here. At this point we don’t believe there’s much we can do to stop the fill but follow us for updates and related events. Take solace in the fact the for now the east end of the tunnel will remain.


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