Rochester Subway

Modern Rochester Subway Map (24"x36")

Rochester Subway Poster (24"x36")

24"x36" Rochester Subway Poster (Rollover the image to zoom)
Frame not included.

The Rochester Subway
is back and in color.
Enjoy this large,
24"x36" subway poster.

This item has been discontinued.
See the 16"x20" subway map.

Most people have no idea that Rochester, NY even had a subway. But from 1927 until 1956, red and cream colored trolley cars and four-car commuter trains rushed thru tunnels beneath downtown Rochester — above ground from the General Motors plant all the way to Elmwood Avenue and Rowlands. Known to most simply as the “Subway,” it was built to ease interurban traffic from the streets of Rochester. It also served as an interchange for the five railroads that entered the city and as a link to interurban lines serving the east and west.

There were several proposals in its final years that would have significantly expanded the line from downtown to Pittsford, Charlotte Beach, and the airport. The Subway was never really meant to die. This map shows how the system might have looked today – had it survived.

For a closer look at this poster
rollover the image to the left.

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The Subway may be gone, but this large, 24"x36" poster brings back a piece of Rochester’s history in spectacular color! Find actual subway stops and landmarks (past and present). And, based on proposed lines, see where new subway stops may have one day been added!

In addition to the full color map, a detailed article at the bottom of this poster explains the history, life, and eventual downfall of the Rochester Subway. Find out what remains of the subway today, and learn what might have been.

“The End of the Line” Special Edition DVD
Using archival photos and film clips, interviews and contemporary footage, “The End of the Line” is a high speed ride through Rochester’s transit history, packed with great new special features.

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Rochester Subway T-Shirt
Now you can cloak yourself in the cottony softness of the Rochester Subway. Choose from basic and organic t-shirts to hooded sweatshirts in any size and a variety of colors.

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City of Rochester, New York
Typographic Poster

An incredible piece of typographic art, straight from the pages of a 1910 atlas, and perfect for any modern Rochesterian to display proudly at home or in the office.

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About the Rochester Subway Poster...

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¤ Poster Art [ it ]
¤ Rochester Public Library Store [ it ]

¤ Rochester Subway Poster Press Release
¤ Article by Otto M. Vondrak
¤ Design by Mike Governale

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¤ The End of the Line - Rochester's Subway, DVD
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¤ Walking the Rails (YouTube Video)

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