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 lifes great mysteries, the answer may be found on Facebook .
They call themselves the Associated Rochester Subway Expeditioneers (ARSE …heh heh). When I first stumbled upon this group I was all giddy with childhood excitement. Heres a group worth joining I wrote on their wall .
And so I joined.
It saddens me to report were a lonely bunch. After 2 weeks theres not a single reply to my post and theres absolutely nothing happening on the groups discussion board. I admit Im not entirely sure what I was expecting. Perhaps wed 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 wed 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, Im bored.
There are just 6 of us Expeditioneers. The groups founder calls it elite. Maybe. I dont 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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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.