Volume One and Two

New York City subway photography

from 1970 to 1989 

December 2014:  Welcome on board: You can now order

a copy of the Volume One book!  It is ready for purchase

worldwide.  Go to the "Order Now" tab to get info on how

to purchase.  Thanks to everyone this past year who

have purchased a book and for your reviews on our

product.  The Volume Two book is not available to order

yet , when ready it will be mentioned here.

New book reviews at: and also


October 27, 2004:   On this day, the New York City subway system

has now celebrated 100 years of service to the city.  It's a

remarkable moment in NYC history.  Congratulations to that!  Over

those years and until now, not everyone is just a regular

passenger.  There are those who are historians and they have an

appreciation for the subway and its history.  That's why they have

things like the Transit Museum in Brooklyn.  That's why they have

exhibits/seminars at the Transit Museum given by those very

people.  That's why they preserve old cars, signs, and related

items.  Some people take photos and preserve memories and

history that way.  Some of those very people are involved in these

two subway photography books.  The front covers of those books

are shown above.  I want to thank all my people who worked on

these books.  For now, the Volume Two cover only is shown.

In those first 100 years and since then, how many good quality,

color books were done to feature the NYC subway?  How many

can you think of?  Only a few that I would recommend and I have

quite a few subway books that are any good at all.  Go to any

bookstore and do some comparisons.  Most books contain black

& white photos and have more pages of text than photos.  Or they

have a photo and don't even put a caption on the same page to

describe the photo.  Why not?  Or they have actual blank pages in

most of that book.  You can't find a photo to put on each page?

We do better than that.  There are books that take color photos and

publish them in black & white because they worry about the

production cost of a color book.  That's not good.  Too many

people with color photo books show only recent things within the

last few years.  

Is that good enough for you?  It's not for me.  Do they have proper

captions, dates, and locations?  I don't think so based on what I

find at the bookstores.  How do so many authors, get these book

deals anyway?!  ( Don't even get me started on that subject.... )

What happens if you can't find the book you really want?

You have a choice: Keep waiting for someone to do the book you

want or do it yourself.   That's what we did.  Now there are two

subway photo books done that feature all color photography and

done by long time experts in subway history and photography.  All

done by New Yorkers who know their way around.  It's long

overdue but it's finally here.  Authentic subway books, by real

experts, with subway photography skills.  It's not just some hype,

it's the truth.  Let's just say it's done by "train-ed" professionals.

We have the system covered for you, like from Kings Highway to

Queens Plaza to Prince Street to Castle Hill Ave.

From Atlantic Ave. to Ocean Parkway.

From Baychester to Bay Parkway.

From Van Cortland to Van Siclen to Van Wyck.

From Union St. to Union Square to Union Turnpike.  

From The Bowery to 40 st.- Lowery.  

From Hunts Point to Hunters Point to Willets Point.  

We make all stops throughout the system the way you want it.

It's a combination of revisting years you grew up in and learning

about what you missed.  It's really also a tribute project to one of

the photographers who inspired many others.  Most people enjoy

nostalgic memories from their youth I think. Until you figure out a

way to build that time machine to visit those days again, you have

to rely on films or photography to take you there. In the meanwhile,

if you want to return to those days or learn about what happened,

I know you'll enjoy both books, for now you can have Volume #1.   

Note the sample page photos from each book on the tabs on the

left.  ( Please note: Volume TWO is not printed yet or available for

purchase. )  Any comments you want to make about the books or

NY films might find their way to those areas. The "Film Reviews"

area will also serve as a place to mention NY based films that

feature the NY subways.  Since Volume One has a movie review

list, there are other films made prior to 1970 that will be mentioned

based on our knowledge and any word from you the customer.  

It's all up to you, the customer, to have a say about the next books

we do.  At the rate the books are selling and the feedback, that will

determine what books we can do next.  There's no one else in any

other subway book telling you things like that.  You know what,

they're not us though.

Please tell your subway friends about this website and the books.  

My team is doing that also.  We will update this page with any latest

news on the each Volume and do the feedback from your

comments.   Thanks for your interest, you won't be disappointed.

What we will feature is: Some 60's, Certainly 70's, Especially 80's,

and not much 90's.  No current events please.

When it comes to enjoying subways, for me it's out with the new

and in with the old.  The new cars now are impressive in some

ways but we like the older cars.  That's what we focus on.

I just want to enjoy the old days and the old ways - always...

If you are like that also, I suggest you get "on board" with us.

If you want hardcore, big time, nostalgic New York subway

memories from the years we cover, then you want:

MAKING ALL STOPS - Volume One - All the grit, that we can fit...

We always keep it rail...

O.S. Funk

Copyrighted in 2004.  First printed in the United States of America

in 2009.  All rights reserved.  No part of any book or this website's

text or photos may be reproduced, transmitted," borrowed", or

stolen in any form without written permission by the author - and

this is not gonna happen.

B.M.T. - Books Made Thoroughly

I.N.D. -   It's Nicely Done

I.R.T. -    It's Really True

N.Y.C.T.A. - Now's Your Chance To Act

History in the making - Making All Stops!