Two Substations

Post Author: , Nate Dorr

The huge, mechanized substations were the original power transformers for the subways and railways of New York, and were phased out gradually across the latter part of the last century, though many are still owned and protected by the MTA. Shot in June, Nate Dorr captured two huge chunks of the obselete MTA system in Inwood (substation #10) and the Bronx (substation #3), which served the now defunct Inwood Tubby Hook Station, and the tracks along the West Side of Manhattan now used by Amtrak after decades of disuse in the 80s and 90s. The Inwood branch documented here is now the site of redevelopment.