The New York Subway: A Century of Progress in Motion - 1904-2004
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The 1941 swing hit, composed by Strayhorn and arranged by Duke Ellington, helped to make the A line of the IND New York’s most famous subway route. The song has since become a classic, helping to make the Harlem-bound line a memorable part of American culture.
Sheet Music, Take the A Train, 1941. Music by Billy Strayhorn, Published by Tempo Music. New York Transit Museum.



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