"The Race Underground" Signature Image. Credit: Courtesy of Photo credit: ©WGBH Educational Foundation. Images courtesy of Boston Athenaeum, City of Boston Archives, Historic New England, Museum of the City of New York, and New York Transit Museum
Race Underground: American Experience
Learn how America's first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system soon replicated throughout the country.