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On New Years Eve 1989, Ray, Egon, and Winston went underneath the old New York Subway tunnels to search for the River of Slime that was slowly building up under the city. Egon asked Winston what the number on the train was but Winston was too petrified to remember the number. Also, many viewers have noted that the train pictured features a steam locomotive, baggage car, coach and a caboose.
Note: We're currently working to make the map viewable on more browsers and hope to have that done soon. The New York City subway system has 842 miles of track, making it the largest in North America. It sits beneath tracks for the 4 and 5 trains run, which rumbled overhead as we stood on a fully tiled platform never opened to the public.
Back above ground, Gates said the system is honeycombed with spots like this: stations, platforms and tunnels prepared for an expansive future that never came to be. For example, a Brooklyn-bound branch of the F train was supposed to keep going under Houston Street, beneath the East River and across Central Brooklyn before turning down to Flatlands near Jamaica Bay.
As Gates described it, these unbuilt lines make up an impressive second system that sits invisibly on the actual subway map: lines that would've directly connected Forest Hills to JFK Airport, South Brooklyn to Staten Island and the Second Avenue Subway to Throgs Neck in the Bronx.
Some of those lost stops hide in plain sight — graffiti-covered indentations lit by a few bare bulbs and glimpsed from a moving train. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's custom-built train car, which sits on a secret track beneath Grand Central Terminal. In a panic, Ray and Egon quickly took cover while a stunned Winston froze in place while it flew straight through him.
It should be noted that the train itself looks like a train from the mid 1800s instead of from the 1920s.

Before it was settled, there was an idea for a ghostly subway train with rotting commuters. And there's even more to it than riders see: dozens of tunnels and platforms that were either abandoned or were built but never used. He also pointed out the gaps in service: southeast Brooklyn, central and eastern Queens, straight up the middle of the Bronx.
Most of those lines died on the drafting table, but some were begun and then abandoned when the city ran out of money or pursued other priorities. To get there, we hopped down on some tracks that were closed for repairs and made our way to a tunnel begun for the abandoned line. In the 1950s, the city increased the capacity of the system by lengthening the average train from eight to ten cars and expanding station platforms.
An elegant station on a tight curve that served as the original southern terminus of the 4,5,6 line – closed in 1945 after trains were lengthened and  the nearby Brooklyn Bridge Station was expanded.
When it disappeared Egon believed he identified the train as being the old New York Central "City of Albany" that was accidentally derailed in 1920, killing over 100 people.
Egon, probably in a moment of fear and panic, must have gotten the City of Albany train mixed up with another train that was involved in an earlier disaster before the 20th century. They form a kind of ghost system that reveals how the city's transit ambitions have been both realized and thwarted.Historian Joe Cunningham knows as much as anyone about the subway and how it's evolved since it opened in 1904. MTA worker Dan Brucker gives tours of Grand Central Terminal that feature a visit to a secret station far below ground.
The train was meant to add more tension, humor, and special effects to that part of the movie. The train was shot on a black stage at Apogee using a snorkel lens about an eight of an inch away in clearance all the way down the train.

Two summers ago, graffiti artists from around the world snuck in and covered its concrete walls with giant works of art.
But to increase the speed of the trains, more space was needed between stations along the old routes. The system is vast, reaching like an octopus from Manhattan to almost every neighborhood outside Staten Island. A limousine with the president in it would be driven from inside the train, down a ramp and into an elevator next to the platform. The best known one in Brooklyn is at Myrtle Avenue on the Q line, which has been turned into a work of art called masstransitscope.
Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd did filming with interactive lightning at The Tunnel, a New York nightclub featuring a subway motif - several hundred feet of abandoned subway track. The resulting imagery of the train was rendered transparent then composited into the live-action plate.
In Manhattan, there are abandoned stations at Worth Street, East 18th Street and beneath City Hall.
A 10K light was placed behind the actors and three to four air cannons were placed on them to blow their hair around. FDR's train car still sits on a stub of track beneath Grand Central, a peculiar piece of the city's lost transit system — like stations once opened and now closed. When the cannons blew Hudson's helmet off, the crew blasted the actors with a bright light in place of the train.

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