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New York's transit revolution began, inauspiciously, with a delay. On July 2, 1868, the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway-the city's first elevated train-was to have its maiden journey from the Battery to Cortlandt Street in the Financial District. However, an unspecified " accident to the machinery " pushed the trial run back a day.
The elevated era 
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The elevated era 
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New York's transit revolution began, inauspiciously, with a delay. On July 2, 1868, the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway-the city's first elevated train-was to have its maiden journey from the Battery to Cortlandt Street in the Financial District. However, an unspecified " accident to the machinery " pushed the trial run back a day.
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