Transit Walk: Malbone Street

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Sunday November 04

2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

At 6:42 pm on November 1, 1918, a train of cars in a tunnel below Brooklyn’s Malbone Street derailed after its inexperienced operator took a curve meant to be traveled at 6 mph at more than 30. The wooden cars sustained extensive damage as they hit the concrete wall of the tunnel near Prospect Park. Fires sparked when electricity to the rails was reengaged and caused additional damage. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves to explore the neighborhood where the Malbone Street Wreck occurred, learn what contributed to the accident, and understand the far-reaching impacts of the deadliest subway accident in New York City history.


Walking and climbing stairs required. Please dress for the weather as this tour will take place both indoors and outdoors.

Photography and video recording are permitted. However, tripods, stands, selfie sticks, and external lights may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.

For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit nytransitmuseum.org/accessibility. If you have any questions or concerns, please email tours@nytransitmuseum.org or call 718-694-1867. 

All ticket sales are final. Should you be unable to attend the tour on the date you reserved, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Museum is not able to reschedule reservations to another tour date.


Please note: To receive the member ticket price of $25 in your check-out basket, existing members must sign in above to verify membership. 

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