This footage was shot in 1905 by G.W. Bitzer inside the then brand new New York City subway. The footage, as you can see, showcases a ride along the Lexington Avenue IRT Subway line from 14th Street to 42nd street. It should also be noted that in order to shoot this footage the film camera had to be mounted onto the front of the train car. The device actually also included an engine, running on a parallel track, built specifically to illuminate the tunnels between stations! Notice how short the platforms were as they were only built to accommodate 5-car trains. Today almost all New York train lines (with the exception of shuttles and the G line) use 10-car trains.