Really Neat NY Subway Stuff

I just found some neat stuff from the New York Subway system.
Check out www.transit-tiles.com. They make reproductions of the
historic subway plaques and station signs. Grand Central's cowcatcher is one of their main products!
Neat stuff...worth checking out.
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Having only been in New York once, many years ago, and then not having any time for subway travel, how are these tiles used in the stations? Are the actual tiles one piece, or are they big mosaics, as they appear to be from the illustrations. Certainly they are very attractive decorations. Regards, Bill.

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Most station walls were tiled with large sized rectangular tile, although there was some small tile mosaic work. The tiles pictured are the 'key tiles' that repeated every 50 feet or so along the platforms and served as station name/image identifiers. Most of the original tile work was covered or destroyed in the process of modernization. Some has been 'rediscovered' as stations are periodically refreshed. These are really beautiful recreations of those original works.
William Pearce wrote:

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