NYC subway 1961

This is a head-on view of the automated subway shuttle train, scheduled to operate between Grand Central Station on New York's East Side and Times Square on the West Side of Manhattan, Dec. 13, 1961. The train is slowing to a stop at Times Square station during one of a series of test runs Circles on posts at right are proximity deductors which monitor speed of the approaching train. The crewless train, operated entirely by electronic controls, is scheduled to begin operation in a few days and is the cause of a strike threat by the Transport Workers Union. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)