The NYCTA garbage train, 1989

1989, fresh to New York City, I had seen a work train ghosting into the 2 Ave station, Lower East Side, around midnight. I thought then, I wanted to be on that train to capture the scene.

night shift

getting ready

Subway car and workers

keeping warm

replacing empty trash carts with filled ones

crew at work


portrait 2

crew at work in Brooklyn

cart replacement

portrait 3

garbage pick up

Portfolios in the collection of the Transit Museum and the Museum of the city of New York.