MTA Staff Photographer Patrick Cashin On Documenting New York’s Recovery From Hurricane Sandy

An inside look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy

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On November 6, 2012, employees from MTA New York City Transit loaded subway cars onto flatbed trucks for transportation to the Rockaway Peninsula. The cars will be used to create shuttle trains that will operate on the A Line in the Rockaways until full service can be restored. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.On November 6, 2012, employees from MTA New York City Transit loaded subway cars onto flatbed trucks for transportation to the Rockaway Peninsula. The cars will be used to create shuttle trains that will operate on the A Line in the Rockaways until full service can be restored. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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MTA employees using a pump train are working around the clock to pump seawater out of the L train’s tunnel under the East River. The tunnel was flooded during the unprecedented 13-foot storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows activity on the afternoon of Monday, November 5. After the tunnel is pumped dry of water, work will begin to inspect tracks, signals, switches, electrical components, and third rail. If any repairs are needed, employees will make them as quickly as possible to get service restored. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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The South Ferry subway station was heavily damaged by flooding from seawater during Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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MTA employees using a pump train are working around the clock to pump seawater out of the L train’s tunnel under the East River. The tunnel was flooded during the unprecedented 13-foot storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows activity on the afternoon of Monday, November 5. After the tunnel is pumped dry of water, work will begin to inspect tracks, signals, switches, electrical components, and third rail. If any repairs are needed, employees will make them as quickly as possible to get service restored. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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On November 6, 2012, employees from MTA New York City Transit loaded subway cars onto flatbed trucks for transportation to the Rockaway Peninsula. The cars will be used to create shuttle trains that will operate on the A Line in the Rockaways until full service can be restored. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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New York City Transit employees worked to restore damaged electrical equipment that is part of the signal system on the R line. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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MTA employees using a pump train are working around the clock to pump seawater out of the L train’s tunnel under the East River. The tunnel was flooded during the unprecedented 13-foot storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows activity on the afternoon of Monday, November 5. After the tunnel is pumped dry of water, work will begin to inspect tracks, signals, switches, electrical components, and third rail. If any repairs are needed, employees will make them as quickly as possible to get service restored. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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The South Ferry subway station was heavily damaged by flooding from seawater during Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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The South Ferry subway station was heavily damaged by flooding from seawater during Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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New York City Transit employees are pumping water out of the flooded A Line tunnel near Dyckman Street in Upper Manhattan. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin