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Did Gustav Mahler take the A Train?

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Did Gustav Mahler take the A Train? 

Most likely, he took the Ninth Avenue Line, which is now defunct, but went to Harlem like the song popularized decades later by Duke Ellington. During his New York years (1908–11), Mahler is reported to have missed his 72nd Street stop and didn’t know it until he hit 140th Street. 

https://www.wqxr.org/story/gustav-mahler-take-a-train-new-york-philharmonic/

 

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Around here, taking the A Train means going to the great beyond. I once wasn't paying attention and took the 5, intending to get off at Yankee Stadium (161st and River), except the 5 doesn't stop there so I had to backtrack to take the 6, fortunately still arriving on time. 

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