To commemorate the opening of the new Silver Line, Post photo editors sifted through hundreds of photographs from its archive dating back to the first metro station openings in the 1970s into the ’80s to give a glimpse at the transformation of the city’s transportation. And because…well…who isn’t curious about what your mom and dad may have looked like rocking a fur coat on the Red Line in 1974?
Nov. 7, 1973 Metro construction miners and blasters with a jumbo drill worked on a hole at Rock Creek Parkway and Cathedral Ave NW. James K.W. Atherton/The Washington Post Buy Photo