The daily suburb commute, NYC, 1961, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
From the LIFE archives.
Running to catch the train as it pulls out. Source
Commuters at Grand Central Station. Source
Waiting for trains. Source
More running to catch the train. Source
Inside the busy train. Source
The conductor checking tickets. Source
Commuting 60s style... with drinks and cigarettes. Source
Commuters riding in the baggage car during rush hour. Source
Luckier commuters socializing in the lounge car. Source
The conductor signalling to the engineer at a station stop. Source
And the rush hour continues. Source
(Also, happy birthday to the legendary photographer Margaret Bourke-White!)