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The New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment


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When the first cars of New York's new underground railroad left City Hall station on October 27, 1904, they were the property of a private firm called the Interborough Rapid Transit, running on public tracks. The IRT realized what seemed an impossible dream for more than 30 years - financing, designing, and building an underground railroad that ran from lower Manhattan right to the Bronx. Ground was broken in 1900; four years later, New Yorkers would ride uptown and down on the rapid transit railroad they called "the subway."

Here, in 12 chapters, is the definitive story of the design, planning, and construction of everything that went underground - from the routes under Broadway to descriptions of the maneuvering around the intricate network of sewers, water and gas mains, steam pipes, and tunnels along the way.

The photographs, maps, schematics, elevations, and other illustrations are accompanied by the IRT's own clear, comprehensive narrative, many charts and tables, and a new introduction by Brian Cudahy.

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Its Construction and Equipment: Interborough Rapid Transit, 1904
Fordham University Press
Company, Interborough Rapid Transit
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History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Automotive » General
Transportation » Railroads » General
Transportation » Railroads » Pictorials

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