How We Got to Coney Island: The Development of Mass Transportation in Brooklyn and Kings County / Edition 3

How We Got to Coney Island: The Development of Mass Transportation in Brooklyn and Kings County / Edition 3

by Brian Cudahy
     
 

How We Got to Coney Island is the definitive history of mass transportation in Brooklyn. Covering 150 years of extraordinary growth, Cudahy tells the complete story of the trolleys, street cars, steamboats, and railways that helped create New York's largest borough—-and the remarkable system that grew to connect the world's most famous seaside resort with

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How We Got to Coney Island is the definitive history of mass transportation in Brooklyn. Covering 150 years of extraordinary growth, Cudahy tells the complete story of the trolleys, street cars, steamboats, and railways that helped create New York's largest borough—-and the remarkable system that grew to connect the world's most famous seaside resort with Brooklyn, New York City across the river, and, ultimately, the rest of the world. Includes tables, charts, photographs, and maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823222094
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
3
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1A Primer on Coney Island and Brooklyn1
2Street Railways (1854-1890)24
3Iron Piers and Iron Steamboats (1845-1918)49
4Excursion Railways (1864-1890)67
5Elevated Railways (1880-1890)104
6Merger, Consolidation, and the Emergence of the BRT (1890-1900)124
7Subways and the Nickel Empire (1900-1940)190
8Coney Island at War (1940-1945)250
9After VJ Day (1945-2000)266
App. ABRT and BMT Rail Passenger Cars, 1900-1940287
App. BRail and Steamboat Schedules, Summer 1880293
Endnotes299
Bibliography327
Index333

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