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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823222094
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

BRIAN J. CUDAHY's books include Around Manhattan Island: And Other Maritime Tales ofNew York and A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways (both Fordham). He lives in Bluffton, SC.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 A Primer on Coney Island and Brooklyn 1
2 Street Railways (1854-1890) 24
3 Iron Piers and Iron Steamboats (1845-1918) 49
4 Excursion Railways (1864-1890) 67
5 Elevated Railways (1880-1890) 104
6 Merger, Consolidation, and the Emergence of the BRT (1890-1900) 124
7 Subways and the Nickel Empire (1900-1940) 190
8 Coney Island at War (1940-1945) 250
9 After VJ Day (1945-2000) 266
App. A BRT and BMT Rail Passenger Cars, 1900-1940 287
App. B Rail and Steamboat Schedules, Summer 1880 293
Endnotes 299
Bibliography 327
Index 333
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