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New York City Subways (Postcard History Series)

New York City Subways (Postcard History Series)

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by Tom Range
     
 

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New York City Subways traces the history of mass transportation in Manhattan and New York City's outer boroughs. Public transportation has long been vital to the city, with horse-drawn surface lines established by 1831 and elevated railroad lines constructed during the 1870s and 1880s. The concept of subways, railroads operating underground, originated in London

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New York City Subways traces the history of mass transportation in Manhattan and New York City's outer boroughs. Public transportation has long been vital to the city, with horse-drawn surface lines established by 1831 and elevated railroad lines constructed during the 1870s and 1880s. The concept of subways, railroads operating underground, originated in London in 1863 and was applied to New York City by 1904. This collection of vintage postcards brings you through the tunnels of the subway, onto the platforms of the long-gone els, and examines New York's renowned terminals, especially Grand Central and Penn Station.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738510866
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
725,889
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


Tom Range Sr. is a native New Yorker and, since his high school days fifty years ago, a "straphanger" on its subway and els. As a New York City resident, he was associated with the Metropolitan Postcard Collectors Club in Manhattan. Today, he is an active member of the Washington Crossing Card Collectors Club in Titusville, New Jersey.

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