Rails Under the Mighty Hudson: The Story of the Hudson Tubes, the Pennsylvania Tunnels, and Manhattan Transfer

Rails Under the Mighty Hudson: The Story of the Hudson Tubes, the Pennsylvania Tunnels, and Manhattan Transfer

by Brian J. Cudahy
     
 

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Rails Under the Mighty Hudson tells a story that begins in the final years of the nineteenth century and reaches fulfillment in the first decade of the twentieth: namely, the building of rail tunnels under the Hudson River linking New Jersey and New York. These tunnels remain in service today-although one is temporarily out of service since its Manhattan terminal… See more details below

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Rails Under the Mighty Hudson tells a story that begins in the final years of the nineteenth century and reaches fulfillment in the first decade of the twentieth: namely, the building of rail tunnels under the Hudson River linking New Jersey and New York. These tunnels remain in service today-although one is temporarily out of service since its Manhattan terminal was under the World Trade Center-and are the only rail crossings of the Hudson in the metropolitan area.

Two of the tunnels were built by the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad, a company headed by William Gibbs McAdoo, a man who later served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and even mounted a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination at one point. McAdoo's H&M remains in service today as the PATH System of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The other tunnel was opened in 1910 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, led to the magnificent Penn Station on Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street, and remains in daily service today for both Amtrak and New Jersey Transit.

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Editorial Reviews

The author has updated his 1975 book (Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, Vermont). With cheerful enthusiasm, he recounts both engineering and socio-political events connected with the building of railways under the Hudson River. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The author has updated his 1975 book (Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, Vermont). With cheerful enthusiasm, he recounts both engineering and socio-political events connected with the building of railways under the Hudson River. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823221905
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Hudson Valley Heritage Series, #2
Edition description:
2
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.30(d)

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