Under the Sidewalks of New York: The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World

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Since the first subway opened in 1904, the New York subway system and its trains have provided millions of New Yorkers with cheap, fast, and remarkably reliable transportation. The New York subway system lacks the electronic complexity of such modern operations as the Washington Metro or San Francisco's BART, and New Yorkers have few qualms in admitting that theirs is not the world's most beautiful subway. But as it is in no other city on earth, the subway of New York is intimately woven into the fabric and ...
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Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase ... benefits world literacy! Read more Show Less

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Small quarto, hardcover, near fine in yellow pictorial dj. A full scale history of the greatest subway system in the world. Construction becan in 1900 and opened in 1904. ... Generously illustrated with over 190 photos, many vintage black & white chronicling its histroy. 176 pp. including index. Read more Show Less

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Since the first subway opened in 1904, the New York subway system and its trains have provided millions of New Yorkers with cheap, fast, and remarkably reliable transportation. The New York subway system lacks the electronic complexity of such modern operations as the Washington Metro or San Francisco's BART, and New Yorkers have few qualms in admitting that theirs is not the world's most beautiful subway. But as it is in no other city on earth, the subway of New York is intimately woven into the fabric and identity of the city itself. Tracing the system from the first short IRT loop to the extensive net work of today, with information about such fascinating sidelights as the city's tram systems and the PATH trains linking New York and New Jersey, Cudahy has produced a complete, thoroughly researched and annotated, and fully illustrated history that will delight subway buffs, students of urban affairs, and all those who love the city of New York.
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**** A revision of the 1988 edition bringing the history current. The 1979 edition is recommended by BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780828903523
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1988
  • Pages: 176

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