A collaborative labor of love by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Transit Museum, Gene Sansone's Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997 -- now available from the Johns Hopkins University Press with a new foreword by Clifton Hood -- offers an extensive array of photographs, line drawings, and stories about the city's most treasured railcars. Subway buffs, railfans, students of New York City history, and specialists in the history of technology will appreciate this authoritative account. MTA New York City Transit and Sansone provide a record of the rolling stock that helped make New York City one of the great cities of the world.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Product dimensions:||11.26(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.13(d)|
About the Author
Gene Sansone serves as the Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer of Car Equipment Engineering and Technical Support of MTA New York City Transit. He is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Polytechnic University of New York.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the The Johns Hopkins Edition, by Clifton Hood
Part I: Locomotive Era
Part II: Vintage IRT Cars
Part III: Vintage BMT Cars
Part IV: New York City Subways (R Type)
A. Power System Overview for Early NYC Subways
B. What Makes A Subway Car Run?
C. State-of-the-Art Car (1974)
What People are Saying About This
Offers an encyclopedic amount of information and is organized in a precise and thorough manner. The book contains a wealth of history and detail [for] tourists and transit buffs alike. (Amy Wanggaard, New York Transit Museum)
This is the first comprehensive examination of the history and development of the system's rolling stock. Sansone has performed a real service by pulling it together, providing useful illustrations of the cars, and vetting it all for accuracy. Sansone knows his subject thoroughly and he's clearly done his homework. (Clifton Hood, Hobart and Smith College)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book for somebody who is interested in the NYC subway systems Cars!
I got the first print and wow, alot of information and history of New York City Transit that I didn't know. In addition, alot of pictures of not just the current trains but many of the older ones (and I mean the really old ones).