Its Construction and Equipment : Interborough Rapid Transit, 1904
Author: Brian J. Cudahy
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
When the first cars of New York's new underground railroad left City Hall station on October 27, 1904, they were the property of a private firm called the Interborough Rapid Transit, running on public tracks. The IRT realized what seemed an impossible dream for more than 30 years - financing, designing, and building an underground railroad that ran from lower Manhattan right to the Bronx. Ground was broken in 1900; four years later, New Yorkers would ride uptown and down on the rapid transit railroad they called "the subway." Here, in 12 chapters, is the definitive story of the design, planning, and construction of everything that went underground - from the routes under Broadway to descriptions of the maneuvering around the intricate network of sewers, water and gas mains, steam pipes, and tunnels along the way. The photographs, maps, schematics, elevations, and other illustrations are accompanied by the IRT's own clear, comprehensive narrative, many charts and tables, and a new introduction by Brian Cudahy.
An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars
Author: Gene Sansone
Publisher: JHU Press
An assistant chief mechanical officer for the MTA New York City Transit describes, illustrates, and provides technical data for all the passenger rolling stock that has ever operated in New York City's subway, from the early days of steam and cable to the high-tech world of the present, accompanied by an array of photographs, technical data, and engineering plans.
An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997
Author: Gene Sansone
Photographs, line drawings, and narratives record the development of the New York City subway system's rolling stock. 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.
On October 27, 1904, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company opened the first subway in New York City. Running between City Hall and 145th Street at Broadway, the line was greeted with enthusiasm and, in some circles, trepidation. Created under the supervision of Chief Engineer S.L.F. Deyo, the arrival of the IRT foreshadowed the end of the "elevated" transit era on the island of Manhattan. The subway proved such a success that the IRT Co. soon achieved a monopoly on New York public transit. In 1940 the IRT and its rival the BMT were taken over by the City of New York. Today, the IRT subway lines still exist, primarily in Manhattan where they are operated as the "A Division" of the subway. Reprinted here is a special book created by the IRT, recounting the design and construction of the fledgling subway system. Originally created in 1904, it presents the IRT story with a flourish, and with numerous fascinating illustrations and rare photographs.
Drawn from a newly discovered cache of historical photos from the New York Transit Museum, a collection of 175 duotone images showcases the construction techniques and architectural details that were involved in the creation of the New York City subway system, in a centennial anniversary tribute complemented by an illustrated history.
A history of New York subway passengers as they navigated the system's constraints while striving for individuality, or at least a smooth ride. When the subway first opened with much fanfare on October 27, 1904, New York became a city of underground passengers almost overnight. In this book, Stefan Höhne examines how the experiences of subway passengers in New York City were intertwined with cultural changes in urban mass society throughout the twentieth century. Höhne argues that underground transportation--which early passengers found both exhilarating and distressing--changed perceptions, interactions, and the organization of everyday life.
A lavishly illustrated historical odyssey through New York's remarkable underground systems celebrates the centennial of the New York subways as it examines fascinating facts, myths, and lore about this colorful underground world.
The Thinking Behind the World’s Fastest and Most Convenient Rapid Transit System
Author: Kyle M. Kirschling
Publisher: Kyle Mark Kirschling
Category: Business & Economics
Today’s New York City subway system embodies a combination of design elements that make it unequalled among the world’s major rapid transit systems. The pillars of the system’s design are the high-speed right-of-way and trains, being underground but close to the surface, having extensive four-track mainlines with all tracks on the same level, and providing bi-directional local and express service. Railroad engineers developed this unique design in 1891 for the purposes of speed and convenience, above all else.
The most convenient way to travel in New York City is by subway, but many first-time tourists, and even locals find the complexity of the system intimidating and confusing. Whether you are a first-time visitor or have struggled to use the subway in the past, this guide is for you! This book makes absolutely no assumptions about what you know about taking public transportation in New York. Illustrated with more than 70 pictures and figures, this detailed guide breaks down everything you need to know about using the subway. Filled with detailed information and many pictures, this guide will alleviate your fear and confusion about taking the subway and allow you to navigate it confidently and effectively. What this guide includes: - A step-by-step guide on how to use the subway - Dealing with weekend and weeknight service changes - 70+ pictures and figures allowing you to visually understand the system - Tips, tricks, and subway etiquette - Getting from New York's three major airports into Manhattan
This is the first book on New York's subway musicians--modern troubadours who perform on platforms, mezzanines, and even trains pounding through the city. Illustrating her account with captivating photos, Susie J. Tanenbaum draws on interviews with musicians and their audiences to explore both the vibrant culture and the intricate politics of subway music.
His photographs and detailed drawings bring these lost treasures to life, while his text tells their story. Anyone interested in the art of industrial America will find this book a delight."--BOOK JACKET.
A lavishly illustrated history of New York City's subway system celebrates its one hundredth anniversary with profiles of the memorable personalities responsible for designing, building, and riding the city's subways; a detailed account of its construction and growth; and rare subway memorabilia, archival photographs, and interviews with New Yorkers. 25,000 first printing.