The New York City Subway System

Author: Ronald A. Reis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 565

Traces the history of the development of the New York City subway system at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Under the Sidewalks of New York

The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World

Author: Brian J. Cudahy

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press


Category: Transportation

Page: 194

View: 437

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.

The New York Subway System

Author: Tim McNeese



Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 506

Discusses the history of the New York City subway system.

The New York Subway

Its Construction and Equipment : Interborough Rapid Transit, 1904

Author: Brian J. Cudahy

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press


Category: Transportation

Page: 150

View: 765

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.

New York Subways

An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars

Author: Gene Sansone

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: History

Page: 508

View: 753

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.

Evolution of New York City Subways

An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997

Author: Gene Sansone



Category: History

Page: 374

View: 849

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.

IRT Interborough Rapid Transit / the New York City Subway: Its Design and Construction

Author: The Interborough Transit Company



Category: Transportation

Page: 168

View: 937

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.

The City Beneath Us

Building the New York Subways

Author: New York Transit Museum

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: History

Page: 245

View: 626

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.

Riding the New York Subway

The Invention of the Modern Passenger

Author: Stefan Hohne

Publisher: MIT Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 358

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.

New York Underground

The Anatomy of a City

Author: Julia Solis

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: History

Page: 251

View: 978

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.

Engineering the New York City Subway

The Thinking Behind the World’s Fastest and Most Convenient Rapid Transit System

Author: Kyle M. Kirschling

Publisher: Kyle Mark Kirschling


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

View: 427

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 Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the New York Subway

Author: Minh T. Nguyen



Category: Travel

Page: 66

View: 897

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

Underground Harmonies

Music and Politics in the Subways of New York

Author: Susie J. Tanenbaum

Publisher: Cornell University Press


Category: Music

Page: 270

View: 373

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.

The Routes Not Taken

A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Author: Joseph B. Raskin

Publisher: Empire State Editions


Category: History

Page: 323

View: 634

A history of unrealized plans to expand New York City's rapid transit and commuter rail systems.

New York's Forgotten Substations

The Power Behind the Subway

Author: Christopher Payne

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 110

View: 713

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.

Subway Lives

24 Hours in the Life of the New York City Subway

Author: Jim Dwyer

Publisher: Crown Pub


Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 312

View: 213

On its history and the people that run and ride the trains. A fair mix of technical detail. Fun reading. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


The Tracks that Built New York City

Author: Lorraine B. Diehl

Publisher: Clarkson Potter


Category: Transportation

Page: 123

View: 489

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.

Getting Up

Subway Graffiti in New York

Author: Craig Castleman

Publisher: MIT Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 328

Depicts the efforts of teenagers in New York City to write graffiti on subway cars and discusses the attempts of transit officials and police to eliminate graffiti