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Frank K. Hain and the Manhattan Railway Company : the elevated railway, 1875-1903

Author: Peter Murray Hain
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Frank K. Hain, vice president and general manager of the Manhattan Railway Company for 16 years, confronted union organizers, horrifying accidents, and a relentless media crusade for conversion to electric power and the establishment of a subway system. Based on Hain's experiences, this chronicle of New York's elevated steam railways illuminates an important era in transportation"--
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Named Person: Frank K Hain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Murray Hain
ISBN: 9780786464050 0786464054
OCLC Number: 689522285
Description: viii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Peter Murray Hain.

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"Frank K. Hain, vice president and general manager of the Manhattan Railway Company for 16 years, confronted union organizers, horrifying accidents, and a relentless media crusade for conversion to electric power and the establishment of a subway system. Based on Hain's experiences, this chronicle of New York's elevated steam railways illuminates an important era in transportation"--

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