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The wheels that drove New York : a history of the New York City Transit System

Author: Roger P Roess; Gene Sansone
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Springer tracts on transportation and traffic.
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The Wheels That Drove New York tells the fascinating story of how a public transportation system helped transform a small trading community on the southern tip of Manhattan island to a world financial capital that is home to more than 8,000,000 people. From the earliest days of horse-drawn conveyances to the wonders of one of the world's largest and most efficient subways, the story links the developing history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger P Roess; Gene Sansone
ISBN: 9783642304842 3642304842
OCLC Number: 809201490
Description: 1 online resource : ill., col. maps.
Contents: Introduction to the NYC Transit System --
An Overview of the History of New York: Discovery through the Civil War --
Enabling Technologies --
The Beginnings of Public Transportation in New York: Omnibuses and Street Railways --
The Age of Trolleys --
To "El" and Back: The Era of the Elevated Railroad --
Alfred E. Beach and New York's First Subway --
The Interborough Rapid Transit System --
The Dual Contracts and Expansion of the Subways --
The Independent Subway --
The Staten Island Rapid Transit --
When the Rubber Hits the Road --
Unification, War, and the New York City Transit Authority --
Prelude to Disaster: The NYCTA between 1953-1970 --
Things Have to Get Worse before They Get Better: NYC Transit - 1970 to the Present --
Rolling Thunder --
The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men.
Series Title: Springer tracts on transportation and traffic.
Responsibility: Roger P. Roess and Gene Sansone.
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