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Secret subway : the fascinating tale of an amazing feat of engineering(JN)

Author: Martin W Sandler
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1869, Alfred Beach wanted to build America's first air-powered railway below New York City, but Boss Tweed, powerful politician and notorious crook, opposed. Working under night cover, Beach and his crew carved a three-hundred-foot tunnel beneath a department store. Before long, the project was discovered and the public raved about its potential. But no further tunnels were ever built. What happened to Beach's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin W Sandler
ISBN: 9781426304637 1426304633 9781426304620 1426304625
OCLC Number: 975840745
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Description: 96 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Big city, big problem --
Enter Alfred Beach --
"Like a sail-boat before the wind" --
Overcoming Boss Tweed --
Building the subway --
Subway revealed --
End of Tweed --
New York gets its subway.
Responsibility: by Martin W. Sandler.

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In 1869, Alfred Beach wanted to build America's first air-powered railway below New York City, but Boss Tweed, powerful politician and notorious crook, opposed. Working under night cover, Beach and his crew carved a three-hundred-foot tunnel beneath a department store. Before long, the project was discovered and the public raved about its potential. But no further tunnels were ever built. What happened to Beach's railway, and where is it now?

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