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Secret subway

Author: Martin W Sandler
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin W Sandler
ISBN: 1426304633 : LIB 9781426304637 : LIB
OCLC Number: 777915203
Description: 96 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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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