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Underground Philadelphia : From Caves and Canals to Tunnels and Transit.

Author: Harry Kyriakodis; Joel Spivak
Publisher: Chicago : Arcadia Publishing Inc., 2019.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kyriakodis, Harry.
Underground Philadelphia : From Caves and Canals to Tunnels and Transit.
Chicago : Arcadia Publishing Inc., ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Kyriakodis; Joel Spivak
ISBN: 9781439666142 1439666148
OCLC Number: 1084364678
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements, by Harry Kyriakodis; Introduction; 1. Caves Along the Waterfront of William Penn's Quaker Colony; 2. Major Underground Streams, Canals, and Sewers Around the City; 3. Supplying Philadelphia with Water and High-Pressure Fire Service; 4. Center City's Gas and Steam Infrastructure; 5. Connecting Philadelphia with Electricity, Telephone, and Cable Television Service; 6. The Pennsylvania Railroad, Broad Street Station, and The Philadelphia Improvements; 7. Reading Railroad Company and Reading Terminal 8. Philly's Commuter Rail Tunnel (the "Center City Commuter Connection")9. The Reading Viaduct, the City Subway Branch, the Pennsylvania Avenue Subway and Tunnel, and Fairmount Park Tunnel; 10. PRT, PTC, SEPTA, and the Subway-Surface Routes (Green Lines); 11. The El: Market-Frankford Elevated (Blue Line); 12. The Broad Street Subway and the Broad-Ridge Spur (Orange Lines); 13. The PATCO Hi-Speedline and the Eighth Street and Locust Street Tunnels; 14. Subways that Were Never Built in the Quaker City; 15. Franklin's Tunnels, the Underground Railroad, and Other Downtown Subterranean Passages 16. John Wanamaker's Pneumatic Philadelphia17. The Dock Creek Caper and Willie Sutton's Escape; 18. Digging Up Graves in Center City: Philly Archaeology; Epilogue; About the Authors

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