Subway Ride

Author: Heather Lynne Miller
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 160734145X
Size: 17.42 MB
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Subway Ride. Down, down, down. Step down below to see the world. A fantastical journey introduces young readers to subway travel. Five children pay the fare, pass through the gates, and zip through the tunnels of subway stations in ten cities around the globe. The trip around the world underscores how travel and cultural connections create community. Back matter includes information about the ten stations mentioned: Atlanta, Cairo, Chicago, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.

The Cincinnati Subway

Author: Allen J. Singer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738523149
Size: 35.49 MB
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The Cincinnati Subway. Cincinnati emerged from a tumultuous 19th century as a growing metropolis committed to city planning. The most ambitious plan of the early twentieth century, the Cincinnati Subway, was doomed to failure. Construction began in 1920 and ended in 1927 when the money had run out. Today, two miles of empty subway tunnels still lie beneath Cincinnati, waiting to be used. The Cincinnati Subway tells the whole story, from the turbulent times in the 1880s to the ultimate failure of "Cincinnati's White Elephant." Along the way, the reader will learn about what was happening in Cincinnati during the growth of the subway-from the Courthouse Riots in 1884 to life in the Queen City during World War II.

The New York Subway

Author: Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Publisher: My Ebook Publishing House
ISBN: 6069421841
Size: 49.58 MB
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The New York Subway. This is a complete facsimile of the original edition published by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company to commemorate the opening of New York's first subway line. From the perspective of both urban history and the history of transportation, this book is an important primary source. Building the city's first subway in the early years of the twentieth century required delicate collaboration between public and private interests and called for the expenditure of considerable sums of both public and private money. The book introduces us to Abram S. Hewitt, a late nineteenth-century mayor of New York City. It was Hewitt who realized that, while private capital alone had been perfectly adequate for building elevated rapid transit lines in New York as early as the 1870s, the more costly construction of underground rapid transit lines was far beyond the ability of private corporations to finance. Hewitt set in motion a chain of events that sanctioned the use of public funds for subway construction, with the completed facility then to be leased to a private company for day-to-day operation. The private firm that emerged, both to build and to operate the first subway in New York, was called the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, a name that would later be rendered more crisply as the IRT. The City of New York and the Interborough Rapid transit Company inaugurated service over the city's first subway line on Thursday afternoon, October 27, 1904. Mayor George B. McClellan, son of the Civil War general, took the controls of the first ceremonial train at City Hall Station in downtown Manhattan and headed north. In one way or another, the subway has been going ever since. The book also presents important tabular and statistical information, as well as clear and concise narrative descriptions of technical details.

The Routes Not Taken

Author: Joseph B. Raskin
ISBN: 0823253694
Size: 74.74 MB
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The Routes Not Taken. New York City's rapid transit system went beyond what we know it as today. Although the most well-known unbuilt line has been the 2nd Avenue Subway (part of which is now being completed after delays dating back to 1929), there have been many other plans announced that would have stretched the system out to and beyond the city limits in all five boroughs. All of the subway system plans, realized or unrealized, strongly influenced the development of New York City as a whole. For a significant part of the 20th Century, the system was planned to expand ahead of the development of residential and commercial areas. Developers looked to purchase land in the service areas of the new lines. The Routes Not Taken looks at how some developers tried to use the growth of the transit system to make their properties more valuable. In addition, The Routes Not Taken looks at some of the people who both positively and negatively affected the growth of the transit system. Some of them are still well-known (Mayors Fiorello H. La Guardia and James J. Walker and Robert Moses), others have been forgotten with time (John H. Delaney, who ran the transit system for decades, and planners like Daniel L. Turner). The Routes Not Taken is intended to provide readers with an understanding of how the transit system could have grown beyond its current limits and the conditions and actions that kept it from expanding further and how it actually contracted over the years.

Subway Story

Author: Julia Sarcone-Roach
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375984712
Size: 47.64 MB
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Subway Story. Never was there a subway car who loved her job more than Jessie. From morning to night she carried all sorts of people all sorts of places—to work and school and World's Fairs, over bridges and through tunnels—sometimes she even took a pigeon along for the ride! But as time passed, sleek new silver cars began to take over the tracks, banishing Jessie to an abandoned lot. What will she do with no passengers to carry? And where will she go now that she's no longer welcome on the tracks? Based on the true story of 1960's-era subway cars that are now being used to create artificial reefs in the Atlantic, this stunningly illustrated second book from Julia Sarcone-Roach is sure to delight scuba diving historians and kids alike.

The Great Society Subway

Author: Zachary M. Schrag
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421415771
Size: 10.94 MB
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The Great Society Subway. Whether trying to avoid the crawl along the Belt, the horrendous parking situation, or the stress induced by the ludicrous and inadequate street marking, Marylanders, Virginians, and folks from the nation's capital eschew the car and hop the Metro. Here Zachary M. Schrag tells the story of the Great Society Subway, from its foundings through to modern day, from Arlington to College Park, from Eisenhower to Marion Barry.

Art And The Subway

Author: Tracy Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813544521
Size: 57.16 MB
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Art And The Subway. Paintings, graffiti, photographs, and public art by Walker Evans, DONDI, Keith Haring, and others are featured in this visual representation of the New York subway system and the art it has inspired throughout the years.