Manhattan's Lost Streetcars

Manhattan s Lost Streetcars By the first quarter of the th century Manhattan had well over miles of streetcar trackage an investment of several million dollars Less than years later the rail system had completely van

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  • Title: Manhattan's Lost Streetcars
  • Author: Stephen L. Meyers
  • ISBN: 9780738538846
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • By the first quarter of the 20th century, Manhattan had well over 400 miles of streetcar trackage, an investment of several million dollars Less than 50 years later, the rail system had completely vanished Manhattan s Lost Streetcars chronicles the finance, political pressures, and advancing technology behind Gotham s streetcar networks from 1890 to 1935 The story endsBy the first quarter of the 20th century, Manhattan had well over 400 miles of streetcar trackage, an investment of several million dollars Less than 50 years later, the rail system had completely vanished Manhattan s Lost Streetcars chronicles the finance, political pressures, and advancing technology behind Gotham s streetcar networks from 1890 to 1935 The story ends with the dismantling of the system Manhattan s Lost Streetcars recalls a bygone era when public rail transportation was aboveground and New Yorkers rode the Metropolitan Street Railway, the Green Lines, the Manhattan Bridge Three Cent Line, and the Brooklyn North River line, among others It features images of the independent rail companies and the individual lines that made up a vast public transportation network in Manhattan.

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    1. History of the rise of the major streetcar companies in NY and their technological evolution; another smaller chapter tackles the independents. Photographs are the main event here, and despite the passage of time they're very good quality. Because these are NYC streetcars, there are many nice shots of trolleys set against interesting urban backgrounds, like NYC's bridges and famous buildings -- some of which are still being built at the time of the photograph. There were cars photographed here t [...]

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