David Weitzman A Subway for New York

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A Subway for New York

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A behind-thescenes look at an underground miracle
On October 27, 1904, the first section of the most famous subway system in the world was opened for business. Thousands of passengers paid the nickel fare to experience what it was like to ride beneath Broadway and other traffic-clogged city streets from lower Manhattan to the Upper West Side. Here is the story of the daring and demanding construction project that made it possible for the city’s first “straphangers” to travel miles in minutes.
In a lively fact-filled text and incredibly detailed pictures, gifted technical artist David Weitzman brings the mechanics of this incredible public works project to life and captures the can-do spirit of engineers and workers. This is a book for any fan of trains, tunnels, and tracks.

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There were many who thought the idea was ridiculous. ?New York people will never go into a hole in the ground to ride!? they said. And the subway?s creation?mainly by immigrant workers?was difficult and demanding. But on October 27, 1904, after years of hard work, the very first subway train took passengers from one end of Manhattan to the other?in only 26 minutes!

With meticulous illustrations and clear prose, David Weitzman captures the excitment, the technology, and the people that went into creating one of the world?s first?and most famous?underground train systems.


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About the Author:

David Weitzman is the author of many books, including The John Bull: A British Locomotive Comes to America. He lives in Covelo, California.

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