New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ

New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ

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New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment & construction DJ
 
he New York Subway Interborough Rapid Transit Its Equipment and Construction
Hard Cover with a Dust Jacket DUST JACKET has damage.
150 Pages  Reprint of a 1904 book
154 pages
Table Of Contents
Introduction, 13
Chapter I. The Route Of The Road; Passenger Stations And Tracks,23
Chapter Ii. Types And Methods Of Construction,  37
Chapter Iii. Power House Building,  67
Chapter Iv. Power Plant From Coal Pile To Shafts Of Engines And Turbines,    77
Chapter V. System Of Electrical Supply,  91
Chapter Vi. Electrical Equipment Of Cars,  117
Chapter Vii. Lighting System For Passenger Stations And Tunnel,  121
Chapter Viii. Rolling Stock-Cars, Trucks, Etc,125
Chapter Ix. Signal System,  135
Chapter X. Subway Drainage,  145
Chapter Xi. Repair And Inspection Shed,  147
Chapter Xii. Subcontractors,  151

October 27, 1904 marked the official opening of the Interborough Rapid Transit, commonly known as the "Subway." To celebrate the occasion, the original edition of this book, which was limited to a scant 200 copies, was distributed among the high-ranking guests.
Now, for all those New Yorkers always seeking to know more about their city, Arno Press has reissued this delightful book.
Here is the story of the official opening, along with a few cases of "Firsts" as they were reported in a le 16 page newspaper: The New York Times.
"The rapid transit subway, for which the contract was signed four years and seven months ago, is ready for the formal opening from the City Hall to One Hundred and Forty-fifth Street. The opening exercises will be very simple....The invited guests will take the first train from the City Hall Station as soon as the exercises are ended, making a return trip to One Hundred and Forty-fifth Street and Broadway.
"Until 6 o'clock holders of complimentary passes will be admitted to the subway. At 7 o'clock the sale of five cents tickets will begin."
Thursday, October 27, 1904
"New York's dream of a rapid transit became a reality at exactly 2:35:30 yesterday afternoon, when the running of trains with passengers began. The official train made its run exactly on time, arriving at One Hundred and Forty-fifth Street in exactly twenty-six minutes."
Friday, October 28, 1904
A few cases of "Firsts"
"There are a few firsts to be noted in writing the history of this great change in New York transportation. The first man to give up his seat to a woman in New York's subway was F. B. Shipley of Philadelphia. He was on the official train and the lady was good looking, but he said that it made no difference- in Philadelphia everybody was polite."
"The first man to ask for a transfer refused to give his name. It was on the return trip of the official train. He wanted to get off at Spring Street, and he asked,'Can I get a transfer?'"
"The man who couldn't be pleased was on hand, as usual. This particular one lived above Ninetieth Street.
"'I don't see the use of stopping at Fourteenth Street, the Grand Central and Seventy-Second Street,' he said, 'There's lots of people who live up in the Hundreds and never want to get off below. Why can't some trains run that don't stop between the bridge and Ninety-sixth Street? If there was I'd save two minutes.'"
"The Subway figured in the life of the city in more ways than one yesterday. What the officers of Yorkville Court termed the 'Subway drunk' made its initial appearance. It happened that there were fourteen prisoners to be arraigned on charges of drunkenness. The first one called to the bar said: 'Please, your Honor, I rode from the bridge to One Hundred and Forty-fifth Street and back in the tunnel. The dust was terrible, horrible, your Honor. I had to take a drink to get it down.'
"'But one drink didn't get you full, did it?' inquired the court.
"'Oh, no,' was the reply,'But one wouldn't do for that dust. I had to take six.'
"When the court told him to stand aside, Mrs. Kate Caffney came forward and told the same story, varying the name of stations a little. Then as fast as they were called, the twelve others followed suit. Finally the Magistrate discharged them all." Friday, October 28, 1904

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