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This can be a whole facsimile of the 1904 version initially released via the Interborough swift Transit corporation to commemorate the hole of recent York's first subway line. From the viewpoint of either city heritage and the background of transportation, this publication is a crucial fundamental resource. construction the city's first subway within the early years of the 20th century required tender collaboration among private and non-private pursuits and referred to as for the expenditure of substantial sums of either private and non-private funds. The booklet introduces us to Abram S. Hewitt, a past due nineteenth-century mayor of latest York urban. It used to be Hewitt who discovered that, whereas inner most capital by myself have been completely sufficient for construction increased quick transit strains in ny as early because the 1870s, the extra expensive development of underground quick transit traces used to be some distance past the power of non-public companies to finance. Hewitt set in movement a sequence of occasions that sanctioned using public cash for subway building, with the finished facility then to be leased to a personal corporation for daily operation. the personal enterprise that emerged, either to construct and to function the 1st subway in big apple, used to be known as the Interborough fast Transit corporation, a reputation that might later be rendered extra crisply because the IRT. town of recent York and the Interborough fast transit corporation inaugurated carrier over the city's first subway line on Thursday afternoon, October 27, 1904. Mayor George B. McClellan, son of the Civil conflict basic, took the controls of the 1st ceremonial educate at urban corridor Station in downtown big apple and headed north. in a single means or one other, the subway has been going ever considering. The ebook additionally provides vital tabular and statistical details, in addition to transparent and concise narrative descriptions of technical info.

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Title : The New York Subway : Its Construction and Equipment author : Cudahy, Brian J. publisher : Fordham University Press isbn10 | asin : 0823213196 print isbn13 : 9780823213191 ebook isbn13 : 9780585165578 language : English subject Subways--New York (State)--New York. 42097471 subject : Subways--New York (State)--New York.  McDonald, the principal contractor for building the 1904 subway. Page iii The New York Subway its Construction and Equipment Interborough Rapid Transit 1904 With an Introduction by BRIAN J.

William N. Stevens, Ass't Mechanical Engineer. Paul C. Hunter, Architectural Assistant. Geo. E. Thomas, Supervising Engineer in Field. Cars and Signal System George Gibbs, Consulting Engineer. Watson T. Thompson, Master Mechanic. J. N. Waldron, Signal Engineer. Page 11 RAPID TRANSIT SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Directors AUGUST BELMONT E. P. BRYAN ANDREW FREEDMAN JAMES JOURDAN GARDINER M. LANE WALTHER LUTTGEN JOHN B. McDONALD WALTER G. OAKMAN JOHN PEIRCE MORTON F. PLANT WILLIAM A. READ CORNELIUS VANDERBILT GEORGE W.

The Brooklyn Extension is a two-track line. There is a storage yard under Broadway between 137th Street and 145th Street on the Fort George branch, another on the surface at the end of the Lenox Avenue spur, Lenox Avenue and 148th Street, and a third on an elevated structure at the Boston Road and 178th Street. There is a repair shop and inspection shed on the surface adjoining the Lenox Avenue spur at the Harlem River and 148-150th Streets, and an inspection shed at the storage yard at Boston Road and 178th Street.

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