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*NEW - The Men Who Pioneered Electric Transportation

The Men Who Pioneered Electric Transportation

This book is a collection of articles from the former publication Electriclines magazine with articles on the pioneers who developed present day electric transportation. The book covers inventors such as Frank Sprague, Nikola Tesla, Bion Arnold and Van Depoele. Other stories cover the first electric locomotive, the first railroad main line electrification, electrifying the Manhattan El’s, the development of power supply for distribution and writing on Westinghouse, General Electric and Werner Von Siemens. This book is good for children and adults. It illustrates the men and idea’s that changed our lives forever. For like our present day where the computer is vastly changing our world rapidly, over 100 years ago it was electric power that changed everyone’s life for the better and these men made it a reality.

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SOLD OUT! - Brooklyn Elevated Equipment

The Second Edition of the Brooklyn Elevated Fleet

This is the second edition of the Brooklyn El Book published in 1987. This book concentrates on the beginning of the Elevated lines from the Steam railroads to Coney Island and the New York and Brooklyn Bridge cable cars. How the steam El's were part of the formidable Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. Here is a history on how transportation made the great transformation of a small Dutch farm land into a major metropolis and later part of the incorporated City of New York. The herculean task of turning hundredths of steam coaches into electric motor cars. Later their conversion from open platform El cars to fleets of multiple unit controlled closed door cars. The thinking and craftsmanship of a time past that viewed every new problem the company faced to develop equipment that meet the challenge. Full maps, drawings and technical data in this over 200 hard covered book.

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SOLD OUT! - New York City Subway Cars from R-1 to R-160

We are proud to announce the fourth edition of NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY CARS. This popular work now updated, with the newest editions to the vast New York City transit system. The book picks up where the third edition left off with the order of the R110 A/B test trains. Covering the new orders of R142, R143 and R160 in detail and supported by drawing and color photographers by some of the best urban rail photographers. In the new hard cover 200-page book, all the historical facts from the first R-1 to the future fleet of R188 are covered. The retirement and disposition of the R32 and R40s is also included as well as some work equipment. In full color with drawings of each car and roster information. A must for the New York subway spotter and a history to were the great system is headed in the future.

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Brooklyn Trolley Cars from the BRT to the B&QT

The Third Edition of our Brooklyn trolleys book expands its size and scope After the first and second editions of BROOKLYN TROLLEYS, we have expanded the size and scope the third edition to cover every piece of trolley and cable cars that the Brooklyn trolley giant the Brooklyn Rapid Transit and later the Brooklyn and Queens Transit Corporation operated. This new work traces through the electric trolley equipment from the consolidation of the Brooklyn Rapid Transits fleets and it continuing dedication to improve and provide the best public transit in the City of Brooklyn. This hard cover, 360 pages of B/W historical photographs from the Edward B. Watson collection of all the open and closed cars along with the various stages of rebuilding are documented. The rare photographic work is accompanied by new drawings of most of the major orders of cars, a complete 1904-track map of all of the Brooklyn and Queens's traction lines along with roller sign layouts of each type car and complete roster and a roster of preserved cars. This will be the most complete coverage of the Brooklyn Empire that built the greatest most productive places in America. As a Brooklynite, it is required reading, for the historian of traction and traction modeling it has equipment for every taste and era.

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Interborough Fleet

The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the first to operate a subway in New York City. This history starts with the first wood rolling stock to the last cars built in 1939. This historical text is accompanied by photographs and drawings. The reader will realize the importance of the IRT in New York City.

Price: $12

100 PCC Trolley Cars Ran in Brooklyn

A photo history of each car in the PCC fleet from the pioneering Brooklyn & Queens Transit Corporation, the history documents the cars from 1936 to the end of trolley service in 1956.

Price: $12

NYCTS Bus & Trolley Coach Fleet 1946-1958

All the buses and Trolley Coaches purchased from the City of New York from 1946 to 1958. Interior and exterior, color and B/W photographs of each series. History and technical information. 100 pages of post-war bus history of New York City Transit Authority.

Price: $12

Building the New Rapid Transit System of New York City c.1915

An Historic Work, Handsomely Reproduced

An historic reprint of the engineering accounts of the building of the Dual Contract subways of the BMT and IRT. Pages of original construction details and maps of the second phase of New York's transportation empire.

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SOLD OUT! - Subway Cars of the BMT

New York's Innovative Subway Car Operator A full history of the most interesting and pioneering rapid transit systems in New York, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Transit system (BMT). From the beginning as the Brooklyn Rapid Transit street car and elevated traction combine to a player in subways. This company changed the way subways were designed and built and revolutionize the subway car design and size. Technical advances to the art of electric traction were ever foremost in the men who ran and operated the BMT and still part of today's subway service. This book covers the never satisfied men who developed over the year's one innovative car after another. They changed the face of public transportation. From beginning to the end when the City of New York took over this public company, they were still innovating equipment and operations. A must read to anyone interested in creativity in public transit.

This book is out of print but we have some fine returned copies at the price below that are in very good condition.

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