The wheels that drove New York: a history of the New York City Transit System

This book offers comprehensive coverage of the history of the New York City transit system, from its beginnings as horse-drawn omnibuses to present day. The often complex relationships between the city, its people and businesses, its politics and the transit system are demonstrated. The developing history of the city is linked to the growth and development of its public transit system, with key roles highlighted of inventors, builders, financiers and managers of the system. It also follows the system's conversion from private (through elevated railways) to public, and the problems that transformation entailed along the way.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Hardcover
  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: 452p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01484983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9783642304835
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2013 11:15AM