New York: Interborough Rapid Transit Company, 1904.
Illustrated by Illustrated. First Edition. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #15049
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, gutter starting at front and rear flyleaves,1" fraying to spine head and tail, sheet of pages 69-71 detached with edgewear, corners rubbed, chipping to reverse of front free endpaper, otherwise light wear. Still serviceable oversize hardcover. ; Details the history of attempts to create underground transportation in New York City, the legal and engineering difficulties of building the Interborough Rapid Transit, the construction of the subway in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn, the equipment and rolling stock, and closes with a 4 page listing of the subcontractors. Illustrated with photographs, plans, maps and diagrams. First Edition of this celebratory work marking the opening of New York City's first operating subway system in 1904. ; Ex-Library; 150,  pages.