RailroadBookStore.com - Railroad Books

Railroad Books - Model Railroad Books - Thomas & Friends

Huge Selection of Railroad Books - Discount Prices - Money Back Guarantee

Railroad books at discount prices. Railroadbookstore.com is an online railroad bookstore offering thousands of titles, secure online ordering, outstanding customer service and a money back satisfaction guarantee. We feature railroad books, videos, calendars and software, most at discount prices. Great resource for railfans, model railroaders and anyone interested in trains.

We offer a huge selection, covering many aspects of railroads and rail travel. You will find books covering general railroad history, specific railroads, passenger trains, freight trains, tourist railroads, railway museums, steam locomotives, high speed trains, travel guides and more.

Subway City: Riding the Trains, Reading New York

  • List Price: $35.00
  • Buy New: $17.00
  • as of 2/25/2018 09:38 UTC details
  • You Save: $18.00 (51%)
In Stock
New (6) Used (21) from $3.79
  • Seller:edandrews7
  • Sales Rank:2,231,587
  • Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:272
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.8
  • Dimensions (in):7 x 0.8 x 10.5
  • Publication Date:June 1, 1997
  • ISBN:0813523966
  • EAN:9780813523965
  • ASIN:0813523966
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis

None of the world's great cities is as closely identified with its subway as New York. Its trains provide much more than just rapid transit. They give New Yorkers a powerful symbol of their metropolis, one that they use to express both their hopes and their fears for the urban future.

Subway City explores New York's transit system as both fact and metaphor. Brooks traces the development of the subway from its inception as the newest and most efficient public transportation system to its decline as an overcrowded and dangerous part of city life. The crowded cars gave Harold Lloyd material for comedy, fueled William Randolph Hearst's crusade against the Traction Trust, and convinced Lewis Mumford that the subway was a futile effort to solve the city's problems. Brooks explores films which have dramatized the dangers lurking below ground, and examines the infamous Bernhard Goetz shooting that made the subway a symbol of urban decay. More hopefully, he describes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's station improvements and ambitious programs for Music Underground, Poetry in Transit, and Arts-in-Transit, as keys to the city's renewal.



CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Copyright 2018 - RailroadBookstore.com