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This book is full of beautiful illustrations and pictures dating from he mid-1860s to the turn of the 21st century. It starts out as a "secret:' experiment to prove the principal of mass transit. Wagon wheels covered with cloth to muffle the sound for late nite dirt removal from the tunnel. If the local corrupt politician's found out they would look for their "take". Found out how much the public clamored to ride this .."trip to nowhere" and wanted it built before the power structure could set things their way. Find out the GhostBuster's moive connection to this story. Find out what the Brooklyn Dodgers were dodging...in name only. Why did the financier want to stop at 22 miles of track? The "X Prize" is big news today. A similar rush to built the best people mover happened then. The imagination of the variety of concepts is eye opening. Find out why the NYC Mayor was strongly asked to slow down but " ...I'm running this train!"happened then. The imagination of the variety of concepts is eye opening. Find out why the NYC Mayor was strongly asked to slow down but " ...I'm running this train!".
The artwork and architecture of the entrys and underground stationsis discussed and very well illustrated. The various style of trains and trolleys is shown in great detail. The changing affect on the greatest city in the world and its people is followed up to today's new styles. Very enjoyable reading.
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