By Interborough Rapid Transit, Brian J. Cudahy
It is a whole facsimile of the 1904 variation initially released through the Interborough speedy Transit corporation to commemorate the outlet of latest York's first subway line. From the viewpoint of either city historical past and the background of transportation, this booklet is a vital fundamental resource. construction the city's first subway within the early years of the 20 th century required tender collaboration among private and non-private pursuits and known as for the expenditure of substantial sums of either private and non-private funds. The e-book introduces us to Abram S. Hewitt, a past due nineteenth-century mayor of recent York urban. It was once Hewitt who discovered that, whereas inner most capital by myself have been completely sufficient for construction increased swift transit traces in manhattan as early because the 1870s, the extra expensive development of underground speedy transit traces used to be some distance past the facility of personal firms to finance. Hewitt set in movement a series of occasions that sanctioned using public money for subway building, with the finished facility then to be leased to a personal corporation for day by day operation. the non-public company that emerged, either to construct and to function the 1st subway in long island, used to be referred to as the Interborough swift Transit corporation, a reputation that may later be rendered extra crisply because the IRT. town of latest York and the Interborough fast transit corporation inaugurated provider over the city's first subway line on Thursday afternoon, October 27, 1904. Mayor George B. McClellan, son of the Civil warfare common, took the controls of the 1st ceremonial teach at urban corridor Station in downtown big apple and headed north. in a single method or one other, the subway has been going ever in view that. The publication additionally provides vital tabular and statistical details, in addition to transparent and concise narrative descriptions of technical information.
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A. Read, Cornelius Vanderbilt, George W. Wickersham, and George W. Young. The incorporators of the Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company were Charles T. Barney, August Belmont, John B. McDonald, Walter G. Oakman, and William A. Read. Page 22 Exterior View of Power House Page 23 Chapter I The Route of the RoadPassenger Stations and Tracks The selection of route for the Subway was governed largely by the amount which the city was authorized by the Rapid Transit Act to spend. The main object of the road was to carry to and from their homes in the upper portions of Manhattan Island the great army of workers who spend the business day in the offices, shops, and warehouses of the lower portions, and it was therefore obvious that the general direction of the routes must be north and south, and that the line must extend as nearly as possible from one end of the island to the other.
Thompson, Master Mechanic. J. N. Waldron, Signal Engineer. Page 11 RAPID TRANSIT SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Directors AUGUST BELMONT E. P. BRYAN ANDREW FREEDMAN JAMES JOURDAN GARDINER M. LANE WALTHER LUTTGEN JOHN B. McDONALD WALTER G. OAKMAN JOHN PEIRCE MORTON F. PLANT WILLIAM A. READ CORNELIUS VANDERBILT GEORGE W. YOUNG Executive Committee AUGUST BELMONT ANDREW FREEDMAN JAMES JOURDAN WALTER G. OAKMAN WILLIAM A. READ CORNELIUS VANDERBILT Officers AUGUST BELMONT, PRESIDENT WALTER G. OAKMAN, VICE-PRESIDENT JOHN B.
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