Long Island Railroad (MBI Railroad Colour History)
By: Stan Fischler (author)Hardback
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Granted an operating charter in 1834, the Long Island Railroad is still operating today - making it the oldest railway in America still operating under it's original name. It is also the busiest commuter railroad on the continent, carrying over 81 million customers a year. This illustrated history begins with it's origins in the Brooklyn and Jamaica Railroad in 1832, and covers such diverse topics as the original attempts to reach Boston via Long Island and ferry services to Connecticut, the purchase of Pennsylvania Railroad in 1900, tunnel construction into Manhattan, the building of Penn Station, and the construction of passenger cars as well as both diesel and electric rolling stock. Archive and modern photography, route maps, print ads, plus timetables and system maps recreate the drama of this iconic route, along with true-life stories of Mile a Minute Murphy and the Great Bicycle-Long Island Rail Road Race, making this a valuable addition to any rail enthusiasts library.
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