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Brooklyn Elevated Equipment
James C. Greller
Xplorer Press
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Brooklyn Elevated Equipment

By James C. Greller.

Laminated hardcover, 11x8.5" horizontal format, 258 glossy pages, map, rosters, drawings, b/w images throughout. 2nd edition, 1987.

"The Third Edition of our Brooklyn trolleys book expands its size and scope.

"This is the second edition of the Brooklyn El Book published in 1987. This book concentrates on the beginning of the Elevated lines from the Steam railroads to Coney Island and the New York and Brooklyn Bridge cable cars.

  • How the steam El's became part of the formidable Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company.
  • History on how transportation made the great transformation of a small Dutch farm land into a major metropolis and later part of the incorporated City of New York.
  • The herculean task of turning hundredths of steam coaches into electric motor cars.
  • Their later conversion from open platform El cars to fleets of multiple unit controlled closed door cars.
  • The thinking and craftsmanship of a time past that viewed every new problem the company faced to develop equipment that meet the challenge.
  • Full maps, drawings and technical data in this over 200 hard covered book.."

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