They Moved The Millions
They Moved The Millions · by Ed Davis, Sr.
A brief history of passenger cars of America's most heavily travelled passenger railway, the New York City Transit System.
This scene nearly duplicates the nostalgic memories of the author. Although High-V's were normally assigned to this line, this view of the restored Low-V's on a fantrip is like a spirit from the past reincarnated. Except for fluorescent lighting, this station on the IRT Broadway line is little changed over almost 80 years. Can't you hear the sounds of traction motors, clicking rail joints, etc., echoing in the brick arch station? Franklin B. Roberts photo.
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Table of Contents
They Moved the Millions: Introduction
Chapter 1, The Elevated Lines
Chapter 2, The IRT Subway
Chapter 3, The BMT
Chapter 4, The Independent System
Chapter 5, The Second Generation Appears
Chapter 6, The Old IRT Passes Into History
Chapter 9, New Cars for the Independent
Chapter 10, The Space Age on Rails
Chapter 12, Matters Related to the System
Copyright 1985 by Edward C. Davis, Sr.
Reproduced on nycsubway.org with permission.