• Frank K. Hain and the Manhattan Railway Company: The Elevated Railway, 1875-1903

    Organized under the Rapid Transit Act of 1875, the Manhattan Railway Company (commonly known as the Manhattan Elevated Railway, or the "el") dominated public transportation in late 19th-century New York City. Its four lines extended the length of Manhattan Island into the Bronx, with 334 steam locomotives carrying 1,122 passenger cars over 102 miles of track. From 1880 to 1902, more passengers traveled the el than on any other rapid transit system in the world. Frank K. Hain was vice president and general manager of the company for 16 years, during which time he confronted union organizers, horrifying accidents, and a relentless media crusade for conversion to electric power and the establishment of a subway system. This chronicle of New York's elevated steam railways illuminates an important era in transportation.

    • ASIN: 0786464054

  • New York Elevated Railway Subways Original Vintage Postcard

    Original Vintage Postcard: New York Elevated Railway SubwaysThe Elevated at Eighth Avenue and 110th Street, New YorkUnusedCondition: (Please view the product photos - we provide photos of the front and back of most items so you can see the exact condition)

    • Brand: CardCow Vintage Postcards
    • ASIN: B00PB9H990

  • 3dRose Scenes from the Past Vintage Stereoview Cards - New York Elevated Railroad Greenwich Stereoview Late 1800s - 10x10 Inch Puzzle (pzl_270014_2)

    New York Elevated Railroad Greenwich Stereoview Late 1800s Puzzle is a fun and enjoyable way to pass the time. This 70 piece jigsaw puzzle measures 10" x 10" when assembled and features a back stand for display. Allowing you the choice to leave and display your finished puzzle for hours of viewing enjoyment or to just simply start all over again. Made of a durable coated cardboard featuring a high gloss finish. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Possible choking hazard due to small pieces.

    • Brand: 3dRose
    • ASIN: B077TB9FF4

  • The Art Stop Travel Vintage New York Elevated Railway Memorabilia Print B12X1810

    You have two choices:- you can purchase your desired coloured frame (PRINT + FRAME + MOUNT) which is ready to hang or you can purchase the PRINT ONLY. Please choose from the options above. This is a new, high quality, individually printed, reproduction fine art print. We use superior grade materials and the latest printing technology to create stunning products. We extremely confident that you will be pleased by all aspects of the product and service you will receive.The size of print is 12 x 16 in (30.4 x 40.6 cm) - these are printed onto extremely high quality luxurious, heavyweight, textured fine art paper/card 260gsm Our contemporary, stylish, wooden frames are manufactured in the UK and are of the highest quality and We offer these in 4 colours:- Black, Light Oak, Brown and White. To ensure safe delivery all our frames have shatter proof styrene glass. Our framed prints are supplied with a high quality 1.4mm thick White core, acid free, 25mm aperture mount. The mount board is cut with bevelled edges at 45 degrees. All items are dispatched in strong and sturdy packaging to ensure safe delivery. We dispatch Via Royal Mail UK parcels or International Airmail small packets.

    • Color: Print
    • Brand: The Art Stop
    • ASIN: B019596RSA

  • VINTAGE POSTCARD 110th STREET CURVE OF ELEVATED RAILROAD NEW YORK railway train

    VINTAGE POSTCARD 110th STREET CURVE OF ELEVATED ROAD NEW YORKPLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS I WILL BE HAPPY TO COMBINEExported By ExportYourStore

    • Brand: Unknown
    • ASIN: B07C1RX9KK

  • UPTOWN, DOWNTON: A Trip Through Time on New York’s Subways

    Originally published in 1976, UPTOWN, DOWNTOWN now makes its first appearance as an ebook!The New York City subway system in a technological marvel, with a total of 710 track miles burrowing 180 below street level at some points and climbing 88 feet into the air at others. Stan Fischler, a longtime train buff, tells the fascinating story of how this system came to be, from its aboveground origins in the nineteenth century to its subterranean present, and speculates on what the future holds. It is a story that involves engineering and adventure, politics and personalities.All the ups and downs of designing, building, and running a very special railroad are told in vivid anecdotal detail, including…•Early horsecar transit•Rube Goldberglike experimental lines•The subway station with a grand piano, fountain, and frescoes•The politics of public transportation•History-making disasters•Curious rolling stock•Subway art•Movie-making on the line•And much more, including Fishcler’s guide to the best rides in town.Pen-and-ink drawings evoke the flavor of earlier times.Stan Fischler, a New Yorker who has explored every mile of the city's subways, is the author of more than 40 books. He wrote a column for the Toronto Daily Star syndicate and was the color commentator for ...

    • ASIN: B07F2S5G25

  • Elevated Railway New York City NY postcard 1910s

    Standard-size postcard. Unwritten, undated, unstamped, unmailed. Dimensions given, if any, are approximate. Scans large to show any defects. Unseen defects described. VG or better condition. Item complete as issued unless otherwise stated. NO facsimiles, copies, reprints or reproductions unless specifically stated in description above. Scans are of the actual item; we never use stock images.

    • Brand: The Jumping Frog
    • ASIN: B00KIXPTL4

  • Ashley Giclee Fine Art Print, New York USA November 5 2016 Railways Covered With Grass And Flowers Along The, 16x20, AG6470908

    This giclee print from Ashley Art Studio is designed to beautify many different spaces in your home.The art is printed on museum quality archival paper made with a unique process which helps enhance the colors in a way that helps the art realize the true tones from the first moment it was captured. The print is a giclee made with 12 inks. Most printers use only 3 colors but our premium process of giclee prints use 12 colors to reach unrivaled quality.Our many pieces like this one are created by independent artists who receive a portion of each sale - so when you buy this beautiful piece you are helping to support an artist.Return Policy: You can return this item within 30 days, but please note that since each piece is produced and assembled by hand by our master craftsman only after you order, there is a 20% restocking fee if the item is returned for any reason other than damage. You are also responsible for return shipping.

    • Color: Multicolor
    • Brand: Ashley Giclee
    • ASIN: B078RYCV6K

  • By the El

    This is a handsomely produced paperback of vivid photos and old-timers' reminiscences of the Third Avenue Elevated trains that dominated the skyline of Manhattan and the Bronx. Its 200+ full-color photos are mostly from the years shortly before the El was abandoned in 1953 -- divided between pictures of the trains and stations, and the urban life that teemed under and around them. The pictures show neighborhoods filled with mom-and-pop stores, among them a striking number of bars and pawn shops. Street life is well chronicled, and most East Side landmarks (e.g., the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings) feature prominently. Some of the most dramatic photos show the demolition of the elevated structures. The book will appeal to amateur (and maybe professional) historians of New York city's general history and culture, as well as to railroad and mass-transit buffs. The book has the endorsement of the New York City Transit Museum and The Bronx County Historical Society. (It was the subway and elevated train system that directly led to the development of The Bronx by making the remote borough accessible to the business center of New York, downtown.) Joe Franklin, the venerable nostaglist to whose radio program nearly every New Yorker used to listen faithfully, wrote an introducti...

    • Brand: Brand: Stelterfoto LLC
    • ASIN: 0977722015

  • Media Storehouse 252 Piece Puzzle of New York Elevated Railroad Train (11418492)

    252 PIECE PUZZLE. Photo Puzzle (252 Pieces) Artwork depicting New York Elevated Railroad Train. Illustration of a four-wheel locomotive for the New York Elevated Railroad built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia in 1878. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images). 10x14 252 Piece Puzzle are made in USA and comes with loose pieces in a designer box with your photo on top. The box is sized to fit most mail boxes. Great gift for kids

    • Brand: Media Storehouse
    • ASIN: B01BU8010O

  • 3dRose Scenes from The Past Magic Lantern Slides - New York Railroad and Cooper Institute Circa 1890s Vintage - Mousepad (mp_246841_1)

    New York Railroad and Cooper Institute Circa 1890s Vintage Mouse Pad is 8" x 8" x .25" and is made of heavy-duty recycled rubber. Matte finish image will not fade or peel. Machine washable using a mild detergent and air dry.

    • Brand: 3dRose
    • ASIN: B07L5SPJ8X

  • 3dRose Scenes from the Past Magic Lantern Slides - New York Railroad and Cooper Institute Circa 1890s Vintage - 11oz Magic Transforming Mug (mug_246841_3)

    New York Railroad and Cooper Institute Circa 1890s Vintage Mug is available in both 11 oz and 15 oz. Why drink out of an ordinary mug when a custom printed mug is so much cooler? This ceramic mug is lead free, microwave safe and FDA approved. Image is printed on both sides. Hand washing is recommended.

    • Color: Black/White
    • Brand: 3dRose
    • ASIN: B01M8PAB5M

  • Scenes from the Past Magic Lantern Slides - New York Railroad and Cooper Institute Circa 1890s Vintage - 1 Greeting Card with envelope (gc_246841_5)

    New York Railroad and Cooper Institute Circa 1890s Vintage Greeting Card is a great way to say "thank you" or to acknowledge any occasion. These blank cards are made of heavy-duty card stock that allows for smudge free writing. Cards are creased for easy folding and come with white envelopes. Available individually or in sets of 6 and 12.

    • Brand: 3dRose
    • ASIN: B01M73SMIO

  • Bowery looking north with the Third Avenue Elevated railway, New York City - 1895 - old print - antique print - vintage print - New York art prints

    Antique Print: Bowery looking north with the Third Avenue Elevated railway, New York City . Caption below print: 'Bowery, dans la direction du nord, New-York'. Type: Antique photographic halftone book plate. There is descriptive text in French printed below the image. Date of printing: 1895. Size: 20.0 x 25.0cm, 7.75 x 9.75 inches (Medium), 505 sq cm. Artist, cartographer or engraver: Unsigned. Condition: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Verso: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture. Provenance: "Un Voyage a travers l'Amerique"; Introduction by M. Paul Bourget; Published by C.N. Greig et Cie, Paris. Subject categories: New York Towns.

    • Brand: Antiqua Print Gallery
    • ASIN: B00OYTX528

  • The History Of The New York City Subway And Elevated Rail / Railway In Photographs And Postcards

    The New York City Subway is an exemplar of public transportation in the United States, and even in the world. It is one of the world’s oldest public transit systems, one of the world’s longest subway systems, the largest rapid transit system in the world by number of stations, and furthermore, one of the world’s most-used metro systems. Thousands of tourists and locals ride the trains every day of the year, at every hour of the day. Now an iconic staple of New York City, many New Yorkers cannot even imagine their lives without the subway system. Important Dates: November 1, 1903: During subway construction, people and animals tumble into the open ditch, dogs are made crazy by the explosions, and people complain of “subway’s knee.” September 4, 1904: As construction approaches completion, New Yorkers take greater interest in the subway. October 9, 1904: The New York subway, prior to opening, is lauded as the “greatest thing of its kind” and is expected to solve the city’s transportation problem. November 13, 1904: Health concerns are raised about poor subway ventilation and sanitation, as well as exposure to bacilli. Electricity and fans are proposed as solutions. October 5, 1910: Gimbel Brothers opens a department store in the subway, dubbed the ...

    • ASIN: B01BUPF6F2

  • VINTAGE 1906 POSTCARD BOWERY ELEVATED ROAD NEW YORK CARS TRAIN railroad railway

    VINTAGE 1906 POSTCARD BOWERY & ELEVATED ROAD NEW YORKPLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS I WILL BE HAPPY TO COMBINEExported By ExportYourStore

    • Brand: Unknown
    • ASIN: B07BN7RQQ8

  • Third Avenue El

    • ASIN: B01LYCES17

  • Manhattan Elevated Railway Grant's Tomb New York NY postcard 1910s

    Standard-sized postcard. Unwritten, undated, unstamped, unmailed. Dimensions given, if any, are approximate. Scans large to show any defects. Unseen defects described. VG or better condition. Item complete as issued unless otherwise stated. NO facsimiles, copies, reprints or reproductions unless specifically stated in description above. Scans are of the actual item; we never use stock images.

    • Brand: The Jumping Frog
    • ASIN: B077NH2BHW

  • Posterazzi New York 1911 Elevated Railway at 110th Street Poster Print by Martin Lewis, (24 x 36)

    New York 1911 Elevated Railway at 110th Street is a licensed reproduction that was printed on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original. The overall paper size is 24.00 x 36.00 inches. This print is ready for hanging or framing and would make a great addition to your home or office decor.

    • Brand: Posterazzi
    • ASIN: B07GX8S5KB