A behind thescenes look at an underground miracleOn October the first section of the most famous subway system in the world was opened for business Thousands of passengers paid the nickel fare to experience what it was like to ride beneath Broadway and other traffic clogged city streets from lower Manhattan to the Upper West Side Here is the story of the daring and demanding construction project that made it possible for the city s first straphangers to travel miles in minutesIn a lively fact filled text and incredibly detailed pictures, gifted technical artist David Weitzman brings the mechanics of this incredible public works project to life and captures the can do spirit of engineers and workers This is a book for any fan of trains, tunnels, and tracks


10 thoughts on “A Subway for New York

  1. Mrs. Tongate Mrs. Tongate says:

    Excellent read on the New York Subway Incredible details and great artwork on the building of the NY Subway Must read before you head to NYC Today the NY Subway is the world s longest with 722 miles of track along 224 miles of routes Over a billion riders each year pay up to 2 a trip Beneath the sidewalks of New York, the subways have created a second city Over 100 years after it opened, the subway remains the fastest way to get around NYC.


  2. Amy Edwards Amy Edwards says:

    This is a wonderful picture book describing, with detailed cutaway illustrations, the construction of the first NYC subway I wish I had discovered this book before visiting NYC recently.


  3. Sara Sara says:

    lots of details on the history of the ny subway system with good drawings


  4. Heidi Heidi says:

    This was a fun read an interesting history and engineering lesson It would be great for a middle schooler s curriculum.


  5. Tamara Tamara says:

    So many details, yet so accessible to kids