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Metropolitan New York's Third Avenue Railway System (Images of Rail) Paperback – September 5, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; First Printing edition (September 5, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738538108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738538105
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,901,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Charles L. Ballard commuted into Manhattan from Mount Vernon via the New Haven Railroad to 125th Street and on the Third Avenue streetcars to Columbia University. While completing his master's degree in transportation, Ballard documented many of the streetcars that appear in this book.

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Charles L. Ballard is an award-winning Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University. He is a widely-published author; a proud Princeton graduate; and has been a consultant to United States Department of Health and Human Services; Ministry of Business and Industry, Denmark; Finnish Forest Research Institute; Educational Testing Service; United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service; Helsinki School of Economics and Business; and the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis. Ballard is a member of the American Economic Association, the International Institute of Public Finance, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the National Tax Association.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard E. Kampa on October 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
I grew up in New York City and was fortunate to have been able to ride and photograph Third Avenue Railway streetcars in the 1940's and early 1950's (called Third Avenue Transit by that time). Charles Ballard has given us a fine Arcadia book with excellent photos of Third Avenue cars in Manhattan, The Bronx and Westchester County.I recommend this book highly for anyone interested not only in the streetcars of New York but also of the way the city looked over 50 years ago.I never cease to be amazed at the increasing number of fine Arcadia books in their "Images Of Rail" and "Images Of America" series that have been appearing these days. Some of these books cover streetcar and traction operations in a number of different cities and this photo coverage of the Third Avenue Railway ranks with the best of them.
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