From Reviews of our Previous Edition: The humble New York subway car has its fans, as Gene Sansone demonstrates in his exhaustive survey. Featuring such curios as a private subway car built in 1904 for the director of the subway, his work also provides useful insights into such imponderables as why the cars on the F line are longer than those on, say, the 1 and 9 lines.
(Leo Carey New Yorker
Offers the reader a comprehensive, accurate, well-illustrated, highly documented catalog of the nearly 5,800 current New York City subway cars, along with the many thousands of long-gone cars. Every subway student or enthusiast will return to it often to browse the pages or to research a specific car series. It is an indispensable companion to prior or future general histories of one of the world's greatest people movers.
(Richard L. Allman Railroad History
Subway train enthusiasts, students of New York City history, and specialists in the history of technology will appreciate this reference on the city's subway system.
Sansone clearly knows his subject inside and out, and presents it in a fascinating, entertaining manner.
(Nate MacMaster Railfan and Railroad
Sansone comprehensively examines more than 5,000 New York City subway cars... The book can be enjoyed by readers interested in transit car history while subway enthusiasts will appreciate the ease with which specific cars can be researched.
Offers an encyclopedic amount of information and is organized in a precise and thorough manner. The book contains a wealth of history and detail for tourists and transit buffs alike.
(Amy Wanggaard, New York Transit Museum)
This is the first comprehensive examination of the history and development of the system's rolling stock. Sansone has performed a real service by pulling it together, providing useful illustrations of the cars, and vetting it all for accuracy. Sansone knows his subject thoroughly and he's clearly done his homework.
(Clifton Hood, author of 722 Miles
Well organized and provides an abundance of data in both written and pictorial form.
(Efstathios I. Pappas Industrial Archaeology
The product of years of meticulous research... Subway and train enthusiasts, students of New York City history, and specialists in the history of technology will appreciate this updated and authoritative reference work.