Manhattan,1962. Frederick Bailey is a quiet, cultured, closeted architect reluctantly drawn into the effort to save Pennsylvania Station from being demolished. But when he meets Curt, a vibrant, immature gay activist more than half his age, he is overtaken by passions he hasn't felt in years, putting everything he cares about--his friends, his family, his career and reputation--at risk. As the elegant old train station is dismantled piece by piece to make way for the crass new Madison Square Garden sports arena, Frederick must undergo a reckoning he has dreaded all his life. Award-winning author Patrick E. Horrigan delves into the fractured psyches of mid-twentieth-century gay men, conjuring a picture of New York City and the nation on the brink of explosive cultural change.
- ASIN: B07BNXGB92
The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station by Lorraine B. Diehl (1996-10-25)
Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations: Philadelphia to Harrisburg (Images of Rail)
Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations: Philadelphia to Harrisburg
In 1857, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) took over Pennsylvania's Main Line of Public Works, a state-owned railroad and canal system built in the 1830s. Costly to build and maintain, and never attracting the traffic needed to sustain it, the state was eager to let it go. Keeping the rail portion and combining it with its own lines, the PRR ultimately developed a well-built and well-run rail line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh all while keeping the "main line" moniker. The eastern section between Philadelphia and Harrisburg was especially successful, particularly after the railroad built new communities along the line that were at first summer destinations and later year-round homes for daily commuters. Other towns and cities along the main line had a strong industrial or agricultural base needing rail access, and many of these communities had attractive train stations. Images of America: Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations: Philadelphia to Harrisburg documents many of these passenger stations through vintage photographs and other images. Most are gone, but fortunately some still stand and are in use today.
- ASIN: 1467116777
Manhattan Gateway: New York's Pennsylvania Station (Golden Years of Railroading)
Manhattan Gateway: New York's Pennsylvania Station (Golden Years
Beautifully done history of one of America's greatest engineering projects: the construction of the complex of tunnels and terminals leading to Pennsylvania Station in New York, including the building of the tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers, the bridge across the Hell Gate from Long Island, the enormous storage and service yards and the electrification of the entire New York line. The centerpiece, of course, was Penn Station itself whose history is described in detail, including its use since the building was demolished in the 1960s. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, maps and diagrams. 158 pages with index.
- Brand: Brand: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
- ASIN: 0890241775