History of the Boston subway
The Boston Globe
In his new book ''Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America's First Subway,' published this month by David R. Godine, Joe McKendry walks today's commuters through an 1895 public works project that pushed the boundaries of engineering knowledge and sent even reluctant Bostonians underground in quest of cheaper, faster, more efficient transportation.
In his new book ''Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America's First Subway," published this month by David R. Godine, Joe McKendry walks today's commuters through an 1895 public works project that pushed the boundaries of engineering knowledge and sent even reluctant Bostonians underground in quest of cheaper, faster, more efficient transportation.
(Illustrations and text from ''Beneath the Streets of Boston'' by Joe McKendry (David R. Godine, 2005))