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Tracks of the
New York City Subway

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The 2016 edition
is now available.

Orders placed after October 28th were sent out on November 24th. New orders are shipping but please note that the office will be closed between Nov. 26th (Thanksgiving) and December 2nd. Shipping of print editions will resume December 3rd.

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There are 3 methods of delivery for orders outside the United States.

The first option is First Class Mail, which costs $18.00 but does NOT provide any means of tracking the shipment and there is NO INSURANCE available. If it gets lost or damaged in transit, there are no refunds if it was shipped by this less-expensive method, but it's generally pretty fast and very reliable.

The second option is PRIORITY MAIL, which costs $27 for one or two copies and increases for heavier shipments. It usually takes 4 to 7 days, is fully trackable and also includes insurance.

The third option is EXPRESS MAIL, which costs $48 for one or two copies and increases for heavier shipments. It takes 2 or 3 days, is fully trackable and also includes insurance.

You will have the option to select the delivery method of your choice at checkout. If you're ordering more than 10 copies please email me for shipping options.

NOTE: YOU are responsible for any VAT/GST, import taxes, duties or other fees or restrictions imposed by your government. A customs declaration of $42 USD per copy will be affixed to each shipment.

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Use this option to order a PDF edition of the book for email delivery. There are no shipping or handling charges for this method. Each order is manually processed so delivery will not occur until the order has been received. NOTE: The PDF is approximately 20 Mb in size and is normally sent by email. If you cannot receive files that size by email account please contact me ASAP.

Orders can be placed online through this site or from any of the following retailers:

Historic Rail
Ron's Books
Boston Street Railway Association

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HAVE YOU EVER peered out the front window of a New York City subway train and wondered how all that maze of tracks and switches manage to connect to one and other? Or have you ever looked at a public subway map and tried to figure out why one line connects to another, but not to a third line close-by? Perhaps you have wondered what those colour light signals tell the train operator, or what that radio jargon means.

If you answered yes to any of these, then you're interested in Tracks of the New York City Subway!


What is Tracks of the NYC Subway?

Tracks of the New York City Subway, as its name implies, is a 153 page book containing depictions of every main line and yard track (including track numbers) in the entire New York City subway system--all 750+ miles of track and 468 stations of it! A 42-page introduction gives the reader a brief history of the system, a primer on subway signaling (including a colour insert of the most commonly-encountered signs and signals), details on chainage distances, towers, power generation/distribution and a detailed list of abandoned stations.