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This is the second edition of the Brooklyn El Book published in 1987. This book concentrates on the beginning of the Elevated lines from the Steam railroads to Coney Island and the New York and Brooklyn Bridge cable cars. How the steam El's were part of the formidable Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. Here is a history on how transportation made the great transformation of a small Dutch farm land into a major metropolis and later part of the incorporated City of New York. The herculean task of turning hundredths of steam coaches into electric motor cars. Later their conversion from open platform El cars to fleets of multiple unit controlled closed door cars. The thinking and craftsmanship of a time past that viewed every new problem the company faced to develop equipment that meet the challenge. Full maps, drawings and technical data in this over 200 hard covered book.