New for '22! Historical track maps of the long-gone Brooklyn Els of the early-to-mid 20th Century. They're all here: Brooklyn's Lexington Ave. Line, Fulton Street, Myrtle Avenue, and the massive Sands Street and Park Row terminals. All the old routes--and even their marker signal codes--are included! The South Brooklyn Railway is also depicted, including it's sidings and interchanges.
As always, the book depicts every track (with track numbers), every yard, every station, and many diverging route home signals. The book also encompasses the latest capital improvements, signal changes and track/signal renewal projects, including the newly-reopened 42nd St. Shuttle reconfiguration. As with past editions, Grand Central, the Park Avenue tunnels, Penn Station, PATH, and the Staten Island Railway track maps are also included. Current fleet data and train service requirements have also been updated.
Note that the PDF version is intended strictly for on-screen viewing and is not printable.
Very good as usual
Excellent for someone with limited knowledge of US Railways
Fantastic book, not only is it a track map but it also details all about signalling and some history which is exceptionally useful. I work on the railway in the UK and familiar with how things work but this goes into the intricate detail in places which I love. It is similar to our track diagrams over here and a way house between one of those and a full signalling diagram. I'd recommend this. I've had both paper and PDF copies but prefer PDF, this is my preference. PDF version contains useable links too.
5 stars +++, great details
Much better now with the colored lines
I think the readability of the maps has improved significantly with the refreshed design and colored lines. My last edition was still in black/white. For me, it is the reference for NYC Subway maps and comes with many valuable explanations regarding operations.