Brian J. Cudahy

Brian J. Cudahy’s books include Around Manhattan Island: And Other Maritime Tales of New York and A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York’s Underground Railways (both Fordham). He lives in Bluffton, SC.


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  1. Box Boats
    Fifty years ago—on April 26, 1956—the freighter Ideal X steamed from Berth 26 in Port Newark, New Jersey. Flying the flag of the Pan-Atlantic Steamship Company, she set out for Houston with an unusual cargo: 58 trailer trucks... Learn More
    Published: 30th April 2006
    Hardback | £66.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  2. A Century of Subways
    Brian Cudahy offers a fascinating tribute to the world the subway created. Taking a fresh look at one of the marvels of the 20th century, Cudahy creates a vivid sense of this extraordinary achievement—how the city was transformed... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 2003
    Hardback | £66.00
    Paperback | £27.99
    EPUB | £32.00
  3. Rails Under the Mighty Hudson
    Rails Under the Mighty Hudson tells a story that begins in the final years of the nineteenth century and reaches fulfillment in the first decade of the twentieth: namely, the building of rail tunnels under the Hudson River linking... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2002
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. How We Got to Coney Island
    How We Got to Coney Island is the definitive history of mass transportation in Brooklyn. Covering 150 years of extraordinary growth, Cudahy tells the complete story of the trolleys, street cars, steamboats, and railways that helped... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2002
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £33.00
    EPUB | £37.00
  5. The Malbone Street Wreck

    The Malbone Street Wreck

    By Brian J. Cudahy

    Fordham University Press

    On November 1, 1918, as the Great War in Europe was entering its final hours, a five-car elevated train was heading for the Flatbush section of Brooklyn with hundreds of homeward-bound commuters aboard. As the train rumbled down... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1999
    Hardback | £66.00
    Paperback | £25.99
  6. Around Manhattan Island and Other Tales of Maritime NY
    The port of New York, Manhattan Harbor, is always bustling; any resident of or visitor to New York is quick to recognize the integral part the port plays in the life of the city, but the vessels that keep it alive are rarely focused... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1997
    Hardback | £66.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  7. The New York Subway
    This is a complete facsimile of the 1904 edition originally published by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company to commemorate the opening of New York’s first subway line. From the perspective of both urban history and the history... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1991
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  8. Cash, Tokens, & Transfers
    his colorful history will appeal to borth the interested reader and transportation historian. Brian Cudahy's skillful narrative is combined with a wealth of period photographs. The first comprehensive history of public transportation... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1990
    Paperback | £33.00
  9. Over and Back
    Ask the average American anywhere in the country to answer the association question "Staten Island" and you get "Ferry" in immediate response. what is regularly billed as "America's favorite boatride"- not least because a round... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1990
    Hardback | £54.00