Next Meeting – Friday, February 20th, 2015

FROM A NICKEL TO A TOKEN: AN EVENING WITH ANDREW J. SPARBERG

Join author, transit historian, and retired Long Island Rail Road manager Andrew J. Sparberg as he discusses his new book, From a Nickel to a Token. The book chronicles the fascinating micro-history of New York's transit system and examines twenty specific events between 1940 and 1968, book-ended by subway unification and the creation of the MTA. Book signing to follow program.

About the author: Andrew 1. Sparberg has spent forty years in the transportation field, starting at Tri-State Regional Planning Commission for eight years, and then twenty-five years at the Long Island Rail Road. Since retiring from the LlRR he has taught at a number of colleges, and is currently an adjunct at the City University of New York where he teaches a course about the history and development of mass transit in New York. He was an associate editor of The Encyclopedia of New York City, contributing numerous articles to that publication. He was technical editor of Long Island Rail Road, a 2007 history by well-known author Stan Fischler. For more than twenty years, Mr. Sparberg has conducted tours as a volunteer for the New York Transit Museum.

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