Wednesday, July 8, 2015

“Men working on the twin train tunnels between Manhattan’s...

“Men working on the twin train tunnels between Manhattan’s Pennsylvania Station and New Jersey in 1908. Today, the tunnels, used by @amtrak and @njtransit, urgently need repair. Passenger traffic under the Hudson River — and by association a hefty chunk of the nation’s economy — relies on a couple of broken-down, century-old tunnels strained to capacity. They serve trains that at rush hour have come to resemble the Marx Brothers’ stateroom scene. A plan for a pair of new passenger tunnels under the Hudson, called Gateway, would create two new passenger rail tunnels feeding into #PennStation. This photo came from the newsroom #archives of @nytimes, known as “the morgue.”” By nytimes on Instagram.

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