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Old 03-30-2015, 10:07 PM   #11
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since you started this! I thought i might share the pacific electric subway train terminal!



and of course when it was in service, must have been busy. but also makes you think that P.E. was thinking ahead, when LA just wanted to have their cars!
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:01 PM   #12
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I'll add this to the abandoned list ... the Beach pneumatic subway in NY City ... circa 1870! Long gone ... but uncovered for a while, after years of abandonment ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit

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Old 03-31-2015, 09:34 AM   #13
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there should be a website on existing, endangered & destroyed depots/stations
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:16 PM   #14
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I'll add this to the abandoned list ... the Beach pneumatic subway in NY City ... circa 1870! Long gone ... but uncovered for a while, after years of abandonment ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit

I was going to say WHERE ARE THE RAILS?

Cool, I never saw that before, it ran sort of like a banks deposit tube?
It was designed as a very ornate project. The station was adorned with frescoes and easy chairs. Zirconia lamps revealed the luxurious interior of the station. There were statues and a gold fish pond in the station that people could look at while they waited for their turn to enter the ride.
400,000 people bought tickets to ride the block back and forth, considering the time period that must have been big back then.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:26 PM   #15
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since you started this! I thought i might share the pacific electric subway train terminal!



and of course when it was in service, must have been busy. but also makes you think that P.E. was thinking ahead, when LA just wanted to have their cars!
I found a link,
http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/i...work-railways/
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yes Big Ed & it was built in secret under the nose of politicians who didn't want subways
& now NYC has the oldest subway tunnel in the world
Its being excavated in hopes there is a loco down there
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Where......Jersey,the land of RR history.
My favorite RR.....Central Railroad of New Jersey, CNJ.
The Abandoned (but accessible) Rail Station at Liberty State Park, Jersey City,NJ.

Built in 1889, this historically-listed station manages the brilliant feat of being both beautifully abandoned and wonderfully easy to get to. In operation until the late 1960s, the station has been carefully preserved ever since, with the result that its interior remains in excellent condition – aside from the copious amounts of vegetation protruding through the floor.

The station picture is where you went after you left the trains to catch the ferries to NYC.

The last is a map of the area, besides passenger trains a lot of freight went through the terminal too. I found an old picture to add.


Jersey Central ruled back then.

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yes Big Ed & it was built in secret under the nose of politicians who didn't want subways
& now NYC has the oldest subway tunnel in the world
Its being excavated in hopes there is a loco down there
Cobble Hill Tunnel?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobble_Hill_Tunnel
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That Jersey brick station is amazing .. gorgeous architecture!
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Those pics posted by tjcruiser and cobratrooper11 rather reminded me of the original Metrolpokitan line from Baker Street in central London.
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