Amtrak’s trains running along the former yard in the early 1990’s. Today this area is covered by high rise buildings.
A long time ago, a pussy-grabbing con man and his investor friends bought the former N.Y. Central RR rail yards which once lay just south of the freedom tunnel. The tracks here were abandoned in the 1980s when Conrail stopped servicing the area for some shortsighted reason. All yard tracks were pulled and the land became an open field of tall weeds and, along the water, shattered remains of piers and float bridges.
As we all know, Amtrak revived this line for service into Penn Station from the north, and in the later 1990s, the real estate people bought air rights from Amtrak to connect their property to the streets of the upper west side. In doing so, they were able to build the foundations for their buildings above the tracks.
Today, Amtrak still runs through this new tunnel. A single trackway/space runs next to this tunnel devoid of life. A large space was created and rumored to have been a planned station for this transit route which never came to be.
Scenes from the new tunnel