Photos from Sept, 2012. This is one of P&W’s three times per week rock train that runs from CT to NYC over Hell Gate Bridge.
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The Glenwood power plant has long been a favorite place for us to visit. Abandoned since the 1960s, these massive buildings have deteriorated significantly over the decades.
Built between 1904 and 1906, this large power plant was built to power the electrification of the adjacent New York Central ‘hudson line’ – powering electrified trains which replaced steam locomotives and enabled the expansion of Grand Central Terminal. These tracks still pass directly to the east of the power plant, serving Metro North’s present day Hudson line, along with Amtrak trains to Penn Station and CSX freight trains to and from Oak Point in the Bronx (connecting all Long Island). For the last 15 years, there have been nothing but rumors of redevelopment soon to take place here, though never any signs of it actually happening beyond a lot of talk and ugly proposals for ‘adaptive reuse’ which suggested basically dropping a glass tower on top of the existing brick buildings.
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This is awesome.
Cope2′s ratting antics have landed him on Rat Island.
I eagerly await the ALL CAPS RESPONSE to this post. BRING IT!!! TRUE KING!!!
Oak Point is ‘The jewel of the Bronx’ – CSX’s South Bronx rail yard which they’ve endowned with a hilarious tagline. This yard is in constant motion, full of trash cars, general freight and reefers. For a long time this yard was a hard spot to bench, given all the fencing surrounding it. This recently become significantly simpler with the construction of a large box store overlooking nearly the entire yard. The parking lot is publicly accessible, with a fence low enough that any good telephoto lens can be used to view nearly every car in the yard.
I stumbled across this excellent Manhattan bank hit from the blackout zone. I’d imagine there’s a bit more of this handwork around town.
I’m not sure why this is (I know, I’m a terrible liar), but when you google ’12 oz cope’, the search results show Cope2′s page on 12oz with a title suggesting it is a site for buying an erectile dysfunction drug. Try it for yourself.
These cars have clearly been bouncing around the NYC area for a good long time.
Chartered in 1833, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was constructed to provide service between the two namesake cities following roughly parallel to the Schuylkill River. Full service to Philadelphia began in 1839 operating out of a depot near Broad and Cherry Streets. This was replaced in 1859 with a new terminal at Broad and Callowhill. As the railroad grew in the late 1880′s, expanding to Harrisburg and leasing lines that allowed connections to New York City, the P&R was in need of yet another new terminal.
In the meantime the Reading’s arch-rival, the Pennsylvania RR, constructed their palatial new Broad Street Station in 1881, with plans in place to more that double it’s size. Finally in 1893, the Reading passenger terminal was completed at 12th and Market streets serving commuters and long distance travelers with a farmers market on the ground floor (a condition of sale as the site was previously a market for decades) and a train shed that was-for a brief time-the … [ read more ]
This is part 2 of a 2 part video shot in the mid/early 1990s about the ‘mole people’ of NYC and the police officers who brave the tunnels attempting to get them to leave.
This is a 2 part video shot in the mid/early 1990s about the ‘mole people’ of NYC and the police officers who brave the tunnels attempting to get them to leave.