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Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation

SUMMARY This film employs a 180-degree pan shot of the excavation site of New York's Pennsylvania Station, and includes shots of the narrow-gauge train used to haul debris from the tunnels under construction. Work began in 1904, and when completed in September of 1910 the station would span from 31st to 33rd Streets, and from 7th to 8th Avenue, an area of approximately 300,000 square feet. It would connect a massive rail tunnel system, bringing the Pennsylvania and Lehigh Railroads under the Hudson River and the Long Island Railroad under the East River to a terminal in the center of Manhattan, accommodating a network of twenty-seven tracks. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 30Aug1905; H65053. Camera, G.W. ""Billy"" Bitzer. Photographed July 19, 1905. Location: Seventh and Eighth Avenues, New York, N.Y. SUBJECTS Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.) Tunneling--New York (State)--New York. Underground construction--New York (State)--New York. Construction workers--New York (State)--New York. Excavation--New York (State)--New York. Narrow gauge railroads--New York (State)--New York. Construction equipment--New York (State)--New York. New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc. Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2b16092
Length: 03:40


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