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Amtrak - East River Tunnels

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Amtrak- East River Tunnels

Line 4 Queens Portal

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License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #451169

Map 

Description 

East portals for Lines 1 and 3: 40.7429N 73.9450W

East portal for Line 2: 40.7421N 73.9483W

East portal for Line 4: 40.74305N 73.94585W

Facts 

Overview
Tunnels under East River on Amtrak
Location
New York City, Queens County, New York, and New York County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910,
Builder
- Pearson & Son, Ltd of London, England, United Kingdom
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- Long Island Railroad (LI)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pennsylvania Tunnel & Terminal Railroad (PT&T)
- Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York Railroad (PNJ&NY)
- Pennsylvania, New York & Long Island Railroad (PNY&LI)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 11,400.0 ft. (2.2 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74208, -73.94831   (decimal degrees)
40°44'31" N, 73°56'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/588793/4510657 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brooklyn
Inventory number
BH 68719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 27, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 1, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 30, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Luke
  • Wikipedia
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com