STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:25 pm
Literalman wrote: ↑Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:30 pm
"Penn Station was never meant to handle commuter traffic, only multi-state traffic (IE: Amtrak only, not LIRR" Redwolf, do you mean the 1960s version of Penn Station. Wasn't the LIRR commuter service part of the planned operations at the station from the beginning?
It was not. In fact, there wasn't even subway service until it got added on later... and then LIRR came knocking. Soon you got the mess we got now.
RW - **The LIRR began running to Penn Station on September 8, 1910 via the East River Tunnels.**
**Three months later** - November 27, 1910 - The PRR opened the Hudson/North River Tunnels to Manhattan
Transfer Station, NJ - which was once located in the vicinity of Hudson Tower east of Harrison. The line was
electrified with third rail - a group of DD1 electric locomotives brought trains into Penn Station.
The PRR T&HS has chronological listings by year of the history of the PRR with subsidiaries and successors -
http://prrths.com/newprr_files/Hagley/P ... _intro.htm
1910 has information about the opening of Penn Station and the completion of the East and Hudson/North
River Tunnels for the record...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS