What are those boxes?

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What are those boxes?

Post by nydepot » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:19 pm

Could someone explain what the elevated boxes are in this found photo? Thanks.

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Re: What are those boxes?

Post by TomNelligan » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:46 pm

Those are baggage elevators that were used in ancestral times, bringing up baggage carts from a passageway that ran beneath the tracks from the station situated to the left in the photo. The boxes on top housed the lift mechanism.

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