Discussion relating to the PRR, up to 1968. Visit the PRR Technical & Historical Society for more information.
  by 25Hz
 
Found some stunning photos of NYP before it was finished.

Note the men on the roof to give scale....
http://www.shorpy.com/node/299?size=_original" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Note LIRR train stopped in the back, and construction worker motion blurred, and check out that amazing tile on the ceiling to the left!
http://www.shorpy.com/node/299?size=_original" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If there are more i will attempt to locate them!
  by charlie6017
 
Those are some amazing shots.......thanks for sharing! ;-)

Charlie
  by 25Hz
 
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6456?size=_original#caption" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10243?size=_original#caption" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.shorpy.com/node/8994?size=_original#caption" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Store inside the station:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8995?size=_original#caption" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This view takes you there...
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9077?size=_original#caption" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Through the war...
http://www.shorpy.com/node/12899?size=_original#caption" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Early construction and excavation!
http://www.shorpy.com/node/12327?size=_original#caption" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by 25Hz
 
charlie6017 wrote:Those are some amazing shots.......thanks for sharing! ;-)

Charlie
I had to share, it was the first thought across my mind!

For me, a dyed in the wool historian and avid railfan, these photos are the jackpot.
  by Lawrence Crossing
 
Stunning photographs! Being in construction and photography and the grandson of a PRR engineer, I must say you hit me a home run. Thank you for the links.
  by 25Hz
 
Lawrence Crossing wrote:Stunning photographs! Being in construction and photography and the grandson of a PRR engineer, I must say you hit me a home run. Thank you for the links.
Yea, just thinking,i should probably save these photos just in case the host vanishes!!
  by philipmartin
 
Like every body else, I consider these photos a treasure. I've been getting period railroad photos off Shorpy for years. This detail of the concession drug store photo I think shows Tiffany Glass in the archway; not surprising considering the opulence of the entire enterprise; (although the signs underneath it seem out of place.)
  by philipmartin
 
When you click on the link, you are on Shorpy, and see the high resolution photo. When you click on the photo, you see comments people have made.
  by philipmartin
 
A couple of factoids: the railroad was underneath the subways. I know because I worked JO tower and it was underneath the seventh avenue subway. Also, the interlocking machine at JO has (if it still exists,) a plate on it that says "Cabin D." I wonder if the towers originally were named clockwise: A, KN might have been B, C and JO, cabin D.
The original track plan was modified in later years to make it more efficient.