Stimulus Projects

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Stimulus Projects
Posted by Outsailing86 on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:32 AM

What are some anticipataged projects with the infastructure bill?

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:44 AM

One is thorough reconfiguration of the rest of the Pennsylvania Station complex  not part of the new Monyhan Building.  Amtrak, NJT, LIRR, and MN are wrking together on this.  They are studying keepig two levels above  the platforms (as now)and just one level with increased ceiling heights.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:23 PM

Were the 2 levels above platforms at Penn Station part of the original configuration, or part of the reworking when much of the station was demolished in the 1960s ?

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:42 PM

As far as I know, almost everything in those levels is new.  There are a couple of places, mentioned in at least one Web site, where you can still find parts of original structure (I don't remember now what they were) but if you look at original pictures of the track access, that's gone.

If I recall correctly they're essentially keeping the 'upper' of two levels to create larger space, but that's like restoring the bowling alley at GCT... there is no grand original architecture to be revealed, only opportunities to rebuild the artistic equivalent of a drop ceiling.

But nearly anything is preferable to scuttling in and out like a rat Smile

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Posted by Former Car Maintainer on Friday, April 23, 2021 7:19 PM


What are some anticipataged projects with the infastructure bill?


No doubt more "bullet trains to nowhere"....

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