63rd St. Tunnel Construction

During the ERA Convention in New York On 7/2/1976, a walking tour of the 63rd Street Tunnel construction was conducted. The 63rd St. Tunnel just north of the 57th Street station at Sixth Ave. was completed except for the tracks, third rails and signals. We walked along the bare concrete roadbed. It would be 12 years until 1988, when trains would run through this tunnel to Roosevelt Island and Queensbridge stations. On 12/16/2001, A connection constructed to connect the Queensbridge station to the 36th St. station on the IND Queens Line finally opened, enabling F-Trains to use the 63rd St. Tunnel. V-Trains follow the old route along 53rd St., running between Continental Ave. and 2nd Ave-Houston St. The first two photos were taken after the 1976 ERA Convention independently on Tue. 8/24/1976. The rest were taken during the tour on Fri. 7/2/1976. All photos on this page by Mark M. Oring.

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SB Track at 57+6

NB Track at 57+6

SB Track in 63rd St. Tunnel

SB Track in 63rd St. Tunnel

NB Track in 63rd St. Tunnel

NB Track in 63rd St. Tunnel

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