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The Pennsylvania Station in New York City; From Corporate Jewel to Corporate Vandalism
Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This topic covers the planning, designing and building of Penn Station which includes the 6 tunnels under the North and East Rivers and the Hell Gate Bridge. The trains and railroads that served the station and its tragic destruction in 1964 and its non-descript replacement. Included is what the future holds for a replacement of the current station.
Presenter: Rick Abramson began a 44 year railroad career beginning in February 1968 on the New York, New Haven & Hartford RR in Devon, CT and retired in September 2012 as Superintendent of Operations and Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers for The Housatonic Railroad in Canaan, CT. In those 44 years along with the New Haven and Housatonic, he worked in various capacities for Penn Central, Amtrak, Connecticut Central, NY Cross Harbor RR and the New York & Atlantic RR.
His big goal was to become a locomotive engineer which he eventually achieved. Along with working for the real railroad, he is also an avid modeler of the New Haven RR in HO scale. His layout has been featured in several magazines.