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        American Experience: Penn Station's Underwater Tunnels

        In this media gallery from American Experience, learn about the Pennsylvania Railroad's plan to bring railroad service to Manhattan at the beginning of the 20th century and the unprecedented 1903 engineering of underwater tunnels to Penn Station. This resource is part of the American Experience collection.

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        Engineering an Underwater Tunnel | American Experience

        Discover the unprecedented 1903 engineering of underwater tunnels to bring the main land to New York City with the construction of Penn Station.

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        Sinking Underwater Tunnel | American Experience

        The underwater tunnels under the Hudson River to Penn Station are completed, but engineers notice that they are shifting up and down under the riverbed.

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        Diagram of Hudson River Tunnel | American Experience

        This August 7, 1909 diagram features the Pennsylvania Railroad's plan for a tunnel under the Hudson River.

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