Images from Bob Diamond
Original drawing of the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel as it appeared in 1844.
Original map showing Long Island Railroad as part of New York to Boston Rail System (circa 1844) [Larger map].
Map of the Tunnel [Larger map].
The small steam locomotives could not negotiate steep grades.
Bob Diamond on top of backfilled area in vicinity of tunnel entrance, 1980.
Volunteer crew in completed trench and sheeted area under ConEd duct bank.