New York City Subway Tunnels Under Water

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River Year
Complete # of
Tracks Name Railroad/Line
Harlem 1933 3 Concourse Subway C and D
Harlem 1905 2 149th Street Subway #2
Harlem 1918 4 Lexington Avenue Subway #4,5,6
East 1989 4 63rd Street Subway B, Q and Long Island Railroad
East 1920 2 60th Street Subway N and R
East 1933 2 53rd Street Subway E and F
East 1915 2 Steinway Subway #7
East 1924 2 14th Street Subway L
East 1936 2 Rutgers Street Subway F
East 1932 2 Cranberry Street Subway A and C
East 1919 2 Clark Street Subway 2 and 3
East 1920 2 Montague Street Subway M, N and R
East 1908 2 Joralemon Street Subway 4 and 5
Newton Creek 1933 2 Newton Creek Subway G

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Recipe for Spring: Start with 1.4 %Egg Yolk. Add Brain Freeze.

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When he took on the office of the President of the United States in 1801, Thomas Jefferson brought with him his love for ice cream. Having most likely gotten his favorite ice cream recipe from his time serving as Minister to France, Jefferson often had the dessert served in what would, after a few years and a fire, come to be called the White House.

Thomas_Jefferson_rev Just a hint of a smile in this portrait…I bet he’s thinking about ice cream. Thomas Jefferson, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Jefferson accomplished a lot in his political career, but contrary to rumors that suggest otherwise, he did not introduce ice cream to the United States. He did, however, probably contribute to the spread of its popularity, and his handwritten recipe is the oldest of its kind known in the US.

It calls for cream, of course, and sugar, vanilla, and plenty of…

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Will Great Lakes Basin Transportation Be The “CHICAGO BYPASS”?

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For quite a while we have advocated a “CHICAGO BYPASS.

Now there is a contender out there who wants to do just we talked about

Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT) states that the principal purpose of the proposed rail line is to provide Class I railroads and a regional railroad utilizing the Chicago metropolitan terminal area with more efficient options to route trains around the city. The Class I railroads include: BNSF Railway Company, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Canadian National Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, and CSX Transportation, Inc. The regional railroad is the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad LLC. GLBT anticipates that the proposed rail line would (1) provide an alternative route for freight traffic not destined for or originating in Chicago to bypass the existing congested Chicago terminal area, and (2) add capacity to accommodate existing and anticipated future growth while…

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