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Today's #WorkerWednesday heads underground for a ca. 1909 photograph of railroad workers placing grommets under washers and tightening bolts as part of the construction of the Hudson River tunnel. The Pennsylvania Railroad began construction on this tunnel in 1904 so as to allow its trains to reach Manhattan. Train service began through the tunnel in late 1910.Read more...
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