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By:Thomas C. Ayers
Dates:10/1/1954 - 10/1/1954
Album Info:Here is a four-page story by Mr. Fielding L. Bowman entitled "Hell Gate." It was published originally in the October 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, pages 27-30. "Newer structures have eclipsed the physical glitter of Alexander J. Cassatt's dream bridge, but its function grows in import." (Page 27) Also included are six related photos from other sources.
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"Hell Gate," Page 27, 1954
Title:  "Hell Gate," Page 27, 1954
Description:  Here is page one of a four-page story by Fielding L. Bowman entitled "Hell Gate." It was published originally in the October 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 27.
Photo Date:  10/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/12/2019 11:15:39 PM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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"Hell Gate," Page 28, 1954
Title:  "Hell Gate," Page 28, 1954
Description:  Here is page two of a four-page story by Fielding L. Bowman entitled "Hell Gate." It was published originally in the October 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 28.
Photo Date:  10/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/12/2019 11:18:24 PM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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"Hell Gate," Page 29, 1954
Title:  "Hell Gate," Page 29, 1954
Description:  Here is page three of a four-page story by Fielding L. Bowman entitled "Hell Gate." It was published originally in the October 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 29. Included here is a map depicting the Hell Gate Bridge's location relative to New York City's geography.
Photo Date:  10/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/12/2019 11:21:06 PM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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"Hell Gate," Page 30, 1954
Title:  "Hell Gate," Page 30, 1954
Description:  Here is page four of a four-page story by Fielding L. Bowman entitled "Hell Gate." It was published originally in the October 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 30.
Photo Date:  10/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/12/2019 11:31:29 PM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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"Trains" Magazine, December 1940
Title:  "Trains" Magazine, December 1940
Description:  Here is a photo taken by Mr. Noel Hiram Deeks. It was published originally in the December 1940 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 21. Photo Caption: "Manhattan is one of those places that 'just growed.' For years arrivals on the Pennsylvania had to cross town by taxi, on foot, or via subway to get to the New Haven trains. In 1914 construction was started to connect Sunnyside Yards, PRR coach yards on Long Island, with the main line of the New Haven in the Bronx. This involved the building of a four-track bridge costing 19 million dollars over the narrows at Hell Gate. The steel span of 977 ft. was the largest in the world when the bridge was opened to traffic in 1917. With approaches, the total length is 3-1/2 miles." Photo taken from the Queens side of the East River.
Photo Date:  12/1/1940  Upload Date: 1/6/2017 3:17:41 AM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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"Railroad" Magazine, January 1948
Title:  "Railroad" Magazine, January 1948
Description:  Here is an aerial photo from the Culver Service. It was published originally in the January 1948 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 9. Photo Caption: "Hell Gate, entrance to New York City, as viewed from the air over Long Island Sound. Next to the Bayonne Bridge, this two-hinged steel arch is the longest span of its kind in the world." The tracks to New York City and points South are on the right of the span, while those to New Haven and points North are on the left.
Photo Date:  1/1/1948  Upload Date: 10/14/2017 2:07:54 AM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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"Railroad" Magazine, January 1948
Title:  "Railroad" Magazine, January 1948
Description:  Here is a photo by Mr. Arno Talesnik. It was published originally in the January 1948 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 10. Photo Caption: "Enduring stability and unusual beauty of Hell Gate are due to securing the ideal line of equilibrium for the parabola-shaped bottom chord, the principal carrying member of the arch." Photo taken from the Queens side of the East River.
Photo Date:  1/1/1948  Upload Date: 10/14/2017 2:10:21 AM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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"Trains" Magazine, September 1948
Title:  "Trains" Magazine, September 1948
Description:  Here is a photo that was included in a piece entitled "Famous Railway Bridges." It was published originally in the September 1948 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 33. The photographer was not identified. Photo Caption: "Graceful Hell Gate Bridge links New England and points south of New York by crossing the East River 140 feet above high-water mark. A New Haven railfan special in on the bridge, owned by the New Haven and Pennsylvania. This engineering marvel is a familiar sight in many American homes, thanks to the famous model that Lionel built for toy trains." The tracks to New York City and points South are on the right of the span, while those to New Haven and points North are on the left.
Photo Date:  9/1/1948  Upload Date: 1/6/2017 3:19:42 AM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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Manhattan Skyline from Hell Gate, 1987
Title:  Manhattan Skyline from Hell Gate, 1987
Description:  Here is the first of two successive 35mm color slides that I took while riding in an Amtrak passenger train from New Rochelle (NY) to Washington (DC) on 26 July 1987. Shown here (Front to Rear) is some of the foliage on Ward's Island, the northern end of the Whitestone Bridge, the dog-leg entrance to the waters of Hell Gate, a tiny tip of Queens, as well as the skyline of midtown Manhattan. The ghostly forms of the World Trade Center towers are barely visible at the far left. Photo taken while crossing the Hell Gate Bridge, which was opened on 28 March 1917 ~ slightly more than 70 years earlier!
Photo Date:  7/26/1987  Upload Date: 8/13/2019 4:20:11 PM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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Tugboat Action from Hell Gate, 1987
Title:  Tugboat Action from Hell Gate, 1987
Description:  Here is the second of two successive 35mm color slides that I took while riding in an Amtrak passenger train from New Rochelle (NY) to Washington (DC) on 26 July 1987. Shown here (Front to Rear) is some of the foliage on Ward's Island, the central span of the Whitestone Bridge, a tugboat pulling a barge loaded with containerized shipments negotiating the turgid waters of Hell Gate, a small portion of Queens, and the skyline of lower Manhattan. The ghostly forms of the World Trade Center towers are visible between two Bridge cables. Photo taken while crossing the Hell Gate Bridge, which was opened on 28 March 1917.
Photo Date:  7/26/1987  Upload Date: 8/13/2019 4:21:11 PM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
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