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The highly popular Atlantic Avenue Tunnel tours ran from 1982 - 2010, when the historic tunnel was inexplicably shut down by the former NYC administration. The tunnel, built by the Long Island Rail Road in 1844 (sealed  up in 1861), is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records (2011) as the world's oldest subway tunnel. Recently, using a Cesium Vapor Magnetometer, a circa 1830's steam locomotive was detected in a closed off section of the tunnel. For over a decade, the idea of a modern streetcar line connecting Red Hook with downtown Brooklyn has been a dream of the community. Our 346 page study contains detailed plans to re-open the historic tunnel, and construct the streetcar line. But we need to get our message out. Funding is needed to cover the cost of printing and distributing 100 copies to elected officials, community leaders and the public.

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All of the components needed to complete the study and distribute it are in hand. A draft has already been generated

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    A pdf copy of the completed, highly detailed study, which includes a transcript of the Atlantic Avenue tunnel tour. Contains many photos, charts, maps and diagrams.

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    A personal tour of the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, once the City permits the tours resume.

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