Platform to the past

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Comments (7)

Ray Gasnick on April 17, 2011

Thanks Peter in the 60's and 70's this was a bustling rail station, its a shame that it died off but its good that it became a part of Liberty State Park. I've been in the terminal building (now a ticket stand for the Statue of Liberty) and in comparison, it looks the same in old photographs as it does today.

Ray Gasnick on April 17, 2011

ps... Happy Easter, greetings from New Jersey

Hank Waxman on April 24, 2011

Congratulations on getting this accepted. I have a very similar shot GE turned down. Go figure.


Ray Gasnick on April 25, 2011

I can't imagine why a shot like this would have been turned down, its not like there are 1000's of abandoned railway terminals on the Hudson River in the Jersey City/Hoboken area that this wouldnt stand out. Did you request a second review on yours?

Ray Gasnick on April 25, 2011

That being the case, in black and white this really makes it "feel" like the Jersey Central lines are alive again despite the weeds growing under the trainshed.

cindy555 on June 20, 2011

Great B&W Ray



Ray Gasnick on June 21, 2011

Thanks Marion, this is the former Jersey Central Railroad terminal out at the end of Liberty State Park, once a commuting hub its now slowly and steadily disintegrating what this used to look like

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Photo taken in Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USA

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  • Uploaded on April 10, 2011
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    by Ray Gasnick
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-410
    • Taken on 2011/04/10 07:58:06
    • Exposure: 0.067s (1/15)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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