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  1. Fred M. Cain says:

    So nice to have gotten a new e-mail from “I Ride The Harlem Line”. One thing has always amazed me. Evidently, the New York Central had enough lead acid batteries to operate the railroad for an hour in the event of a complete power failure.

    • Emily Moser says:

      Thanks for the positive thoughts! The battery acid was actually a big issue when moving the substation, and largely why everything happened underground. The city did not permit moving the acid aboveground, so the railroad had to figure out how to move it below.

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