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June 10, 2014 4:35 PM   Subscribe

The Fight to Find John Wilkes Booth’s Diary in a Forgotten Subway Tunnel

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The Verge: Tunnel vision: how an obsessed explorer found and lost the world's oldest subway. New York City has sealed up a 169-year-old landmark, but the man who discovered it wants back inside.

NYTimes from 2009: The Tunnel Rats of Atlantic Avenue
"There are so many things you can’t do in the big, bad city, and you’d think that one of them would be climbing down a manhole when you’re not an employee of the Department of Transportation or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority or Con Edison. But you would be wrong.

Thanks to Bob Diamond, the man who rediscovered a 19th-century Atlantic Avenue train tunnel in Downtown Brooklyn, you can scurry down a certain manhole without being hauled away by your ankles by the authorities."
NYCSubway.org: Early Rapid Transit in New York

Vimeo: History Channel, "Cities of the Underworld: Atlantic Avenue Tunnel"

The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association. They also have a tumblr

CityNoise: Oldest Subway Tunnel in the World
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