All photographs in this gallery courtesy of Harry Hassler; all photographs taken Winter 1984.
Harry Hassler, special contributor to OldNYC.com, provides us with several pictures that were taken on top of the High Line viaduct. The pictures were taken during the a cold day during the Winter of 1984.
This particular picture shows that the rails were still in fairly good
shape at the time, but plant-life was already overtaking the right-of-way.
The location of the shot is very close to the Nabisco plant, as the viaduct
crosses over 10th Avenue to position itself east of the street.
Harry's radioing the folks back at transit police headquarters, letting them know everything is looking good up on the viaduct.
Your OldNYC.com webmaster does not recommend that one climbs up on top
of the viaduct to take a walk along the right-of-way. From what I
hear, the New York City Police Department doesn't take a liking to these
actions, and it could possibly get a person arrested for trespassing.
The tracks pass by a factory that had a rail siding running adjacent to its property. One track exists in this area, even though the right-of-way supported a two-tracked road.
A view of the multiple spur viaducts that pass through the former Nabisco building. These viaducts cross over 10th Avenue at this point.
A view inside of the High Line's right-of-way inside of the former Nabisco factory.
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