Just discovered this Wikipedia article on the route I’ve been exploring. The excavation of the cut for the railroad (now abandoned) was finished in 1910 and last used in 1959.

It’s very cool to get some context. Here a links to a couple great articles:

Finish Erie Tunnel In Jersey City, NYTimes, June 12, 1910

Jersey City History: The Bergen Arches Of the Erie Railroad, www.jclandmarks.org

The latter article includes images of vintage postcards of the project. These views all still exist; just now they are overgrown with dense vegetation.

Bergen Arches/Erie Cut Postcard Bergen Arches/Erie Cut Postcard Bergen Arches/Erie Cut Postcard

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