An old postcard peeks inside the Hudson Tubes

Here’s a glimpse inside the cast-iron tube PATH trains travel through as they shuttle from New Jersey to Lower Manhattan.

Engineered by the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Company, they opened to the public with huge fanfare in 1908.


Known as the Hudson Tubes, they were also called the McAdoo Tunnels, named after William Gibbs McAdoo, who financed construction and led the efforts to link the two states by rail.

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4 Responses to “An old postcard peeks inside the Hudson Tubes”

  1. mykola (mick) dementiuk Says:

    You can actually see that you’re in a tube, in some lit up passageways, the sight is a bit disconcerting because you’re used to being in a NYC subway tunnel and not in a NJ Path tube.

  2. Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 22: Hudson Tunnel Station Newsies, 1909 Says:

    […] An old postcard peeks inside the Hudson Tubes ( […]

  3. Peeking under the “new” Grand Central Terminal | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] that is the McAdoo Tube to New Jersey, then the Belmont Tube to Long Island. When did trains from Grand Central stop going to Jersey and […]

  4. An old subway sign points the way to New Jersey | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] train station has a surprising old New York secret: mosaic tablets telling riders how to get to the Hudson Tubes—one of the early 1900s name for today’s PATH train […]

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