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post by Radio2600   |  | 
RIP Bob Diamond
< on 8/28/2021 10:19 PM >

Bob was more of a train buff than an explorer, but the NYC area people should know the name.

He's the guy that made the POE to the Atlantic Ave Tunnel in 1980 after it sat sealed off for almost 120 years.

It basically took climbing down a manhole in a busy street and then smashing through a wall to gain access.

Obituary:

https://www.nytime...-diamond-dead.html

His website whuch explains the whole thing is still up for now.

http://www.brooklynrail.net/index.html

UER threads related to the tunnel.

https://www.uer.ca...urrpage=1&pp#post3

https://www.uer.ca...urrpage=1&pp#post0

https://www.uer.ca...urrpage=1&pp#post0

https://www.uer.ca...rrpage=1&pp#post12

https://www.uer.ca...urrpage=1&pp#post0


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post by Kurt   |  | 
Re: RIP Bob Diamond
<Reply # 1 on 8/30/2021 3:35 PM >

RIP.

The obituary link didn't work -- Obituary can be found here: http://archive.today/8V1Qq

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post by fr00tCake   |  | 
Re: RIP Bob Diamond
<Reply # 2 on 8/30/2021 3:51 PM >

RIP Bob...


A bit about Bob's Atlantic Avenue Tunnel discovery. Includes another underground legend, Steve Duncan:



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post by fr00tCake   |  | 
Re: RIP Bob Diamond
<Reply # 3 on 8/30/2021 4:08 PM >

Here is an older video of the discovery:





Lots of cool train and tunnel related stuff including everything you ever could know about the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel on Bob's YouTube page:

https://www.youtub.../bowtrolley/videos



More info and pics of the tunnel here:

http://brooklynrai...proj_aatunnel.html

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post by Doug   |  | 
Re: RIP Bob Diamond
<Reply # 4 on 8/31/2021 1:59 PM >

RiP.


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post by leafloving4x4gal   |  | 
Re: RIP Bob Diamond
<Reply # 5 on 8/31/2021 5:39 PM >

Fascinating story !

RIP Tunnel Man Bob


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