For The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

Produced by
Randall MacLowry
Michael Rossi

Edited by
Sabrina Zanella-Foresi

Directed and Written by
Randall MacLowry

Michael Murphy

Based in Part on the Book
Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels by Jill Jonnes

Original Music
John Kusiak
P. Andrew Willis

Stephen McCarthy
Jason Longo

Coordinating Producer
Tracy Heather Strain

Production Assistants
Jonathan McConnell
Afton Ojuri
David Schroer

Sound Recording
Steve Bores
J.T. Takagi
David Williams

Assistant Camera
Nikki Bramley
Russell Geltman
Sarah Noor Phoenix

On-Line Facility
Frame:Runner NYC

On-Line Editor/Colorist
Don Wyllie

On-Line Assistant Editor
Danny Rivera

Archival Film Transfer


Lead Designer
Aaron Nee

Lead Animator
Alisa Placas Frutman

Animation Production
Jonathan Nee
Anna Davis Saraceno
Noah Smith

Post-Production Sound Services
C.A. Sound, Inc.

Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
Coll Anderson M.P.S.E.

Sound Effects Editor
Matt Snedecor

Sound Effects Recordist
John Chiarolanzio

Dialogue Editor
Wyatt Sprague

Narration Record
John Jenkins

Robert Jaret
John Kusiak
P. Andrew Willis

Jill Dreeben, flute and alto flute
Si-Jing Huang, violin
Sato Knudsen, cello
Ronan Lefkowitz, violin
Jon Menkis, French horn
Richard Sebring, French horn
Lisa Suslowicz, viola

Jill Jonnes

Albert Churella
Daniel Czitrom
Vincent Tirolo, Jr.

Editorial Consultant
Tom Nicholson

LeAnn Lewis

Leslie Strain

Assistant Editor
Afton Ojuri

Archival Researchers
Michael Dolan
Marjorie McNinch
Bonnie Rowan
Boyd Paul Strain, Jr.

Rebecca Bellan
Peter Cramer
Yadi Peng
Carlos Uribe

Archival Materials Courtesy of
American Premier Underwriters, Inc.
Frederick A. Sweet research material, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
British Pathé
Collections Roger-Viollet
Consolidated Rail Corporation
Mitchell E. Dakelman
Elaine and Jacques de Spoelberch
Getty Images
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Hagley Museum and Library
Eddie Hausner/The New York Times/Redux
Hill International
John E. Allen Archive
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Library of Congress
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Special Collections
Norman McGrath
Museum of the City of New York
National Archives and Records Administration
James Forgie Papers, Archives Center, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution
Penn Station, New York, Photographs, Archives Center, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution
The New-York Historical Society
Oddball Film + Video, San Francisco
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania State Archives
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Andrew M. Wilson

Alger House, New York, NY
Commander’s Mansion, Watertown, MA
Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY

Special Thanks
Christopher T. Baer
Tony Barrett
Kurt R. Bell
Jamie Burke
Scott Chesman
Lorraine Diehl
Terry Golway
Jeff Groff
Beth Hager
Philip Kaplan
Hugh Lacy
Polly and Robert Maguire
Nancy Mowll Mathews
Petra Messick
New York Preservation Archive Project
Kay Peterson
Peter Quinn
Linda A. Ries
Peter Samton
Michael D. Sherbon
George Tamaro
Craig Steven Wilder
Jon M. Williams
Mark Zwonitzer

For American Experience

Post Production Supervisor
Vanessa Ezersky

Glenn Fukushima

Web Producer
Molly Jacobs

Special Projects Assistant
Katharine Duffy

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Contracts & Rights Manager
Susana Fernandes

Production Coordinator
Lauren Noyes

Production Secretary
Julianna Newmeyer

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel

Marketing Account Manager
Chika Offurum

Mary Lugo
Cara White

Post Production
Michael H. Amundson
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Joel Goodman

Series Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

A Film Posse production for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

American Experience is a production of WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content.

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WGBH Educational Foundation
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