Directed and Written by
Based in Part on the Book
Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels by Jill Jonnes
P. Andrew Willis
Tracy Heather Strain
Sarah Noor Phoenix
On-Line Assistant Editor
Archival Film Transfer
Alisa Placas Frutman
Anna Davis Saraceno
Post-Production Sound Services
C.A. Sound, Inc.
Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
Coll Anderson M.P.S.E.
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Effects Recordist
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
Vincent Tirolo, Jr.
Boyd Paul Strain, Jr.
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
Consolidated Rail Corporation
Mitchell E. Dakelman
Elaine and Jacques de Spoelberch
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Hagley Museum and Library
Eddie Hausner/The New York Times/Redux
John E. Allen Archive
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Library of Congress
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Special Collections
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
Christopher T. Baer
Kurt R. Bell
Polly and Robert Maguire
Nancy Mowll Mathews
New York Preservation Archive Project
Linda A. Ries
Michael D. Sherbon
Craig Steven Wilder
Jon M. Williams
Post Production Supervisor
Special Projects Assistant
Contracts & Rights Manager
Marketing Account Manager
Michael H. Amundson
A Film Posse production for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
American Experience is a production of WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content.
WGBH Educational Foundation
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