180-year-old locomotive could be buried under Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn

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180-Year-Old Locomotive May Be Buried Under NYC Street

PIX11 -- Is a locomotive that's more than 180 years old buried under Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn?

It's a stretch of line known as possibly the oldest subway in the world. Some people are calling for it to be rediscovered, and they're inviting the city of New York to join them.

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Bob Diamond of the Brooklyn Historic Railway Association was known for the tours he conducted along and beneath Atlantic Avenue from the 1980s until 2010 (when the city said safety concerns meant the tours could not continue). In an interview with PIX11's Greg Mocker, Diamond explained how an interest in railways and engineering led to the discovery.

He says he has worked with engineers and contractors to map the area, including a measurement below Atlantic Avenue at Hicks Street that appears to show a large mass that could be made of metal.

Watch the video above for more information on the potential gem that may be sitting below the ground.

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