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A bit of bore.

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on February 10, 2012 by baker

Queens, NY.  February 9, 2012.

Installing the drill head for a Queens subway tunnel shaft.  Slow, claustrophobic, exhausting work, the drill’s innards are a cramped hive of grease, hose, and steel.  And it’s not a job for the impatient; once in place, the drills often chew earth only at a quarter inch per minute.