Sandhogs and the Second Avenue Line

Sandhogs show on History Channel

There’s this new TV show on the History Channel called Sandhogs.  No, we’re not being paid to write this, so everyone relax.

This is a whole reality show is about a crew of guys that dig massive tunnels for a living.  Makes it sound easy, but it’s not.  They are digging a huge water tunnel to for the Croton Filtration plant in the Bronx.

Anyway, the show reminded me of what it must be like to dig the Second Avenue Subway line.  I’d imaging the diameter of the tube is much bigger because it’s go to fit trains, but it must be kind of the same.

The city is supposed to bring in a TBM to dig the tunnel.  Honestly, I have no idea if there’s even one here yet.  I haven’t heard anything about the TBM’s in at least a year.  In light of all the construction delays, I guess it doesn’t really matter.

An interesting show for guys that liked to play with toy trucks and diggers when they were kids.

2 thoughts on “Sandhogs and the Second Avenue Line

  1. I LOST MY JOB THANKS TO MATTHEW AND LUCAS FROM THE SAND HOG SHOW. MATTHEW CO SIGNED ON A CAR FOR LUCAS AND HE LIED ABOUT ADDRESS AND HOW MUCH LUCAS MADE. WE HAD AN ERROR ON THE CONTRACT AND HE WAS TRYING TO GET A FREE CAR AND NOT PAY FOR IT. WE HAD 10 DAYS TO CHANGE IT AND HE TOLD US TO GO SCREW OUR SELVES. i NO LONGER HAVE A JOB AND ITS VERY HARD TO SUPPORT MY ELDERY MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER OVER A RESIDUAL MISTAKE. DONT WATCH THE SHOW DONT SUPPORT PEOPLE LIKE THAT

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