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Identify This Location

Postby newkirk » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:36 pm

What LIRR station is this ? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Identify This Location

Postby krispy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:52 pm

I'm probably wrong, but that looks just like the bridge at Woodhaven Blvd at Eliot Ave. However, don't think there was a station there, as Rego Park was farther east. Nice pic!
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:43 pm

newkirk wrote:What LIRR station is this ? Thanks in advance.

[img][IMG]https://images2.imgbox.com/91/89/k2Abthf5_o.jpg[/img][/img]


Perhaps some answers here: Rockaway Beach Branch: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/rockaw ... branch.htm
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:09 pm

Parkside. The bridge is the Met. ave bridge. We're looking southeast, past the woodhaven intersection.
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:20 pm

ConstanceR46 wrote:Parkside. The bridge is the Met. ave bridge. We're looking southeast, past the woodhaven intersection.
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Does this Emery map indicate the area: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/rockaw ... le-Jct.jpg
or perhaps a current street location address would help? Thanks.
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:31 pm

It's taken from roughly opposite the position of the Met. Av petco.
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby Kilgore Trout » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:49 pm

This street view shows approximately the same location today. Kind of amazing that there's almost zero evidence today of a station ever having been there.
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby newkirk » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:49 pm

Thanks to all who responded. Now here's another LIRR / Trolley photo. Location is Junction Blvd. ca. 1940's.

Would this be the Port Washington branch ? (click on photo to enlarge)
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby ConstanceR46 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:46 pm

PW branch, 105%
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby MACTRAXX » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:45 pm

ConstanceR46 wrote:PW branch, 105%

Yes-Corona,Queens - South of the IRT(#7) Flushing Line to be more specific...MACTRAXX
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby nyandw » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:13 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:
ConstanceR46 wrote:PW branch, 105%

Yes-Corona,Queens - South of the IRT(#7) Flushing Line to be more specific...MACTRAXX


Kilgore Trout shows Met Ave. Picture labled Junction Blvd. PW Branch in the Corona/Emlhurst area... Now I'm totally lost, help!
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby Kilgore Trout » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:28 am

Correct...the link I posted is the modern view of the photo newkirk posted.

The giveaways are in the bridge structures and cement wall underneath: Parkside has a high steel-sided bridge and flat-sided cement walls under the bridge, whereas the Junction Blvd photo shows an open-deck concrete bridge and distinctive ridges in the walls. Additionally the telegraph/power pole in the Parkside photo still exists (though the street lamp has been replaced - where's Kevin Walsh to give a complete history of the street lamp when you need him? ;))

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Re: Identify This Location

Postby nyandw » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Ah...All is well! Thank you guys. :-)
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby nyandw » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:40 pm

Thank you Kilgore Trout. :-) Here's Parkside: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/rockaw ... branch.htm
Bill's opening photo of Parkside- Metropolitan Ave View NE c.1940's has the BMT Trolley - Metropolitan Avenue Line, running westbound. Abandoned June 12, 1949

LIRR Eastbound (View N) MU at Parkside c.1955 (W. J. Edwards photo, Dave Keller archive)
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Re: Identify This Location

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:12 pm

nyandw wrote:
MACTRAXX wrote:
ConstanceR46 wrote:PW branch, 105%

Yes-Corona,Queens - South of the IRT(#7) Flushing Line to be more specific...MACTRAXX

Kilgore Trout shows Met Ave. Picture labled Junction Blvd. PW Branch in the Corona/Emlhurst area... Now I'm totally lost, help!

That is Junction Blvd on Port Washington Branch (elevated 1930). The trolley line evolved into the present Q72 bus.
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