E 105th st spur?

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E 105th st spur?

Post by ConstanceR46 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:16 pm

On the Canarsie line, next to east 105th on the west side, there is a seemingly abandoned spur next to a warehouse/industrial building. I'm wondering what that was used for and who operated it.

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?66530" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is a good view of it

edit: Lotlines show it branching off from the Bay Ridge line near Linden Shops.

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Re: E 105th st spur?

Post by DaveBarraza » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:58 pm

You can see the tracks crossing the sidewalks of Foster and Avenue D.

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Re: E 105th st spur?

Post by andrewjw » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:34 pm

It looks to be an abandoned branch of the Bay Ridge Branch, probably to a factory near the E 105 St station. Not a part of the Canarsie Line.

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Re: E 105th st spur?

Post by Backshophoss » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:01 am

May have been a siding off the Bay Ridge Branch,abandoned during the PC era,not sure if NY&A could reactivate that siding.
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Re: E 105th st spur?

Post by The EGE » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:38 pm

It was actually a relatively late addition - historic aerials reveal that it was constructed between 1966 and 1980.

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