Man, it has been almost a month since something interesting has happened with the Third Track Project.
Things have been limited according to photos taken due to the unforgiving winter storms. Edward Hand has been trapped in Brentwood and has only been taking pictures at Brentwood, Islip, and Great River. Others however have given myself a closer look at updates.
1.) Concrete pillars continue to be erected for the new Platform B at Mineola.
2.) The brand new Platform A at Carle Place is officially opened back up and is back to platforming 12 cars.
3.) Third rail has been installed West of Hicksville near the Northern Siding on what will be the third track.
4.) I'm pretty sure Merillon Avenue's new Platform A has gone back to platforming 12 cars. The two elevator shafts now have artwork displayed.
5.) Excavation at Willis Avenue is MUCH deeper than I originally envisioned on both sides. One side is deeper (for the new Willis Avenue roadway) and another is higher (for the localized road one way side road with new grade crossing), but I have no idea how the excavation is going in between the Main Line and Oyster Bay Branch tracks.
6.) On February 20th, another "grade" crossing was closed for good. It is not the vehicular Main Street, but the bustling railfan location of the Main Street pedestrian crossing is now permanently closed.
7.) As far as New Hyde Park, they are constructing a new temporary Platform B on the other side of what was 12th Street (now pedestrian underpass), which has me guessing NHP's new Platform A will reopen to platform a full 12-car consist.
8.) Finally as far as Westbury goes, just metal power poles being erected.
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