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Re: Q About the Meadowbrook Parkway and the LIRR

Posted by Joe Saitta on Fri Mar 4 14:55:50 2011, in response to Re: Q About the Meadowbrook Parkway and the LIRR, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Mar 4 14:01:31 2011.

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It is not the Mitchel Field Shuttle but, the formerly electrified track to Roosevelt Raceway; it ended at the RR terminal at Zeckendorf Boulevard. The terminal and stairs are still there although, of course, not in good condition, and can be seen from Zeckendorf. It was connected to it (the Central Branch) until about 15 years ago, when the connection was severed by the LIRR. This track ran from a connection with the Central Branch at Commercial Avenue and Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard to the Raceway. It was severed to allow the LIRR to build a signal storage facility in their former freight and track yard at Commercial and QRB. Track is still in place from QRB and Stewart Avenue north and over that bridge. Reconnected to the Central Branch, it would make a great place for an operating trolley museum.

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