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Re: R-10's At Hinsdale Street - BMT Fulton (4/15/1956)

Posted by randyo on Wed Apr 18 15:58:40 2012, in response to Re: R-10's At Hinsdale Street - BMT Fulton (4/15/1956), posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Apr 18 15:16:07 2012.

If you have read my posts and seen the track diagrams of the Pitkin Subway, as soon as unification took place, subway construction commenced down Pitkin Av with both a subway all the way down Pitkin and a connection to the Liberty Av portion of the Fulton el to coexist. Liberty Jct was not in the original plans and a contract book I have seen which contains the ramp connection from the subway to the el clearly states that existing BMT signaling was to be used past the Hudson St interlocking. The Pitkin Av subway was to have continued past the oft mentioned 76 St station to a point in the vicinity of Aqueduct Race Track where it would have been connected via a portal to the LIRR ROW the plans for which were long under way prior to unification. THose plans were still in place in 1948, but by 1951, they were changed so that the subway would not continue down Pitkin but instead the connection to the LIRR ROW would be made at what we now know as Liberty Jct. Interestingly enough, a 1051 B of T report I have indicates that along with the present connection to the Rockaways from Fulton, the original; connection at 63 Dr to the LIRR ROW was also to be completed.

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