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"Decommissioned" Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 18:25:37 2020

At first I assumed this was Rockaway line, but the tracks on the right look too new to me.
What is this? Is it Rockaway?

https://untappedcities.com/2020/01/14/guerrilla-art-installation-along-decommissioned-railroad-corridor-in-queens/



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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by boliqua2 on Wed Jan 15 19:00:44 2020, in response to "Decommissioned" Railroad Line in Queens, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 18:25:37 2020.

This is the LIC cutoff that was abandoned from Sunnyside yards to LIC

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by boliqua2 on Wed Jan 15 19:01:49 2020, in response to "Decommissioned" Railroad Line in Queens, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 18:25:37 2020.

This is the Montauk cutoff that was abandoned from Sunnyside yards to LIC

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 21:27:15 2020, in response to Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens, posted by boliqua2 on Wed Jan 15 19:00:44 2020.

Ahh, thanks, yes. I forgot about that

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 21:27:54 2020, in response to Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 21:27:15 2020.

That explains why the rails look 1980s or 90sish

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jan 15 23:34:02 2020, in response to "Decommissioned" Railroad Line in Queens, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 18:25:37 2020.

The art is...he painted the beam white?

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Thu Jan 16 01:28:03 2020, in response to Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens, posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jan 15 23:34:02 2020.

No I was thinking of the way the track is constructed with clips. Rockaway was like the track on the left

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Thu Jan 16 01:28:42 2020, in response to Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens, posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jan 15 23:34:02 2020.

No I was thinking of the way the track is constructed with clips, as it is on the right.
80s or 90s style. . Rockaway was like the track on the left

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Jan 16 06:43:31 2020, in response to "Decommissioned" Railroad Line in Queens, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 18:25:37 2020.

Is that the L.I.E. in the background ?

Bill Newkirk

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by Q4 on Thu Jan 16 09:31:22 2020, in response to Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Jan 16 06:43:31 2020.

Yes it is.

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by 3-9 on Thu Jan 16 10:33:30 2020, in response to Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens, posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jan 15 23:34:02 2020.

The art is that he did nothing, but he's making us imagine that something is there. :-)

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by 3-9 on Thu Jan 16 10:34:52 2020, in response to "Decommissioned" Railroad Line in Queens, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Jan 15 18:25:37 2020.

So when they decommissioned the line, they ripped out the line beyond this point? No way for an easy restoration?

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by Andrew Saucci on Thu Jan 16 20:39:57 2020, in response to Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens, posted by 3-9 on Thu Jan 16 10:34:52 2020.

One of the viaducts connecting the cutoff to the main has been removed altogether. I think the other may still be there, but I wouldn't want to be on a train using it even if it is.

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Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens

Posted by mrw on Thu Jan 16 23:54:02 2020, in response to Re: ''Decommissioned'' Railroad Line in Queens, posted by Andrew Saucci on Thu Jan 16 20:39:57 2020.

It is on the northern bank of Dutch Kills (facing northwest).
zoom-in on Google Maps or Riverkeeper Map



Is the single track just to the south over the "LIRR (Dutch Kills) Bridge" still active?




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