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LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 21:33:38 2010

...on the Evergreen Branch. What a great photo!



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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Wallyhorse on Thu Apr 22 21:40:37 2010, in response to LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 21:33:38 2010.

That is a great photo.

So the LIRR actually ran on the street back in the day.

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Larry,RedbirdR33 on Thu Apr 22 21:47:05 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by Wallyhorse on Thu Apr 22 21:40:37 2010.

The ROW can still be seen from the station.

Larry,RedbirdR33

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Karl B on Thu Apr 22 21:50:33 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by Larry,RedbirdR33 on Thu Apr 22 21:47:05 2010.

Wasn't that a fan trip in the mid 1950's?

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Thu Apr 22 21:59:54 2010, in response to LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 21:33:38 2010.

Nice shot!! :-)

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 22:07:38 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by Karl B on Thu Apr 22 21:50:33 2010.

Yes. But he's right, the railroad did run on ground level, much like the Bushwick Branch does today. The line was used for freight into the 80's, I believe 1982.

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 22:08:51 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by Wallyhorse on Thu Apr 22 21:40:37 2010.

Actually, while it was street level, it did have it's own ROW, which you can still trace through the neighborhood on aerial views. Some parts have homes built on it now.

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Bill West on Thu Apr 22 22:50:41 2010, in response to LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 21:33:38 2010.

I can just see the engineer calling the boy over and saying “$10 of Hi-Test and clean the windows will ya”.

Bill

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by LuchAAA on Thu Apr 22 23:02:09 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 22:08:51 2010.

Yeah. As years went on, much of the ROW has been disrupted by construction. I loved those tracks as a kid. Much of the rail was still visible into the early 90's.

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Grand Concourse on Fri Apr 23 00:58:02 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 22:08:51 2010.

What a shame...
heh, i wouldn't mind if people built their homes over that mess of a road that is Kings Highway. I mean jeez, that road cuts thru Brooklyn the way Broadway does for Manahttan - it shouldn't have had a place in a grid structure.

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Fri Apr 23 07:34:26 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by LuchAAA on Thu Apr 22 23:02:09 2010.

It's still visible on a few cross streets, like Cornelia and Jefferson Ave.

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Fri Apr 23 07:34:55 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by Bill West on Thu Apr 22 22:50:41 2010.

Haha, yeah, it does look like the train decided to stop at the gas station...

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Fulton Frank on Fri Apr 23 07:39:37 2010, in response to LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 21:33:38 2010.

i've wondered about that shot for a while... thanks for the splanation...

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Bob Andersen on Fri Apr 23 14:06:24 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by Wallyhorse on Thu Apr 22 21:40:37 2010.

Here are more from the same fantrip from arrts-arrchives. The first one is at Schaeffer St.






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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by Bob Andersen on Fri Apr 23 14:48:43 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by Bob Andersen on Fri Apr 23 14:06:24 2010.

Oops - I see Chris posted the same pictures in the other thread!

Anyway, that's how I remember the ROW when I was a kid. There were still some freight cars on it in the area from Decatur to Hancock in the early 1960's

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Apr 23 14:57:40 2010, in response to LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu Apr 22 21:33:38 2010.

My family lived on Eldert, between Irving and Knickerbocker. My 60-something year-old uncle just told me that they called this track "The Dummy Track", and played along the ROW as kids. Prince Spaghetti had a factory along the ROW.

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Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Fri Apr 23 22:38:18 2010, in response to Re: LIRR at Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave, posted by Bob Andersen on Fri Apr 23 14:48:43 2010.

I think the last customer was a Lumber Yard by Putnam Ave, but there was a huge fire there in the late 70s or early 80's, and that was the end of it. i think the line was abandoned by around 1982.


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