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THE   STEWART   LINE

L. I. R. R.   CENTRAL   EXTENSION

SALISBURY   PLAINS   TO   BETHPAGE   JUNCTION

1923 FELIX REIFSCHNEIDER PHOTO OF OCEAN ELECTRIC RAILWAY CAR NO. 15 AT SALISBURY
PLAINS STATION. BRICK PASSENGER STATION WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND OPENED IN 1924.


CIRCA 1940





IN 1947 A YOUNG COUPLE AND THEIR DOG LIVED IN THE STATION BUILDING




BILL SLADE PHOTOS JULY 27, 1953






DECEMBER 1962 DICK MAKSE PHOTO


IN 1973 THE TRACK WAS GONE BUT THE FORMER STATION AND FIRE HYDRANT WERE STILL THERE




IN 1985 THE TRACK WAS GONE BUT THE BUILDING WAS STILL THERE.


DECEMBER 23, 2001 - THE FIRE HYDRANT, POLE, FENCE AND CURB REMAIN.
NO TRACE OF A RAILROAD EVER HAVING BEEN HERE.




MEADOW BROOK CLUB IN 1930'S.




IN 1985 THIS BUILDING REMAINED.   IT MAY HAVE BEEN A NEWER MEADOW BROOK CLUB
CLUBHOUSE.   THE ARCHITECTURE MATCHED THAT OF SALISBURY PLAINS STATION.


MERRICK AVENUE CROSSING CIRCA 1950


JUNE 1956 - ENGINE 35 BEING BROUGHT TO SALISBURY PARK
TRACK STILL CROSSED MERRICK AVENUE.


LOOKING WEST - SALISBURY PLAINS STATION IN DISTANCE


LOOKING EAST WHEN THIRD RAIL WAS STILL IN PLACE
TO MEADOWBROOK HOSPITAL BUT OBVIOUSLY NOT USED.


C.R.4.   OCTOBER 1, 1948 ...
STATION C24 "NEWBRIDGE" APPARENTLY SIDINGS INSTALLED FOR
DELIVERY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR LEVITTOWN


VINCENT F. SEYFRIED 1952 PHOTOS: LOOKING WEST (top) AND EAST (lower) FROM EAST OF CARMAN AVENUE, BEHIND MEADOWBROOK HOSPITAL.   CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR THE BUILDING OF LEVITTOWN WERE DELIVERED HERE, THE SIDING KNOWN IN 1948 C.R.-4 AS "C 24 NEWBRIDGE."


IN EASTERLY DISTANCE IS A WATER TOWER IN LEVITTOWN.


HENRY WILHELM VISITED THE AREA IN 1942, 1948 AND LATER.
IN 1945 THE TRACK ENDED BEHIND MEADOWBROOK HOSPITAL.
IN 1948 HE NOTED THE SIDINGS FOR LEVITTOWN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.

AS LATE AS 1951 THERE MAY HAVE BEEN OCCASIONAL DELIVERIES FOR LEVITT





HENRY RAUDENBUSCH MAP CIRCA 1950


WANTAGH   STATE   PARKWAY   EXTENSION

FROM WIKIPEDIA:
"The parkway was extended northward to Southern State Parkway
in July 1932 and to Northern State Parkway in December 1938".

PROVISION WAS MADE TO PLACE RAILS ACROSS THE NEW PARK -
WAY IF THE RAILROAD WERE EVER PLACED BACK IN SERVICE


THANKS TO DAVE KELLER FOR ANOTHER GREAT PHOTOGRAPH


PROBABLY THE LATEST USE BY PASSENGER TRAINS EAST OF
SALISBURY PLAINS WERE SPECIALS TO THE VANDERBILT CUP RACES.







go to ---->   LONG   ISLAND   MOTOR   PARKWAY

THIS PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MARK AT oil4kids.com
SHOWS ONE OF TWO AREAS WHERE L.I.M.P RAN ADJACENT TO THE L.I.R.R.
THIS MAY BE LOOKING EAST FROM OLD JERUSALEM ROAD, NOW OLD WESTBURY
ROAD, TOWARDS NEW BRIDGE ROAD WHERE THE L.I.R.R. HAD A PASSING SIDING


THIS ENLARGEMENT SHOWS A TRAIN, TENDER FIRST, IN THE DISTANCE


CIRCA 1916 L.I.R.R. MAPS SHOW L.I.M.P. RIGHT OF WAY ABUTTING L.I.R.R. ROW.




EAST OF DIVISION STREET (NOW AVENUE) WAS A CINDER PLATFORM
1512 FEET LONG TO ACCOMMODATE PASSENGERS FOR THE GRANDSTAND

circa 1916 L.I.R.R. MAP SHOWS LONG ISLAND MOTOR PARKWAY RIGHT OF WAY
AT DEAD MAN'S CURVE 100 FEET WIDE AND RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY 62.5 FEET WIDE


C.R.R.L.I. BRICK ARCH CULVERT, C275 ON WILHELM'S MAP - PHOTO COURTESY DAVE KELLER


PARTIALLY FILLED BUT STILL VISIBLE IN 1985.




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