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THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD     COMPANY
HOW     IT     WAS     DONE
THE       JAMAICA       ELIMINATION


FEBRUARY   8,   1911   -   THE FREIGHT YARDS AND JAMAICA CROSS SWITCHES ARE GONE.
TEMPORARY MAIN LINE TRACKS ARE NORTH (RIGHT SIDE) AND TEMPORARY ATLANTIC AND MONTAUK
DIVISION TRACKS ARE SOUTH (LEFT SIDE) OF SITE TO BE FILLED WITH MOST OF THE 1,200,000 CUBIC YARDS
OF FILLING MATERIAL IMPORTED FROM SYOSSET.   JT TOWER IS STILL IN SERVICE AND VERY BUSY.

BARELY VISIBLE IN THE DISTANCE IS THE MOCKUP FOR THE NEW STATION PLATFORMS.







JT AND THE OLD STATION WERE PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE MOCKUP.


THE TEMPORARY MAIN LINE TRACKS AND A CONSTRUCTION
TRACK CLIMBED TO THE NEW VAN WYCK AVENUE OVERPASS.


APRIL   23,   1911


APRIL   23,   1911   -   CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE REMAINING VAN WYCK AVENUE BRIDGEWORK.


SEPTEMBER   28,   1911
LOOKING NORTH FROM THE TEMP ATLANTIC/MONTAUK DIVISION TRACKS AT CONSTRUCTION OF
GUILFORD STREET - LATER SUTPHIN BLVD. - BRIDGEWORK.   THERE HAD BEEN NO CROSSING HERE.


THE CONCRETE FOR THE MEZZANINE LEADING TO THE STAIRWAYS TO THE PLATFORMS WAS POURED IN 1911


SEPTEMBER   28,   1911
FURTHER WEST,   LOOKING FROM THE TEMP ATLANTIC/MONTAUK DIVISION TRACKS AT CONSTRUCTION
OF THE WEST END OF THE NEW STATION AND THE FOLEY AVENUE,   143RD STREET UNDERJUMP.


FROM AUGUST 1, 1913 RAILWAY AGE GAZETTE




STEAM POWERED THE CONCRETE MIXERS, CRANES, HOISTS AND PULLEY SYSTEMS.


DUNTON AUGUST   15,   1912   -   THE FIRST TEMPORARY DUNTON STATION.


OCTOBER   11,   1912   -   THE FIRST TEMPORARY DUNTON STATION.




ON NOVEMBER 30,   1912 THE NEW WESTBOUND TRACK BETWEEN VAN WYCK AVENUE AND MP TOWER
AND THE SECOND TEMPORARY DUNTON STATION WERE PUT IN SERVICE ON THE NEW EMBANKMENT.

THE SECOND TEMPORARY DUNTON STATION WAS ACCESSED FROM THE OLD WESTBOUND PLATFORM.


AN   EASTBOUND   TRACK   WAS   PUT   IN   SERVICE   ON   THE   NEW   EMBANKMENT.


A   WAITING   ROOM   AND   EASTBOUND   LOCAL   TRACK   WERE   PROVIDED.




MAY   26,   1913   -   THE SECOND TEMPORARY DUNTON STATION WAS NOW ACCESSED FROM VAN WYCK AVENUE.


BY DECEMBER 10 THE STAIRS HAD BEEN RE-ARRANGED


DECEMBER   1908
THIS FOOTBRIDGE CROSSED THE ATLANTIC AND MONTAUK DIVISIONS AT MP TOWER.
THE ATLANTIC AND MONTAUK DIVISIONS DID NOT CONNECT HERE.
IN THE FOREGROUND ARE A SPRING FROG AND SPRING GUARD RAIL.


DECEMBER   1908   -   LOOKING   WEST   FROM   THE   FOOTBRIDGE.


SEPTEMBER   12,   1911
THE FOOTBRIDGE HAS BEEN LENGTHENED,   THE MONTAUK DIVISION EMBANK-
MENT AND THE UNDERJUMP TO THE PASSENGER YARDS ARE BEING COMPLETED
AND THE ATLANTIC AND MONTAUK DIVISIONS ARE NOW CONNECTED.


NOVEMBER   9,   1911   -   MP   INTERLOCKING.
 

AUGUST   29,   1912   -   VAN   WYCK   AVENUE   BRIDGEWORK.


AUGUST   29,   1912   -   A   STEAM   POWERED   WOODEN   BOOM   CRANE



Go   to   ----->   THE   JAMAICA   ELIMINATION   -
ACCESSING   THE   NEW   STATION   PART   ONE   OF   TWO


Go   to   -----> THE   JAMAICA   ELIMINATION   -   "J"   TOWER
&   THE   JAMAICA   STATION   OFFICE   BUILDING



Return   to   ----->   JAMAICA   STATION   PART   THREE


Return   to   ----->   JAMAICA   STATION   PART   ONE


Return   to   -----> JAMAICA   STATION   PART   TWO

Return   to   ----->   BROOKLYN   &   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD

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