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THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD     COMPANY
ACCESSING     THE     NEW     STATION
THE       JAMAICA       ELIMINATION



PART     ONE


ON MARCH 8, 1913 JE TOWER WAS CLOSED AND TRACKS 3,4,5 AND 6 IN THE OLD STATION WERE REMOVED
FROM SERVICE.   WESTWARD TRAINS USED NUMBER ONE TRACK AND EASTWARD NUMBER TWO TRACK.

IN   ORDER   TO   PROVIDE   A   STATION   CLOSER   TO   THE   AREA   SERVED
BY   THE   OLD   ONE   A   STOP   WAS   CREATED   AT   UNION   HALL   STREET.

THE   NEW   JAMAICA   STATION   AND   UNION   HALL
STREET     STATION     OPENED     MARCH     9,     1913


A   NEW   EMPLOYE   TIME   TABLE,   NUMBER   68,   WENT   INTO   EFFECT

 

EMPLOYE   TIME   TABLE   NUMBER   73   OF   MAY   27   1914   LISTS   UNION   HALL   STREET   STATION   ON   THE   MONTAUK   DIVISION   FOR   WESTBOUND   TRAINS.   THERE   WAS   NO   PLATFORM   FOR   EASTBOUND   MONTAUK   DIVISION   TRAINS.

 



WESTWARD     MONTAUK     DIVISION     TRAINS


UNION HALL STREET BRIDGE AND STATION LOOKING EAST CIRCA 1927


UNION HALL STREET STATION LOOKING EAST FROM THE BRIDGE OCTOBER 5, 1929


UNION HALL STREET STATION LOOKING WEST CIRCA 1927


NEW YORK AVENUE GRADE CROSSING AND UNION HALL STREET STATION LOOKING WEST CIRCA 1927


UNION HALL STREET STATION LOOKING NORTHWEST JUNE 20, 1919


THE   NEW   JAMAICA   STATION   OPENED   MARCH   9,   1913

THE   FOLLOWING   SCANS   SHOW   THE   TRACK   ARRANGEMENT   APPROACHING   THE   NEW   STATION.

MARCH   10,   1913






THE   THREE   TEMPORARY   APPROACH   TRACKS



BY DECEMBER 16, 1912 WORK HAD STARTED ON THIS WOOD TRESTLE


BY DECEMBER 31 WORK HAD REACHED ROCKAWAY ROAD






BETWEEN DECEMBER 31, 1912 AND JANUARY 13, 1913


AUGUST 30 (?) 1913 - THE CONCRETE ABUTMENTS ARE COMPLETE, STEEL BRIDGES IN PLACE AND
THE WOOD TRESTLE EAST AND WEST OF THE CROSSING HAS BEEN FILLED IN WITH SYOSSET SAND.


JANUARY 26 1915 THE WOOD VIADUCT REMAINS WERE STILL EVIDENT


APRIL 2, 1913 - THE THREE TEMPORARY APPROACH TRACKS


BY   MAY   14,   1913


THIS TRAIN, PROBABLY A BROOKLYN LOCAL, IS ON THE LAYUP TRACK.   (WE ASSUME) THE MOTORMAN HAS CHANGED ENDS AND IS AWAITING A SIGNAL TO PROCEED WEST INTO THE STATION'S LOCAL PLATFORM "C".




CONTINUED   ON   ----->   JAMAICA   STATION   APPROACH   PART   TWO

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

Return   to   ----->   HOW   IT   WAS   DONE

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

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