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THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD     COMPANY
THE     FIRST     STEPS
THE       JAMAICA       ELIMINATION



IT MIGHT BE SAID THAT THE JAMAICA ELIMINATION BEGAN IN 1906 WHEN
HOLBAN YARD OPENED.   THIS ALLOWED THE REMOVAL OF THE NORTH AND
SOUTH YARDS,   PROVIDING THE ROOM NECESSARY FOR THE NEW STATION.

HOL LIS     ----->     HOLBAN   YARD     <-----     SAINT   AL BAN S



YARD   CREWS   REFERRED   TO   THE   SLIP   SWITCH   AS   AN   "EIGHT - POINTER".



IN 1910 THE MAIN LINE TRACKS CROSSING VAN WYCK AVENUE WERE RAISED AND THE CROSSING ELIMIMINATED.
IN THE FOREGROUND IS THE ATLANTIC BRANCH AND THE FIRST TEMPORARY DUNTON STATION.






OCTOBER   15,   1910   -   THE MAIN LINE HAD JUST BEEN ELECTRIFIED AND WAS BEING
RAISED BETWEEN VAN WYCK AND JAMAICA AVENUES.   JA TOWER WAS STILL IN SERVICE.
MANY THANKS TO DAVE KELLER FOR THIS PHOTO.





NOVEMBER   1912   - OBVIOUSLY THE SAME BUILDING,   "JA" HAD BEEN RENAMED "V"
TOWER AND CONTROLLED THE END OF THE FOUR TRACKS TO WINFIELD JUNCTION.


JANUARY   13,   1913   -   THE BRACKET POLE EASTBOUND HOME SIGNALS HAVE BEEN MOVED AND RE-INSTALLED.


JAMAICA   PASSENGER   CAR   YARD

BY   NOVEMBER   1911   THE   PASSENGER   CAR   YARD   WAS   IN   SERVICE



FEBRUARY   8,   1911   LOOKING   SOUTHWEST   TOWARD   SHOPS


AUGUST   16,   1911   LOOKING   EAST   AT   NEW   RECEIVING   YARD


1950   VIEW   NORTHEAST   BY   RUGEN


A   NEW   STREET,   RIDGEWOOD   AVENUE,   CROSSING   NUMBER   516A,   WAS   PROVIDED   FOR





Go   to   ----->   THE   JAMAICA   ELIMINATION   -
HOW   IT   WAS   ACCOMPLISHED


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


Go   to   -----> THE   JAMAICA   ELIMINATION   -   "J"   TOWER,   "R"   TOWER,
THE   JAMAICA   STATION   OFFICE   BUILDING &   THE   ELECTRIC   TRAINMEN'S   BUILDING



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


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

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

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