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THE   BROOKLYN   &   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD
THE   LONG     ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD
and    ATLANTIC   AVENUE     -     PART   FIVE


PAGE NEW September 28, 2003 - Revised August 28, 2005

BROOKLYN   BRIDGE   SERVICE   1899   -   1904

IN 1899 AN ELEVATED STRUCTURE WAS BUILT TO CONNECT THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD WITH THE BROOKLYN UNION ELEVATED RAILROAD COMPANY'S FIFTH AVENUE EL.   FOR FIVE YEARS L.I.R.R. RAPID TRANSIT TRAINS RAN TO BROOKLYN BRIDGE WHERE THEY TURNED ON A LOOP AND RETURNED TO JAMAICA,   FAR ROCKAWAY AND ROCKAWAY JUNCTION.   FOR FASTER LOADING AND UNLOADING AT BROOKLYN BRIDGE THE RAILROAD IN 1898 AND 1899 PURCHASED 55 (?) CENTER DOOR TRAILERS.   THE CENTER DOORS WERE OPENED BY AN EMPLOYE ON THE STATION PLATFORM AND WERE USED ONLY AT THE BRIDGE.




CROSSING ATLANTIC AVENUE JUST EAST OF SIXTH AVENUE.
THAT'S THE L.I.R.R. FREIGHT HOUSE AT THE FAR LEFT.


THE 1892 TOWER WAS REMOVED AND THE SWITCHES MADE HAND OPERATED.






ELEVATED CONNECTION WITH FIFTH AVENUE EL WAS USED 1899-1904
THEN SERVED AS PART OF TEMPORARY TERMINAL FOR STEAM TRAINS
UNTIL FULL ELECTRIFICATION.




WHEN BROOKLYN BRIDGE SERVICE BEGAN - MAY 24,   1899 - THE BRIDGE TRAINS RAN ONLY TO JAMAICA AND TO VALLEY STREAM VIA THE TRESTLE AND FAR ROCKAWAY.   THE ROCKAWAY JUNCTION RAPID TRANSITS TERMINATED AT EAST NEW YORK,   MANHATTAN BEACH CROSSING.   PASSENGERS FOR LOCAL STATIONS COULD GET A TRAIN FROM BROOKLYN OR A MANHATTAN BEACH DIVISION TRAIN FROM LONG ISLAND CITY AND CHANGE AT EAST NEW YORK.   PASSENGERS FOR NEW YORK AVENUE,   CANAL STREET AND ROCKAWAY JUNCTION WOULD CHANGE AT JAMAICA.


RAPIDTRANSIT.html BY SEPTEMBER 17,   1899   ROCKAWAY JUNCTION TRAINS WERE RUNNING
TO AND FROM BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND CANAL STREET STATION HAD CLOSED.


"FAR ROCKAWAY EXPRESS" TRAINS RAN FROM BROOKLYN BRIDGE TO
VALLEY STEAM VIA THE JAMAICA BAY TRESTLE AND MADE ARVERNE FIRST STOP.


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