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THE   BROOKLYN   &   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD
THE   LONG     ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD
and    ATLANTIC   AVENUE


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THE ATLANTIC AVENUE IMPROVEMENT

DIVISION ONE

THE ATLANTIC AVENUE IMPROVEMENT ACCOMPLISHED THE ELIMINATION OF ALL BUT TWO BROOKLYN GRADE CROSSINGS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW BRICK PASSENGER STATION.





TWO TELEGRAMS FROM LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD CHIEF COUNSEL KELLY TO WILLIAM H. BALDWIN JR.,   L.I.R.R. PRESIDENT.




AT FLATBUSH AVENUE TERMINAL THE TURNTABLE AND YARD HAD BEEN REMOVED AND THE AREA WAS EXCAVATED.   A TEMPORARY STATION BUILDING REPLACED THE 1892 STRUCTURE.


(BELOW) SUMMER 1905 VIEW
PLATFORMS HAD BEEN BUILT ON THE ELEVATED STRUCTURE AND FOUR TRACKS OCCUPIED ATLANTIC AVENUE TO SERVE AS THE TEMPORARY STATION FOR STEAM TRAINS.   ELECTRIC TRAINS WERE ALREADY USING THE UNDERGROUND TRACKS OF THE NEW TERMINAL.




THE VERTICAL COLUMNS OF THE EL STRUCTURE HAD BEEN UNDERPINNED
AND THEN SUPPORTED BY THE NEW STEEL WORK.





THOSE CARS FULL OF DIRT WERE PROBABLY EMPTIED ON PORTIONS
OF THE BAY RIDGE AND BRIGHTON LINE IMPROVEMENTS.



A TRAIN OF BRAND NEW MP41'S OCCUPIES TRACK THREE (FIVE ON EARLY PLANS)
AS WORK PROGRESSES ABOVE TRACK FOUR (SIX ON EARLY PLANS)


PROBABLY LOOKING EAST FROM WEST OF CLASSON AVENUE.








WATER MAINS,   GAS LINES AND SEWERS HAD TO BE SUPPORTED OR REROUTED.








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