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THE   SOUTH   SIDE   RAILROAD   of   LONG   ISLAND
GLENDALE
THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD


GLENDALE   STATION       1868 - 1998



LOOKING EAST OCTOBER 3, 1906


SAME PHOTOGRAPH - IN DISTANCE IS TOWER NUMBER 9, "GW" TOWER AT EAST SIDE OF COOPER AVENUE CROSSING.   TOWER WAS A BLOCK STATION, OPERATED THE CROSSING GATES, AND WAS CLOSED IN 1908 WHEN AUTOMATIC SIGNALS WERE PLACED IN SERVICE.   THE SEMAPHORE SIGNAL IN PHOTO AT THE LEFT IS THE WESTBOUND BLOCK SIGNAL.   A TRAIN COULD MAKE ITS STATION STOP WHILE WAITING FOR THE PREVIOUS TRAIN TO CLEAR THE BLOCK BY PASSING TOWER NUMBER 8 - "DF" TOWER AT FRESH POND JUNCTION.
MANY OF THE TRAINS SERVING GLENDALE MADE "f" STOPS - "STOP ON SIGNAL TO LAND
OR RECEIVE PASSENGERS".   THE SHORT SEMAPHORE SIGNALS AT EACH STATION
PLATFORM ARE FLAG STATION SIGNALS OPERATED BY PASSENGERS.


FLAG   STATION   SIGNAL



LOOKING NORTH AT 73RD STREET CROSSING IN 1929
IN THE BACKGROUND IS LUTHERAN CEMETERY

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEAH AND ROGER McENERY - THANKS LEAH AND ROGER!



LOOKING SOUTH AT 73RD STREET CROSSING IN 1906


LOOKING SOUTH AT 73RD STREET CROSSING IN 1982


LOOKING EAST IN 1928.   THE STATION BUILDING HAD BURNED IN 1927.


LOOKING WEST AT 73RD STREET CROSSING IN 1928 - THIRD RAIL WAS NEW.


THE SHELTER SHED WAS REPLACED OR COVERED WITH CORRUGATED IRON.


EASTWARD OYSTER BAY TRAIN BEHIND ENGINE 39,   AUGUST 13, 1954
photo by BILL SLADE


LOOKING EAST IN 1962 - SWITCH AND SIDE TRACK ARE U.S.DRUG COMPANY'S THREE CAR SIDING INSTALLED IN 1955.


SAME PHOTO ENLARGED SHOWS MANUAL CROSSING GATES AT 73RD STREET.
IN 1942 THE STATION HAD BEEN MOVED WEST TO THE CROSSING.
SIDE TRACK WITH BOX CAR WAS CADET DOG FOOD, NEW IN 1955.


TRAIN NUMBER 562 APPROACHING STATION AUGUST 6, 1970
PHOTO BY RICHARD F. MAKSE - THANKS DICK!
NOTE SWITCH TO U.S.DRUG COMPANY SIDING AND CROSSOVER BETWEEN MAIN TRACKS


SEPTEMBER 1982 - U.S.DRUG COMPANY SIDING HAD BEEN REMOVED


SEPTEMBER 1982 LOOKING EAST


SEPTEMBER 1982 LOOKING WEST


BY 1998 THE STATION SIGN HAD BEEN MOVED TO WEST OF THE CROSSING -
THE ONLY THING RESEMBLING A STATION PLATFORM IS THE GRADE CROSSING.




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