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CENTRAL   AVENUE
( COOPER   AVENUE )

TOWER NUMBER 9 - "GW" TOWER
WAS AT THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF COOPER AVENUE CROSSING.
THIS TOWER WAS A BLOCK STATION, OPERATED THE CROSSING GATES, AND
WAS CLOSED IN 1908 WHEN AUTOMATIC SIGNALS WERE PLACED IN SERVICE.

LOOKING EAST AUGUST 28, 1929


LOOKING SOUTHWEST AUGUST 28, 1929 - GRADE CROSSING IN DISTANCE


LOOKING SOUTHWEST MAY 24, 1934 - GRADE CROSSING IN DISTANCE


LOOKING NORTHEAST MAY 24, 1934 - GRADE CROSSING IN DISTANCE


LOOKING NORTHEAST JUNE 15, 1935 - NEW UNDERGRADE BRIDGE IN DISTANCE


LOOKING SOUTHWEST JUNE 15, 1935 - NEW UNDERGRADE BRIDGE IN DISTANCE




DRY   HOLLOW   ROAD   -   80TH   STREET

LOOKING NORTH AUGUST 28, 1929


WALTER J. VOGT TRADED IN SILK BRAIDS

Vogt, Walter J., & Co., Inc. Dry Harbor Road. (Glendale.) Est. 1888 Inc. 1924.
Walter J. Vogt. Pres. & Sec.: Harry Vogt. Treas.
Braids, Fringes, Chenilles & Trimmings.   400 Braiders.   40 Knitters.   10 Winders.
2 Twisters.   Electric. Employ 60.   Buy Art.  Silk Yarn.  Sell Direct.
L. A. Jegen Co., Chicago;   E. D. Henschel, Los Angeles, S. Agts.


SAME PHOTO - LOOKING NORTH AUGUST 28, 1929


LOOKING SOUTH AUGUST 28, 1929


PART OF SAME PHOTO ENLARGED


LOOKING NORTH JANUARY 13, 1936


LOOKING NORTH OCTOBER 27, 1936


LOOKING EAST OCTOBER 29, 1936


LOOKING WEST OCTOBER 29, 1936




LOOKING EAST JANUARY 1971 - photo by RICHARD F. MAKSE - MANY THANKS DICK!

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VAN   DINE   AVENUE - 88TH   STREET

LOOKING EAST AUGUST 7, 1970 - photo by RICHARD F. MAKSE - THANKS AGAIN DICK!


GLENDALE   JUNCTION

GLENDALE JUNCTION WAS CREATED IN 1880 WHEN THE NEW YORK, WOODHAVEN & ROCKAWAY RAIL -
ROAD WAS JOINED WITH THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD BY MEANS OF A DOUBLE TRACK CONNECTION.

go to BY RAIL TO THE ROCKAWAYS

HENRY WILHELM,   LONGTIME ERA MEMBER,   DREW THIS
MAP FROM AN ARTICLE IN RAILWAY AGE FROM JULY,   1908.




A TWO STORY FRAME TOWER WAS CONSTRUCTED AROUND A UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL COMPANY
SAXBY & FARMER INTERLOCKING MACHINE AND OPENED AUGUST 26.   WHEN THE BLOCK SIGNAL
SYSTEM WAS PUT IN EFFECT THIS TOWER BECAME NUMBER 10 AND WAS LATER "JD" TOWER.
WHEN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN IN 1910 THE GLENDALE CUT-OFF,   VISIBLE IN THE
BACKGROUND,   WAS BEING CONSTRUCTED TO ALLOW ELECTRIC TRAINS TO AND FROM PENN
STATION TO REPLACE THE STEAM SERVICE FROM LONG ISLAND CITY TO THE ROCKAWAYS.
"JD" WAS CLOSED AND TORN DOWN IN 1910.
THE GRADE CROSSING IN THE FOREGROUND IS VAN DINE AVENUE.


 

THE 1900 AND 1908 CROSSING LISTS SHOW THE PRIVATE CROSSING OF JAMES VANDERVEER,
PROTECTED BY "FARM GATES",   ON THE ROCKAWAY BEACH DIVISION BETWEEN
JD TOWER AND TROTTING COURSE LANE GRADE CROSSING.

THE ABOVE MAP SHOWS THE VANDERVEER PROPERTY AND TROTTING COURSE
LANE AT THE RIGHT.   THE CLOSE-UP BELOW SHOWS WHAT APPEAR TO BE
STANDARD HIGHWAY CROSSING GATES TO THE RIGHT OF THE TOWER.


WE IMAGINE VANDERVEER HAD FARM GATES SIMILAR TO THIS


FOR   CONSTRUCTION   PURPOSES   IN   1909  -  1910   STANDARD   HIGHWAY
CROSSING   GATES   MAY   HAVE   REPLACED   THE   FARM   GATES.


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