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CENTRAL   RAIL   ROAD   OF   LONG   ISLAND
THE    STEWART    LINE
CENTRAL   RAIL   ROAD   EXTENSION   COMPANY   OF   LONG   ISLAND


HEMPSTEAD   CROSSING

HEMPSTEAD CROSSING WAS CREATED IN 1873 WHEN A.T. STEWART'S CENTRAL RAIL ROAD OF
LONG ISLAND CROSSED THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD'S 1839 HEMPSTEAD BRANCH FROM MINEOLA.


1878 SITUATION - "F" TO "B" WAS REMOVED IN 1876 OR 1878.
IN 1876 ALL PASSENGER TRAINS WERE USING THE C.R.R.L.I. HEMPSTEAD STATION.


AN ARTIST'S RENDERING OF GARDEN CITY IN MARCH 1878 SHOWS A WINDMILL JUST EAST
OF THE L.I.R.R. AND NORTH OF THE C.R.R.L.I.   IN LATER YEARS THIS WINDMILL WITHOUT ITS
BLADES WAS DESCRIBED AS A WATER TOWER AND A "BRICK TOWER".   IT LASTED UNTIL 1939.




LAYOUT 1878 - 1893


HC  TOWER  WAS  BUILT  IN  1890,  WE  BELIEVE  AS  SIGNAL
STATION  NUMBER  44.   IN  1894  IT  BECAME  NUMBER  105





IN 1893 THE NEW YORK BAY EXTENSION WAS BUILT FROM HEMPSTEAD CROSSING TO VALLEY STREAM.
THE TRACK ARRANGEMENT WAS CHANGED TO ALLOW TRAINS FROM GARDEN CITY TO USE THE NEW LINE.




IN 1907 HC HAD A 36 LEVER MACHINE.


BY 1926 HC HAD FORTY LEVERS.




TAKEN FROM HC TOWER BY HARRY STYLES.
NOTICE THE DISTANCE THE PIPELINE IS FROM THE TOWER.
THERE HAD BEEN ANOTHER TRACK AS SHOWN ON THE 1892 DRAWING.


LOOKING SOUTH


LOOKING EAST FROM WEST OF FRANKLIN AVENUE.


THREE MARVELOUS PHOTOGRAPHS BY W. S. (WINNIE) BOERCKEL




LOOKING NORTH FROM HC TOWER.


SEE ----> HC TOWER BECOMES GARDEN

SEE ----> HEMPSTEAD CROSSING STATION AND COUNTRY LIFE PRESS

SEE ---->HEMPSTEAD CROSSING IN THE 1879 TIME TABLE

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