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




HEMPSTEAD   CROSSING

THE   SOUTHEAST   LEG   OF   THE   WYE

UNTIL 1927 THERE WAS NO SOUTHEAST LEG TO HEMPSTEAD CROSSING WYE.

Henry Wilhelm Map


IN 1926 THE ELECTRIFICATION WAS COMPLETED BETWEEN VALLEY STREAM AND MINEOLA
AND THROUGH MULTIPLE-UNIT TRAIN SERVICE WAS INSTITUTED REPLACING THE BATTERY CARS.

SEE   ----->   THE   L.I.R.R.'S   FOUR   BATTERY   CARS

TO ELIMINATE CROSSING OF THAT LINE BY THE TROLLEY SHUTTLE THE SOUTHEAST LEG
WAS BUILT BUT IT DEAD-ENDED BEHIND COUNTRY LIFE PRESS STATION PLATFORM.


Henry Wilhelm Map




IN 1933 MP41'S REPLACED THE TROLLEY CAR.


COUNTRY LIFE PRESS STATION PLATFORM AND TWO OF HC TOWER'S
WESTWARD HOME SIGNALS - NUMBER 1 ON THE HEMSTEAD BRANCH
AT LEFT AND NUMBER 2 ON THE NEW YORK BAY EXTENSION AT RIGHT.


CHESTNUT   STREET   UNDERGRADE   CROSSING

TWO 1911 PHOTOS OF THE NEW BRIDGE AND AREA AND TWO 1939 VIEWS

LOOKING NORTH


LOOKING SOUTHEAST


LOOKING NORTH


LOOKING WEST TOWARD DOUBLEDAY DORAN & COMPANY


IN 1939 HC TOWER WAS REPLACED BY GARDEN CABIN, THE RAILROAD GRADE
CROSSING WAS ELIMINATED AND THE SOUTHEAST LEG WAS CONNECTED TO
THE MAIN TRACK WITH A HAND OPERATED SWITCH.   A SHORT SECTION OF THE
NORTH-SOUTH TRACK WAS KEPT AS A LAY-UP TRACK HOLDING TWO CARS.


Henry Wilhelm Map






IN 1949 OR 1950 TWO MP54s REPLACED THE MP41s


THE RAILS NORTH OF THE LAY UP TRACK WERE REALIGNED AND
REMAINED TO PROVIDE ELECTRICAL RETURN TO MINEOLA SUB STATION.
AT THE RIGHT ARE COVERED THIRD RAIL FEEDER LINES TO HEMPSTEAD AND WEST HEMPSTEAD.


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