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ONE   HUNDRED   YEARS

THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD

1905   -   ELECTRIFICATION   -  2005




JULY   26,   1905       PART   FOUR
Revised August 09, 2005


THE   DESTINATION   -   ROCKAWAY   PARK



MAP   FROM   1919   ATLAS   OF   THE   ROCKAWAYS   SHOWS   1917
CHARACTERISTICS   -  LARGE   YARD,   TURNTABLE   AND   WATER   TOWER
AND   THE   LOOP   FOR   TURNING   BROOKLYN   RAPID   TRANSIT   TRAINS.


LOOKING   WEST   TOWARD   STATION   AND   LOOP



ENLARGING PHOTO WE CAN FAINTLY SEE ELEVATED LOOP IN DISTANCE
AND TRACK FROM LOOP AT LEFT


LOOKING EAST FROM STATION BUILDING - AT LEFT THE APPROACH RAMP
AND INSPECTION SHED ARE SEEN - IN THE DISTANCE THE WATER TOWER


IN THIS 1938 PHOTOGRAPH WE SEE THE REMAINS OF THE NORTH APPROACH TO THE LOOP


LOOKING EAST FROM STATION BUILDING - LOOP TRACK IN FOREGROUND


ENLARGEMENT SHOWS B.R.T. PLATFORM AND WOODEN APPROACH THERETO,
"TO DELANCEY STREET"   SIGN AND LOOP TRACK INCLINE


THE 1905 INSPECTION - REPAIR SHOP


THE "FOUR ACES" AT ROCKAWAY PARK


THE MP41 WAS BASICALLY AN I.R.T. MOTOR - SHORTER AND NARROWER THAN THE STEAM LINE EQUIPMENT AND LATER MP54S AND EQUIPPED WITH STEPS FOR LOW PLATFORM STATIONS.   THEIR TRAPDOORS WERE ADJUSTABLE AND WOULD BE PUSHED OUTWARD TO CLOSE THE GAP AT HIGH PLATFORM STATIONS WHERE NECESSARY.


ROCKAWAY PARK STATION BUILDING




ROCKAWAY PARK STATION BUILDING TRACK SIDE AND LOOP STRUCTURE




Also see ---->   BY   RAIL   TO   THE   SEA   -   TO   THE   ROCKAWAYS


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