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THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD     COMPANY
ACCESSING  THE  NEW  STATION
THE       JAMAICA       ELIMINATION



PART     TWO

MARCH   1913   -   TEMPORARY   ATLANTIC   DIVISION   VIADUCT

OLD TRACK AT LEFT AT GROUND LEVEL WAS OPERATED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS UNTIL NEW
STATION OPENED.   THEN TRACK ON WOOD VIADUCT WAS OPERATED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.
ABSOLUTE BLOCK IN EFFECT BETWEEN CABIN FIVE (BEHIND CAMERA) AND CUMBERLAND STREET CABIN.

BEAVER STREET STATION REMAINED IN SERVICE           V    UNTIL THE NEW JAMAICA STATION OPENED


FROM   A   NEWSPAPER


LOOKING   NORTHWEST   FROM   BEAVER   STREET


UNTIL   JUNE   29   EVERY   TRAIN   ENTERED   AND   DEPARTED   THE
NEW   STATION   VIA   THE   THREE   TEMPORARY   APPROACH   TRACKS


JUNE   16   -   WORK   PROGRESSED   ON   THE   NEW   WESTBOUND   TRACKS   AND   YARD   "E"




JUNE   23   -   WORK   HAD   BEGUN   ON   THE   EASTBOUND   SIDE




ON   JUNE   28   THE   "NEW"   TEMPORARY   WESTBOUND   TRACK   WAS   TAKEN   OUT
OF   SERVICE   AND   REMOVED   LEAVING   TWO   TRACKS   FOR   EASTBOUND   TRAINS.

ON   JUNE   29   THE   NEW   CONCRETE   VIADUCT,   WESTBOUND   ATLANTIC   DIVISION
TRACK   AND   CABIN   FIVE'S   INTERLOCKING   -   INCLUDING   A   DERAIL,
DETECTOR   BARS   AND   FACING   POINT   LOCK -   WERE   PLACED   IN   SERVICE  


AN EASTWARD EXTRA FREIGHT APPROACHED BEHIND G53b NUMBER 135 (BROOKS APRIL 1911).
FOR YEARS THE G53 WAS THE RAILROAD'S STANDARD ROAD FREIGHT ENGINE.   CHECK OUT THE
BRAKEMAN RIDING THE SECOND CAR.   THAT'S WHY TELLTALES WERE USED ALL OVER THE ROAD.


ON   JUNE   29   THESE   TWO   PERMANENT   MAIN   LINE   WESTBOUND   TRACKS   AND   THE   NEW   WEST-
BOUND   ATLANTIC   DIVISION   TRACK   ON   THE   NEW   CONCRETE   VIADUCT   WERE   PLACED   IN   SERVICE


AFTER JUNE 29 CABIN FIVE CONTROLLED THE GRADE CROSSING OF THE NEW WESTBOUND ATLANTIC DIVISION TRACK ON THE NEW CONCRETE VIADUCT AND THE TWO EASTBOUND TEMPORARY MAIN LINE TRACKS.
THE ATLANTIC DIVISION TRACK ON THE WOOD VIADUCT WAS OPERATED AS THE EASTBOUND TRACK.




GROUND   LEVERS,   PIPELINE   AND   DETECTOR   BARS   PROTECTING   THE   RIGID   FROGS.


JULY   28




TEMPORARY   WOOD   TRESTLE   ENTERING   THE   NEW   STATION   JANUARY   13,   1913


JAMAICA   STATION   TRACK   ONE   AND   PLATFORM   ONE,
NOW   PLATFORM   "A",   DID   NOT   GO   INTO   SERVICE   UNTIL   JULY   1




MARCH   12,   1913










CABIN     THREE







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