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FOUR  YEARS  AGO  RICHARD  MAKSE  SENT  THIS  1922  SCAN  AND  SUGGESTED  WE  DO  A  MATAWOK  PAGE.     SO  LITTLE  WAS  KNOWN  THAT  IT  BROUGHT  TO  MIND  CHURCHILL'S  FAMOUS  STATEMENT  ABOUT  RUSSIA:

"It  is  a  riddle  wrapped  in  a  mystery  inside  an  enigma"

RECENTLY   RICHARD   ASKED   AGAIN   -   THIS   IS   OUR   FINDING.

THANKS   AGAIN TO   DAVE   KELLER   FOR   EMERY   MAP   SCANS,   TIME
TABLE   DATA   AND   GENERAL   INFORMATION   AND   ENCOURAGEMENT.





THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD     COMPANY
THE   FIRST   MATAWOK     STATION
THE   NEW   YORK   AND   ROCKAWAY   BEACH   RAIL   ROAD


IN 1905 THE RAILROAD ACQUIRED THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR THE HI TENSION LINES AND GLEN-
DALE CUT - OFF.   THE PROPERTY ACQUIRED AS FAR SOUTH AS YELLOWSTONE AVE WAS SOLD
BY THE  MATAWOK  LAND  COMPANY  TO  THE  LIRR'S  STUYVESANT  REAL  ESTATE  IN   1905.

A   STATION,   "MATAWOK",   WAS   SHOWN   IN   EMPLOYE   TIME   TABLES   FROM
1910   UNTIL   MAY   25,   1913   (E.T.T.   NUMBER   69).       NO   TRAINS   ARE   SHOWN
STOPPING   THERE.         MATAWOK   APPEARS   ON   PUBLIC   TIME   TABLE   MAPS
  FROM   1908   UNTIL   AT   LEAST   1915,     BUT   NOT   IN   THE   STATION   LISTINGS.






THANKS  TO  ROGER  JAYNE  FOR  THIS  SCAN  FROM  E.T.T.  NUMBER  58  OF  SEPTEMBER  8,  1910




THIS  CASH  FARE  RECEIPT  FROM  1910  SHOWS  MATAWOK.

OBTAINED   FROM   BK. SALES   ON   EBAY

WE IMAGINE THAT LIKE CREEDMOOR  (ALSO ON THIS TICKET)  WHICH ALSO HAD NO REGULAR PASSENGER SERVICE,   SPECIAL TRAINS WERE SOMETIMES RUN HERE FOR
WHICH THIS CASH FARE TICKET AND RECEIPT WERE USED.   AND/OR REGULAR ROCK-
AWAY BEACH DIVISION TRAINS MAY HAVE HAD AN ADDED STOP FROM TIME TO TIME.





THIS  CASH  FARE  RECEIPT  FROM  1910 - 1912  SHOWS  MATAWOK.


COINCIDENTALLY   BROOKLYN   HILLS   STATION   HAD   JUST
BEEN   MOVED   FROM   MYRTLE   AVENUE   TO   JAMAICA   AVENUE.





THIS MAY 1, 1913 PHOTOGRAPH LOOKING EAST FROM TROTTING COURSE LANE CROSS-
ING SHOWS THE FORMER LOCATION OF MATAWOK STATION AND PERHAPS ITS REMAINS.




ON NOVEMBER 28, 1933 THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD GRANTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK
A PERPETUAL EASEMENT TO THE PROPERTY REQUIRED FOR THE INTERBOROUGH PARKWAY.


ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT "CHAINING" IN FEET SHOWS TROTTING COURSE LANE CENTER LINE AT 337+66, INTERBOROUGH PARKWAY CENTER LINE AT 341+69 AND MATAWOK STATION CENTER LINE AS 342+70.
THE RAILROAD PROPERTY CEDED TO THE CITY WAS 240 FEET WIDE AND INCLUDED
PART OF THE PROPERTY THAT HAD BEEN OCCUPIED BY MATAWOK STATION.



INTERBOROUGH   PARKWAY   WAS   BUILT   AND   OPENED   IN   1936.   THIS   JUNE   3,
1937   PHOTOGRAPH   LOOKS   EAST   FROM   TROTTING   COURSE   LANE   CROSSING


BEYOND   INTERBOROUGH   PARKWAY   ARE   MYRTLE   AVENUE   AND   FOREST   PARK   DRIVE


LOOKING   EAST   IN   SEPTEMBER   1962


UNTIL MAY, 1913 EMPLOYE TIME TABLES SHOWED MATAWOK 1.2 MILES NORTH OF WOODHAVEN JUNCTION.
EMPLOYE  TIME  TABLE  NUMBER  69  OF  MAY  25,  1913  SHOWS  MATAWOK
2.3   MILES   NORTH   OF   WOODHAVEN   JUNCTION   -   AT   FLEET   STREET.


THE   C.R.4.   OF   MARCH   1913   SHOWS   MATAWOK   2.32   MILES
NORTH   OF   WOODHAVEN   JUNCTION   -   AT   FLEET   STREET.



FLEET   STREET   -   LOCATION   OF   MATAWOK   STATION



THANKS   TO   RAY   RENCHER   FOR   THIS   LINK.

MATAWOK   STATION   AND   FOOTBRIDGE   AT   TOP,   FLEET   STREET
AT   BOTTOM.     SITE   OF   FREIGHT   YARD   ABOVE   FLEET STREET.

NYC.Gov web site. 1924 aerial photo



JULY   27,   1954   PHOTO   BY   BILL   SLADE


MATAWOK   STATION   WAS   NOT   LISTED   AGAIN   ON   THE   ROCKAWAY   BEACH   DIVISION.

IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT ONE OF THE STATIONS BURNED.


GRAND   STREET   STATION

GRAND STREET STATION WAS LOCATED ON THE MAIN LINE SOUTH OF WINFIELD JUNCTION
AND OPENED IN 1913,   FIRST APPEARING IN EMPLOYE TIME TABLE NUMBER 70 OF JULY 1.
IT SERVED BOTH THE MAIN LINE AND THE ROCKAWAY BEACH BRANCH.

go   to   ---->   GRAND   STREET   STATION


Go   to   ----->   THE   SECOND   MATAWOK   STATION


Go   to   ----->   BROOKLYN   HILLS   STATION   -   BROOKLYN   MANOR   STATION


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