Former railroad connection, Jerome Ave, Bronx?

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Former railroad connection, Jerome Ave, Bronx?

Postby CP-4070 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:31 am

Does anybody know if the bent structures between Jerome Ave and Villa Ave (south of E204th Street) in the Bronx is build on a former rail connection? It would appear so. Can anybody tell something about the background?
You can see it here:
https://www.google.de/maps/@40.8746065, ... a=!3m1!1e3

Thanks! Andrew.
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Re: Former RR connection in NYC?

Postby pumpers » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:29 pm

FWIW, if you are talking about the curved building, historicaerials.com shows it there in 1954 already.
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Re: Former railroad connection, Jerome Ave, Bronx?

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:03 pm

If there was a connection, it was something related to the subway, not the general railroad system.
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Re: Former railroad connection, Jerome Ave, Bronx?

Postby isaksenj » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:45 am

AS per the 1940 Tax photos, it's a garage: https://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/serv ... mi=0&trs=1
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Re: Former railroad connection, Jerome Ave, Bronx?

Postby granton junction » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:56 am

This looks rather intriguing, but I do not have an answer. The curvature though suggests something rr or subway related. It goes a bit beyond Villa Ave if you look closely. Maybe post the question on the subway forum.
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Re: Former railroad connection, Jerome Ave, Bronx?

Postby sd80mac » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:01 am

granton junction wrote:This looks rather intriguing, but I do not have an answer. The curvature though suggests something rr or subway related. It goes a bit beyond Villa Ave if you look closely. Maybe post the question on the subway forum.



I would say at least to Mosholu Pwy.. Buildings likely were build after track was abandoned. These building fit right into where trackbed would have been, except for one bldg. that takes up bigger area.
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