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Location Identification Needed

Postby newkirk » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:05 am

Any idea where this photo was taken ?

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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby Teutobergerwald » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:10 am

Most likely in Queens, due to the style of houses and the spacing between them. Richmond Hill or Hollis, thereabouts?????
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby Teutobergerwald » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:16 am

On second thought, maybe Floral Park? That white commercial building could be that customer from a long time ago that has the disconnected spur descending from the right-of-way.
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby SwingMan » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:51 am

Looks to be Port Washington Yard, facing south east from the overpass.
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby nyandw » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:23 pm

Bing maps Birds Eye View would assist in the above suggestions.
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby newkirk » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:50 pm

Thanks all for your responses including SwingMan for the Port Washington yard location.
Now try this head scratcher on for size:



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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby PhilBob1 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:24 pm

Port Washington yard, yes.
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby BobLI » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:34 pm

Freeport. Track on lower right going to team yard.
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:29 am

Does Freeport still have a team track, that an off-line NYA customer in the area could use, when needed?
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby newkirk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:41 am

This one has me stumped.

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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby LB » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:57 pm

The chicken wire strung on the posts between the tracks is a match from some of these locations (Wantagh, Seaford, Amityville, Stewart Manor, Nassau Blvd, Little Neck, Cedarhurst). Cedarhurst had double yellow lines painted on the low platform so that's out. Stewart Manor, Nassau Blvd and Little Neck did not have the low 3 bar telegraph poles, so they're out. So I'm thinking Amityville, Seaford or Wantagh.
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby newkirk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:03 pm

The chicken wire strung on the posts between the tracks is a match from some of these locations (Wantagh, Seaford, Amityville, Stewart Manor, Nassau Blvd, Little Neck, Cedarhurst). Cedarhurst had double yellow lines painted on the low platform so that's out. Stewart Manor, Nassau Blvd and Little Neck did not have the low 3 bar telegraph poles, so they're out. So I'm thinking Amityville, Seaford or Wantagh.


Is it an illusion, but it seems there are only three double deck cars in the photo. Wouldn't a Babylon branch consist have more ?
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby newkirk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:11 pm

BobLi wrote: Freeport. Track on lower right going to team yard.


Wouldn't the Meadowbrook Parkway overpass out of view of this photo ?
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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby newkirk » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:20 pm

LB wrote:So I'm thinking Amityville, Seaford or Wantagh.


A good friend of mine who was around when Seaford station was on the ground says that photo I posted is not Seaford. If anything, that may be an eastbound train judging by the sun on the street to the right.

Here's Seaford in June 1963 if the date is correct.


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Re: Location Identification Needed

Postby LB » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:17 am

Newkirk,
Your Seaford photo is from 1967/8. There is not much to go on at all in the other photo, my strongest hunches were Wantagh / Seaford or the Far Rockaway Branch. Seaford was more rustic than Wantagh back then (probably still is now), with not as much commercial development near the tracks. Back then in Seaford, Jackson Avenue was not a through street (ended at RR tracks). Tall power poles would have been north of the tracks and telegraph poles south of the tracks. That photo is from a 3 photo series of the same location, but the other 2 are even tighter shots and don't help much with the location ID. Only other thing to go on in photo is light pole and structure on right side.
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