Yes, Bayport and blue point were 1980. Springfield Gardens looked identical to the Auburndale station, before it was remodled.
Next time you can look out the head end of a rare m-3, its easy to see where springfield gardens was.
East of St albans on the montauk, there comes a spot where the tracks seperate for no apparent reason.
( I think its at springfield blvd)
The reason why they seperate is because there was an island platform between them, the old station.
Only photo I could find was at arrts-arrchives.com, well after it was closed, but before they tore it down.
Elmhurst had to be the middle 80's at the earliest.
I remember a train hitting two teens at elmhurst in the 80's, both were killed. I was upset when I got home, and hugged my daughter, who was a toddler at the time.
My daughter was born in 82, so elmhurst had to be around as late as 85.
For some reason I seem to remember it being closed on a New years day, ll guess 85.
This from flickr, elmhurst.. looking east, maybe the 60's
And yes republic was where that staircase is on 110.. the photo in the next post was taken from the overpass above 110 looking east.
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