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melrose photos?

Postby benltrain » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:12 pm

i must have seen 100 pictures of melrose station, but they are all around the station. the only one on the platform is on the metro-north website and has terrible lighting! anybody have a daytime picture from the platform?
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Postby benltrain » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:30 pm

no pictures? is melrose truly as dreary as I hear?
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Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:57 pm

Much of Melrose station is in a tunnel. There are some other public overpasses to get shots of the trains.
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Postby benltrain » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:40 pm

se nobody has any interior photos sans the one on the MTA website
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Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:20 pm

I guess not, so go out and get us some pictures. not that there is much to see.
the new platform northbound will be more outside the tunnel but southbound stays pretty much same.
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Postby benltrain » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:31 pm

alright, thanks, i'll see if i can ever get out there myself.
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03/21/07 Field Trip from Fordham to Melrose

Postby Fred G » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:50 am

I hiked along Park Av - Bronx along the MN ROW looking for evidence of old stations and also to visit the newer versions at Tremont and Melrose.

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I believe this is all that remains of the 183rd St station

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Ditto for Morrisania at 168th St.

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Postby IslesFan » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:31 am

Excellent as usual Fred!!!

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Postby kitn1mcc » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:29 pm

nice pics indeed Gotta love the BX
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Postby Fred G » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:21 pm

Thanks, guys, I'm glad you like the photos.
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Postby IslesFan » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:23 pm

So... what's your secret for getting awesome shots?
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Postby oddball » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:10 pm

nice pics, one of my favorite areas. Im the only ticket seller who actually likes going to fordham :-D anyone know when that Morrisania station or the 183rd st. station closed?
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Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:15 pm

in 1983 same as 183th street
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Abandoned stations in The BronX

Postby Tom Curtin » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:08 am

There's one other abandoned station, abandoned longer than the others you photographed, that's Claremont Parkway which was at or around 171st Street (between Morrissiania and Tremont) . This one was abandoned by NYC around the late 50s or early 60s. I do not know the exact date but it was before I started college (1963) and became familiar with this territory myself. You can find remnants of that too, at least on the track 3 side where there is an indentation in the stone wall as at the other station sites. There is an industry or warehouse of some sort on the track 4 side, at track level.

By the way it's good to see this part of The Bronx has become safe enough again to hang out in with a camera!!
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Re: Abandoned stations in The BronX

Postby Fred G » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:56 am

Ok, thanks, Tom, that must be this one where the freight siding is:

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That's what that jog in the wall is on the right of the photo.
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