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Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby nyandw » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:09 pm

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Corona Yard lead track - P54 coaches and heavyweight parlor cars awaiting the Scrapper's torch Late 1960's, view NE Photo: Steve Hoskins

Can anyone ID the building logo across the Van Wyck? It is on College Point Blvd, just south of Northern Blvd. Currently under scaffolding as a U-Haul building. The letters that can be seem: top "ERWAL" and bottom "TPERS"

Additional Corona Yard info: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/odds_ends.htm 40% down the page
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby John 61 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:51 pm

It's Serval Zippers. You could see it clearly when sitting in the old Shea Stadium.
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby nyandw » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:18 pm

John 61 wrote:It's Serval Zippers. You could see it clearly when sitting in the old Shea Stadium.


Thank you, John. Found this: http://forgotten-ny.com/2011/09/9297/
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:20 pm

According to NYC Dept. of Buildings, built ca. 1928. Home to local U-Haul since at least 1988, building used for rental storage. Address 36-30 College Point Blvd.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby BuddR32 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:52 am

When did the LIRR close Corona Yard?
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby nyandw » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:14 pm

BuddR32 wrote:When did the LIRR close Corona Yard?



Dick Maske wrote this: "...Prior to the 64-65 Fair, Woodside had an express office at the east end of Platform C. There was a concrete pathway across the Port Wash tracks to access Platform B from the express house. That building was demolished prior to the Fair because it was unused and was considered an eyesore to Fair passengers. During a short period in 1964, the unused waiting room/ticket office structures at Elmhurst were demolished and Corona was totally obliterated. ..."

But perhaps, just the station? in 1964?
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby krispy » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:58 pm

The station itself, well west of the yard went in '64 when they did the World's Fair. The yard itself - good question! There may be a date here in the archives of this site, the yard was discussed by retired employees quite a few times but the answer eludes my attention span. If you go to Arrt's page, http://arrts-arrchives.com/wstone1.html and also hit the second page of this, you'll see definitely until 1978. I know personally it was gone by the mid '90s and the sumac was pretty thick growing where the switch curved away from Shea Interlocking. Steve's page also has quite a bit of info about the old branch too: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/whites ... estone.htm and also http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/freightsidings.htm, scroll part way down to the Corona Yard post.
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:53 am

And Corona Yard: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/odds_ends-Page2.htm 25% down the page. Material from Tim Darnell 1975-77 :-)


It's very possible that when Corona station was discontinued in 1964, the yard was taken out of "regular" use as there was no longer a Corona station and therefore no station agent to handle the freight activity at the yard. The station agent usually handled the freight business. That was part of his duties. Info: Dave Keller
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby BuddR32 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:37 am

Great info. I know a few retired MofE guys that worked there cutting up wrecks and other scrap cars in the 70's, but also no mention after that.
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Re: Corona Yard - What Building is it?

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:01 am

nyandw wrote:It's very possible that when Corona station was discontinued in 1964, the yard was taken out of "regular" use as there was no longer a Corona station and therefore no station agent to handle the freight activity at the yard. The station agent usually handled the freight business. That was part of his duties.
The elevated station at Corona was built 1930, if it had an agent on duty, where was the ticket office? I don not believe there was a ticket office on street level.
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