SPRINGFIELD BRANCH

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1923 shot of SP interlocking tower, built on a signal bridge, controlling Springfield Junction, the start of the Springfield branch just west of Rosedale (Osborne-Keller)  
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Emery map - MP11 Liberty Ave. to 2nd curve north of St. Albans 8/58   Location #4 on map is signal S110

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Emery map - Springfield Branch MP12-13 8/58

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REA-RPO car #743 on rear of train passing Signal S110 02/12/57 (Faxon-Keller)
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Emery map (East at top) - Springfield Branch 2nd curve north of St. Albans to MP12 

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Holban South Yard View NW 12/1976
Photo/Archive: Tim Darnell

ST. ALBANS

OPENED: 7/1/1898, RAZED: 1935 WITH GRADE ELIMINATION ELEV. STRUCTURE IN SVC: 10/22-10/23/35. AGENCY STILL LISTED IN "L.I.R.R. TICKET OFFICES OPEN FOR SALE OF TICKETS" OF 9/12/55. AGENCY CLOSED: ?  Research: Dave Keller

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Ticket St. Albans-Jamaica 6/10/1966 
Archive: Brad Phillips
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Ticket St. Albans-Jamaica back 6/10/1966 
Archive: Brad Phillips
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Elevated St. Alban's station as it appeared nearly-new in early 1936.  It was placed in service at the end of October, 1935.  

Archive: Dave Keller
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St. Alban's Station at Linden Blvd prior to elevation View SE 1935 Archive: Steve Rothaug

Looking SE from Linden Blvd. we see the old wooden St. Alban's depot. To the left of the building there appears to be a crane shovel. This image is undated, however the grade crossing elimination project of 1935 resulted in the demolition of the little depot and elevation of the tracks, with Linden Blvd. being bridged. It's likely that the presence of the crane shovel is to begin the demolition of the depot, dating this image 1935. (Dave Keller data)

 

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St. Alban's Station View W 1935 
Archive: Steve Rothaug

St. Alban's station having been just razed in anticipation of the upcoming grade elimination project.  The crane and rubble are still visible.  The view is looking towards the Linden Blvd. crossing.  Info: Dave Keller

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St. Alban's Station 1954 with an MU RPO car pulling a train (Edwards-Keller)

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St. Albans pedestrian underpass
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 Plasser PTS62 Dynamic Track Stabilizer 
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Plasser PBR550 ballast regulating dressing machine
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The LIRR will be replacing three soldier pile timber lagging retaining walls with a precast modular block system designed by TITAN ENGINEERS PC.
 2/07/2019  Photos/Archive/Info:
Charles H. Clackett

SPRINGFIELD STATION
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Emery map Springfield Station 1920's

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The old, wooden Springfield station sits pretty among its landscaped grounds and recently-constructed crushed cinder platform in this official LIRR valuation photo taken on  September 4, 1923.  Later changed to Springfield Gardens, this structure would be demolished in 1935 to make way for the grade crossing elimination of the two LIRR stations along the Springfield branch:  Springfield Gardens and St. Albans, both of which opened as new, elevated structures in 1936.  (Dave Keller archive and data)  

Seq 1 - MU REA Car 1206 and Train E on Springfield Branch-Laurelton -View NE - 08-31-57 (Faxon-Keller).jpg (145479 bytes) Seq 2 - MU Train E on Springfield Branch Approaching Spfd. Jct. -Laurelton-View NE - 08-31-57 (Faxon-Keller).jpg (125104 bytes) Seq 3 - MU Train E on Springfield Branch Approaching Spfd. Jct. -Laurelton-View E - 08-31-57 (Faxon-Keller).jpg (125565 bytes)

Three views showing an MU train eastbound on the Springfield Branch approaching Springfield Jct., Laurelton 08/31/57.  Views northeast and east from the Laurelton station platform. 
(Will V. Faxon, Jr. photos, Dave Keller archive)

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RS1 units are double-heading a freight eastbound on the Springfield branch heading towards Springfield Junction where the branch meets the Atlantic branch just west of Rosedale.  This view, taken on August 31, 1957, is looking northeast from the Atlantic branch station platform at Laurelton.  LIRR electric sub-station #10 is at the left. (Will V. Faxon, Jr. photos, Dave Keller archive)

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MU electric train on the Springfield branch of the LIRR, crossing 225th Street in Laurelton, looking north from the LIRR's Atlantic branch station at Laurelton - 6/2/62 (Will V. Faxon, Jr. photos, Dave Keller archive)
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An MU electric train is heading eastbound over the Foster's Meadow Road (later Brookville Blvd.) grade crossing west of Rosedale, NY in this pre-grade-elimination view looking southeast c. 1948.  The ROW at this point consisted of four tracks at grade:  two for the LIRR's Atlantic branch and two for the LIRR's Montauk branch. The grade elimination project through here began in the latter part of 1948.  The photo was taken from the approximate location where today the Belt Parkway dips under the LIRR's ROW.  (Will V. Faxon, Jr. photos, Dave Keller archive)
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Laurelton view E 08/1966 
Photo/Archive: Brad Phillips