Freeport           

 

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 Freeport Station postcard - View E c.1908


Freeport Station - shelter shed with porte cochere
 c.1915 Archive: Dave Morrison

FREEPORT:  S. S. R. R. service began: 9/23/1867 amidst great festivities (per Brooklyn Daily Eagle article of 09/24/1867. Depot moved: 1899, to Henry St. and joined to the Freight House.
2nd depot opened: 4/3/1899, Out of service:  5/05/1959 and razed.
3rd temporary station in service:  50/5/1959 Elevated structure in service: Early 1961  Research: Dave Keller

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S.S.R.R. ticket Freeport to New York 08/01/1870

Freeport Freight House at right - view SW c.1905
Realty Bldg. corner of south Main St. and Railroad Ave.
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Freeport Freight House at right - view NE c. 1930 
Collection: Freeport Library

Freeport Station - View E 1938
Archive: Freeport Historical Society

PORT TOWER: 2" : FREEPORT (RELOCATED 2,765’ WEST OF PREVIOUS TOWER, N. SIDE OF TRACKS AND EAST OF STATION. US&S STYLE UR CONTROL PANEL IN SVC: 10/11/60. OUT OF SVC: 5/16/83. STILL STANDING (9/2013) FOR MANNED USE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. (Robert Myers data)

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PORT Tower Freeport Blueprint 1945 Archive: Art Huneke

 
PORT Tower-2 6/23/1979 Photo/Archive: Jeff Erlitz

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Map of MP21 to MP22 Freeport  5/1958
Robert Emery map, Dave Keller archive

Spic ’n’ Span Diner 1940 Archive: Freeport Library

Emery Note (map left): “Moved here by L.I.R.R. about 1926.”

Freeport MP21-22 after 1960-61
Robert Emery map, Dave Keller archive

“FY” CABIN:  FREEPORT - S. SIDE OF TRACKS AND E. OF STATION AND S. MAIN ST. 4 LEVER S&F MECHANICAL MACHINE.  IN SVC: 1908 TO PROTECT CROSSING OF LIRR TRACKS BY NY & LI TRACTION CO. OUT OF SVC:  12/12/26 WITH OPENING OF “FY” TOWER.  CABIN CONTINUED IN USE TO OPERATE CROSSING GATES. OUT OF SVC. WITH GRADE CROSSING ELIMINATION: 1959. Research: Dave Keller

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“”FY” block station cabin trackside depot. It shows the railroad at Freeport as quite the busy place in 1925.  The section house is at the left, and "FY" cabin.  The operator in the cabin operated both the block signal and the crossing gates.  When the block signal was removed, the cabin became the crossing shanty.  It's visible at the left of the last car of the train in the 1940 photo (right). Beyond the cabin in the large express house and beyond that, the depot with the semaphore block signals and mast. Photo: James V. Osborne  Archive: Dave Keller
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H10s pulling freight eastbound on a raw winter's day past freight house and team tracks - Freeport. 
NW view from "PORT" tower showing the original depot joined to the freight house
(depot at the left, old freight house at the right). - c. 1940  (Dave Keller archive)

 


Freeport Station - Meadowbrook Bank building - View NE
c.1930 Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport - Sunrise Hwy view E  c.1955 
Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport crossing and shanty W of Depot prior to grade elimination view SE 1956 
Photo: Charles V. Brady 
Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport Shelter Shed view E  1956 Photo: Charles V. Brady
Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport view SW  1956 Photo: Charles V. Brady  
Collection: Freeport Library
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Station Freeport View W 1956 Photo: Charles V Brady
Collection: Freeport Library
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Elevated Crossing Control Tower in which the crossing watchman operated the manual gates for both North Bergen and North Ocean Avenues via linkage along the tracks. View W - 1956  Photo: Charles V. Brady  Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport grade elimination view E  c.1958 
Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport station view SW Collection: Freeport Library
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Temporary station and tracks (elevated view from “PORT” Tower) – 1959  Archive: Dave Keller
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New freight house and team yard with temporary tracks 1959
Archive: Dave Keller
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“PORT” Interlocking Tower showing main tracks, temporary tracks and temporary station building 1959
Archive: Dave Keller
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Meadowbrook Parkway overgrade crossing track level view showing center tracks removed for grade crossing elimination at Freeport 1959 Archive: Dave Keller
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Freeport - Brookside Ave grade elimination view NE 1959/60
Photo: Charles V. Brady 
Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport Crossing Shanty temporary tracks during grade elimination 
View NW 1960  Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport grade elimination view NE 1960 
Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport grade elimination view SE 1960 
Collection: Freeport Library
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Freeport grade elimination, temporary tracks at right view NE 1961  Collection: Freeport Library

Freeport grade elimination, temporary tracks - View NE 1961 Archive Steve Zabel

Freeport Grade Elimination Project completed
View W 1/1961 Archive: Steven Waldman
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Freeport grade elimination completed  view E 1964
Photo; John J. MacDonald
Collection: Freeport Library
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LIRR 1966 Freeport map #28
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“PORT” Interlocking Cabin, street level (rear view) – 1968
Photo/Archive: Dave Keller

Manned only in case of emergencies...manually taking over the interlocking if need be... operating the switches and displaying signals with instructions from Babylon or Valley (whoever has control on that particular day) just to keep trains moving. Info: Bob Myers 


Freeport Station ex-Meadowbrook Bank building site - View NE
12/16/2019 Photo/Archive: Dave Morrison

Thinking of warmer days! Sunset at the west end of Freeport Station, late-April, 1982.
The platform was eventually extended west in the late-1990's in order
for the station to platform 12 cars behind Port's eastbound home signals. 4/1982 Photo/Archive: Jay Bendersky