Railroad

Brooklyn’s long forgotten railroad, Part 2

LIRR railfan special passes under the present day M line on Myrtle Avenue on September 9th, 1956. Photo by Bill Rugen Unless you ask a real old timer, most people in Ridgewood have no idea a railroad ran right through the middle of the neighborhood.



Brooklyn’s long forgotten railroad, Part 1

1884 Route Map of the New York and Manhattan Beach railroad, showing the Greenpoint segment of track.



LIC’s obscure, abandoned LIRR Bogies 2017, RIP

This past week, the LIRR finally began scrapping their old freight intermodal bogies. So just what the hell is a bogie, anyway?



Abandoned Coca-Cola Distribution Center & LIRR Glendale Junction, (Queens) NY

Examining the long forgotten history of a Central Queens industrial zone, with one abandoned warehouse in particular.



Abandoned LIRR Woodhaven Blvd Station (Rockaway Beach Branch)

The Woodhaven blvd rockaway beach branch station is an important neighborhood piece of infrastructure that currently sits in ruins.



Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal (BEDT) – The abandoned years

The Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal (BEDT) was a small railroad located along the waterfront. Their property ran from N.4th street to North 11th street.



Abandoned Ozone Park LIRR station & the giant spider that lived there

In 2002, Me, M, and a reporter climbed up onto the old LIRR Rockaway Beach tracks in Ozone Park.



Abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch – Park Politics Edition

In Queens, a desperately needed transit option for multiple communities is under attack.



The Queens Subway Lofts: a Montauk Cutoff freight customer that never was.

The curious case of the building and miniature railroad that never was.