Monday, February 18, 2008

Long Island Railroad - Elmhurst

Here's what pre- crappified Elmhurst looked like - when it had a lot less people but a very active LIRR station.

Old Elmhurst, New York

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad he can only show the thumbnails though.

www.forgotten-ny.com

Fred said...

Yeah, way to go QueensPix for stealing photos in the pubic domain at the BP's office and charging money for them.

Anonymous said...

I thought those photos looked familiar. What a creep!

Anonymous said...

Congresssman/party boss Joe Crowley has proposed reopening the LIRR Elmhurst and COrona stations... in exchange for congestion pricing.

Anonymous said...

Is "Queens Pix" run by ex QHS board member
Ronald Marzlock (or Marzlack) ?

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking the same thing. He uses a lot of QBH photos in his "I Have Often Walked" column in the Chronicle.

Anonymous said...

In fairness: just the Queenspix photos are thumbnails. The rest are larger, if not full size, and fairly elucidating. I never knew the config of the Elmhurst platforms...the LIRR has managed to completely disguise the fact that there were ever platforms and entrances there.

www.forgotten-ny.com

Anonymous said...

Congresssman/party boss Joe Crowley has proposed reopening the LIRR Elmhurst and COrona stations... in exchange for congestion pricing.

Rep Crowley should restore the LIRR station with bargaining - this is not let's make a deal. The Dems in power at the time, stood by while this station was knocked down. Without a single notification - poof - it was gone. They claimed the stairs were falling down - the LIRR takes care LI not Queens or Brooklyn.

If Rep Crowley ever had a bargianing chip for congestion pricing, he would demand the Lite rail Aiport systems to be accessable to local residents along the route it runs. The FED money paid for the existing and proposed new loops to LGA and fom JFK cannot be accessed locally.

EW-3 said...

What fascinates me in pictures like this is how much larger the infrastructure to user ratio was back then.
Most of the roads barely hard cars because hardly anyone had cars, but for all practical purposes we have the same roads we did back then.
How could they afford to build all these roads? How could they afford to build the railroads when the population was some much less?

Anonymous said...

"the LIRR takes care LI not Queens or Brooklyn."

Last time I checked the LIRR also runs through a number of stops in Queens. Look at the Port Washington Branch. Most of the stations on this line are in Queens, and the LIRR has continued to make improvements to all of the stations...whether you like the improvements or not, they are making them.