Recently completed Belair Road railway station
The Belair Road railway station was rebuilt as a concrete structure during the mid-1930s as part of a massive grade separation project along what was then the South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. The station “at Vermont Avenue, between Belair Road & St. Johns Avenue.” Long since abandoned (as the line was discontinued in 1953), the structure has since been demolished.
The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $1.46 million grant for the $6 million grade crossing elimination project, which included work elsewhere in Staten Island and even in Manhattan. PWA Docket No. NY 4926.
National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 22.
Gary Owen’s S.I.R.T. South Beach Line Page: https://www.gretschviking.net/GOSIRTPage1.htm (accessed Mar. 2018)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 7, 2018.
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