Elm Park Railway Station (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

Description

A new Elm Park railway station was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project along what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway). Developed as a two-track, two-side platform facility, located just east off Morningstar Road, the structure has long since been abandoned.

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.

Source notes

Gary Owen’s S.I.R.T. North Shore Line Page: http://gretschviking.net/GOSIRTNorthShore.htm (accessed Mar. 2018)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Park_(Staten_Island_Railway_station)
(accessed Mar. 2018)

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.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: "Opens S.I. Viaduct; Longest in Nation," Feb. 26, 1937.
The New York Times: "Staten Island Opens Mile-Long Viaduct: Thirty-four Grade Crossings Are Eliminated," Feb. 26, 1937.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 8, 2018.

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Location Info


Morningstar Rd.
Staten Island, NY

Location notes: Between Innis St. and Newark Ave.

Coordinates: 40.635233, -74.145328

One comment on “Elm Park Railway Station (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

  1. Doug Douglass

    When we the Elm Park station house demolished?

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