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Fresh Pond Road Station (M) 1914


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Here is an interesting photograph of Fresh Pond Road station (M) in 1914.

 

Photo Here: http://www.queenspix.com/ridgewood/freshpondroad1914_.jpg

 

Today, only Metropolitan Avenue station is on the surface. It's interesting to compare what Fresh Pond Road looked like in 1914 to what it looks like today.

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Yes, unlike Chicago, New York has mostly gone away from surface running and has gone away from from grade crossings. Where the B.R.T. ran on the surface or on streets, they used overhead supply like streetcars did.

 

The last grade crossing, East 105th Street/Turnbull Avenue (L), closed in August 1973.

 

Fresh Pond Road opened as an island platform on an embankment on August 9. 1915.

 

(In Chicago, Rockwell Avenue (Brown Line) is one place the L crosses at grade to this day).

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