Bachmann station

Summary

 Bachmann
 
Former Staten Island Railway station
Station statistics
BoroughStaten Island
Coordinates40°37′00″N 74°04′18″W / 40.616667°N 74.071667°W / 40.616667; -74.071667 (Bachmann Station)Coordinates: 40°37′00″N 74°04′18″W / 40.616667°N 74.071667°W / 40.616667; -74.071667 (Bachmann Station)
LineSouth Beach Branch
Servicesnone
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedMarch 8, 1886; 134 years ago (1886-03-08)
Closed1937; 83 years ago (1937)
Station succession
Next northClifton
Next southRosebank

Bachmann was a station on the demolished South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. Constructed in 1886 to serve the employees of Bachmann's Brewery, it had two tracks and two side platforms, and was located east of Tompkins Avenue, between Lynhurst and Chestnut Avenues.[1] During a grade crossing elimination project on the South Beach Branch, the station was closed and razed in 1937, due to its proximity to the Rosebank station and the fact that the brewery never reopened after Prohibition. Well after the closure of the Bachmann station, the rest of the South Beach Branch was abandoned in 1953, because of city-operated bus competition.[2][3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Gary Owen's SIRT Page". Gary Owen Land. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gary Owen SIRT Page Part Two". Gary Owen Land. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Pitanza, Marc (2015). Staten Island Rapid Transit Images of Rail. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4671-2338-9.
  4. ^ Drury, George H. (1994). The Historical Guide to North American Railroads: Histories, Figures, and Features of more than 160 Railroads Abandoned or Merged since 1930. Waukesha, Wisconsin: Kalmbach Publishing. pp. 312–314. ISBN 0-89024-072-8.
  5. ^ "The Old Order Passeth: Rails Surrender To Roads: Passenger Runs on Two Lines of SIRT Will End at Midnight". Staten Island Advance. March 31, 1953. Retrieved October 14, 2015.