Fort Wadsworth station

Summary

 Fort Wadsworth
 
Former Staten Island Railway station
Business Section, Fingerboard Road, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, N.Y (NYPL b15279351-105145).tiff
Station statistics
BoroughStaten Island
Coordinates40°36′25″N 74°03′59″W / 40.606972°N 74.066472°W / 40.606972; -74.066472 (Fort Wadsworth Station)Coordinates: 40°36′25″N 74°03′59″W / 40.606972°N 74.066472°W / 40.606972; -74.066472 (Fort Wadsworth Station)
LineSouth Beach Branch
Servicesnone
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedMarch 8, 1886; 134 years ago (1886-03-08)
ClosedMarch 31, 1953; 67 years ago (1953-03-31)
Station succession
Next northBelair Road
Next southArrochar

Fort Wadsworth was a station on the demolished South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway, near the historic Fort Wadsworth. It had two side platforms and two tracks, and was located at Fingerboard Road.

This station was abandoned when the SIRT discontinued passenger service on the South Beach Branch to Wentworth Avenue at midnight on March 31, 1953 because of city-operated bus competition.[1][2][3][4]

The unused station, overgrown with weeds, remained in place until the 1970s. The location where the station and tracks previously existed, at what is currently the intersection of Tompkins Avenue and Lyman Avenue in Rosebank/Fort Wadsworth, is now occupied by a collection of town homes that are noticeably newer than the surrounding residences. The path of the former track leading to South Beach, at a lower grade, is now occupied by a power substation.

References

  1. ^ "Gary Owen SIRT Page Part Two". Gary Owen Land. April 20, 1937. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Pitanza, Marc (2015). Staten Island Rapid Transit Images of Rail. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4671-2338-9.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "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.

External links

  • Gary Owen’s S.I.R.T. South Beach Line Page