Port Ivory station

Summary

 Port Ivory
 
Former Staten Island Railway station
Station statistics
BoroughStaten Island
LocalePort Ivory
LineSIR North Shore Branch
Servicesnone
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Other information
Opened1906[1]
Closed1948
Former/other namesMilliken
Station succession
Next north(Terminus)
Next southArlington

Port Ivory was a station on the abandoned North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway, in the Port Ivory region of Staten Island, New York. It was located 6.1 miles (9.8 km) from the Saint George terminal.[2]

History

The station served Procter & Gamble and, until 1914,[3] neighboring industry Milliken Steel (which became Downey's Shipyard) as well. The station opened in 1906, and SIRT provided & scheduled trains to meet shift changes at Procter & Gamble. In 1925, a section of track was electrified from Arlington to Port Ivory. The passenger station closed in 1948.[3] This was the terminal of the North Shore Branch until its closure. The Port Ivory Station platform was behind the Procter & Gamble employee cafeteria. Most trains terminated one station to the south at Arlington, but the SIRT ran some trains farther west through the yard to the Western Avenue grade crossing, then into the Procter & Gamble plant yard. The plant was the B & O's largest customer on the island.[3] There was a main receiving yard at the plant, which was full of covered hoppers.[3] Procter & Gamble was such as busy place that cars were moved and spotted by a company-owned switching locomotive.[3]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Office of Diane J. Savino (2013). "State Senator Diane J. Savino's 2013 Staten Island Railway Rider Report" (PDF). nysenate.gov. New York State Senate. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e Pitanza, Marc (2015). Staten Island Rapid Transit Images of Rail. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4671-2338-9.

External links

  • http://gretschviking.net/GOSIRTNorthShore.htm