The original ROW of the SSRR west from Jamaica followed a portion of the current Montauk branch, but turned southwest from a point just west of Fresh Pond and proceeded through Brooklyn to Bushwick and Montrose Aves. The ROW from Fresh Pond to Bushwick still exists, and is used almost daily for freight traffic by the New York and Atlantic Railway Co., which took over all LIRR freight service in May, 1997.
This picture shows the point where the old SS ROW (to the left) splits off from the Montauk branch just west of Fresh Pond. That's a large (now abandoned) factory built right over the tracks.
These next two are at Flushing Ave., looking NE and SW, respectively. Not a pretty sight!
At Scott Ave., there is a footbridge, built in 1952, which goes above the tracks. These three pictures show the footbridge, and then the tracks underneath, looking NE and SW, respectively.
Following are additional pictures along the ROW from Fresh Pond to Bushwick Terminal.
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