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  1. Jennifer says:

    I grew up not very far from Fleetwood train station and commuted 4 years from that station into the city for school. I remembered when the “renovations” were done at Fleetwood train station but I don’t remember how the old station looked. Thanks for posting those photos from the 80s. I have clearly forgotten that once upon a time the overpass didn’t exist.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Apparently a third track was added over the years. I remember once reading about a plan for a controversial third track but I don’t know whether it was the Harlem Line or not (but it was about MetroNorth as opposed to LIRR which has its own third track controversy). Has this come up in your research into the history of the line?

  3. Steven says:

    Yes, Jeremy.

    A third track was added a few years to Crestwood so more trains can run on the line.

  4. Al Cyone says:

    Ah ha! So that’s why it’s called “Snickers”.

  5. Old Geezer says:

    Ah, food on the train. One of my least favorite permitted activities. Why?

    Because, for some reason, the food people bring on the train to eat (except for packets of chips and the like) mostly SMELLS AWFUL! And they sit near me with it. Why? There’s an app for that!

    iQuery: where can I buy smelly food to eat on the train?

    iReply: Try and and .

    iQuery: And who can I sit near to get the most annoyment value from my odiferous food experience?

    iReply: Old Geezer is normally in the head car near the head-end-most door.

    And don’t even bring up the subject of noisy eaters! Slurping smelly food near me on the train! It’s enough to make one want to drive! They do it on the train because their SO won’t let them do it at home.

    (Yes, I am a curmudgeon.)

  6. AuntieNettie says:

    Thanks for making Fleetwood look so much better than it actually is, and for information on the sculpture. I’ve passed it daily for a number of years now and didn’t know why or how it had come to be in our little corner of the world.

    Discovered the blog today. LOVE it.

  7. Matt says:

    I live on the Yonkers side of Fleetwood Station and commute from there daily in the City. I have searched everyplace and cannot find why they named the station fleetwood when it was added to the line in the early 1920’s. Can anyone shed some light?

  8. William Hays says:

    Back when I commuted from Fleetwood, in the ’50s and ’60s, the third track terminated just south of the station. It was used as a departure track for ‘extra’ morning trains to GCT. These trains were staged from the Mount Vernon west coach yard. If I rode one, I was late for work, having missed the 7:19 AM departure. Lucky I was the boss’ son, but still got chewed out…

  9. William Hays says:

    Re: pictures 1,2, & 3. Fleetwood had a little newsstand, just at the foot of the stairs, in the EB side. The bridges pictured are Broad St., the Cross County Parkway, and the pedestrian overpass. In the distance is the RR bridge over the Bronx River, near the Bronxville line. It was designed for easy climbing! Wasn’t a good idea, I now think.

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