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  1. Al Cyone says:

    Just north of that station is where the Bronx River Parkway crosses over the tracks and where, at 6:30 am on May 16, a northbound car containing two off-duty NYPD officers (in the front seat) and four women (in the back seat) failed to make the turn. The two officers were killed and the four women were seriously injured. If you’re ever on that stretch of roadway, slow down. The turn is poorly banked and sharper than you expect. Better yet, take the train.

  2. Marc says:

    Growing up in the Bronx in the 60′s one of my favorite pasttimes was to go train watching at Woodlawn Station with my Dad. This was the point were the New Haven locomotives would be powered by the third rail. I always thought (and still do) they had one of the best paint schemes of all railroads. On
    E. 233rd Street ((W/B above the railroad tracks) there was a huge building with a ticket office (similar to the one at Fordham) that provided access to the stone stairs that you see on the downtown side. This building burned down to arson during the 70′s as the neighborhood started to change. There was a coal yard at the north end of the south bound platform (where I used to get coal for my model train cars). On the north side platform there was a huge freight elevator that was used to transport coffins with the deceased and their bereaving relatives streetside for transportation and burial in Woodlawn cemetery. The station platforms were built on wooden planks that were ground level with the tracks and S/B extended to the bridge over the underpass for the S/B entrance to the BRP. Any more facts? Just write back!

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