Posted by Sammy to Saul Weber
on Wednesday, December 26th 2018:
In Reply to: Re: Which Ave./street had the most varied shopping posted by Saul Weber on Sunday, December 2nd 2018:
Does the book, "The History of the Morris Park Racetrack" mention the railroad station that was used for the people who came to the racetrack during the years it was in operation from 1889 to 1904? I recall your mentioning to me that the Morris Park station of the Dyre Avenue #5 subway line (formerly the New York Westchester and Boston Railroad) was the actual station that people used to get to the Racetrack. I was curious to learn more about that station`s history and learned that the Morris Park station was opened in 1912, eight years AFTER the racetrack closed in 1904, therefore the people could NOT have used that station for getting to the track. I also learned that a spur line from a point close to the Van Nest railroad station was built specifically for people who wanted to go to the racetrack. Can you verify? Perhaps it is mentioned in the book. Looking forward to your reply. Many thanks and Happy New Year!
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