The Far Rockaway Train
Station in a crystal-clear photograph taken facing northeast on
the sunny afternoon of September 15th, 1937. The station is a one-story
affair. Although the photo shows only one track - the eastbound
track - there were at least two working tracks at this time. Some
of the buildings shown directly behind the station are still standing
today. Notice the John Winkler 's & Sons Storage and Carpet
Cleaning building in the background. Had you taken the Long Island
Rail Road back some 72 years ago, this is the station you would
have seen. We have Ron Ziel to thank for having taken this magnificent
photograph. You will probably never again see this station in as
vivid a reproduction. It is as close as you "can get"
to actually being there!