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John McGuirl Clip 3: Memories of a Former LIRR Station

Collection: Queens Museum Oral History Project Records at the Archives at Queens Library: John McGuirl
Date: Time Period: 1950s; 1962; 2014-03-03; Interview recorded: Mar 3, 2014 Material: Digital audio recording made using Zoom H2 digital recorder and Adobe Soundbooth. Dimension: Total running time: 0:04:42
Creator: John McGuirl interviewed by Abigail Banks Identifier: aql:18393 mcguirl_john_clip3

Description: John McGuirl shares his memories of the LIRR station that used to be in Rockaway Park. This station was once the last stop on the railroad. It was closed down due to a fire caused by a cigarette butt in the 1950s. John recalls being on the last train that ran to Ozone Park in 1962. He also voices his uncertainty about turning the old railroad into a park like the Highline in Manhattan because the area is much more remote than Manhattan.

Collection : aql:20455; aql:18354

Creator : John McGuirl interviewed by Abigail Banks

Date : Time Period: 1950s; 1962; 2014-03-03; Interview recorded: Mar 3, 2014

Summary/Description : John McGuirl shares his memories of the LIRR station that used to be in Rockaway Park. This station was once the last stop on the railroad. It was closed down due to a fire caused by a cigarette butt in the 1950s. John recalls being on the last train that ran to Ozone Park in 1962. He also voices his uncertainty about turning the old railroad into a park like the Highline in Manhattan because the area is much more remote than Manhattan.

Subject : Long Island Rail Road

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Coverage : Locations discussed: Rockaway Park (New York, N.Y.) Rockaway Park (New York, N.Y.) Queens (New York, N.Y.)

Type : Oral history

Format : Digital audio recording made using Zoom H2 digital recorder and Adobe Soundbooth.; Total running time: 0:04:42

Identifier : aql:18393 mcguirl_john_clip3

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