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A closer look at the section of track.  Since the right-of-way is slowly being reclaimed by nature and is once again becoming a forest, leaves from the trees cover the track bed.






Interesting picture here.  The southbound tracks are completely visible, but the northbound tracks are almost engulfed by trees and plants.

A baseball field was built on the right-of-way.  Although not displayed in this picture, a fence surrounds the park.  The park was built on land that occupied a large area of the Rockaway Beach line. 




Take a close look at the rail road ties.  They were fairly thick, and even to this day, they seem rather strong.  They may not be able to support the weight of a train, but they are thick and heavy.  Notice the brush growing in the middle of the roadbed.





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