Atlantic Yards Part Three: The Electric Car Shop

The Electric Car Shop
May 22, 2007 -

Underneath Atlantic Avenue is an abandoned "Electric Car Shop." Used to repair Long Island Railroad trains, it sits in the footprint of the Atlantic Yards development site, inside the Vanderbilt Railyards. Empty lunch rooms, abandoned offices, ransacked archives, all with the lights still on. The train yard and nearby tunnels are still in use by the Long Island Railroad, but this shop seems to have been empty for years.

Other photos from the railyard have been posted on this blog here and here. More photographs of this space were also taken by Nate Dorr. For more information on this controversial construction project, visit these resources:

In the Trench

Eat Me

Graffiti:"Typical LIRR Supervisor"

Abandoned Lunch Room

New Bulletins

Shopping Cart in the Trench



The Long Shop

Red Windows

View from a Window: Wards Bakery


  1. I didn't even see the typical LIRR supervisor, somehow.

  2. Hi Nate.
    Cool pics again, as always. Looks like everything above the ground has been pretty much now you're on a underground trip.
    Very cool.


  3. Who Killed the Electric

    These are awesome Nate. I love all the different temperature lights.

    I can't help thinking of the breakrooms in "Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks"


  4. I kept thinking the same thing...

    -Nate (D)

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