Staten Island Railway “customers” (I call them “passengers”) must have been scratching their heads in mystification when this roll sign destination was displayed by mistake at the St. George terminal in the early 2000s. There’s no Arlington stop on the line!
Well, there had been. It was the last stop on the North Shore Staten Island Rapid Transit line, which ran through New Brighton, Livingston, Port Richmond, Mariners Harbor and finally, ending at Arlington, where no doubt plenty of workers at the Proctor and Gamble plant got off. The plant was nicknamed “Port Ivory” for its flagship soap line. This was when NYC was a great manufacturing center and port. The North Shore Line ended operations in 1953…
… but the roll signs steadfastly had an Arlington listing, which was never displayed, and a Tottenville listing. Also, some trains go to Great Kills and turn around. The green light was displayed at the track where the next train would leave.
Light bulbs and roll signs disappeared in 2005 when the ferry terminal station was completely overhauled.
Photo: Gary Owen, from his SIRT North Shore page