LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD HISTORY, Online Museum of Long Island Rail Road and Photo Gallery

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YOUR     ONLINE     MUSEUM     OF
THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD
and     GALLERY   OF   RAILROAD   PHOTOS


SEPTEMBER   11   2001

"a   date   which   will   live   in   infamy"

PRESIDENT   FRANKLIN   DELANO   ROOSEVELT,   DECEMBER   8   1941




LOVE     DEPARTMENT

HAPPY   WEDDING   DAY   ROBERT   AND   CASSANDRA   HUNEKE!!



ROBERT   AND   HIS   DAD   ARTHUR   JR






THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF TWO MEN WHO WERE STUDENTS OF THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD AND WHO DID SO MUCH TO PRESERVE ITS HISTORY

WILLIAM   D.   (BILL)   SLADE

JANUARY 13, 1909             -             JULY 25, 1982
and
ROBERT   M.   (BOB)   EMERY

MARCH 23, 1925             -             AUGUST 1, 1995


Photograph   of     Bob   Emery   by   Bill   Slade



WHAT'S     NEW






REVISED   SEPTEMBER   20   2014
STEAMBOAT   ARRANGEMENT   AND   NOVEMBER   1844   SCHEDULE   ADDED
1884   INTERVIEW   WITH   AN   OLDTIMER   ADDED
THE   BROOKLYN   &   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD
THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD
                    and             ATLANTIC     AVENUE                     PART   ONE



- - - - - > REVISED   SEPTEMBER   19   2014
REVISED   SEPTEMBER   13   2014
EXISTENCE OF CREEDMOOR TURNTABLE AND TWO PHOTOS ADDED.
CREEDMOOR


REVISED   SEPTEMBER   9   2014
CEDARHURST     RAILWAY     COMPANY
L.   I.   R.   R.     CEDARHURST     BRANCH


IN 1881 A COMPANY WAS FORMED TO UTILIZE THE SEALED OFF TUNNEL UNDER ATLANTIC AVENUE

go   to   THE   SOUTH   FERRY   AND   SEA   SIDE   DIRECT   TRANSIT   COMPANY


CHRONOLOGICAL     HISTORY

THE   BROOKLYN   AND   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD   COMPANY
CHARTERED   APRIL   25,   1832

THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   COMPANY
CHARTERED   APRIL   24,   1834

B.  & J. R.R.,   L.I.R.R.   &   ATLANTIC   STREET

1.   THEIR   BEGINNINGS       1832   -   1877

MONDAY   APRIL   18,   1836
FROM   THE   NEW   YORK   AMERICAN   FRIDAY   APRIL   29,   1836

ONE OF THE FIRST L. I. R. R. STATIONS WAS UNION COURSE
(RACE TRACK WHICH HAD OPENED IN 1821)

go   to   ----->   UNION   COURSE

ON  MARCH  1,  1837  SERVICE  BEGAN  TO  HICKSVILLE
WESTBURY   HEMPSTEAD   STATION   IS   SHOWN



DE   LANCY   AVENUE   STATION
FORMERLY   FLUSHING   AVENUE   -   LATER   BRUSHVILLE


CLOWESVILLE   STATION   -   1837
GO   TO   ---->   CLOWESVILLE

IN JULY 1839 THE NEW TRACK TO HEMPSTEAD WAS OPENED FROM
HEMPSTEAD BRANCH - LATER MINEOLA - TO A TERMINAL ON MAIN STREET

1a. CHANGE AT HEMPSTEAD BRANCH FOR THE HORSECAR TO HEMPSTEAD

ON OCTOBER 14, 1841 THE RAILROAD OPENED TO FARMINGDALE

ON DECEMBER 9, 1841 THE RAILROAD OPENED TO

"BABYLON" STATION   WHICH WAS AT EAST NECK ROAD.
CLICK   HERE   FOR   "BABYLON"   STATION

THE   MARCH   12   1842   "STAR"   REPORTED:


FAST TRAIN TO SUFFOLK STATION IN 1842!
SEVENTEEN MINUTES FROM CLINTON STREET - HENRY STREET TO JAMAICA!
ONE HOUR 23 MINUTES BROOKLYN TO SUFFOLK STATION - 46 MILES.

CLICK   HERE   FOR   "FAST   TRAIN"

JUNE 26, 1844 SERVICE BEGINS TO MEDFORD (STAGE TO PATCHOGUE), FIRE PLACE AND CARMAN'S RIVER.

JULY  29,  1844   SERVICE TO GREENPORT BEGINS   - AUGUST  9,  1844  SERVICE TO BOSTON BEGINS


CLICK   HERE   FOR   "SERVICE   TO   GREENPORT   BEGINS"


2.   THE   TUNNEL,   SOUTH FERRY TERMINAL,
1850 FERRY RATES,   1840'S SCENE ALONG THE B&J


ANNUAL REPORT FOR YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1844

3.   THEIR   BEGINNINGS   1832 - 1877 Continued - Revised APRIL 5, 2004

MAY 1, 1848 BROOKLYN TO GREENPORT SCHEDULE - FIVE HOURS!
JUNE 21, 1851 NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE ARTICLE



3a.         LAKE   ROAD   STATION
HERMANVILLE   STATION
LAKELAND   AND   LAKELAND   FARMS
WOOD   LAWN   L. I.



3b.   1852 - 1853 TIMETABLE - NEW BROOKLYN STATION
WAMPMISSICK STATION - NICHOLS ROAD - WATER STATION

THREE ARTISTS' RENDITIONS ALL SHOW THE TRAINS RUNNING
ON THE LEFT SIDE WHICH WAS/IS THE PRACTICE IN ENGLAND.
VERY POSSIBLY THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD ADOPTED THIS PRACTICE IN 1836.



3b2.
IN   1853   THERE   WAS   A   STATION   AT   CANAL   STREET   JAMAICA


3c.   1855 COMMUTATION TICKET - BROOKLYN TO THOMPSON STATION

Visitor William H. Frohlich, LIMP Historical Panel and former Babylon
Town Historian, shares with us an engineer's drawing of an 1856 locomotive
THANKS   BILL!


IN 1857 THE COMMON COUNCIL OF BROOKLYN PASSED A
RESOLUTION OUTLAWING STEAM ON ATLANTIC STREET

THE   BROOKLYN   EAGLE   WROTE   1857   JUNE   27       HEAD  OF  THE  FLY  IS  SHOWN  ON  THIS  1847  MAP


go to

A   SEPTEMBER   30   1858   PROPOSAL   FOR   THE   CONTEMPLATED   NEW   YORK   &   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD

THE NEW YORK & JAMAICA RAIL ROAD COMPANY WAS CHARTERED
SEPTEMBER 3, 1859 TO BUILD FROM JAMAICA TO HUNTERS POINT
AND OPENED MAY 10, 1861 - BY 1862 THERE WAS A "NEWTOWN" STATION.

MAY 10, 1861 SCHEDULE ADDED TO BROOKLYN & JAMAICA PAGES
THANKS TO KEVIN KINSELLA !

BROOKLYN   CENTRAL   &   JAMAICA   RAILROAD
BROOKLYN   &   JAMAICA   RAILWAY

GO   TO   BROOKLYN CENTRAL & JAMAICA

IN 1881 A COMPANY WAS FORMED TO UTILIZE THE SEALED OFF TUNNEL UNDER ATLANTIC AVENUE

go   to   THE   SOUTH   FERRY   AND   SEA   SIDE   DIRECT   TRANSIT   COMPANY




THE   FLUSHING   RAIL   ROAD   COMPANY   WAS   CHARTERED
MARCH   3,   1852   AND   OPENED   JUNE   26,   1854

GO   TO   FLUSHING   RAIL   ROAD   -   PENNY   BRIDGE   STATION
REORGANIZED   AS   THE   NEW   YORK  &  FLUSHING   RAILROAD   MARCH   22,   1859





HICKSVILLE   &   COLD   SPRING   BRANCH   RAILROAD
CHARTERED   NOVEMBER   7,   1853
OPENED   JULY   3,   1854   HICKSVILLE   TO   SYOSSET

MAY 27, 1854 THE "AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL" REPORTED THAT THE
H. & C.S.B.R.R. WAS TO BUILD TO "KETCHAM'S"   -   "NOW KNOWN AS SYOSSIT "


THE HICKSVILLE & COLD SPRING BRANCH RAILROAD WAS EXTENDED
TO HUNTINGTON JANUARY 13, 1868 AND TO NORTHPORT APRIL 25, 1868.

go to   THE   OLD   NORTHPORT   BRANCH



THE GLEN COVE BRANCH RAILROAD WAS INCORPORATED DECEMBER 3,   1858
AND OPENED TO GLEN HEAD JANUARY 23,   1865,   TO GLEN COVE MAY 16,   1867
AND TO LOCUST VALLEY APRIL 19,   1869.

THE HISTORIC OLDE BRICK STATION AT EAST WILLISTON.




MARCH  23,  1860     SOUTH   SIDE   RAILROAD   COMPANY   OF   LONG   ISLAND
Go   to   -   SOUTH   SIDE   RAIL   ROAD

THE   1869   -   1870   STATIONS   BUSHWICK   TO   PATCHOGUE
BUSHWICK   STATION   and   FREIGHT   HOUSE         NEW   YORK   &   FLUSHING   RAILROAD
FRESH   POND     GLENDALE     RICHMOND   HILL - CLARENCEVILLE     VAN   WYCK   AVENUE
JAMAICA       LOCUST  AVENUE       SPRINGFIELD
      ROCKAWAY  BRANCH  -  VALLEY  STREAM
VALLEY     STREAM       PEARSALLS   CORNER       ROCKVILLE   CENTRE       BALDWINSVILLE       FREEPORT
MERRICK           BELLMORE           RIDGEWOOD           SOUTH   OYSTER   BAY           AMITYVILLE
WELLWOOD   -   BRESLAU   -   LINDENHUST   part 1     WELLWOOD   -   BRESLAU   -   LINDENHUST   part 2
BABYLON       BABYLON RAILROAD & FIRE ISLAND   BAY   SHORE       ISLIP
CLUB   HOUSE       OAKDALE       SAYVILLE       BAYPORT       BLUEPOINT       PATCHOGUE


A   FREIGHT   STATION   WAS   ESTABLISHED   AT   YOUNGSPORT
Go   To   YOUNGSPORT   -   GREAT   RIVER


HEBBARD'S   STATION   EAST   WILLIAMSBURG               FOSTER'S   MEADOW   -   ROSEDALE
1871   -   SPRINGFIELD   JUNCTION


LATER   DEVELOPMENTS

INSTEAD   OF   VAN   WYCK   AVENUE   STATION   TIME   TABLES   FROM
1871   AND   1875   AND   BEER'S   1873   ATLAS   AND   COLTON'S   1873
MAP   SHOW   BERLIN   STATION   AT   THE   CROSSING   OF   THE   SOUTH   SIDE
RAIL   ROAD   AND   THE   BROOKLYN   CENTRAL   AND   JAMAICA   RAILROAD

Go   TO   ----- > BERLIN   -   LATER   DUNTON

1880   UNQUA   STATION

1884   CEDARHURST   RAILWAY   COMPANY   -   CEDARHURST   BRANCH

IN   MAY,   1889   SOUTH   OYSTER   BAY   STATION   BECAME   MASSAPEQUA.

1897   ST.   ALBANS   STATION

1899   SEAFORD   STATION

1901   COPIAGUE   STATION

1906 - 1908   CLEAR   STREAM   ROAD


THE   SOUTH   SIDE   RAIL   ROAD   OF   LONG   ISLAND
THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD


THE   FIRST   STEAM   RAILROAD   TO   CONEY   ISLAND
THE   BROOKLYN,   BATH   &   CONEY   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD
INCORPORATED   FEBRUARY   19,   1862
Go   to   BROOKLYN   BATH,   &   CONEY   ISLAND


THE   NORTH   SHORE   RAILROAD   COMPANY   WAS   INCORPORATED
SEPTEMBER  25,  1863  TO  BUILD  FROM  A  CONNECTION  WITH  THE  NEW  YORK
&  FLUSHING  RAILROAD  AT  FLUSHING  TO  A  POINT  ON  HEMPSTEAD  HARBOR.
IT   OPENED   OCTOBER   27,   1866   TO   BROOKDALE,   NOW   GREAT   NECK
AND   WAS   OPERATED   BY   THE   N.   Y.   &   F.   R.   R.

Go   to   THE   NORTH   SHORE   RAILROAD   COMPANY


THE   BROOKLYN   &   ROCKAWAY   BEACH   RAILROAD   COMPANY
THE   CANARSIE   LINE

WAS INCORPORATED DECEMBER 24, 1863 AND
COMMENCED OPERATION IN THE AUTUMN OF 1866



THE FLUSHING & WOODSIDE RAILROAD COMPANY WAS INCORPORATED
FEBRUARY 24, 1864 TO BUILD FROM A CONNECTION WITH THE LONG ISLAND
RAIL ROAD AT WOODSIDE TO FLUSHING,   WITH A BRANCH TO WHITESTONE.
IT BECAME PART OF THE FLUSHING & NORTH SIDE RAIL ROAD.

THE   FLUSHING   &   WOODSIDE   RAIL   ROAD



THE FLUSHING & NORTH SIDE RAIL ROAD WAS INCORPORATED APRIL 3, 1868.

go to THE FLUSHING & NORTH SIDE RAIL ROAD




THE HICKSVILLE & COLD SPRING BRANCH RAILROAD WAS EXTENDED
TO HUNTINGTON JANUARY 13, 1868 AND TO NORTHPORT APRIL 25, 1868.

go to THE OLD NORTHPORT BRANCH

THE FAR ROCKAWAY BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY OF QUEENS COUNTY
NEW YORK WAS INCORPORATED APRIL 15, 1868 AND OPENED IN JULY, 1869.
IT MERGED WITH THE SOUTH SIDE R. R. MAY 31, 1872.
THE STATIONS APPEAR ON THIS PAGE

THE HEMPSTEAD & ROCKAWAY RAIL ROAD COMPANY
INCORPORATED APRIL 1868.
THE NEW YORK & HEMPSTEAD PLAINS RAIL ROAD COMPANY
INCORPORATED MARCH 1, 1870.
THE NEW YORK & HEMPSTEAD RAILROAD COMPANY.
INCORPORATED AUGUST 10, 1871
THE SOUTHERN HEMPSTEAD BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY
ORGANIZED JULY 1, 1875.
Go to   HEMPSTEAD and ROCKAWAY RAILROAD



THE SAG HARBOR BRANCH WAS BUILT IN 1869 AND 1870 UNDER THE APRIL 24,
1834 CHARTER OF THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD AND OPENED IN MAY 1870.


THE HUNTERS POINT & SOUTH SIDE RAILROAD COMPANY
WAS INCORPORATED JANUARY 5, 1870 AND WAS TAKEN OVER
BY THE SOUTH SIDE RAIL ROAD SEPTEMBER 14, 1872




THE SMITHTOWN & PORT JEFFERSON RAIL ROAD COMPANY WAS INCORPORATED JUNE 9, 1870 AND OPENED IN THE SUMMER OF 1873.

ON JULY 11, 1892 THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD COMPANY NORTH SHORE BRANCH WAS INCORPORATED.   THE NEW COMPANY ABSORBED THE SMITHTOWN & PORT JEFFERSON R. R. ON SEPTEM-
BER 23, 1892.   THE NORTH SHORE BRANCH REACHED WADING
RIVER IN MAY, 1895 AND SERVICE COMMENCED LATE IN JUNE.

Go To WADING   RIVER   BRANCH




THE NEW YORK AND ROCKAWAY RAILROAD COMPANY
WAS INCORPORATED DECEMBER 30, 1870



THE NEWTOWN & FLUSHING RAIL ROAD WAS INCORPORATED MARCH 8, 1871.
go to   THE   WHITE   LINE
"THE   NEW   FLUSHING   RAILROAD"



THE  ROCKAWAY  RAILWAY  COMPANY  OF  QUEENS  COUNTY
INCORPORATED  SEPTEMBER  5,  1871  and  MERGED  WITH  SOUTH  SIDE  R. R.  MAY  31,  1872.

IN  1872  IT  BUILT  TO  THE  SOUTH  SIDE  RAIL  ROAD'S  
SOUTH   SIDE   PAVILLION
BY  1873  THE  LINE  HAD  REACHED  THE   SEASIDE   HOUSE
BY  MAY  1875  THE   NEPTUNE   HOUSE   AT   BEACH   116th   STREET.

go   to     BY   RAIL   TO   THE   SEA   -   TO   THE   ROCKAWAYS




THE   CENTRAL   RAIL   ROAD   OF   LONG   ISLAND
INCORPORATED   MARCH   4,   1871   -   OPENED   JANUARY   1,   1873
THE   STEWART   LINE


THE STEWART LINE - CENTRAL RAIL ROAD OF LONG ISLAND - Page ONE

PAGE TWO - GREAT NECK JUNCTION and THE FLUSHING BRANCH.

PAGES THREE AND FOUR - FLUSHING TO CREEDMOOR.

PAGE FIVE - CREEDMOOR.

6. CREEDMOOR HOSPITAL SIDING and CREEDMOOR TO EAST HINSDALE.

1914 REPORT ON CENTRAL RAIL ROAD OF LONG ISLAND
and its rights, if any, still existing


PAGE SEVEN - EAST HINSDALE - FLORAL PARK.

PAGE EIGHT - FLORAL PARK   Part Two

PAGE   NINE - FLORAL PARK   Part 3

PAGE   TEN - FLORAL PARK TO NASSAU BOULEVARD

PAGE  ELEVEN - GARDEN    CITY

PAGE   TWELVE - GARDEN CITY TO HEMPSTEAD CROSSING

PAGE  THIRTEEN - HEMPSTEAD CROSSING.

HEMPSTEAD CROSSING IN THE 1879 TIME TABLE

PAGE  FOURTEEN - HC BECOMES GARDEN

PAGE  FIFTEEN - HC SOUTHEAST LEG OF WYE

PAGE  SIXTEEN - HEMPSTEAD CROSSING STATION - COUNTRY LIFE PRESS

PAGE  SEVENTEEN - COUNTRY LIFE PRESS TO HEMPSTEAD   Revised July 2, 2005

PAGE  EIGHTEEN - HEMPSTEAD STATION

19.   CENTRAL EXTENSION - PART ONE - HEMPSTEAD CROSSING TO CAMPS BLACK AND MILLS

20.   CENTRAL EXTENSION - CLINTON ROAD TO MITCHEL FIELD



23.   CENTRAL EXTENSION - MEADOWBROOK EAST

24.   SALISBURY PLAINS TO BETHPAGE JUNCTION
          RENT   A   STATION   -   SALISBURY   PLAINS


SHUTTLE SERVICE GARDEN CITY TO CAMP BLACK,
MITCHEL FIELD AND SALISBURY PLAINS PART ONE


SHUTTLE SERVICE GARDEN CITY TO CAMP BLACK,
MITCHEL FIELD AND SALISBURY PLAINS PART TWO


25.   BETHPAGE JUNCTION

26.   BETHPAGE BRANCH

27.   CENTRAL BRANCH

28.   BABYLON - FIRE ISLAND - WATSON HOUSE - BABYLON RAILROAD

MILE-A-MINUTE  MURPHY

1908 AC ELECTRIFICATION

1930's   PHOTOGRAPH   OF   MITCHEL   AIR   FORCE   BASE   DISSECTED

MITCHEL   FIELD         ???   BUNKER     ???
LETTER  ADDED  DECEMBER  20



THE NASSAU COUNTY LOOP - CENTRAL EXTENSION
THE PROPOSED - THE PRESENT AND THE PREPOSTEROUS



Go   to     1874   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   TIMETABLE




ON JUNE 19, 1874   THE FLUSHING, NORTH SHORE & CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY
WAS FORMED BY THE CONSOLODATION OF THE FLUSHING & NORTH SIDE RAIL ROAD,
THE CENTRAL RAIL ROAD COMPANY OF LONG ISLAND, THE CENTRAL RAILROAD
EXTENSION COMPANY, THE WHITESTONE & WESTCHESTER RAILROAD COMPANY,
THE NORTH SHORE RAILROAD CO., THE NORTH SHORE & PORT WASHINGTON
RAILROAD CO. AND THE ROSLYN & HUNTINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY.

IN JULY 1874 THE SOUTH SIDE RAIL ROAD WAS SOLD IN FORECLOSURE TO THE
OWNERS OF THE FLUSHING, NORTH SHORE & CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY,
ADOLPH, ALFRED AND HERMANN POPPENHUSEN et al.   THE NEW CORPORATION WAS NAMED
THE SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY OF LONG ISLAND

IN JANUARY 1876 THE POPPENHUSENS PURCHASED THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND SHARES -
A CONTROLLING INTEREST - OF LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD STOCK.   THE FLUSHING, NORTH
SHORE & CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN RAILROADS WERE LEASED TO THE LONG ISLAND.



SEE   UNIFIED   SYSTEMS   PASSES

1876   UNIFIED   SYSTEMS   AD




THE   ATLANTIC   AVENUE   RAILROAD   AND   THE   L.I.R.R.

4.   1877   -   1898 - Revised 11/03/03

4a.   RAPID   TRANSIT - New AUGUST 29, 2005

5.   1899   -   1904   BROOKLYN   BRIDGE   SERVICE

6.   BEDFORD TO EAST NEW YORK   1877 - 1902   Revised 12/02/03


THE   ATLANTIC   AVENUE   IMPROVEMENT

7.   DIVISION   ONE

CONSTRUCTION

APRIL   1,   1907   -   ONE     HUNDRED     YEARS   -   APRIL   1,   2007
FLATBUSH   AVENUE   TERMINAL
PASSENGER   STATION   EXTERIOR

APRIL   1,   1907   -   ONE     HUNDRED     YEARS   -   APRIL   1,   2007
YOUR   TAX   PAYER   DOLLARS   AT   WORK
PASSENGER   STATION   INTERIOR

THE   BAGGAGE   ROOM   AND
THE   RELOCATED   LADIES   ROOM

APRIL   1,   1907   -   ONE     HUNDRED     YEARS   -   APRIL   1,   2007
FLATBUSH   AVENUE   TERMINAL
PASSENGER   STATION   CONCOURSE

MERCHANDISE   FREIGHT   TERMINAL   PART   ONE
FLATBUSH   AVENUE   TERMINAL
J.   RABINOWITZ   GLASSWARE

MERCHANDISE   FREIGHT   TERMINAL   PART   TWO
FLATBUSH   AVENUE   TERMINAL
J.   RABINOWITZ   GLASSWARE

NEW     OCTOBER     20
FLATBUSH   AVENUE   TERMINAL

NEW     OCTOBER     20
FLATBUSH   AVENUE   TERMINAL

REVISED   MAY   29,   2007
FLATBUSH   AVENUE   TERMINAL
LONG   ISLAND   EXPRESS   COMPANY




THE   BROOKLYN   &   MONTAUK   RAILROAD   COMPANY   WAS   INCORPORATED   NOVEMBER   20,   1879   AS   A   REORGANIZATION   OF   THE   SOUTHERN   RAILROAD   COMPANY   WHICH   HAD   BEEN   LEASED   TO   THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAILROAD   IN   JANUARY   1876.     IN   1881   THIS   COMPANY   EXTENDED   THE   TRACK   A   DISTANCE   OF   19.18   MILES   TO   A   CONNECTION   WITH   THE   SAG   HARBOR   BRANCH   AT   EASTPORT.

Go  to  ---- >  HAGERMAN   STATION

Go  to  ---- >  BELLPORT   STATION

Go  to  ---- >  BROOKHAVEN   STATION

Go  to  ---- >  MASTIC   STATION

go   to  ---- >  KEN  SPOONER'S  MASTIC  WEBSITE

Go  to  ---- >  CENTER   MORICHES

Go  to  ---- >  EAST   MORICHES   STATION

Go  to  ---- >  EAST   MORICHES   SEMAPHORE   SIGNAL



  LONG   ISLAND
  RAIL     ROAD
TO   THE   BEACHES

THE   NEW   YORK  &  MANHATTAN   BEACH   RAILWAY

THE MANHATTAN BEACH BRANCH Part One - revised 12/30/02.

THE KINGS COUNTY CENTRAL RAILROAD   Revised August 19, 2009

1878   AND  1881  TIME  TABLES   -   DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE TO
MANHATTAN BEACH,   BRIGHTON BEACH AND THE EAST END PAVILION.


L.I.R.R.   EVERGREEN   BRANCH
Revised July 12, 2005   -   IS   THIS   GREENPOINT   DEPOT?     YES!!

THE LONG ISLAND CITY AND MANHATTAN BEACH RAILROAD COMPANY WAS INCORPORATED
FEBRUARY 24, 1883 TO CONNECT THE NEW YORK & MANHATTAN BEACH RAILWAY AT COOPER AVENUE
JUNCTION WITH THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD MONTAUK DIVISION AT FRESH POND JUNCTION.

Go   to   LONG   ISLAND   CITY   &   MANHATTAN   BEACH   RAILROAD

FN   CABIN,   FN   TOWER,   FREMONT   TOWER


WHAT'S     NU
  NU


BRIGHTON BEACH CROSSING
- new September 1, 2002

M.B.BRANCH part 2 - OCEAN AVENUE, M.B. JCT., B.R.T. JCT.

M.B.BRANCH part 2a - THE SECOND M.B. JCT. TOWER:   "MJ" - "BEDFORD"

M.B.BRANCH part 3 - MANHATTAN TERRACE to S. GREENFIELD

M.B.BRANCH part 4 - AVENUE N to KINGS HIGHWAY

M.B.BRANCH part 5 - NECK ROAD to AVENUE Z

M.B.BRANCH part 6 - SHEEPSHEAD BAY

SHEEPSHEAD   BAY   JUNCTION New   DECEMBER 27, 2002

M.B.BRANCH part 7 - MANHATTAN BEACH   Revised 05/15/03




MAP FROM 1907 BROMLEY ATLAS



GIANT   ROLLER   COASTER   AT   BRIGHTON   BEACH

BRIGHTON   RACING   ASSOCIATION   TRACK

BRIGHTON   BEACH
    < - - - - - <     REVISED   FEBRUARY   12,   2007


THE MARINE RAILWAY   REVISED DECEMBER 8, 2006

MARINE   RAILWAY   Part   TWO   -   GIANT   COASTER   -   NEW DECEMBER 8, 2006

MOVING   THE   BRIGHTON   BEACH   HOTEL





BY   RAIL   TO   THE   SEA

TO   CONEY   ISLAND

1.     THE   BROOKLYN,   BATH  &  CONEY   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD

2.     THE  NEW  YORK  AND  SEA  BEACH  RAILROAD
THE   BROOKLYN   CITY   STEAM   RAILROAD


3.     PROSPECT   PARK   AND   CONEY   ISLAND   RAILROAD
THE   CULVER   LINE





BY   RAIL   TO   THE   SEA   -   TO   THE   ROCKAWAYS

FOR   STATIONS   BROOKLYN   TO   ROCKAWAY   PARK   AND
HAMMEL   TO   VALLEY   STREAM   SCROLL   DOWN   TO   ELECTRIFICATION


BY   RAIL   TO   THE   SEA   -   TO   FIRE   ISLAND   -
THE   BABYLON   RAILROAD   -   THE   WATSON   HOUSE,   BABYLON





 Long Island Rail Road
To The Beaches            


THE NEW YORK & LONG BEACH RAILROAD COMPANY
CHARTERED FEBRUARY 3, 1880 AND OPENED JUNE 5, 1880.

BY   RAIL   TO   THE   SEA   -   TO   LONG   BEACH


BY   RAIL   TO   THE   SEA   TO   MONTAUK

BY RAIL TO THE SEA - SUNRISE   SPECIAL

BY RAIL TO THE SEA - EAST ENDER - FISH TRAIN

BY RAIL TO THE SEA - MONTAUK   PAGES   Revised 07/26/03 and 08/02/03

                     MONTAUK   POINT   Revised 11/17/03

MILITARY   POST   OFFICE   CANCELATION   ADDED
CAMP WIKOFF AT MONTAUK
WHEN THE L.I.R.R. RAN 1207 REGULAR DAILY TRAINS AND MANY EXTRAS!


AUSTIN CORBIN LETTER ADDED TO MONTAUK PAGES 08/02/03


BY   RAIL   TO   PROMISED   LAND
1907   TICKET   ADDED   TO   AMAGANSETT   PAGE


BY RAIL TO THE SEA -GREENPORT   Revised 03/20/03

BY RAIL TO THE SEA -OYSTER   BAY    new 8/09/02
PHOTO OF ENGINEHOUSE ADDED JULY 28, 2005

ENGINES 35 AND 39 AT OYSTER BAY - - - More OLDE Stuff added 8/26/02





BY   RAIL   TO   THE   TRACK
RACE   TRACKS   SERVED   BY   THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD



LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   ELECTRIFICATION




CEDARHURST     RAILWAY     COMPANY
L.   I.   R.   R.     CEDARHURST     BRANCH





1905    -     ONE   HUNDRED   YEARS    -    2005
LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   ELECTRIFICATION

Go to ---->   THE   INSTALLATION   -   THE   EQUIPMENT   -   SUB   STATIONS

JULY   26,   1905   -   ELECTRIC   TRAIN   SERVICE   BEGINS
FLATBUSH   AVENUE   BROOKLYN   TO   ROCKAWAY   PARK

FOUR   PAGES:
1.   FLATBUSH  AVENUE  TO  WOODHAVEN  JUNCTION
2.   OZONE   PARK   TO   HAMMEL
3.   HAMMEL   TO   ROCKAWAY   PARK
4.   ROCKAWAY   PARK
photograph added March 5, 2006

AUGUST 29, 1905 -
ELECTRIFICATION BROOKLYN TO ROCKAWAY JUNCTION

SEPTEMBER   22,   1905   ELECTRIFICATION   TO   BELMONT   PARK

OCTOBER   3,   1905   OLD   SOUTHERN   ROAD   ELECTRIFICATION

IN OCTOBER 1905 THIRD RAIL WAS INSTALLED AND ELECTRIC TRAIN
SERVICE BEGAN BETWEEN HAMMEL AND FAR ROCKAWAY

Go to ---->   OCEAN   ELECTRIC   RAILWAY

NOVEMBER  5,  1905 - EMPLOYE TIME TABLE NUMBER 37 GOES INTO EFFECT.   ALL PASSENGER TRAINS INTO AND DEPARTING FLATBUSH AVENUE TERMINAL ARE ELECTRIC.

DECEMBER 11,  1905  ELECTRIFICATION   FAR   ROCKAWAY - VALLEY   STREAM

MAY  17,  1906   SPRINGFIELD  JUNCTION  TO  VALLEY  STREAM  ELECTRIFICATION

MAY   26,   1908   ELECTRIFICATION   TO   HEMPSTEAD

IN 1908 FIVE MILES OF TRACK EAST OF HEMPSTEAD CROSSING WERE ELECTRIFIED WITH 11,000 VOLT A. C. CATENARY

Go to 1908   A.  C.   ELECTRIFICATION


SEPTEMBER   8,   1910     OPENING   OF   PENNSYLVANIA   STATION
SEPTEMBER   8,   1910







UBIQUITOUS   SIGN


SINCERE THANKS TO BEN JANKOWSKI






ONE       HUNDRED       YEARS
JAMAICA       STATION
MARCH   9,   1913     -     MARCH   9,   2013
JAMAICA       STATION

THE     JAMAICA     ELIMINATION








THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD     COMPANY
WOODHULL   PARK   STATION
HILLSIDE   STATION   -   RJ   TOWER
THE   JAMAICA   IMPROVEMENT

THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD     COMPANY
WILLOW   TREE   STATION   -   ROCKAWAY   JUNCTION   -   RJ   INTERLOCKING
THE   JAMAICA   IMPROVEMENT   CABIN   TEN
THE   NEW   YORK   AND   ROCKAWAY   RAILROAD   COMPANY






C.R.R.L.I.   PAGE   SEVEN   -   EAST   HINSDALE   -   FLORAL   PARK.

C.R.R.L.I.   PAGE   EIGHT   -   FLORAL   PARK   Part   Two

C.R.R.L.I.   PAGE   NINE  -   FLORAL   PARK     Part   3

FEBRUARY   4,   1954   MAIN   LINE   DERAILMENT
BETWEEN   FLORAL   PARK   AND   NEW   HYDE   PARK









GREENPORT   Page   TWO
Go   to   ----->   GREENPORT   2  

GREENPORT   Page   ONE
Go   to   ----->   GREENPORT   1  


NEW   JANUARY   31,   2014
THE     LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD     COMPANY
THE   SUNDAY   NEWSPAPER   TRAIN
THE     LONG     ISLAND     NEWS     COMPANY




WE DO NOT DISPLAY PHOTOGRAPHS OF FATAL WRECKS. ESPECIALLY THE 1950 WRECKS WHICH WE REMEMBER. AND WE HEARD SOME NASTY STORIES - WHICH WE WILL NOT REPEAT - FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE. BUT WE HAVE JUST ACQUIRED TWO 1950 ROCKVILLE CENTRE PHOTOS, WHICH ARE NOT GRUESOME OR BLOODY, WHICH SHOW THE GAUNTLET TRACK AND EASTBOUND HOME SIGNAL. SOME THOUGHT THAT GAUNTLET TRACKS HAD BEEN OUTLAWED AFTER THE 1893 PARKVILLE TUNNEL WRECK. BUT THE P.S.C. ALLOWED THE RAILROAD TO INSTALL ONE ON THE TEMPORARY ROCKVILLE CENTRE TRACKS.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana via Wikiquotes



















NEW   FEBRUARY   9,   2014








ON SATURDAY AUGUST 25 AND SUNDAY AUGUST 26, 2007, LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD PASSENGERS WERE BEING TRANSFERRED TO BUSES BETWEEN MINEOLA AND HICKSVILLE.   RONKONKOMA TRAINS WERE OPERATING VIA THE MONTAUK BRANCH AND THE CENTRAL BRANCH REQUIRING A REVERSE MOVE - AND PROBABLY A SECOND ENGINEER - AT BABYLON AND AT BETHPAGE JUNCTION.   WHY?
BECAUSE A BRIDGE WAS BEING ROLLED INTO PLACE BENEATH THE TRACKS AT ROSLYN ROAD MINEOLA.

AIN'T THE WAY IT WAS DONE FIFTY OR SO YEARS AGO.



WITH   THANKS   TO   TOM   REDMOND   WHOSE   GRANDFATHER   WAS
A   L.I.R.R.   POLICE   DEPARTMENT   SERGEANT   AND   TO   DON   FISHER,
President Railroad Museum of Long Island
440 - 4th Street   P.O. Box 726   Greenport NY 11944-0726

WE   ADD   THE   BADGE   OF   SGT.   JOHN   J.   REDMOND



S T E A M


CAREER   OPPORTUNITY



TIRE     FIRE

A   DRIVING   WHEEL   TIRE   BEING   HEATED   TO   THE   TEMPERATURE   REQUIRED
FOR   PROPER   EXPANSION   FOR   PLACEMENT   ON   THE   CAST   DRIVING   WHEEL.


MORRIS PARK SHOP PHOTO BY BILL RUGEN







INTERESTING     1948     PHOTOGRAPH

ON   FEBRUARY   14,   1948   ROLF   SCHNEIDER   PHOTOGRAPHED   THIS   FREIGHT   FROM   OLIVET   (MV)   TOWER.     THE   ENGINE,   H10s   NUMBER   105   HAD   RECENTLY   BEEN   EQUIPPED   WITH   A   STOKER   AND   LARGER   TENDER.     THE   HACK   IS   A   PENNSYLVANIA   RAILROAD   N6B   WOOD   CABIN   CAR.     OLIVET   TOWER   WAS   CLOSED   IN   1950   WHEN   STREET   CARS   WERE   TAKEN   OFF   FLUSHING   AVENUE.     THE   BUILDING   AND   SIDING   WERE   THE   WELBILT   COMPANY,     STOVE   AND   OVEN   MANUFACTURERS.






    ENGINE   THIRTY   NINE

    ENGINE   PRR   5741   FIFTY   SEVEN   FORTY   ONE






OCTOBER   31   1954   FAN   TRIP



    JUNE   FIFTH   1955   PASSENGER   EXTRA   39   TO   GREENPORT




L.  I.  R.  R.  STEAM   FINALE   -   OCTOBER   1955




THE  DAY  THE  MUSIC  DIED
GO  TO ----> OCTOBER  16,   1955 




OCTOBER   1955   -   BB3   ELECTRIC   LOCOMOTIVES   RETIRED

OCTOBER   3,   1955   ABANDONMENT   OF   ROCKAWAY   BEACH   DIVISION

REVISED   JUNE   27
POSTAL   HISTORY   -   OCEANUS   POST   OFFICE   -   AERO   MAIL
OCEANUS   POST   OFFICE   CANCEL   ADDED


IN   COMMEMORATION   OF   THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD'S   176TH
ANNIVERSARY   WE   OFFER   "THE   PING",   A   CAR   UNIQUE   TO   THE   L. I. R. R.

APRIL   24,   2010









LONG   ISLAND   CITY   TO   GREENPORT   IN   ONE   HOUR   FIFTY - SIX   MINUTES!!

THIRD   FASTEST   TRAIN   IN   AMERICA   -   THE   SUNRISE   SPECIAL








DAVE   KELLER'S   INTERESTING   AND   INFORMATIVE   PAGE
EVOLUTION   OF   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   CAP   BADGES  -  1880s   to   the   PRESENT   DAY



















UNUSUAL   GRADE   CROSSING   PROTECTION
GO   TO   BARRIER   GATES






THIS   N.  R.  H.  S.   (NATIONAL   RAILWAY   HISTORICAL   SOCIETY)   CHAPTER   SAVED   AN   1896   TOWER   FROM   THE   WRECKER'S   BALL,   REBUILT   IT   AND   OPENED   A   MUSEUM   THEREIN
CLICK   HERE







    FROM   THE   TRAIN - New April 27, 2005


IN 1956 ART PHOTOGRAPHED THE PRESTON
RAILROAD IN WESTERN MARYLAND - click here



DOREEN   AND   ART   HAVE   MOVED   TO   TENNESSEE

IN  1956  ART   SAW  OPERATING  STEAM  ON  THE
TENNESSEE  RAILROAD  AND   THE  BRIMSTONE  RAILROAD

TENNESSEE   AND   BRIMSTONE   RAILROADS




Click here for   THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   AND   ARRT



SOME   OUT   OF   THE   ORDINARY   COLOUR   PHOTOGRAPHS



PHOTO   PAGE   ONE
LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   STEAM   PHOTOS   1



PHOTO   PAGE   TWO
LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   STEAM   PHOTOS   2



PHOTO   PAGE   THREE
L.I.R.R.   PHOTOS   3   -   TRAINS   &   STRUCTURES



BY   RAIL   TO   THE   RANCH
MONTAUK   CATTLE   DELIVERY



THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD   -   170 YEARS


1986   U. S.   OPEN   -   SOUTHAMPTON   COLLEGE   STATION






EARLIEST  KNOWN  USE  OF  KEYSTONE  BY  LONG  ISLAND  RAIL  ROAD
LOGOS   AND   NO   GOS   Part   ONE


PART   TWO   REVISED   DECEMBER   30,   2008
LOGOS   AND   NO   GOS
THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   COMPANY










FREIGHT PAGE ONE

FREIGHT PAGE TWO

FREIGHT PAGE THREE      GRUMMAN
CALVERTON - OLD WAYBILLS - MONTAUK CATTLE