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ONE   HUNDRED   YEARS
THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD
1906   -   ELECTRIFICATION   -  2006



ONE   HUNDRED   YEARS AGO   -   MAY   17,   1906   -   THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   INSTALLED   AN   ELECTRIFIED   THIRD   TRACK   BETWEEN   SPRINGFIELD   JUNCTION   AND   VALLEY   STREAM   THEREBY   COMPLETING   THE   ORIGINAL   ELECTRIFICATION.

TRAIN   MOVEMENTS   ON   THIS   TRACK   WERE   PROTECTED   BY   A   TELEGRAPHIC   MANUAL   BLOCK   WITH   TWO   TELEGRAPH   OFFICES   -   SM   CABIN   AT   END - OF - DOUBLE - TRACK   AND   VN   CABIN   AT   THE   WEST   END   OF   THE   WYE   AT   VALLEY   STREAM.

TIME   TABLE   NUMBER   38   WENT   INTO   EFFECT   AT   THE   SAME   TIME   AND   MADE   THE   OLD   SOUTHERN   ROAD   AND   THIRD   TRACK   PART   OF   THE   ATLANTIC   DIVISION.








LOOKING EAST FROM LAURELTON STATION.
IN THE DISTANCE ARE "SM" CABIN AND "E.D.T." END OF DOUBLE TRACK.


THESE ARE THE STATIONS SHOWN IN EMPLOYE TIME TABLE NUMBER 38 SUPPLEMENT NUMBER ONE OF MAY 17, 1906.   TRAINS ON THE "OLD SOUTHERN ROAD" COULD NOT STOP AT JAMAICA STATION WITHOUT MAKING A REVERSE MOVE AND USED BEAVER STREET STATION - PASSENGERS WALKED TO CONNECTIONS AND THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A FOOT SUBWAY.   MOST OF THE VALLEY STREAM TRAINS TERMINATED AT BEAVER STREET.



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