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1925   -   EIGHTY   YEARS   -   2005
THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD
BABYLON   ELECTRIFICATION




BEFORE   ELECTRIFICATION
 


READ THIS AND CONSIDER HOW DIFFERENT THINGS WERE ONLY FORTY YEARS LATER
 
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD INFORMATION BULLETIN JUNE 3 1925                  



COMPLETION OF THE ELECTRIFICATION TO BABYLON WAS CELEBRATED MAY 20, 1925 WITH
A SPECIAL TRAIN FROM PENN STATION AND A GRAND CEREMONY IN BABYLON VILLAGE.








THE   HALF   MILLION   DOLLAR   SPECIAL

LONG ISLAND RAILROAD INFORMATION BULLETIN JUNE 3 1925                  










LONG ISLAND RAILROAD INFORMATION BULLETIN JUNE 3 1925                  



THE SPECIAL HAD FOURTEEN NEW MP54s FILLED WITH AMERICAN FLAG WAVING GUESTS

JAMES OSBORNE PHOTOGRAPH                  

ONE OF SIX NEW SUB-STATIONS - WEST OF BABYLON STATION

JAMES OSBORNE PHOTOGRAPH                  

MAIN STREET BABYLON LOOKING EAST

JAMES OSBORNE PHOTOGRAPH                  

HIGH LEVEL ISLAND PLATFORMS - CONSIDERED NECESSARY FOR THE RAPID TRANSFER OF PASSENGERS BETWEEN CONNECTING TRAIN - NOT DONE FORTY-EIGHT YEARS LATER WHEN THIRD RAIL WAS EXTENDED TO HUNTINGTON RESULTING IN WHAT OPERATING PEOPLE CALL THE "HUNTINGTON SHUFFLE" - AMONG OTHER THINGS

JAMES OSBORNE PHOTOGRAPH                  





LONG ISLAND RAILROAD INFORMATION BULLETIN JUNE 3 1925                  




JAMES OSBORNE PHOTOGRAPH                  

SUB - STATIONS

NEW  SUB - STATIONS  WERE  CONSTRUCTED  AT  LAURELTON,
LYNBROOK,  FREEPORT,  WANTAGH,  AMITYVILLE  AND  BABYLON.






 

 

 
 


 







LONG ISLAND RAILROAD INFORMATION BULLETIN JUNE 3 1925                  

BABYLON YARD IN 1920 - ELECTRIFICATION MADE THE ENGINEHOUSE UNNECESSARY
- LOCOMOTIVES WERE TURNED ON THE WYE UNTIL DIESELIZATION





OVER THE YEARS BABYLON YARD WAS INCREASED IN SIZE






THE CENTRAL BRANCH - LAST USED BY REGULAR PASSENGER TRAINS IN 1898 -
WAS REBUILT AND EXTENDED EAST INTO BABYLON STATION.
THE MONTAUK BRANCH TRACKS WERE MOVED SOUTH BY REVERSE CURVES





LONG ISLAND RAILROAD INFORMATION BULLETIN JUNE 3 1925                  

A NEW ELECTRO-PNEUMATIC INTERLOCKING AND BRICK TOWER WERE INSTALLED



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