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THE  NEW  YORK  AND  MANHATTAN  BEACH  RAILWAY


THE   MARINE   RAILWAY   Part   TWO
NEW DECEMBER 07, 2006 - IMAGE ADDED MARCH 3, 2007

EVERY YEAR AUTUMN AND WINTER STORMS DID SEVERE DAMAGE TO THE BEACH AND TO THE MARINE RAILWAY.  A  FEBRUARY 16, 1885 STORM DAMAGED THE EASTERN MARINE RAILWAY SO SEVERELY THAT IT WAS NEVER REBUILT EAST OF THE ORIENTAL HOTEL.


CIRCA 1900: LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD FORNEY NUMBER 211 PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE ORIENTAL HOTEL



THE DUPLEX CAR "ORIENTAL" RECEIVED ITS POWER FROM A THIRD RAIL WHICH WAS LOCATED BETWEEN THE RUNNING RAILS AND WAS ENERGIZED SECTION BY SECTION ONLY WHEN THE CAR WAS PRESENT.   IT WAS TESTED FOR A SHORT PERIOD IN 1899, WAS EVENTUALLY FITTED WITH TROLLEY POLES, AND WAS PHOTOGRAPHED BACK AT MANHATTAN BEACH IN 1905.


IN 1899 THE DUPLEX CAR "ORIENTAL" RAN BETWEEN THE
MANHATTAN BEACH HOTEL AND THE ORIENTAL HOTEL.



THE   WESTERN   MARINE   RAILWAY

THE STORM OF NOVEMBER 25, 1888 RESULTED IN THE RAILWAY'S RELOCATION FURTHER NORTH


THIS 1891 MAP SHOWS THE SHORTENED EASTERN MARINE RAILWAY
AND THE RELOCATED WESTERN MARINE RAILWAY.


STEAM WAS USED UNTIL THE END OF THE 1905 SEASON.   A NEW TROLLEY CAR WITH AN ELECTRIFIED OPEN STEAM CAR AS A SPARE PROVIDED SERVICE FROM 1906 UNTIL THE END OF THE 1913 SEASON.


THIS PHOTOGRAPH DATED 1901 - 1905 SHOWS THE BRIGHTON BEACH STATION JUST NORTH (LEFT)
OF THE BRIGHTON BATHHOUSE (CENTER).   THE BRIGHTON BEACH HOTEL IS AT THE FAR RIGHT.
THE BRIGHTON LINE TERMINAL CONSISTED OF THESE LOOP TRACKS.


MARINE   RAILWAY   STATION.


THE SAME AREA JULY 12, 1916 - THE HOTEL IS AT  THE RIGHT.   THE BRIGHTON
LINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO CONEY ISLAND AND THE LOOP TRACKS REMOVED.




BRIGHTON   BATHS





BRIGHTON   BATHS  -  BRIGHTON  BEACH  STATION  AND  A  TOWER  IN  THE  DISTANCE  TO  THE  LEFT








BEYOND   THE   B.R.T.   STATION   AND   TOWER   IS   AN   ARCH


BEYOND   THE   ARCH   UNTIL   LATE   1913   WAS   THE   MARINE   RAILWAY   STATION.


THE   SIGN   READS   "CAR   TO   MANHATTAN   BEACH".




   

BEYOND   THE   ARCH   IS   THE   MARINE   RAILWAY   STATION.


LOOKING  NORTHWEST  -  THE  MARINE  RAILWAY  IN  THE  FOREGROUND













IN THE BACKGROUND OF THIS JULY 1916 PHOTOGRAPH CAN BE
SEEN THE GIANT COASTER AND THE BRIGHTON BEACH HOTEL.




FROM 1906 UNTIL 1913 TROLLEY CARS PROVIDED SERVICE ON THE MARINE RAILWAY.
ON AUGUST 7, 1913 TWO LEASED BATTERY CARS BEGAN RUNNING ON ORIENTAL BOULEVARD AND TO THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD'S SHEEPSHEAD BAY STATION WHERE PASSENGERS COULD TRANSFER TO THE BRIGHTON LINE.


THIS CAR WAS PHOTOGRAPHED AT THE 1909 LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD MANHATTAN BEACH STATION.


ORIENTAL   BOULEVARD


IN THE SPRING OF 1921 THE MARINE RAILWAY TO BRIGHTON BEACH WAS REBUILT AND THE BATTERY CARS OPERATED TO THE BRIGHTON LINE'S STATION INSTEAD OF TO THE LONG ISLAND'S SHEEPSHEAD BAY STATION.   ALL OPERATIONS WERE DISCONTINUED JUNE 10, 1923.


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