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LONG     ISLAND     RAIL     ROAD
OCEAN   ELECTRIC   RAILWAY
FAR     ROCKAWAY     TO     ROCKAWAY     PARK


THESE   TWO   INTERESTING   PHOTOS   COURTESY   OF
Don Fisher, President and Ken Schaefer, past Board Secretary
of the Railroad Museum of Long Island

 

ON JUNE 25, 1881 THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD INAUGURATED A SEASONAL RAPID TRANSIT SERVICE BETWEEN FAR ROCKAWAY AND ROCKAWAY BEACH VIA THE FORMER SOUTH SIDE RAILROAD ROCKAWAY BRANCH TO NEPTUNE HOUSE.   ON JULY 4,   1888,   A NEW TRACK CONNECTION HAVING BEEN MADE,   THE SERVICE WAS EXTENDED TO ROCKAWAY PARK.

IN MARCH,   1898 THE L.I.R.R. PURCHASED THE FAR ROCKAWAY RAILROAD COMPANY
Go to ----> FAR ROCKAWAY RAILROAD
AND TRANSFERED IT TO ITS NEW SUBSIDIARY THE OCEAN ELECTRIC RAILWAY.   EIGHT TROLLEY CARS WERE ORDERED FROM BRILL,   A SECOND TRACK WAS BUILT FROM FAR ROCKAWAY TO HAMMEL AND TROLLEY WIRES WERE HUNG FROM FAR ROCKAWAY TO ROCKAWAY PARK.   TROLLEY CAR SERVICE BEGAN JULY 23,   1899,
THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD'S FIRST ELECTRIFICATION.

IN JUNE 1904 A THIRD (MIDDLE) TRACK WAS BUILT BETWEEN FAR ROCKAWAY AND HAMMEL AND TROLLEY CARS BEGAN RUNNING IN THE STREET FROM FAIRVIEW AVENUE,   HAMMEL TO ROCKAWAY PARK.   BY OCTOBER 1905 THE OUTSIDE TRACKS WERE FITTED WITH THIRD RAILS AND ELECTRIC TRAIN SERVICE BEGAN TO FAR ROCKAWAY.   IN 1910 THIRD RAIL WAS INSTALLED ON THE MIDDLE TRACK FOR THE NEW PENN STATION SERVICE.   THIRD RAIL SHOES WERE INSTALLED ON THE TROLLEY CARS AND IN 1911 THE TROLLEY WIRES WERE TAKEN DOWN.
BY 1915 OCEAN ELECTRIC SERVICE WAS EXTENDED TO BELLE HARBOR AND NEPONSIT.










JUNE 7, 1899 - DELAY IN DELIVERY OF FIRST TWO CARS
AND JULY 3 ARRIVAL IN MORRIS PARK


JULY 23, 1899 - "TROLLEY AT FAR ROCK NOT READY TO RUN; MAY BE IN SHAPE THIS AFTERNOON.     WE ARE COVERING SCHEDULE WITH ELEVATED ENGINES AND CARS."


"STARTED TO RUN ONE TROLLEY CAR AT TWO FORTY FIVE TODAY     CONTROLLER
ON ONE CAR OUT OF ORDER     HAD SEVENTY FIVE PEOPLE ON FIRST TRIP OUT OF
FAR ROCKAWAY         BOTH CARS WILL BE IN SERVICE TOMORROW MORNING
AND LINE WILL BE OPERATED ON THIRTY MINUTES HEADWAY AS ARRANGED"




JULY 18, 1899 TELEGRAM FROM J. G. BRILL COMPANY REGARDING FINAL TWO TROLLEY CARS


 



FAR   ROCKAWAY   STATION






EDGEMERE   STATION   FEBRUARY   11,   1915




ARVERNE   -   STRAIGHTON   AVENUE   -   OCTOBER   21,   1910
TROLLEY WIRES ABOVE OUTSIDE TRACKS REMAINED UNTIL 1911.




OLDE   ARVERNE   STATION   AT   GASTON   AVENUE


LOOKING GEOGRAPHICALLY EAST TOWARD ARVERNE STATION BETWEEN 1905 AND 1910.




AUGUST   2,   1907   THE FORMER SIGNAL STATION NUMBER 102 WAS REPLACED
WITH A NEW TOWER   -   "HU"   -   AT THE EAST LEG OF HAMMEL WYE.











"FX" TOWER AT FAIRVIEW AVENUE WHERE TROLLEYS ENTERED AND LEFT THE L.I.R.R.
TRACKS.   CAR NUMBER 30 HAS ITS TROLLEY POLE RAISED FOR THE TRIP TO NEPONSIT.
NUMBER 7   IS OPERATING TOWARD FAR ROCKAWAY WITH THIRD RAIL SHOES.








IN 1915 THE TRACK AT NEPONSIT WAS EXTENDED 600 FEET.


IN 1905 AND EARLY 1906 TROLLEY CARS AND TRAINS CONNECTED AT FAR ROCKAWAY.



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