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TO   FIRE   ISLAND   -   THE   WATSON   HOUSE
THE   BABYLON   RAIL   ROAD


Made a new page October 31, 2001 - - - revised   NOVEMBER   11,   2013

SOUTH   SIDE   RAILROAD   OF   LONG   ISLAND   1873



1873 BEERS ATLAS SHOWS WATSON HOUSE ON EAST SIDE OF FIRE ISLAND AVENUE AND THE TRACK OF THE BABYLON RAIL ROAD COMPANY,   A HORSE CAR AND LATER A TROLLEY LINE WHICH RAN FROM THE SOUTH SIDE RAIL ROAD BABYLON STATION TO THE FIRE ISLAND DOCK.   THE CENTRAL RAIL ROAD OF LONG ISLAND TERMINAL STATION WAS BUILT LATER IN 1873 ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WATSON HOUSE.   THE C.R.R.L.I. WAS NEVER BUILT TO THE DOCK AS ORIGINALLY PROPOSED.




below from Vincent F. Seyfried's THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD Part Two


FLUSHING & NORTH SIDE - CENTRAL RAIL ROAD OF LONG ISLAND
TIMETABLE OF DECEMBER 4, 1873
    copy courtesy of SETH BRAMSON     THANKS   SETH!




FLUSHING & NORTH SIDE - CENTRAL RAIL ROAD OF LONG ISLAND TIME TABLE FROM
LONG ISLAND TIMES OF JUNE 4, 1874 SHOWS SERVICE TO C.R.R.L.I. BABYLON TERMINAL.
 

BY JULY 1875 CENTRAL RAIL ROAD OF LONG ISLAND TRAINS WERE RUNNING TO PATCHOGUE AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD TRAINS ONLY TO BABYLON.   PRESUMABLY THE WATSON HOUSE STATION WAS NO LONGER USED.   ON THE C.R.R.L.I. TABLE NOTE THE LOCATION "DARRYNANE" WHICH ALSO APPEARS IN AN 1880 L.I.R.R. EMPLOYE TIME TABLE.




WATSON   HOUSE   BABYLON AND THE HOME OF S. C. SMITH,   PROPRIETOR.










THIS CARD SHOWS A BABYLON RAILROAD CAR


PAUL MATUS OFFERS THIS CURRENT PHOTO OF THE HOME
OF S. C. SMITH,   THE 1873 PROPRIETOR OF THE WATSON HOUSE.


THE   BABYLON   RAIL   ROAD   COMPANY

A HORSE CAR AND LATER A TROLLEY LINE, THE BABYLON RAIL ROAD COMPANY
RAN FROM THE SOUTH SIDE RAIL ROAD BABYLON STATION TO THE FIRE ISLAND DOCK.








THE TRACK WAS LAID ALONG DEER PARK AVENUE AND FIRE ISLAND AVENUE.

DEER PARK AVENUE LOOKING SOUTH


DEER PARK AVENUE LOOKING SOUTH


DEER PARK AVENUE LOOKING NORTH


AT   THE   BOAT   LANDING   AND   MANHATTAN   HOTEL










COLTON'S 1873 MAP ALSO SHOWS THE PROPOSED C.R.R.L.I. TERMINATING
AT THE DOCK AND SHOWS THE STEAMBOAT ROUTE AND FIRE ISLAND HOTELS.


THE   DESTINATION


FROM   BABYLON   NEWSPAPER   "SOUTH   SIDE   SIGNAL"   AUGUST   11,   1869