Long Island Rail Road: Babylon Branch

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The Long Island Rail Road is the oldest railroad in the country still operating under its original name. It is the busiest railroad in North America, with 90 million annual riders on 735 trains covering 11 different branches. The Babylon Branch, which serves 15 stations from Valley Stream to Babylon, carries 18 million annual riders over its 20-mile right-of-way. The branch has been totally electrified since 1925 and has not had any street crossings at grade since 1979. There are three signal towers and four junctions for other branches on this line. Two railroad museums are housed in former branch station buildings, those being Wantagh and Lindenhurst.
ISBN: 9781467105613
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 217
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David D. Morrison is a retired branch line manager and railroad historian. Author of seven other books in Arcadia’s Images of Rail series, he is a major contributor to the website trainsarefun.com. He is a charter member of the Railroad Museum of Long Island as well as cochair of the Oyster Bay Railroad Station Restoration Committee. Long Island’s major newspaper, Newsday, often seeks him out for historical railroad information. He has given countless presentations to libraries and historical societies and continues to enjoy doing so. He is a longtime member of the Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.
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