The following streetcar lines once operated on
Long Island, New York in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.
Babylon Railroad [ edit ]
Babylon Railroad Company began as a horse-drawn trolley from Belmont Junction to the Fire Island Ferry. This was established after the Central Railroad of Long Island failed to extend its line to the Great South Bay in Babylon, New York. A second line existed west into [1 ] Amityville until 1920.
Cedarhurst Railway [ edit ]
The Cedarhurst Railway Company ran a line from
Woodmere (LIRR station) to Brosewere Bay where the Rockaway Hunt Club and Rockaway Steeplechase Association were located. [2 ]
Echo Line Railroad [ edit ]
Echo Line was a trolley line that ran from Port Jefferson Harbor to Port Jefferson (LIRR station) in what was then the Hamlet of Echo, New York. It was acquired by the Suffolk Traction Company to be merged into the main trolley line to Patchogue, but collapsed along with the rest of Suffolk Traction Company.
Freeport Railroad [ edit ]
Freeport Railroad was based in Freeport, New York, and existed between 1913 and 1924.
Freeport Otten Street?, Guy Lombardo Boulevard.
Served the Ferry to
Point Lookout. Abandoned in 1924. Current N62 bus via Guy Lombardo Blvd.
Garden City Shuttle [ edit ]
In the early-20th Century, the
Long Island Rail Road installed a trolley line that ran along the former CRRLI Main Line between Garden City Station and Plainedge from 1915 to 1933. A connection to Country Life Press station was established in 1927. Trolleys were replaced by MP41's and later MP54's.
Glen Cove Railroad [ edit ]
Glen Cove Railroad was one of two trolley lines that ran from the Sea Cliff Railroad Station into the City of Glen Cove. The line existed between 1905 and November 15, 1924. [3 ]
Huntington Railroad [ edit ]
Huntington Railroad was established on July 19, 1890 with a trolley line between Huntington Village and Halesite. It was eventually extended to Huntington Railroad Station, then along what is today mostly NY 110 through Melville, Farmingdale, and as far south as the docks of Amityville.
Amityville Wincoma Drive, East Shore Drive, New York Avenue, Walt Whitman Road, Amityville Road, Broad Hollow Road,
Conklin Street, Main Street(Farmingdale), Broadway, Sterling Place, Greene Street, Bennett Place, Richmond Avenue. Service ended September 23, 1919. Current S1 bus route.
Huntington Traction Company [ edit ]
Huntington Traction Company was the successor to the Huntington Railroad Company inheriting the original line between Huntington Railroad Station and Halesite. The company ran the line only as far south as Jericho Turnpike until it was finally abandoned in 1927.
Nassau County Railway [ edit ]
Nassau County Railway, also known as the Sea Cliff Village Trolley was the other trolley that ran from the Sea Cliff Railroad Station. However it ran between July 2, 1902 and December 31, 1924, towards Sea Cliff Landing. [4 ]
New York and Long Island Traction [ edit ]
New York and Long Island Traction Company operated east to Freeport, Hempstead, and Mineola in Nassau County.
New York and North Shore Traction [ edit ]
New York and North Shore Traction Company operated from northeastern Queens east into Nassau County. It was established in 1902 and was originally known as the "Mineola Roslyn & Port Washington Traction Company," then renamed 1907.
North Shore Line
Roslyn 35th Avenue, 39th Avenue, and
Northern Boulevard abandoned 1920
now the N20 bus
Port Washington Line
Mineola Main Street (Port Washington),
Port Washington Boulevard, Middle Neck Road, Old Northern Boulevard, Main Street (Roslyn), Mineola Avenue, Willis Avenue. abandoned 1920
Now the N23 bus.
Hicksville Westbury Avenue, Maple Avenue, Post Road, Union Avenue, Prospect Avenue, West John Street.
Includes part of the N22 bus.
Northport Traction Company [ edit ]
Northport Traction Company operated from the Northport East Railroad Station into downtown Northport Village.
Seashore Municipal Railroad [ edit ]
Seashore Municipal Railroad was another trolley line based in Freeport, New York.
Seashore Municipal Railroad
Freeport Freeport (Atlantic) Avenue south to Scott's Dock between Miller Avenue and Ocean Avenue
Abandoned. Currently occupied by condominiums. Current N62 bus via Guy Lombardo Blvd.
South Shore Traction Company [ edit ]
South Shore Traction Company was based in Sayville, New York. It had plans to expand into Patchogue and north through Bohemia, Lake Ronkonkoma, St. James and Stony Brook towards Port Jefferson, not to mention through Nassau and Queens County. However, because it was unable to break through the monopoly of the LIRR-held lines in Nassau County, it sold off its two original lines to the Suffolk Traction Company.
Suffolk Traction Company [ edit ]
Suffolk Traction Company operated between Patchogue, Canaan Lake, and Holtsville in Suffolk County. It also had lines to Medford, Blue Point, Bayport, and even a connection to Sayville. The Sayville, and Bayport-Blue Point Lines were originally owned by the South Shore Traction Company. Plans to extend the main trolley to Port Jefferson failed, even as a bridge was being built over the LIRR Main Line. Another extension that was never built included a line towards Bellport and Brookhaven.
Patchogue Railroad Station
Holtsville South Ocean Avenue,
North Ocean Avenue, Old North Ocean Avenue, Suffolk Traction Boulevard Abandoned. Segments of the ROW no longer exist north of the Canaan Lake neighborhood. Part of current S63 bus route.
Patchogue Railroad Station
Medford Unknown(Presumably, the current
NY 112). Abandoned. Part of current S61 bus route.
Bayport-Blue Point Line
Sayville Railroad Station
Patchogue @ Medford Avenue Middle Road, Oakwood Avenue, Railroad Street/Maple Street, Blue Point Avenue,
Montauk Highway Abandoned. Served
Bayport, Blue Point, and went as far east as what is today NY 112. Part of current S40 bus route.
Sayville Railroad Station
Sayville @ the Great South Bay Railroad Avenue,
Montauk Highway, Candee Avenue Abandoned. Part of current S57/S59 bus route.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Images of Rail: Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island, by Stephen L. Meyers(2006).
External links [ edit ]