New York and Long Island Traction Company

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For the predecessor to the Brooklyn subways, see Long Island Traction Company.

The New York and Long Island Traction Company was a street railway company in Queens and Nassau County, New York, United States.[1] It was partially owned by a holding company for the Long Island Rail Road and partially by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company.[2][3] The company operated from New York City east to Freeport,[1] Hempstead,[1] and Mineola.[4]

The railroad had two main lines; The Mineola Line (Now the Nassau Inter-County Express N24) which spanned from Queens Village into Mineola in Nassau County, New York along Jamaica Avenue, and the Brooklyn-Freeport Line, which spanned from Brooklyn to Freeport, also in Nassau County, and ran mostly along Rockaway Boulevard, North Conduit Avenue, Atlantic Avenue and Merrick Road.


  1. ^ a b c Bleyer, Bill. "Freeport: Action on the Nautical Mile". Newsday. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Belmont and Peters Buy Queens Trolleys". The New York Times. June 21, 1905. p. 14. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  3. ^ Jamaica Buses, Inc., Company Profile
  4. ^ Meyers, Stephen L. (2006). Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island. Images of Rail. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-4526-0.