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February 11, 2014 - Added a new page on Parr Meadows Racetrack

January 28, 2014 - Added a new page for Edgewood State Hospital

January 18, 2014 - Added a new page with Steam Engine Sounds, from a record that could be ordered with Steel Rails to the Sunrise (Ziel and Foster) when it was first published back in the mid-1960's

January 17, 2014 - Added a booklet of maps of freight and private sidings from 1978 to the System Maps page. Added a picture of Warwick St. station to the Atlantic Ave./Far Rockaway stations page. Added two monthly commutation ticked stubs to Rockaway Beach/Park to the Old Tickets page.

January 16, 2014 - Added another old conductor's cash receipt to the Old Tickets page.

January 13, 2014 - Added the notice of the closing of the Greenport Ticket office on the Main Line stations page and a notice of the ending of service to Pilgrim State Hospital on the  Pilgrim State page.

January 11, 2014 - Finished the  1963 Proposal for Better Rail Service for Nassau County page. Added an additional conductor's cash receipt to the Old Tickets page.

August 17, 2013 - Started a new page with a 1963 Proposal for Better Rail Service for Nassau County. This page will be under construction for a while.

August 12, 2013 - Added the Bob Emery Maps for the Whitestone Branch

August 11, 2013 - Added some interesting old conductor's cash receipts to the Old Tickets page.

January 6, 2013 - Added more old tickets to the Old Tickets page

November 7, 2010 - Added a new page for Old Tickets

January 30, 2010 - Added a page with a short history and map of the LIRR written by Felix Reifschneider. Also finished entering the 1848 Locomotive roster on the Rolling Stock page.

January 17, 2010 - Added images of old tickets (contributed by "Big John - Fan of the Sunrise Trail") to the Culver, Manhattan Beach, Bay Ridge , Main Line, Babylon/Montauk and Long Beach branch pages.

January 16, 2010 - Added a couple of maps on the Manorville-Eastport Branch page. Also created a page for the Suffolk County's fund raiser to get "Mile-a-Minute Murphy's" Bicycle back to Long Island.

May 31, 2009 - Added new pictures of Ronkonkoma on the Main Line stations page and off Patchogue

May 29, 2009 - Added new pictures of Greenport on the Main Line stations page and off Patchogue, Bellport and Mastic-Shirley on the Babylon/Montauk stations page.

May 28, 2009 - Added new pictures of Mattituck and Southold on the Main Line stations page

May 27, 2009 - Added new pictures of Medford and Yaphank on the Main Line stations page

May 21, 2009 - Added new pictures of Speonk through Montauk on the Babylon/Montauk stations page

March 8, 2009 - Started uploading Bob Emery Maps of the Rockaway Beach Branch

February 25, 2009 - Finished scanning the Bob Emery Maps for the Bay Ridge Branch

February 24, 2009 - Added 1924 Aerial Photos of Flatbush Ave. Terminal and the Chestnut St. incline HERE and HERE

February 22, 2009 - Added the 1959 125th Anniversary Booklet, and rescanned (with better quality) the 1934 100th Anniversary Booklet HERE. Added the 175th Anniversay logo to the opening page.

February 15, 2009 - I went on a picture-taking trip today and took photos of all the stations on the Port Jefferson branch starting with Huntington; and Bayshore through Sayville on the Montauk branch. So far I have uploaded Huntington through Port Jeff on the Port Jefferson Stations page.

March 17, 2008 - Added a couple of old tickets from the 1920's and 30's on the Old Timetables and Tickets page

February 15, 2008 - Added some pictures and text on the Manorville-Eastport page.

December 5, 2007 - Added a Brooklyn Eagle article on the opening of the NY&Manhattan Beach Railway in July, 1877

November 23, 2007 - Pictures of  Deer Park, Brentwood and Central Islip on the Main Line stations page..

November 18, 2007 - Added a timetable and a newspaper article on the opening of the South Side Railroad

November 17, 2007 - Added a couple of timetables and an article on the opening or service to Greenport in 1844 to the Early LIRR History page.

August 25, 2007 - I went to the Riverhead Railroad Festival today, sponsored by the RR Museum of Long Island - so I took some pictures of Riverhead Station and added them to the Main Line stations page.

May 3, 2007 - Added pictures of Hunterspoint Ave. station to the  Main Line stations page

April 29, 2007 - Pictures of Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick and Bellmore on the Babylon/Montauk Stations page and Hicksville, Farmingdale, Pinelawn and Wyandanch on the Main Line stations page..

April 1, 2007 - New pictures of the East New York station on the Atlantic Ave./Far Rockaway branch stations page. Also added a video of the return of the Oyster Bay RR Museum cars to Mitchel Field HERE

March 11, 2007 - New pictures of Rockville Centre and St. Albans stations on the Babylon/Montauk stations page and of Locust Manor and Laurelton on the Atlantic/Far Rockaway Stations page.

February 27, 2007 - Photos and a video of the Oyster Bay RR Museum's Equipment move are HERE.

February 9, 2007  - Added pictures of Country Life Press station to the Hempstead Branch stations page.

February 4, 2007 - Added pictures of Syosset and Cold Spring Harbor to the Port Jefferson Branch stations page and Bethpage to the Main Line stations page.

January 28, 2007 - Added pictures of Merillon Ave. station to the  Main Line stations page

January 13, 2007 -  Added pictures of Hollis and Queens Village stations to the Hempstead Branch stations page.

January 7, 2007 -   Added pictures of Murray Hill, Broadway, Auburndale and Bayside stations to the Port Washington Branch Stations page.

January 2, 2007 - Happy New Year!  Added pictures of Flushing-Main St. and Shea Stadium stations to the Port Washington Branch Stations page. Also a picture of the remnants of the abandoned Elmhurst station.

December 31, 2006 - Added pictures of Douglaston, Little Neck and Great Neck stations to the Port Washington Branch Stations page.

December 28, 2006 - New pictures of Flatbush Ave./Atlantic terminal on the Atlantic/Far Rockaway Stations page.

December 22, 2006 - added pictures of a memorial of sorts to the Central RR of LI on the Central RR pictures page

December 20, 2006 - added a great picture of the Chestnut St. connection to the Joint BRT/LIRR Service page

December 17, 2006 - Added pictures of New Hyde Park station to the Main Line Stations page.

December 11, 2996 - Added new pictures of Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington stations to the Port Washington branch page

December 10, 2006 - Added many new pictures of the stations on the Far Rockaway and Long Beach branches,

December 6, 2006 - Expanded the history of the Flushing and North Side RR

November 26, 2006 - New pictures of Rosedale and Valley Stream stations on the Atlantic Ave./Far Rockaway branch stations page, and Lynbrook on the Long Beach branch stations page.

November 21, 2006 - Bethpage branch Emery maps added

November 18 and 19, 2006 - Started scanning the Emery maps of the Bay Ridge Branch

November 16, 2006 - Added a panoramic picture of the Port Jefferson-Wading River ROW to the Wading River page.

November 14, 2006 - Added new Bob Emery Maps page. This page contains scans of the track maps drawn by Mr. Emery back in the 1950's and 60's.

November 11, 2006 - Added additional pictures to the  NRHS-LIST "Farewell to the M-1 Fantrip" page.

November 5, 2006 - Added a page on the NRHS-LIST "Farewell to the M-1 Fantrip"

August 27, 2006 - We have some good news and bad news on LIRR Towers. The good news is that Locust Tower was renovated and rededicated on August 8, 2006. The bad news is that PD Tower - the "Leaning Tower of Patchogue" - was demolished on August 22. See the Towers page for pictures.

July 1, 2006 - Added new pictures of Mineola, Carle Place and Westbury stations to the Main Line stations page

June 23, 2006 - Added numerous pictures of the stations on the West Hempstead Branch stations page.

June 4, 2006 _ Added current pictures of all the Oyster Bay Branch stations from East Williston to Oyster Bay on the Oyster Bay Stations page.

May 30, 2006 - Added current pictures of Kew Gardens station to the Main Line stations page and Garden city to the Hempstead Branch stations page.

April 25, 2006 - Added a large number of pictures of the Forest Hills station and the newly-renovated Jamaica Station to the  Main Line stations page

April 20, 2006 - Added pictures of Woodside Station to the  Main Line stations page

April 11, 2006 - Added a couple of pictures of the West End Corridor at Penn Station on the  Main Line stations page

March 31, 2006 - A former West Hempstead resident reminisces about the Mineola to West Hempstead branch

March 19, 2006 - Added new pictures of Floral Park station to the Hempstead Branch stations page.

March 19, 2006 - With the photography issue now hopefully solved, I intend to start taking new photos of all 122 LIRR stations. Added pictures of the interior of Penn Station to the Main Line stations page; new pictures of Bellerose and Hempstead on the Hempstead Branch stations page and new pictures of West Hempstead to the West Hempstead Branch stations page.

March 7, 2006 - added 3 pictures near Haberman from 1973 on the Long Island City branch page.

February 19, 2006 - Added pictures of Oakdale and Blue Point stations on the Babylon/Montauk Stations page and a picture of the Circus train at Long Island City.

January 5, 2006 - Added more pictures of recently-renovated Nassau Boulevard Station to the Hempstead Branch Stations page.

January 5, 2006 - Added pictures of recently-renovated Nassau Boulevard Station and new pictures of the Stewart Manor station to the Hempstead Branch Stations page.

January 1, 2006 - Added a page with pictures of the last steam train to Greenport on June 5, 1955. And Happy New Year to all!

December 22, 2005 - Added some recent pictures of the old Evergreen Branch

October 1, 2005 - Added some new pictures of Yaphank to the Main Line stations page.

June 26, 2005  - Add information and pictures of the abandoned Wainscott station on the Babylon/Montauk Stations page (near the bottom of the page).

January 10, 2005 - Added some maps of the Central RR right-of-way.

December 6, 2004 - Added an old picture of Union Hall St. station to the Hempstead Branch Stations page. Also, a couple of pictures of the West Side Yard on the Yards Page. Finally, I added two new movies to the Movies page.

January 17, 2004 - Additional information on the Oyster Bay Station on the Oyster Bay Branch stations page.

January 3, 2004 - The past president of the Friends of Locomotive 35 contributes his observations about the Cedarhurst Cutoff

December 26, 2003 - Added a picture of Harold and two of Divide on the Towers page.

December 12, 2003 - Added several old timetables to the Timetables page.

November 29, 2003 - Added 1879 and 1880 Maps to the timeline page.

November 28, 2003 - Added an 1878 Map to the timeline page.

May 31, 2003 - Added a picture of the last train on the Wading River Extension.

April 17, 2003 - Added a page with some Quick Time movies

April 12, 2003 - Gave a new look to the Home page

April 8, 2003 - Started a Sag Harbor branch page. Added pictures of Babylon, Blue Point, Great River and Oakdale on the Babylon/Montauk stations page and of Central Islip, Medford, Mattituck and Southold on the Main Line stations page.

March 7, 2003 - Pictures of CI block office, CP cabin, FOX block signal, BK block signal on the LIRR Call letters page 1

March 5, 2003 - Pictures of Divide, Jay, Pond, Port, Valley and Win towers; Garden, KO and PW cabins; BH, JF, MO, MS, PT, SK, SN, WH and YA signals on the LIRR Call Letters page 1 and page 2

March 4, 2003 - Pictures of MV and NA towers, and Y cabin on the LIRR Call Letters page 1 and page 2

March 3, 2003 - Added pictures of CI cabin, Babylon Tower, and Bliss cabin to the LIRR Call Letters page

March 2, 2003 - Added the following pictures: Dunton on the Atlantic Ave. stations page; Cutchogue on the Main Line stations page; B tower, NO cabin, NU cabin, PT cabin,QU tower, R tower, SG cabin, SP cabin, SR cabin, WT tower and Y cabin on the LIRR Call Letters page 1 and page 2

February 28, 2003 - Started adding pictures of cabins, towers and other structures to the LIRR Call Letters page

February 9, 2003 - Added two pictures of the brand new New Hyde Park station to the Main Line Stations page and another picture of the old Mill Neck station to the Oyster Bay Branch Stations page.

January 10, 2003 - Revised the LIRR Call Letters page.

October 23, 2002 - Added an early picture of the Amagansett Station to the Babylon/Montauk stations page. Also, a picture of a bus in front of the Greenport freight building on the Main Line stations page. And pictures of the RDC cars from the mid 1950's on the Northport Spur and Rolling Stock pages.

July 7, 2002 - Added a new page on LIRR Call letters, including Stations, Block Stations, Block Limit Stations, Manual & Remote Control (R.C.) Interlockings. Thanks to Dave Keller for the time and effort he put in to compile this information.

April 23, 2002 - Added an account of how a reader of lirrhistory.com discovers some remnants of the Manorville to Eastport ROW.

April 2, 2002 - Added some material to the Yards page.

March 25, 2002 - Added several old station pictures on the Main Line stations page. Also added an old picture of the East New York station on the Bay Ridge Branch page. In the last few weeks, I added several links from this website to Art Huneke's website. He really has some very interesting material.

February 20, 2002 - Started a new Yards page. Added a new picture of Dunton Tower to the Towers page. Added a current picture of the renmants of the BRT-LIRR connection at Flatbush/Atlantic Aves. to the Joint Service page. Added the complete roster as of 1963 of the LIRR Rolling Stock

February 11, 2002 - added 1876 and 1877 maps to the Timeline page.

February 9, 2002 - added a page on the Jamaica Station renovation currently in progress. Also, a picture of the church seen in the backround of the 1878 Jamaica Station here and here.

February 6, 2002 - Added an 1837 timetable to the Timetables page.

December 12, 2001 - Added 1874 and 1875 maps to the Timeline page. Added material to the Joint LIRR/Rapid Transit and Culver Line pages

December 5, 2001 - Added a couple of pictures of the old Great River station to the Babylon/Montauk stations page.

November 24, 2001 - added 1872 and 1873 maps to the Timeline page.

November 23, 2001 - Started a Timeline page - a series of maps showing the growth of the LIRR and its competitors through the years. So far the maps range from 1836 to 1870.

November 11, 2001 - added an article about the Fairbanks Morse C-Liners to the Rolling Stock page.

November 7, 2001 - added a map/timetable of the joint LIRR/Brighton service page. Also added an 1873 map of Hempstead, showing the relationship of the vaious RR's through the area.

October 7, 2001 - added some nice detailed maps from 1898 to the System Maps page.

October 6, 2001 - I added the following: Picture of Flatbush Ave. Terminal in the Atlantic/Far Rockaway stations page; two old pictures of Smithtown station in the Port Jefferson stations page; more pictures and information in the Whitestone branch page; and additional pictures in the Kings Park Hospital page.

October 1, 2001 - Although it doesn't really pertain to the LIRR (except, perhaps the "Mineola"), I visited the Shore Line Trolley Museum in Connecticut on Saturday, September 29, 2001 and created a page here with some of the pictures I took.

July 24, 2001 - Additional information added to the Towers supplemental page

July 18, 2001 - Added pictures of Pond Tower to the Towers page and added pictures of all the stations on the Whitestone Branch page.

July 9, 2001 - Added a booklet describing the construction of Penn Station and the Penn Tunnels to the Pennsy Years page. Added an 1895 timetable to the Timetables page. Also, added another old LIRR logo on the opening page, and a small sound bit.

July 8, 2001 - Finally, I have added new space (was 50 megs, now 300 megs) to the website and will start adding the material I have collected over the last several months. Today, I added the following: 1) a new Whitestone Branch page; 2) a picture of the old Mineola Station to the Main Line stations page; and 3)the remainder of the Act which incorporated the LIRR as well as the original 1835 bylaws of the LIRR on the Early History page.

March 24, 2001 - Added pictures of Quogue, Eastport and Bayport stations to the Babylon/Montauk stations page. Also added a picture of an MP-41 to the Rolling Stock page.

March 20, 2001 - Added a couple of pictures of Glen Head station to the Oyster Bay stations page and RDC #3121 to the Rolling Stock page. Added new information and pictures of Bellaire and Queens Village stations to the Hempstead branch stations page. Added a picture of an 1855 commutation ticket to the Flushing Railroad page.

March 14, 2001 - Added a couple of old pictures from 1878 and 1913 of Jamaica Station to the Main Line and Atlantic Ave. stations pages. Also added old pictures of Babylon and Amagansett stations to the Babylon/Montauk branch stations page.

March 9, 2001 - Added some information to the Atlantic/Far Rockaway Stations page and added a picture of Hunterpoint Ave. station to the Main Line Stations page. Also added some old scans of steam engines on the Rolling Stock page.

February 19, 2001 - Added pictures of the old Hillside station to the Hempstead Branch stations page. Added a picture of the Mineola station showing evidence of the old ROW between Mineola and West Hempstead.

February 17, 2001 - Added pictures of Belmont Park station and a new pictures of Stewart Manor and Floral Park stations to the Hempstead Branch stations page. Added several pictures of Mineola station to the Main Line stations page and an old 1878 picture of Jamaica station. Added new pictures of Manhasset station to the Port Washington Branch stations page. Added a new page on the Huntington Railroad trolley line. Added a picture of the Mitchel Field shuttle to the Central RR pictures page. Added several pictures to the Rolling Stock page- a Budd RDC car, PB57 combine, FM "C Liner", MP75 World's Fair car, MP70, MP54. Added a picture of Woodhaven station to the Atlantic Ave. stations page.

February 10, 2001 - Added some new pictures and texts to the East NY and Bolands Landing stations on the Atlantic Ave./Far Rockaway stations page.

December 3, 2000 - Started a Trolleys on LI page. Added material to the Northport Spur page.

November 25, 2000 - Added new material and pictures to the Northport Spur page.

October 8, 2000 - Started a page about Freight Operations (later deleted)

October 3, 2000 - A much better picture of the 1875 Central RR timetable on the Central RR of LI page. Also, scans of an 1854 proposal for an extension of the Flushing RR out to Huntington. In addition I added a little text to the Pennsy Era page. Finally, from 1848, on the Rolling Stock page, I started a list of all the engines currently being used on the LIRR at that time, transcribed from a hand-writted pad.

September 24, 2000 - Added a timetable and description of the various services on the now-abandoned Mineola to West Hempstead branch.

September 23, 2000 - Added pictures of Nostrand Ave. and Boland's Landing stations to the Atlantic/Far Rockaway stations page and of Jamaica to the Main Line stations page.

August 29, 2000 - New pictures of the Flushing-Main St. on the Port Washington branch station page, and a correction on Water Mill to the Babylon/Montauk stations page.

August 26, 2000 - added pictures of the 4 stations on the Wading River branch. Also added new pictures of Country Life Press on the Hempstead branch stations page, Flowerfield on the Port Jeff stations page, Central Islip Hospital, Water Mill to the Babylon/Montauk stations page and Riverhead on the Mail Line stations page.

August 24, 2000 - Started a Port Jeff to Wading River branch page

August 19, 2000 - Added a picture of the Oceanside station building to the Long Beach branch stations page.

August 17, 2000 - Added a picture of Brook tower to the Towers page and one of Flatbush Ave. terminal to the Atlantic/Far Rockaway stations page. Also, a ticket from Bay Ridge to Manhattan Beach on the Bay Ridge page.

August 12, 2000 - Added pictures of Babylon and Lead towers to the Towers page. Also added a new picture of the Queens Village station to the Hempstead branch stations page.

August 11, 2000 - Added a timetable to the joint BRT/LIRR page for service over the Chestnut St. connection to the Rockaways. Also added an 1874 timetable of the Central RR of LI page.

August 10, 2000 - A lot of new important material! First of all, timetables and fare schedules from 1848, 1851 and 1875 on the Timetables page. Next, new material and pictures on the Towers page. Also, a very nice map of the NY & Manhattan Beach Railway from 1885 on the NY&MBRY page. Plus a perhaps unique timetable of the LIRR White Line, on the Early LIRR Stations Page. Last, and certainly not least, a scan of the original April 24, 1834 Act passed by the Ney York State Senate and Assembly, incorporating the "Long-Island Rail-Road Company", on the Early LIRR History page.

August 5, 2000 - Added pictures of Queens and Valley tower to the Towers page. Also, a few days ago I added a picture of the Creedmoor Spur trestle across Jamaica Ave./Jericho Tpke. on the Central RR Pictures page

July 29,2000 - Started a Northport Spur page. Added a picture of Flatbush Ave. terminal to the Atlantic stations page.

July 15, 2000 - Added a new Hospital spurs page, including Kings Park, Central Islip and Pilgrim State pages. Also added new material to the Cedarhust Cutoff page

July 8, 2000 - Added message that my email address has changed to robertwa@optonline.net

June 18, 2000 - (Fathers' Day) Added a page about the Cedarhurst Cutoff to the Abandoned ROW's

June 14, 2000 - (Flag Day) It's been a while since I last updated the website - thank you for your patience and your emails! Everyone knows of Dashing Dan, but there was also a female counterpart to his character, Dashing Dottie. I've put her picture on the opening page and added the story of her first appearance on this page.

April 6, 2000 - Added an old postcard picture of the Patchogue Station to the Babylon/Montauk stations page and a picture of an old freight house to the Evergreen branch page

March 28, 2000 - Added new material to the Joint LIRR/Rapid Transit page, the Bay Ridge page and the New York and Manhattan Beach Railway page. Also made some minor updates to the Site Map page.

March 22, 2000 - added pictures of Forest Hills and Carle Place to the Main Line stations page and Rockville Centre, Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick and Bellmore to the Babylon/Montauk stations page. Also added some pictures taken recently along the old ROW of the abandoned Rockaway Beach line.

March 15, 2000 - added pictures of Wantaugh, Seaford, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst, Babylon, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk stations to the Babylon/Montauk stations page. Also, answered the questions I had on the Main Line stations.

March 13, 2000 - added Brentwood to the Main Line stations page. Also, I posed a couple of questions right after the Brentwood picture. Can anyone help?

March 12, 2000 - added a picture of Bellaire to the Hempstead stations page, Westbridge to the Main Line stations page and Union Course, Autumn Ave., Morris Park and Clarenceville to the Atlantic/Far Rockaway stations page.

March 11, 2000 - another new picture for the Towers page and a picture of the old Pennsylvania Station to the Main Line stations page.

March 9, 2000 - added a new page, the Atlantic Ave. Improvement of 1901-1905 with a link from the Pennsylvania Era page. Also added a couple of pictures of the old Harold Tower on the Towers page.

March 5, 2000 - added pictures of Matawok and Rego Park stations to the Main Line stations page; Parkside station on the Rockaway Branch pictures page; and a picture of a train on the Manorville to Eastport Branch page.

February 23, 2000 - added pictures of stations from Bayshore to Hampton Bays on the Babylon/Montauk stations page

February 13, 2000 - added several new pictures and more text to the Oyster Bay stations page. Also added pictures of the Union Hall St. and Hillside Facility stations to the Hempstead Stations page.

February 6, 2000 - added several old pictures to the Hempstead Stations page and one each to the Manhattan Beach and Atlantic Ave. pages

February 3, 2000 - added the history of the Rockaway Beach line. Also, added some new text and corrections to the Flushing and North Side RR and the Flushing RR pages.

February 2, 2000 - added some pictures and text to the Towers page

December 29, 1999 - Some changes to the Abandoned Stations page. Also deleted items more that 6 months old from this What's New page.

December 24, 1999 - Changed the backround of all the pages to the Dashing Dan logo.

December 4, 1999 - Added a page for Babylon/Montauk stations to the Stations today page/

December 3, 1999 - Another picture for the Bay Ridge page.

December 2, 1999 - Added a list of "LIRR Firsts" from the 1959 125th Anniversary Booklet. Also added a picture of the first diesel locomotive to the Rolling Stock page.

December 1, 1999 - Added new material to the Flushing and North Side RR page. Also added a picture to the Bay Ridge branch page.

November 4, 1999 - some additions and changes to the Joint LIRR/Rapid Transit page. Also, I recently added another picture of Divide Tower to the Towers page

October 16, 1999 - added pictures of the interior of Divide tower to the Towers Page.

September 29, 1999 - some changes and additions to the Hempstead Branch Stations page

September 25, 1999 - added pictures of Grand St. to the Main Line stations page and Hillside to the Hempstead branch stations page. Also added Locust tower to the Towers page and finally started the Rolling Stock page with a picture of the LIRR's first double-decker, #200.

September 22, 1999 - Started the Early Pennsylvania RR Years page

September 14, 1999 - added a couple of pictures to the Bay Ridge page.

August 18,1999 - added a short biography about myself.

August 14, 1999 - added pictures of Nassau Tower to the Towers page.

August 11, 1999 - thanks to Sanford Gardner, I found out about the Library Of Congress American Memory Railroad website, which contains many old railroad maps. If you go to this site and search by Keywords "Long Island" you will find several maps of the LIRR from the late 1800's. I have included a portion of the 1873 Central RR map in my System Maps page. In addition. I added another copy detailing the routes of the LIRR and its early competitors.

July 21, 1999 - added more station pictures to the Main Line stations page.

July 20, 1999 - added a new Towers page. Added a picture of Hollis to the Hempstead branch page. Added some historical info and more photos for the Main Line stations. Started an Oyster Bay branch stations page.

July 19, 1999 - some additions and corrections to the Port Washington branch stations page. Also added pictures from Ronkonkoma to Greenport on the Main Line stations page.

July 13, 1999 - Finally got a new website with a new domain name: www.lirrhistory.com - with a lot more space! I should be adding a lot of material in the next few weeks.

July 3, 1999 - Added some Port Washington branch stations to the Stations Today page.

 

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