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Lirr's Long Beach & Babylon Branches

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by kiyoko91, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Active Member

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    There are numerous branches south of the Jamaica station: Long Beach, Babylon, Montauk, Far Rockaway, and West Hempstead with four stations: Locust Manor, Laurelton, and Rosedale on the west side [Atlantic Branch]; and Saint Albans on the east side. They are six stations on the Long Beach Branch [including L.B. itself]: Island Park, Oceanside, East Rockaway, Centre Ave & Lynbrook, also includes the Valley Stream station, crossing over the Reynolds Channel Bridge between I.P. & L.B. started in 1880 as a New York-Long Beach railroad. And on the Babylon Branch started in 1860 with 14 stations [including Babylon station itself]: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre & Lynbrook. Service will begin to/from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan; some trains on both branches going to/from Atlantic Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn [Rush hours & midnights only]; on weekend mornings, evenings & after dark: non-stop between Babylon & Jamaica; some B.B. westbound trains will start at Wantagh, Freeport or Massapequa Park on weekday mornings, some trains will stop at Woodside, Lynbrook and/or Saint Albans. They are local & express services on both branches, except L.B.B. on weekends, some B.B. weekend express service will run between Freeport, L.I. & Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, stopping at Jamaica. Carried the M7 EMU & the future M9 fleet that serves all of the branches except West Hempstead, Montauk, and eastern Ronkonkoma Branches. And yes the City Terminal Zone; stations inside Brooklyn, Queens & Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. The first add-on is 26 stations without my proposal, this proposal is about over 30 stations [33]. DTG should extended the stations by the future. Playtime: about 50-80 minutes on the Babylon side, and 50-60 minutes on the Long Beach side.

    http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Branch/LongBeachBranch.pdf
    http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Branch/BabylonBranch.pdf
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Beach_Branch
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_Branch
    http://trainsarefun.com/lirr/branchnotes.htm#Long Beach



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    Long Beach (New York) train #853 of the Long Island Rail Road departs Lynbrook westbound for New York's Penn Station.


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    Long Island Rail Road train #108 departs Lynbrook en route to Babylon.



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    Long Beach Branch map


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    Babylon Branch map
     
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  2. LIRRGuy

    LIRRGuy Active Member

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    At this point, I agree we need more LIRR Routes as soon as Possible
     
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  3. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

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    I would totally love to see the Babylon route in the future.
     
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  4. Lawjester

    Lawjester Well-Known Member

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    Yes! The Long Beach branch is something I’ve always talked about wanting. Whether it’s crossing the bridge right before entering the Long Beach station, variety of services or the many grade crossings and stations, the LB branch is a must at some point! It also gives us the opportunity to explore the whole other side of the LIRR and have the Atlantic branch finished. Now for the Babylon branch, it would be cool to have it but would kind of be like Hicksville in a way. Now, you might say that many trains terminate in Babylon everyday but it’s technically not the end of the line, just the end of the electric third rail. Instead of getting the Babylon branch, I’d prefer getting the Long Beach Branch, Far Rockaway branch and the Oyster Bay Branch with the highly requested DM30AC and DE30AC locomotives with the C3 cab car and coaches. As a resident of the Far Rock Branch, I desperately would love to see it and it would make sense to come with the LB branch because they both use the Atlantic branch (Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream).

    It would be really great to get that type of expansion at some point later on in the game because other parts of the US do deserve some attention but I would hope they revisit the LIRR at some point in the future and do this type of expansion!
     
  5. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Active Member

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    THE C3 CAB CAR TRAVELING OVER 100 MPH, VERY INTERESTING. AND THE UPCOMING M9 SET.
     
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  6. MYG92

    MYG92 Active Member

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    Can you stop writing in CAPITAL please that's really annoying it means that you're yelling
     
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  7. byeo

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    I’d like to see the Far Rockaway branch implemented.
     
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  8. Cd1990

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    Very good idea, would be good to see more services added to the Atlantic branch too so here's hoping!
     
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  9. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

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    speonk would be awesome to travel to sometime on train sim world.
     
  10. mrchuck

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    The Babylon Branch would be awesome to drive from Jamaica to Babylon if Dovetail does creates a M3 Locomotive or the M9 because it’s all electric out to Babylon and then from Babylon to Montauk it’s desiel. I would love to see the Babylon Branch in the future on TSW.
     
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  11. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

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    I know in one of the scenarios on lirr they mentioned locusts manor being closed for engineer work so maybe someday they’ll include Babylon on one of the lirr Scenarios in the future.
     
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  12. Cold Warrior

    Cold Warrior New Member

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    Yes but, only if it adds on the existing LIRR route and not made separate routes like the New York and LIRR which should be connected.
     
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  13. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Active Member

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    It's a second add-on only.
     
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  14. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

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    Babylon Branch is a second add onto train sim world? Awesome!
     
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  15. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    It would be. No one has announced it.
     
  16. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

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    I think it might be announced sometime in the future.
     
  17. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    Possibly after Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, more CSX and amtrak, UK and German stuff.
     
  18. UnlimitedMagic

    UnlimitedMagic Well-Known Member

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    I just would want the Harlem line and their trains
     
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  19. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Active Member

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    SOME AM I. GRAND CENTRAL-SOUTHEAST.
     
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  20. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Active Member

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    True. I guess we have to wait & see.
     
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