1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Lirr's Long Beach & Babylon Branches

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

  1. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    67
    There are numerous branches south of 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. On the L.B.B. started in 1880 as a NY-LB 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 to/from Atlantic Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn or Long Island City in Queens [Rush hours only]; some westbound trains will start at Wantagh, Freeport or Massapequa Park. Some trains on the LBB will terminate [Eastbound] & start [Westbound] at Lynbrook. Carried the M7 EMU & future M9 fleet that serves all of the branches except the West Hempstead, Ronkonkoma [east of Ronkonkoma], and the Montauk branch. And yes the City Terminal Zone; stations inside Brooklyn, Queens & Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.


    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


    [​IMG]
    THE L.I.R.R. MAP


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


    [​IMG]
    Long Island Rail Road train #108 departs Lynbrook en route to Babylon.



     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 3:17 PM
    • Upvote Upvote x 6
    • Downvote Downvote x 1
  2. LIRRGuy

    LIRRGuy New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    18
    At this point, I agree we need more LIRR Routes as soon as Possible
     
    • Upvote Upvote x 5
  3. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    54
    I would totally love to see the Babylon route in the future.
     
    • Upvote Upvote x 4
  4. Lawjester

    Lawjester Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2017
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    646
    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 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    67

    THE C3 CAB CAR TRAVELING OVER 100 MPH, VERY INTERESTING. AND THE UPCOMING M9 SET.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
    • Downvote Downvote x 1
  6. MYG92

    MYG92 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2019
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    29
    Can you stop writing in CAPITAL please that's really annoying it means that you're yelling
     
    • Upvote Upvote x 1
    • Downvote Downvote x 1
  7. byeo

    byeo Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2018
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    96
    I’d like to see the Far Rockaway branch implemented.
     
    • Upvote Upvote x 1
  8. Cd1990

    Cd1990 New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2018
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    17
    Very good idea, would be good to see more services added to the Atlantic branch too so here's hoping!
     
  9. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    54
    speonk would be awesome to travel to sometime on train sim world.
     
  10. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    54
    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.
     
  11. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    54
    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.
     

Share This Page