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Lirr's Long Beach & Babylon Branches

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

  1. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Member

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    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; 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. 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. Trains to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn; Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan; or Long Island City in Queens [Rush hour only]. Carried the M7 EMU 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 & Manhattan.


    http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Branch2/LongBeachBranch.pdf
    http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Branch2/BabylonBranch.pdf
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Beach_Branch
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_Branch


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    THE L.I.R.R. MAP


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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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  2. LIRRGuy

    LIRRGuy New 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 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 New 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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