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Copiague in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route

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Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 20, 2017
1. Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker
Inscription.  From 1910 to 1920, an electrified trolley line known as the Babylon Railroad extended from Amityville to Babylon, passing through Copiague along Oak Street to Great Neck Road and then east toward Lindenhurst.
 
Erected 2010 by Town of Babylon.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 40.734′ N, 73° 23.944′ W. Marker is in Copiague, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Neck Road and Hollywood Avenue, on the right on Great Neck Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1635 Great Neck Road, Copiague NY 11726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Neck Road School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Side R.R. (about 700 feet away); Four Chaplains Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Copiague World War I Immigrant Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Warrior (Copiague World War I Memorial) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naomi W. Griffiths
Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker - Wide View, Looking South on Great Neck Road image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 20, 2017
2. Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker - Wide View, Looking South on Great Neck Road
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Suffolk County (approx. ¾ mile away); Drive-In Theatre (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copiague.
 
Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker - Closeup of Inset Photo image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 20, 2017
3. Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker - Closeup of Inset Photo
The Babylon Rail Road was a horsecar line in Babylon Village, New York, later converted to a trolley line. It was opened in 1871 and ceased operations in 1920....The line's main purpose was to provide transportation between the Long Island Rail Road station at the north end of the village center, to ferries for Jones Beach and Fire Island destinations. In 1910 Babylon Railroad established a second line to Amityville Station.... By 1918, the original line of the Babylon railroad ceased to operate, and the Babylon-Amityville Line was terminated two years later. - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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