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

Amityville Trolley Routes

 
 
Amityville Trolley Routes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
1. Amityville Trolley Routes Marker
Inscription.  Between 1909 and 1920, two trolley lines operated through Amityville. The Cross-Island Line came from Halesite, Huntington to the Amityville docks. The Babylon Railroad line ran from the Amityville Railroad Station to the ferry docks in Babylon Village.
 
Erected 2010 by Town of Babylon, Village of Amityville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 40° 40.798′ N, 73° 25.17′ W. Marker is in Amityville, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on John Street north of West Oak Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amityville NY 11701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Side R.R. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Brunswick Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Suffolk County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walt Whitman (approx. half a mile away); Naomi W. Griffiths (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ireland's Mill
Amityville Trolley Routes Marker - wide view, with Amityville LIRR station in background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
2. Amityville Trolley Routes Marker - wide view, with Amityville LIRR station in background
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Drive-In Theatre (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amityville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located by the John Street entrance to the Amityville LIRR station parking lot.
 
Marker Inset: <i>The R.R. Station and Trolley, Amityville, L.I.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. Marker Inset: The R.R. Station and Trolley, Amityville, L.I.
<i>Trolley Day Celebration in Amityville</i> image. Click for full size.
William J. Rugen (photo courtesy of the Queens Borough Library), August 25, 1909
4. Trolley Day Celebration in Amityville
"The arrival of the Huntington-Amityville Cross-Island Trolley was cause for tremendous celebration in the growing village of Amityville, as can be seen in this photo. Trolley Day, held on August 25, 1909, was planned by the Long Island Rail Road, and the streets overflowed with celebrating village residents. In this photograph the first trolleys are seen proceeding south on Broadway past the Triangle Building, on their way to the station terminus at the foot of Ocean Avenue on Great South Bay. Some of the trolley cars acquired by the Huntington Railroad Company, including the one in this image, were previously owned by the Ocean Electric Railway. On the right, hanging banners read "Welcome to our city." - Queens Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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