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

South Side R.R.

 
 
South Side R.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
1. South Side R.R. Marker
Inscription.  First train arrived from Jamaica October 11, 1867. Rail brought NYC visitors spurring resort era boom. LIRR assumed line by 1876.
 
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 435.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 11, 1867.
 
Location. 40° 42.01′ N, 73° 19.405′ W. Marker is in Babylon, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Depot Place, on the left when traveling east on Railroad Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Babylon NY 11702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Babylon Railroad Company Trolley Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Conklin House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Suffrage Study Club (about 800 feet away); Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Babylon Town Hall (approx. ¼ mile away);
South Side R.R. Marker - wide view, with Babylon LIRR station in background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
2. South Side R.R. Marker - wide view, with Babylon LIRR station in background
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The Babylon Village Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Moses (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Babylon Library (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Babylon.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the southeast corner of the Babylon LIRR station parking lot.
 
Also see . . .  South Side Railroad of Long Island (Wikipedia). "The South Side Railroad of Long Island was a railroad company in the U.S. state of New York. Chartered in 1860 and first opened in 1867 as a competitor to the Long Island Rail Road, it was reorganized in 1874 as the Southern Railroad of Long Island and leased in 1876 to the LIRR. After a reorganization as the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad in 1879 (immediately after which it was again leased to the LIRR) it was merged in 1889." (Submitted on November 10, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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