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West Babylon 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, October 1, 2016
1. Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker
Inscription. From 1910 to 1920, the Babylon Railroad trolley line extended between Amityville and Babylon, Passing through West Babylon on the south side of the railroad tracks. A car barn for storing trolleys was located near Great East Neck Road.
 
Erected 2010 by Town of Babylon.
 
Location. 40° 41.627′ N, 73° 20.904′ W. Marker is in West Babylon, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue west of Woodbine Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 Railroad Avenue, West Babylon NY 11704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cuban Giants (approx. one mile away); Babylon World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Captain Joel Cook Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Babylon Village Fountain (approx. 1.2 miles away); Babylon Town Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lindenhurst Memorial Village Hall Korean and Vietnam War Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Babylon Railroad Company Trolley Route (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Trolley Days (Babylon Beacon, July 2, 2009)
Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 1, 2016
2. Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Marker - Wide View
. "On June 11, 1910, a reportedly rainy day, the new electrified trolley line officially opened with five small trolley cars, each with a capacity of 28 passengers. The fare for stops at West Babylon, Lindenhurst and Copiague was 5 cents, while the full trip from Amityville to Babylon cost 10 cents. The full trip took approximately 35 minutes and trolley cars operated at an average of once per hour." (Submitted on October 1, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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