LONG ISLAND TRANSIT

EARLY STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES

Babylon Railroad Co. - opened 1871, ceased operations in 1918.

Glen Cove Railroad Co. - opened 1905, ceased operations in 1924.

Huntington Railroad Co. - opened 1890, ceased operations in 1921.

Nassau County Railway Co. - opened 1902, ceased operations in 1924.

New York & Long Island Traction Co. - opened 1902, ceased operations in 1926.

New York & North Shore Traction Co. - incorporated 1902 as Mineola Roslyn & Port Washington Traction Co., renamed 1907. Ceased operations in 1920.

Northport Traction Co. - opened 1902, ceased operations in 1924.

Ocean Electric Railway Co. - incorporated 1890 as Rockaway Village Railroad., renamed 1897. Ceased operations in 1929.


Electric Railways Map

Map emphasizes the various local electric railway lines of the past, on Long Island.

Also shown, as thin black lines, are lines of the Long Island Rail Road, technically a "steam" railroad, although most of their suburban lines actually use a third rail electrification. Except for the New York & North Shore Traction Co. and the Babylon Railroad, all local electric railways were actually controlled by the Long Island Rail Road, and some lines functioned as feeder lines to the Long Island Rail Road.

Map emphasizes lines outside New York City, in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Although the New York & North Shore Traction Co. had some lines serving Queens, New York, whose replacement bus service was eventually operated by the New York City Transit Authority. The Ocean Electric Railway operated entirely within New York City, with competing bus service beginning in 1912. The competing bus route later became part of Green Bus Lines.


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