The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), the oldest railroad in the country still operating under its original name, was chartered in 1834 for the purpose of running trains from the Brooklyn waterfront to the eastern terminal at Greenport. The east end of the LIRR main line consists of a 70-mile stretch of track from Hicksville to Greenport. At one time, there were 29 passenger stations along this east end route, 14 of which are active today. A decommissioned signal tower and obsolete turntable are located on this route. Two stations, Riverhead and Greenport, are locations of the Railroad Museum of Long Island. The 23 miles of track between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma is electrified by third rail current, the electrification having been completed in 1987. Single-track territory since 1844, the line is currently being double-tracked as far east as Ronkonkoma.

In stock

SKU 2-1229

Description / Long Island Rail Road: Main Line East Book

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), the oldest railroad in the country still operating under its original name, was chartered in 1834 for the purpose of running trains from the Brooklyn waterfront to the eastern terminal at Greenport. The east end of the LIRR main line consists of a 70-mile stretch of track from Hicksville to Greenport. At one time, there were 29 passenger stations along this east end route, 14 of which are active today. A decommissioned signal tower and obsolete turntable are located on this route. Two stations, Riverhead and Greenport, are locations of the Railroad Museum of Long Island. The 23 miles of track between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma is electrified by third rail current, the electrification having been completed in 1987. Single-track territory since 1844, the line is currently being double-tracked as far east as Ronkonkoma.

We found other products you might like!

Navigating through the elements of the carousel is possible using the tab key. You can skip the carousel or go straight to carousel navigation using the skip links.
NYC Black Vignelli Backpack
$39.00
Kids 5 Train Baseball Hat
$24.00
Steam Train, Dream Train Hardcover Book
$16.99
Adult B Train Baseball Hat
$28.00
Leila & Massimo Vignelli Book
$34.99
Munipals Sticker Book Brooklyn Book-3
$19.95
Subway Train Spinner Keyring
$4.99
Mercury Marble Bookend Set
$75.00
Galactic Putty Toy
$2.75
Kids Tee D Train (Bronx to Brooklyn)
As low as $21.00
Frequently bought together
Door Sign WTC Cortlandt Street
$12.99
Kids Tee T Train (2nd Av Local)
As low as $21.00
Leather Wallet With Token
As low as $80.00
Kids Tee C Train (8th Ave Local)
As low as $21.00
City of Dreamers 1000 Piece Puzzle
$19.95
A Train Wooden Kit-Set
$16.95
Breakaway Face Mask Lanyard
$6.00