Montauk Branch

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Montauk Branch
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The Cannonball runs express through Bay Shore to the Hamptons along the Montauk Branch.
Owner Long Island Rail Road
Locale Long Island, New York, USA
Stations33 (physical line); 16 (service pattern)
Type Commuter rail, freight rail
System Long Island Rail Road
Operator(s) Metropolitan Transportation Authority (passenger)
New York and Atlantic Railway (freight)
Ridership2,424,499 (annual ridership, 2018)
Line length115.8 mi (186.4 km)
Number of tracks2 (from Long Island City to Sayville)
1 (east of Sayville)
Track gauge 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification Third rail,  750 V DC (JamaicaBabylon)
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Long Island City
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0.0 mi
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99.9 mi
160.8 km
Lower Montauk Branch
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Penny Bridge (closed)
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Laurel Hill (closed)
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Haberman (closed)
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Maspeth (closed)
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Fresh Pond (closed)
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Glendale (closed)
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Ridgewood (closed)
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Richmond Hill (closed)
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Dunton (closed)
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9.0 mi
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11.8 mi
19 km
Babylon & other services
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11.8 mi
19 km
St. Albans
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99.9 mi
160.8 km
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Hempstead intermediate stops
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14.0 mi
22.5 km
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16.1 mi
25.9 km
Valley Stream
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Port Jefferson intermediate stops
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17.7 mi
28.5 km
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18.6 mi
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Port Jefferson intermediate stops
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31.1 km
Rockville Centre
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21.2 mi
34.1 km
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22.7 mi
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27.7 mi
44.6 km
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46.2 km
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29.5 mi
47.5 km
Massapequa Park
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Unqua (closed)
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30.6 mi
49.2 km
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32.4 mi
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40.7 mi
65.5 km
Bay Shore
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43.1 mi
69.4 km
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45.2 mi
72.7 km
Great River
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Club House (closed)
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47.4 mi
76.3 km
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49.8 mi
80.1 km
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Bayport (closed)
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Blue Point (closed)
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Hagerman (closed)
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Brookhaven (closed)
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62.3 mi
100.3 km
Mastic – Shirley
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Center Moriches (closed)
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East Moriches (closed)
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Quogue (closed)
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Hampton Bays
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Canoe Place (closed)
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143.7 km
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Water Mill (closed)
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151.3 km
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Wainscott (closed)
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162.4 km
East Hampton
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Distances shown from Long Island City via the Lower Montauk Branch

The Montauk Branch is a rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. The branch runs the length of Long Island, 115 miles (185 km) from Long Island City on the west to Montauk on the east. However, in LIRR maps and schedules for public use, the term Montauk Branch refers to the line east of Babylon; the line west of there is covered by Babylon Branch schedules, [1] and a few Montauk Branch trains operate via the Main Line west of Babylon due to increased track capacities. [2]

Route description

Lower Montauk

Lower Montauk Branch (defunct Richmond Hill station) in 2019 Richmond Hill LIRR Lower Montauk branch in 2019.jpg
Lower Montauk Branch (defunct Richmond Hill station) in 2019

The westernmost portion of the Montauk Branch in Queens, known as the "Lower Montauk," runs between the Long Island City and Jamaica stations, mostly at street level with grade crossings. Just east of the Long Island City station, the abandoned Montauk Cutoff merges with the branch. The Lower Montauk Branch had nine stations, four of which were closed by 1940. The remaining five stations (Richmond Hill, Glendale, Fresh Pond, Haberman, and Penny Bridge) were closed on March 13, 1998, [3] due to low ridership and incompatibility with then-new C3 bi-level coach cars that can only use high platforms (only Richmond Hill had an actual platform; the other four stations' platforms were just pavement strips beside the tracks). After these stations closed, the LIRR continued to use the Lower Montauk to operate non-stop trains between Jamaica and Long Island City rather than divert them to the Main Line; there were only two such trains at the time of the 1998 station closures, one westbound in the morning, and one eastbound in the evening. These two trains were re-routed north to Hunterspoint Avenue in 2012, effectively ceasing passenger train service on the Lower Montauk. Soon after, full control of the Lower Montauk was transferred to the New York and Atlantic Railway for freight operations. [4] [5]

The New York City Department of Transportation has periodically floated proposals to repurpose the Lower Montauk Branch for rapid transit operations. In 1984, the Department studied an option to connect the branch to the New York City Subway through a proposed connection to the IND 63rd Street Line in Long Island City. [6] This proposal was unpopular in the communities surrounding the branch. [7] In 2017, the Department studied a plan to operate light rail service on the Lower Montauk Branch. [8]

After Penn Station opened in 1910 the Lower Montauk became the freight route, and when the present Jamaica station opened in 1913 the two Lower Montauk tracks continued past the south side of the station, south of Hall tower and the south Union Hall Street platform and on to Holban Yard. Those two tracks now carry trains to/from the Hillside Facility that has replaced Holban Yard; they can also carry nonstop Main Line trains past Jamaica station. East from Jamaica the Montauk Branch runs between the Main Line tracks (with two usually westward Main Line tracks north of it and two eastward tracks south of it) until just west of Hillside Facility. At 40°42′21″N73°47′04″W / 40.70585°N 73.7845°W / 40.70585; -73.7845 the Montauk Branch rises to cross above the other tracks and turns southeast. At 40°40′01″N73°44′49″W / 40.667°N 73.747°W / 40.667; -73.747 it swings parallel to the Atlantic Branch between its Laurelton and Rosedale stations. The Montauk Branch east of Jamaica is 0.7 mile longer than the Atlantic.

Babylon Branch

The portion between Jamaica and Babylon stations has been electrified since 1925, and electric trains to Babylon are often identified as a separate service, the Babylon Branch. It is grade-separated on embankments or elevated structures. From Babylon east to Montauk, diesel-electric or dual-mode electric/diesel-electric locomotives haul trains of passenger coaches.

The Montauk Line has heavy ridership and frequent service as far as Patchogue station and commuter service as far as Speonk station. In the summer, with travelers going out to The Hamptons, Fire Island and other beaches, additional service is operated to the far eastern terminal at Montauk, such as the Cannonball , a Friday afternoon train departing from Penn Station (originally Hunterspoint Avenue) and running non-stop to Westhampton station in Westhampton. The Montauk Branch, along with the parallel Atlantic Branch, spawns three subsidiary branches: the West Hempstead Branch, Far Rockaway Branch, and Long Beach Branch.

The electrified portion of the Montauk Branch ends in the village of Babylon. Some of the diesel trains on the Montauk branch begin or end their runs at Babylon station, connecting with electric trains there. Other Montauk diesel trains operate into New York City, to Jamaica station; Hunterspoint Avenue or Long Island City stations in Long Island City; or Penn Station.

East of Babylon

The terminal stations in diesel territory, east of Babylon, are Patchogue, Speonk, and Montauk. The Montauk Branch is double-tracked from just east of Long Island City (where there is a short segment of single track) all the way through Babylon, becoming single track at Y Interlocking east of the Sayville station. Some Montauk Branch diesel trains operate west to NYC via the diesel-only Central Branch, joining the Main Line east of Bethpage station. Only a few actually run via the Montauk Branch west of Babylon, under normal conditions on the Main Line.

The Montauk was home to the last tower in North America that regularly used "hooping" train operations: PD Tower, in Patchogue. "Hooping" is the transfer of instructions to the engineer and conductor by attaching the folded orders to the "hoop", a rod several feet long with a loop at the end that is passed from the ground to a moving train by catching the loop on one's arm. The last train to get hooped at PD was train 2730 on May 6, 2006. [9]


Currently, the Montauk Branch intersects with the Bushwick Branch, Bay Ridge Branch, West Hempstead Branch, and Central Branch, as well as the Main Line at Long Island City and Jamaica and the Atlantic Branch at Jamaica and Valley Stream; the Far Rockaway Branch and Long Beach Branch are connected via the Atlantic Branch at Valley Stream. In the past, junctions existed with the Rockaway Beach Branch (a quarter mile east of Woodhaven Boulevard), Southern Hempstead Branch (Valley Stream to Hempstead), Manorville Branch (Eastport to Manorville on the Main Line), and Sag Harbor Branch (Bridgehampton to Sag Harbor). In early times, the Scoot ran frequently between Greenport on the North Fork, "around the horn" on the Manorville Branch, and east to Sag Harbor. In their day, both of those villages were very busy, bustling ports.

Formation and early days: 1860s to 1925

The South Side Railroad of Long Island built the line from Bushwick, Brooklyn to Patchogue in the 1860s, and completed the new line to Long Island City in 1870. [10] With the reorganization of the South Side as the Southern Railroad of Long Island in 1874 and its lease by the LIRR in 1876, this line became the Southern Railroad Division, [11] Southern Railroad of Long Island Division, or simply Southern Division. [12] Effective Sunday, June 25, 1876, all Southern Division passenger trains were rerouted to use the LIRR main line from Berlin Junction (west of Jamaica) to Rockaway Junction, and the LIRR's Rockaway Branch to Springfield Junction, where it crossed the Southern. This change resulted in the closure of the Southern's Berlin, Beaver Street (Jamaica), Locust Avenue, and Springfield stations. [13] The old line between Jamaica and Springfield, which became freight-only, was renamed the Old Southern Road. [14] The Southern was reorganized as the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad in 1879, [15] and on March 14, 1880, the name was changed from the Southern Division to the Montauk Division. [16] Thus the old South Side Railroad, except between Jamaica and Springfield Junction, was now the Montauk Division.

The LIRR opened the Sag Harbor Branch, including the present Montauk Branch from Eastport to Bridgehampton, on June 8, 1870. [17] On July 27, 1881, after the South Side became part of the LIRR, its line – then the Montauk Division – was extended east to the Sag Harbor Branch at Eastport. [18] The Sag Harbor Branch east of Eastport became part of the Montauk Division, [19] and the old line from Manor (Manorville) to Eastport became the Manor Branch. [20] An extension to Montauk, splitting off the old Sag Harbor Branch at Bridgehampton, opened to Amagansett on June 1, 1895 [21] and to Montauk by September, [22] and the line between Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor reverted to the old Sag Harbor Branch name. [23]

Babylon electrification: 1925 to present

Electrification of the Montauk Division from Jamaica to Babylon was completed on May 20, 1925, [24] and normal operation began the next day. [25] The Central Extension between Bethpage and Babylon was reopened for freight trains that had run via the Montauk Division. [15]

The Montauk station was initially near the center of a sleepy fishing village at the north end of Fort Pond (where Austin Corbin built a pier in his unsuccessful effort to have trans-Atlantic ships dock there.) The Great Hurricane of 1938 devastated the terminus area and tore up sections of the roadbed. The population center then moved two miles (3 km) to the south, away from the station.

1998 saw the closure of three lightly used stations: Center Moriches, Quogue, and Southampton College. Southampton College was temporarily reinstated for the 2004 and 2018 U.S. Open tournaments at the nearby Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, along with a steel walkway over Montauk Highway. At the conclusion of the tournament, the walkway was dismantled and the temporary platform was removed.

On April 16, 2019, New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that funding to design improvements on the Montauk Branch would likely be included in the 2019–2020 state budget. The funding would be used by the LIRR to design three passing sidings to be installed on the line in single-track territory between Speonk and Montauk. The installation of passing sidings would allow for increased service on the South Fork Commuter Connection. MTA President and CEO Pat Foye said that improvements to the Montauk Branch were identified in the LIRR's request for the MTA' s Twenty-Year Needs Assessment. [26]


West Hempstead Branch trains split off after St. Albans. Babylon Branch trains terminate at Babylon, while Montauk Branch trains continue beyond. Many non-electric Montauk Branch trains that run express between Jamaica and Babylon run via the Main Line and Central Branch, with one rush hour roundtrip serving Mineola and Hicksville stations. [2]

Zone [27] LocationServicesStation Miles (km)
from Long Island City via the Lower Montauk Branch [28]
Connections and notes
1 Long Island City, Queens Dagger-14-plain.png Long Island City Wheelchair symbol.svg
(rush hours only)
1854 Long Island Rail Road: Oyster Bay and Port Jefferson branches
NYC Subway: 7 and <7> (at Vernon Boulevard – Jackson Avenue)
MTA Bus: Q103
NYC Ferry East River Ferry
Dagger-14-plain.png Served by five peak round trip trains, one of which is Montauk train [2]
Penny Bridge 18541998 [3]
Laurel Hill 18901900
Maspeth, Queens Haberman 18921998 [3]
Maspeth 1895c.1924
Fresh Pond 18691998 [3] Originally named Bushwick Junction
Glendale, Queens Glendale 18691998 [3]
Ridgewood 18831924
Richmond Hill, Queens Richmond Hill 18681998 [3] Originally named Clarenceville
Shops c.19001913Part of the Morris Park Facility
Dunton 1869
Originally named Van Wyck Avenue, then Berlin
3 Jamaica, Queens Jamaica Wheelchair symbol.svg 9.0 (14.5)1836 Long Island Rail Road: Atlantic, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma branches
New York City Subway: E , J , and Z (at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport)
New York City Bus: Q20A , Q20B , Q24 , Q30 , Q31 , Q43 , Q44 SBS , Q54 , Q56
MTA Bus: Q6 , Q8 , Q9 , Q25 , Q34 , Q40 , Q41 , Q60 , Q65
Nassau Inter-County Express: n4
AirTrain JFK: Jamaica Station Route
Union Hall Street c.18901976Originally named New York Avenue
Canal Street 1890 [29] 1899
Hillside 1890 [29] 1966
St. Albans, Queens St. Albans 11.8 (19.0)1898 [30] New York City Bus: Q4
Originally named Locust Avenue [31]
Springfield Gardens, Queens Springfield Gardens 1870s1979Originally named Springfield
4 Lynbrook Lynbrook Wheelchair symbol.svg 17.7 (28.5)1867 [15] Long Island Rail Road: Long Beach Branch
Nassau Inter-County Express: n4 , n25 , n31 , n32
Originally named Pearsall's Corners, then Pearsall's
7 Rockville Centre Rockville Centre Wheelchair symbol.svg 19.3 (31.1)1867Nassau Inter-County Express: n15 , n16, Mercy Medical Shuttle
Baldwin Baldwin Wheelchair symbol.svg 21.2 (34.1)1867Nassau Inter-County Express: n35
Originally named Baldwinsville, [32] then Baldwins
Freeport Freeport Wheelchair symbol.svg 22.7 (36.5)1867Nassau Inter-County Express: n4 , n19 , n40 , n41 , n43 , n88
Merrick Merrick Wheelchair symbol.svg 24.1 (38.8)1867
Bellmore Bellmore Wheelchair symbol.svg 25.6 (41.2)1869
Wantagh Wantagh 25.9 (41.7)1867Originally named Ridgewood
Seaford Seaford Wheelchair symbol.svg 27.7 (44.6)1899Nassau Inter-County Express: n54
Massapequa Massapequa Wheelchair symbol.svg 28.7 (46.2)1867Nassau Inter-County Express: n54 , n55 , n80
Originally named South Oyster Bay
Massapequa Park Massapequa Park 29.5 (47.5)1933Nassau Inter-County Express: n54 , n55 , n80
East Massapequa Unqua 18801881
9 Amityville Amityville 30.6 (49.2)1868 Suffolk County Transit: 1A , S1 , S20 , S33
Copiague Copiague 32.4 (52.1)1902Suffolk County Transit: S20 , S31
Belmont Junction 18751876
Lindenhurst Lindenhurst 33.7 (54.2)1867Suffolk County Transit: S20
Originally named Wellwood, then Breslau
Babylon Babylon Wheelchair symbol.svg 36.6 (58.9)1867 [15] Suffolk County Transit: S20 , S23 , S25 , S27 , S29 , S40 , S42 , S47
Originally named Seaside [15]
Terminus of electrification
10 Bay Shore Bay Shore Wheelchair symbol.svg 40.7 (65.5)1868Suffolk County Transit: 2A , 2B , S40 , S41 , S42 , S45
Originally named Penataquit, then Bayshore
Islip Centre 18681869
Islip Wheelchair symbol.svg 43.1 (69.4)1868Suffolk County Transit: S42
East Islip
Club House 18701897
Great River Wheelchair symbol.svg 45.2 (72.7)1897Suffolk County Transit: 3C , S40
Originally named Youngsport
Oakdale Oakdale Wheelchair symbol.svg 47.4 (76.3)1868Suffolk County Transit: S40
Sayville Sayville Wheelchair symbol.svg 49.8 (80.1)1868Suffolk County Transit: S40 , S57 , S59
Sayville Ferry Service to Fire Island
Bayport Bayport 18691980
Blue Point Blue Point 1870
Patchogue Patchogue Wheelchair symbol.svg 53.2 (85.6)1869Suffolk County Transit: 7A , 7B , S40 , S54 , S61 , S63 , S66 , S68
Patchogue Village Bus
Davis Park Ferry to Fire Island
East Patchogue East Patchogue 1890 [33] 1928
Hagerman Hagerman 18901929
12 North Bellport Bellport Wheelchair symbol.svg 57.8 (93.0)1882Suffolk County Transit: 7B , S66 , S68
Originally named Accobomac, then Brewster Place [33]
Brookhaven Brookhaven 18841958
Shirley Mastic–Shirley Wheelchair symbol.svg 62.3 (100.3)1960Suffolk County Transit: S66 , S68
Mastic Mastic 18821960Originally named Forge
Center Moriches Center Moriches 18811998Originally named Moriches
East Moriches East Moriches 18971958
Eastport Eastport 18701958Originally named Moriches
Speonk Speonk Wheelchair symbol.svg 70.8 (113.9)1870
14 Westhampton Westhampton Wheelchair symbol.svg 74.3 (119.6)1870
Quogue Quogue 18751998
East Quogue East Quogue 1871c.1883Originally named Atlanticville [34]
Hampton Bays Hampton Bays Wheelchair symbol.svg 81.2 (130.7)1871Suffolk County Transit: S92
Originally named Good Ground
Canoe Place 19351953
Suffolk Downs 19071921
Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills 18871932
Southampton College 1907
Originally named Golf Grounds, then Southampton Campus
Temporarily reopened for the 1986 U.S. Open, 2004, and 2018 U.S. Opens
Southampton Southampton Wheelchair symbol.svg 89.3 (143.7)1871Suffolk County Transit: S92
Water Mill Water Mill 1875c.1968 [33] Originally named Watermill
Bridgehampton Bridgehampton Wheelchair symbol.svg 94.0 (151.3)1870Suffolk County Transit: 10B , S92
Wainscott Wainscott 18981938
East Hampton East Hampton Wheelchair symbol.svg 100.9 (162.4)1895Suffolk County Transit: 10B , 10C , S92
Originally named Easthampton
Amagansett Amagansett Wheelchair symbol.svg 104.3 (167.9)1895Suffolk County Transit: 10C
Napeague Napeague Beach 18951927
Fanny Bartlett 19241928
Promised Land c.19001928
Montauk Montauk Wheelchair symbol.svg 115.8 (186.4)1895Suffolk County Transit: 10C

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dunton station</span>

Dunton was a ground-level station on the Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Branch, Atlantic Branch, and later the Main Line in Dunton, Queens, New York City, United States. It was closed in 1939 when the Atlantic Branch was placed in a tunnel east of East New York.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Springfield Junction (Long Island Rail Road)</span>

Springfield Junction was a junction between the Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Branch and Atlantic Branch in Laurelton, Queens, New York City, United States. It was located at the place where those two branches now begin to parallel, just east of Laurelton station and half a mile east of Springfield Boulevard. No rail station was located at the junction itself, however Springfield Gardens station was located nearby.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rockaway Junction station</span> Former New York railroad site

Rockaway Junction was a junction and station on the Long Island Rail Road's Main Line and Montauk Branch in Hillside, Queens, New York City, United States. It was located in the vicinity where the Montauk Branch now crosses over the two eastbound passenger tracks and the two freight tracks of the Main Line, just west of the Hillside Facility, although at the time of the station's existence it was at ground level along with the junction itself.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rockaway Beach Branch</span> Former Long Island Rail Road branch (closed 1962)

The Rockaway Beach Branch was a rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in Queens, New York City, United States. The line left the Main Line at Whitepot Junction in Rego Park heading south via Ozone Park and across Jamaica Bay to Hammels in the Rockaways, turning west there to a terminal at Rockaway Park. Along the way it connected with the Montauk Branch near Glendale, the Atlantic Branch near Woodhaven, and the Far Rockaway Branch at Hammels.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bridgehampton station</span> Long Island Rail Road station in Suffolk County, New York

Bridgehampton is a station along the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located at Maple Lane and Butter Lane, in Bridgehampton, New York.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Manorville station</span>

Manorville was a railroad station on the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road in Manorville, New York. The station was built in 1844 and closed in 1968.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Eastport station</span>

Eastport was a railroad station built on the former Manorville Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in Eastport, New York. It was opened in 1870 and closed in 1958. It was the easternmost station along both branches in the Town of Brookhaven.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Water Mill station</span> Former rail station on Long Island, New York

Water Mill is a former Long Island Rail Road station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It was located at the end of a dead-end street off Montauk Highway in Water Mill, New York.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sag Harbor station</span> Former train station on Long Island, New York

Sag Harbor was the terminus of the abandoned Sag Harbor Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, and was one of two stations within the village of Sag Harbor, New York. It opened in 1870 with the arrival of the LIRR into Sag Harbor, and was the eastern terminus of the LIRR on the south fork of Long Island until 1895, when the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad built a line from Bridgehampton to Montauk, thus converting the line into a spur north of Bridgehampton. Besides the standard passenger station, it also contained a freight house, and "express building," two yards, a spur to "Long Wharf" which was owned by the LIRR affiliated Montauk Steamboat Company, a coal trestle, a turntable, and a three-story grain storage building owned by The station was rebuilt in 1909 in a manner similar to such stations as Riverhead, Bay Shore, Manhasset, and Bayside stations, among others. During World War I, it was used to transport torpedoes to Long Wharf in order to test them. It was abandoned in 1939 along with the branch. Today, Long Wharf is Suffolk County Road 81, and the former freight house became the Sag Harbor Garden Center's retail store until February 1, 2022, when renovations began to transform to building into Kidd Squid Brewing Company's flagship tasting room, which opened in July of 2022 and continues in operation today.


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