LIRR CHRONOLOGY  1924   

 

Mar. 31, 1924 LIRR announces it will seek 20-40% fare increase to meet increase of Penn Station rent from $300,000 to $1.3 million per year and for grade crossing elimination projects. (NYT)

Apr. 17, 1924 New York Transit Commission announces it is trying to purchase LIRR Whitestone Branch as part of the subway system. (NYT)

 

May 1924 LIRR electrifies two additional tracks between Hillside and Floral Park as part of track elevation; makes four electrified tracks between Jamaica and Floral Park. (NYT - check contemporary issue)

 

May 1924 LIRR abandons passenger service on Bushwick Branch in Brooklyn.

 

June 24, 1924 LIRR files for 20% increase of all commuter fares effective July 25, citing income only 3.68% on assessed valuation. (NYT)

 

July 21, 1924 LIRR announces it is using trucks for LCL service on Port Washington Branch. (NYT)

 

Aug. 4, 1924 Association of Long Island Commuters meets in Jamaica Town Hall to protest LIRR fare increases. (NYT)

 

Aug. 18, 1924 Long Island Consolidated Electrical Companies sells Northport Traction Company to local interests, removing it from LIRR system.

 

Sep. 22, 1924 Mayor John F. Hylan writes letter commending Transit Commission for opposing LIRR fare increase; suggests LIRR revive Bushwick station as a major commuter terminal with connection to 14th Street Subway to take pressure off Penn Station. (NYT)

 

 

Nov. 15, 1924 LIRR abandons Glen Cove Railroad trolley line between Glen Cove Landing and Sea Cliff

 

Dec. 10, 1924 August Belmont, Jr. ( -1924), LIRR director and founder of IRT subway system, dies. (AR)

 

Dec. 31, 1924 Nassau County Railway (LIRR subsidiary) abandons trolley line between Seacliff Landing and Seacliff Station.

 

1924 LIRR discontinues passenger service to Manhattan Beach (Fresh Pond Jct.-Manhattan Beach).

 

1924 LIRR sells steamer Wyandotte. (AR)