LIRR CHRONOLOGY  1929  

July 9, 1929 Penn Station handles 213 PRR trains, 466 LIRR, 20 New Haven, and 13 LV, or total of 712; total of 5,742 cars. (RyAge)

 

Dec. 9, 1929 ICC issues its "final" consolidation plan with a five-system East; PRR to be stripped of all loosely-controlled roads except the LIRR; fifth system to be created from LV, Wabash, N&W, Wheeling & Lake Erie, Pittsburgh & West Virginia, C&O of Indiana, and Seaboard Air Line; the four trunk lines unite against it. (was probably released several wks later)

 

1929 New York City completes Cross Bay Boulevard causway across Jamaica Bay to Rockaway; causes 10% drop in LIRR passenger traffic to Rockaways.

 

1929 Peak year for LIRR; 118.9 million passengers carried.