LIRR MAP ARCHIVES


                  Henry Raudenbush’s October 1952 Map LIRR System 

I spent a lot of time digging out the data for that map.  Where I couldn't see things from trains, I walked.  So I walked all around Hempstead crossing and that's when I saw those feeder rails.  Then I walked the lines from there to Mineola and to West Hempstead .

I had the map printed, just in time for the fantrip with #107, and it proved to be a fast seller, so I called home and had the folks bring more copies and meet the trip at a photo stop on the Creedmoor Branch.  

On the following Monday, I had a call from Paul Blauvelt, the LIRR PR department.  He wanted to know if the RR could buy 20 copies, and would I be willing to be interviewed for the Railroad.  I went down to Jamaica , and that's when that picture was taken.  

In the summer of 1957, I worked in the Chief Engineer's office, and found a copy of my map in the file there.  

On the stretch to West Hempstead , the track ran on a diagonal to the street grid.  Somewhere along there, there was a place where it crossed an east- west street , then a north-south street. Between the two streets the track ran across what looked like somebody's front yard for about 30 feet.  In this section, there was a 20-foot length of 3rd rail!  No fences, nothing. 

Things were more casual then, and what's more everybody on Long Island knew, and taught their kids, the dangers of the 3rd rail.  06/06/2010 Henry Raudenbush

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1907 Steam Boat Line LIRR

 

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1916 Western LIRR 
Archive: Steven M. Swirsky

LIRR Track Profile Maps

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Babylon to Patchogue Composite Map updated 1982 Archive: John Fusto  Creation:  Steve Lynch 

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Bellport to Westhampton Composite Map updated 1981  Archive: John Fusto  Creation:  Steve Lynch 

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Patchogue 1981 Archive: John Fusto  Creation:  Steve Lynch 

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Montauk Branch track profile map LI City 0-6 miles Archive: John Fusto
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LIRR Glendale to Richmond Hill track profile map 
Archive: John Fusto

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1918 Composite Area Map 
(reprint 1940) Creation:  Steve Lynch

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1918 NY City  Tri-State Area

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1918 New Jersey Area


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1918 Verrazano Narrows 

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Hempstead-Garden City Crossing 1873 of LIRR and Central Railroad of LI
Queens section courtesy of:  Robert Andersen

 

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Central Railroad of LI Garden City to Babylon 1873

1989 Freight Line Trip
LIRR Track Maps
LIRR Expansion Maps
LIRR West Side Yard

LIRR P-54 Track Capacity Maps:

Far Rockaway
Floral Park
Freeport
Long Beach
Port Jefferson
Port Washington
Rockaway Park
West Hempstead



Brookhaven Rail Terminal 2009


1847 LIRR System

1873 Central RR
Farmingdale, NY

1900 LIRR System

1898  Brooklyn - Queens Newtown area

1938 "World's Fair"
 


1920 Bushwick Freight Branch


1914 LIRR System map


1990's Central Freight Branch
with text


1955 Rockaway Beach Branch
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LIRR Freight Brochure 05/86
Archive: Paul Strubeck
Long Island USGS Topographic Maps


Western part of  Hempstead Township c.1905 US Geological Topographic Survey Map  
Nassau County created on January 1, 1899  Charles D. Walcott (1850-1927) director in 1894, 
April 1907 resigned as Director of the USGS  Research: Steven Lynch