List of streetcar lines on Long Island
The Babylon Railroad Company began as a horse-drawn trolley from Belmont Junction to the Fire Island Ferry. This was established after the Central Railroad of Long Island failed to extend its line to the Great South Bay in Babylon, New York. A second line existed west into Amityville until 1920.
|Fire Island Line||Belmont Junction||Babylon Village||Trolley Line Road(Suffolk CR 12), Deer Park Avenue(Suffolk CR 34), Fire Island Avenue to the Great South Bay.||Abandoned 1918.|
|Amityville Line||Amityville||Babylon Village||Oak Street, Hoffman Road, South Railroad Avenue, Trolley Line Road(Suffolk CR 12)||Abandoned May 15, 1920|
|Cedarhurst Railway||Woodsburgh Railroad Station||Brosewere Bay||Wood Lane, Railroad Avenue, Rutherford Lane.||Abandoned 1894.|
Glen Cove Railroad
|Glen Cove Railroad||Sea Cliff Railroad Station||City of Glen Cove||Oyster Bay Branch, Duck Pond Road, Landing Road.||Abandoned 1924.|
The Huntington Railroad was established on July 19, 1890 with a trolley line between Huntington Village and Halesite. It was eventually extended to Huntington Railroad Station, then along what is today mostly NY 110 through Melville, Farmingdale, and as far south as the docks of Amityville.
|Huntington Railroad||Halesite||Amityville||Wincoma Drive, East Shore Drive, New York Avenue, Walt Whitman Road, Amityville Road, Broad Hollow Road, Conklin Street, Main Street(Farmingdale), Broadway, Sterling Place, Greene Street, Bennett Place, Richmond Avenue.||Service ended September 23, 1919|
Huntington Traction Company
The Huntington Traction Company was the successor to the Huntington Railroad Company inheriting the original line between Huntington Railroad Station and Halesite. The company ran the line only as far south as Jericho Turnpike until it was finally abandoned in 1927.
|Huntington Traction Company||Halesite||South Huntington||Wincoma Drive, East Shore Drive, New York Avenue, Walt Whitman Road.||Abandoned in 1927.|
Nassau County Railway
The Nassau County Railway, also known as the Sea Cliff Village Trolley was the other trolley that ran from the Sea Cliff Railroad Station. However it ran between July 2, 1902 and December 31, 1924, towards Sea Cliff Landing.
|Sea Cliff Railroad Station||Sea Cliff Landing||Sea Cliff Avenue.||Abandoned 1924.|
New York and Long Island Traction
|Mineola Line||Queens Village (Becomes Long Island Electric Railway at the Queens-Nassau Line)||Mineola||Jamaica Avenue||abandoned April 3, 1926
now the N24 bus
|Jamaica-Hempstead Line||Jamaica (Becomes Long Island Electric Railway at the Queens-Nassau Line)||Freeport||160th Street Jamaica to Belmont Park on 160th Street, Jamaica Avenue, and Hempstead Avenue(Turnpike)||Joint NY&LI-LIER service. abandoned April 3, 1926|
|Brooklyn-Freeport Line||Brooklyn (Becomes Long Island Electric Railway at the Queens-Nassau Line)||Freeport||Rockaway Boulevard, North Conduit Avenue, and Sunrise Highway||abandoned April 3, 1926|
New York and North Shore Traction
The New York and North Shore Traction Company operated from northeastern Queens east into Nassau County. It was established in 1902 and was originally known as the "Mineola Roslyn & Port Washington Traction Company," then renamed 1907.
|North Shore Line||Flushing, Queens||Roslyn||35th Avenue, 39th Avenue, and Northern Boulevard||abandoned 1920
now the Q12 bus
|Port Washington Line||Port Washington||Mineola||Main Street (Port Washington), Port Washington Boulevard, Middle Neck Road, Old Northern Boulevard, Main Street (Roslyn), Mineola Avenue, Willis Avenue.||abandoned 1920
Now the N23 bus.
|Hicksville Line||Mineola||Hicksville||Westbury Avenue, Maple Avenue, Post Road, Union Avenue, Prospect Avenue, West John Street.||abandoned 1920
Includes part of the N22 bus.
Northport Traction Company
|Northport Traction Company||Northport East Station||Northport Village||Larkfield Avenue, Laurel Avenue, Main Street, Woodbine(Cherry) Avenue by Northport Harbor.||abandoned 1924
now includes some of the HART H4 bus route.
Seashore Municipal Railroad
|Seashore Municipal Railroad||Freeport||Freeport||Freeport (Atlantic) Avenue south to Scott's Dock between Miller Avenue and Ocean Avenue||Abandoned. Currently occupied by condominiums.|
South Shore Traction Company
The South Shore Traction Company was based in Sayville, New York. It had plans to expand into Patchogue and north through Bohemia, Lake Ronkonkoma, St. James and Stony Brook towards Port Jefferson before it was acquired by the Suffolk Traction Company.
|Sayville Railroad Station||Sayville @ the Great South Bay||Railroad Avenue, Montauk Highway, Candee Avenue||Acquired by Suffolk Traction Company, then abandoned.|
|Bayport-Blue Point Line||Sayville Railroad Station||Blue Point||Middle Road, Blue Point Avenue, Montauk Highway||Acquired by Suffolk Traction Company, then abandoned.|
Suffolk Traction Company
The Suffolk Traction Company operated between Patchogue, Canaan Lake, and Holtsville in Suffolk County. It also had lines to Medford, Blue Point, Bayport, and even a connection to Sayville. The Sayville, and Bayport-Blue Point Lines were originally owned by the South Shore Traction Company. Plans to extend the main trolley to Port Jefferson failed, even as a bridge was being built over the LIRR Main Line. Another extension that was never built included a line towards Bellport and Brookhaven.
|Main Line||Patchogue Railroad Station||Holtsville||South Ocean Avenue, North Ocean Avenue, Old North Ocean Avenue, Suffolk Traction Boulevard||Abandoned. Segments of the ROW no longer exist north of the Canaan Lake neighborhood.|
|Medford Line||Patchogue Railroad Station||Medford||Unknown(Presumably, the current NY 112).||Abandoned.|
|Bayport-Blue Point Line||Sayville Railroad Station||Patchogue @ Medford Avenue||Middle Road, Blue Point Avenue, Montauk Highway||Abandoned. Served Bayport, Blue Point, and went as far east as what is today NY 112.|
|Sayville Line||Sayville Railroad Station||Sayville @ the Great South Bay||Railroad Avenue, Montauk Highway, Candee Avenue||Abandoned.|
- Images of Rail: Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island, by Stephen L. Meyers(2006).
- All of Long Island
- A Desire Named Streetcar, by Sylvia Adcock (Newsday—Long Island; Our Story)
- Long Island Transit (Chicago Transit & Railfan Website)
- Pennsylvania Railroad Company Discontinuance/Last Runs of Passenger Service (Railroad – Ferry – Steamboat – Trolley – Rapid Transit) by Line Segment (June 30, 2003)
- Glen Cove and Vicinity
- Nassau and Queens
- Patchogue-Medford Library Local History Department.