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Re: My Route Suggestion of the Old Abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch
Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun Jul 23 07:50:17 2006, in response to Re: My Route Suggestion of the Old Abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch, posted by RonInBayside on Sat Jul 22 17:58:32 2006.Wrong. There are places where you have room enough for one track only (unless you stack them).
False. The LIRR completely rebuilt the line in the 1930's, grade eliminated it, and put it on embankment. It is more improved than many existing LIRR lines. It is fully two tracks wide, with embanment slope on either side. South of Woodhaven, it is even 4 tracks wide (4 tracks aren't needed, but the ROW is 4 tracks wide there). No section after the rebuild was only 1 track wide. Yes, in later years, when the LIRR was downscaling the line in the 50's, it was converted to one track operation to save money, but it original ran as two running tracks.
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