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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 07:57:47 2006, in response to Re: My Route Suggestion of the Old Abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch, posted by RonInBayside on Sat Jul 22 19:36:45 2006.The LIRR Rockaway line was fully improved, and had two running tracks for it's entire length. It was only downgraded to single track when they were scaling down operation in the 50's, and didn't run enough service to warrant two running tracks, so they converted to single track operation. However, it's not like they ripped half the ROW away at that point. The Rockaway line is wider than some existing LIRR lines.