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Location DB > United States > New York > New York (Queens) > Rockaway Branch
Rockaway Branch
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created by Radio2600 on 1/6/2012 4:43 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/26/2018 4:42 PM
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Approximately 5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

New York (Queens), New York
United States
Owner: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  •  Interesting Features
    This is an abandoned railroad line with much of the track still in place. There are numerous short bridges, a viaduct and a very short tunnel.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1892
    Closed: 1962
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    An abandoned branch of the Long Island RR. The branch from the present LIRR mainline to Liberty Ave. has been abandoned since 1962.

    South of Liberty Ave was abandoned in 1950 after a fire on the bridge in Jamaica Bay and later rehabilitated and is now the Rockaway Line of the NYC Subway.
     Media Coverage
     Future Plans
    Possible "greenbelt" trail.
    Editing Date
    Fri, Feb 10th, 2012
    posted by JimBoylan

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    Bob Emery Track Maps
    Fri, Jan 6th, 2012
    posted by Anonymous
    7 pictures
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    1990's Pics
    Wed, Mar 21st, 2012
    posted by Radio2600
    5 pictures
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    Touring the Rockaway Branch, 2012
    Thu, Jan 31st, 2013
    posted by superphoenix
    6 pictures
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    Model Shoot
    Tue, Jun 26th, 2018
    posted by Anonymous
    9 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/26/2018 4:42 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 26 18 at 16:42, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 26 18 at 16:42, Emperor Wang changed the following: Web Links
  • on Dec 26 18 at 14:39, Radio2600 updated gallery Model Shoot
  • on Dec 26 18 at 14:37, Radio2600 deleted 1 pictures from gallery Model Shoot
  • on Dec 26 18 at 14:34, Radio2600 updated gallery Model Shoot
  • on Dec 26 18 at 14:33, Radio2600 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Dec 26 18 at 14:29, Radio2600 created a new gallery
  • on Feb 1 13 at 11:30, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 31 13 at 1:48, superphoenix added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 31 13 at 1:44, superphoenix created a new gallery
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