Patchogue battery trolley

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Patchogue battery trolley

Postby granton junction » Thu May 03, 2018 9:43 am

Thank you for the discussion about Northport. Moving on toward Patchogue I remember as a kid in the 1950s that much of the Patchogue battery trolley trackage was still visible in the concrete pavement on Ocean Ave and on Main St. Subsequent re-pavings obliterated this. The line was planned to go to Port Jefferson, but this did not occur. The line was abandoned around 1919. I also remember that the was a very short stretch of trackage in the downtown area of Port Jefferson in the street (never used for sure). Anybody else know about that?
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Re: Patchogue battery trolley

Postby nyandw » Thu May 03, 2018 10:47 pm
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Patchogue -Suffolk Traction

Laying tracks along West Main Street and installing switch onto South Ocean Avenue at Four Corners, Patchogue c. 1910. View looking northwest towards Swezey & Newins store at Four Corners intersection. (Thos. R. Bayles collection, Dave Keller archive)
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Re: Patchogue battery trolley

Postby edflyerssn007 » Sun May 06, 2018 1:21 pm

A few years ago during one of the resurfacing projects some of the rail was rediscovered. I believe it is now at the Historical Society over in the Carnegie Library building next to the courthouse. If you go their website, you'll see in the banner picture the rail and the switches that were used on the corner of Main St and North/South Ocean avenues.

I have a friend that is involved with the society and there is very preliminary talk of a traction layout. But that's about the extent of the discussion that I know of.
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