Patchogue battery trolley

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Patchogue battery trolley

Post by 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

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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

Post by 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. http://www.greaterpatchoguehistoricalso ... .php?id=74 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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