The Railway History

Before the 21st century debate about restoring it to a rail or converting it to a public green space, the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch had its share of transformations during its heyday in the 19th and 20th centuries. Take a look at the history of this rail line and how it went from running trains out to Far Rockaway to what locals now call the “forgotten spur” and see how it’s slowly getting back on track.