by Kilgore Trout
MattAmity90 wrote: ↑Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:00 pmAh, I understood you to mean that Rockville Centre, Baldwin, Freeport, and Massapequa already had high-level platforms even before the grade elimination project. I mixed up "elevated" (as in grade-separated on the embankment) with having high-level platforms. It doesn't matter if they did previously, because new platforms had to be constructed on the embankment anyway.Kilgore Trout wrote: ↑Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:50 pmIt's because those stations (aside from Babylon) were already elevated, and having a low-level island platform is dangerous. When they elevated those stations they were converted to one single high-level island platform because trains could now speed through without sounding their horns, and the loading and unloading was much faster not having to use the steps. Babylon was always high-level after it was electrified because it was transfer point. Babylon is where the electrification ends, and people had to transfer to a diesel for Patchogue, Speonk, and Montauk and vise versa. High-level again to make the transfers and the "Spanish Solution" quick and easy.MattAmity90 wrote:3.) Aside from Rockville Centre, Baldwin, Freeport, and Massapequa, Babylon was the only station with high-level platforms (which Babylon always had after the branch was electrified in 1925).Why were those the only ones? My guess is that they probably had the highest traffic on the branch?
Welcome to New York Penn Station. You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.