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Throwback Thursday: Babylon Railroad Station

There's no longer horse drawn carriages, but the station still serves our area as a main transportation hub.

A postcard showing the Babylon Railroad Station circa 1910. Credit: Town of Babylon.
A postcard showing the Babylon Railroad Station circa 1910. Credit: Town of Babylon.
The best thing about our communities is our ability to take a peak back into the past and see the visual changes our forefathers made on our the places we live.

Occasionally, we here at Patch will dig up or find some older photographs, videos and more to share with the community to do a bit of time travel into what was and, now, what is.

The Long Island Rail Road and the history of Long Island are deeply intertwined with each other – much of the island filled in as the popularity of the railroad increased.

Babylon Station used to serve as a main hub for city-goers looking to escape the day and head to the beachfront and enjoy a day at the shoreline. In fact, much of Babylon's history begins as part of a resort town.

The old railroad station is, of course, long gone, replaced today by the stone structure with an elevated platform that allows you to overlook much of the village. While much has changed, the station still allows those looking to escape the hustle and bustle a one-hour ride to our neck of the woods for some quality time.

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