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Lynbrook train schedules in 1923 and today

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A Long Island Rail Road steam train crossed Broadway near White Castle in the 1930s.
A Long Island Rail Road steam train crossed Broadway near White Castle in the 1930s.
Courtesy Art Mattson

Editors note: Lynbrook historical odds and ends is a column that takes a look back at some interesting facts and events in the village from over the years.

 

In 1923, typical commuting time from Lynbrook to Pennylvania Station was 31 minutes on the express train.

Moreover, you could depend on it. Today’s timetable has the fastest trains taking 35 minutes, but sometimes the trains don’t run on time. Isn’t it amazing what modern technology can do?

 

Mattson is the official Lynbrook village historian and a director of the Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook. Additionally, he is the author of “The History of Lynbrook,” which is available on Amazon.com and at local libraries.