"...the right to construct, and during its existence to maintain and continue a rail-road or rail-roads, with a single or double track, and with such appendages as may be deemed necessary for the convenient use of the same, commencing at any eligible point adjoining Southold Bay, in or near the village of Greenport, in the county of Suffolk, and extending from thence, on the most practicable route, through or near the middle of Long-Island, to a point on the water's edge in the village of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings, to be designated by the trustees of that village, and to a point on the water's edge in the village of Williamsburgh, in the said county of Kings, to be designated by the trustees of that village, and in like manner to construct, maintain and continue a branch rail-road from the said main road to Sag Harbor. It was also authorized to unite with the Brooklyn and Jamaica with the consent of that company."Rail Road is currently the oldest commuter railroad that is still operating under its original name. The railroad has evolved a lot over the last 180 years, and will continue to evolve a lot more, with a number of major project nearing completion.
The LIRR celelbrated the 180th Anniversary of the railroad earlier this morning at Mineola. Some photos from the LIRR's Instagram page are included below:
Here's to 180 years more!