Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York
Railroads, during the 19th and 20th centuries, were the fastest means to move goods to market, and people from one location to another. The Long Island Rail Road (L.I.R.R.) dates to the 1830s, with service on what is now the Ronkonkoma Branch beginning in the 1840s. As the population on Long Island has steadily increased over time, however, improvements to the railroad system have been necessary to provide for the needs of modern transportation consumers.
Historical Perspectives, Inc. (HPI) has been a team player on a number of L.I.R.R. projects, including archaeological studies for four proposed Electric Train Storage Facilities on the Port Jefferson Branch, and comprehensive archaeological studies for the L.I.R.R. East Side Access Project in Manhattan. HPI has worked extensively on Long Island, including archaeological studies for the Glen Cove Ferry Terminal and the Yaphank County Center. HPI has garnered extensive experience in identifying and evaluating archaeological and historic resources associated with railroads, bridges, and transportation corridors.