Springfield Junction to Valley/Lynbrook

From Springfield Junction, where the Montauk Branch arrivves from just west of due north and turns just south of due east as the line via Locust Manor trails in on the south side, the third-rail electrified line turns east-southeast, and passes the passenger station at Valley Stream (MP 16.1), the junction at Valley (MP 16.2), where the Far Rockaway Branch turns away south and the West Hempstead Branch turns away northeast, and east, to the passenger station and junction at Lynbrook (MP 17.7), where the Long Beach Branch turns away southeast and the Montauk Branch continues east.