LIRR Cannonball 

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Cannonball eastbound at speed 60+ mph Amityville c.1963 Photo: Brad Phillips

Long Island Rail Road Parlor Cars
by Jack Deasy
   
Vincent Seyfried
The Cannonball and the Long Island Railroad
by Vincent Seyfried

Transcript of Lecture Delivered on Sunday November 29, 1998 at
The East Hampton Library. 159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Click here for Lecture

Heavyweight Cannonball Era consists 1964 - 1968 Examples

Train 22, Friday 09/04/1964 

236 TECKAWITHA 
235 COMMACK 
234 RONKONKOMA 
233 MINEOLA 
232 PATCHOGUE 
231 ONTEORA 
230 MOHAWK CLUB 
229 CUTCHOGUE 
228 WANTAGH 
227 QUOGUE 
226 MONTAUK 
225 CAYUGA CLUB 
224 MASTIC 
223 NOYACK 
222 MANHASSET 
221 AMAGANSETT 
220 SETAUKET 

Train 22, Friday 08/19/1966
 
234 SAGTIKOS 
233 COPIAGUE 
232 AQUEBOGUE 
231 TECKAWITHA 
230 SENECA CLUB 
229 NISSEQUOGUE 
228 RONKONKOMA 
227 CUTCHOGUE 
226 SHINNECOCK 
225 ONEIDA CLUB 
224 ASHAROKEN 
223 MONTAUK 
222 PATCHOGUE 
221 MANHASSET 
220 SETAUKET 
Train 22, Friday 08/30/1968 

234 IMPERIAL LAWN 
233 IMPERIAL PATH 
232 LAKE COUNTY 
231 HAMILTON COUNTY 
230 PINE FALLS 
229 JEFFERSON COUNTY 
228 IMPERIAL TRAIL 
227 ONTEORA 
226 SHINNECOCK 
225 ONEDIA CLUB 
224 ASHAROKEN 
223 TECKAWITHA 
222 COMMACK 
221 MINEOLA 
220 SETAUKET 
[Note: "Line" numbers 234 thru 228 are lightweight cars.]

Source: "The Route of the Weekend Chief" by Mike Boland in the Autumn 1995 issue of  "The Keystone".  The numbers are reservation line numbers, not the actual car numbers. Above are three actual LIRR consists from the Heavyweight Cannonball Era: 1964 through 1968

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2038 Brightwaters c. 1960's
Photo: Steve Hoskins
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E51sa4 Cannonball 
Manorville Branch Eastport 1923
Collection: D. Keller
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Ex-FEC "LAKE OKECHOBEE" on the rear of the Cannonball at Hunterspoint Ave 07/1969 
Photo/Archive: Jim Gillin
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FM 2002 Babylon 1957
Photo:  Jules  P. Krzenski 
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FM CPA20-5 2007 Bethpage
Photo: 1957
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Parlor Setauket Cannonball at Montauk 1962
Collection: Dave Keller
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Parlor  Jamaica 17 car Cannonball at Montauk 07/1962
Collection: Dave Keller
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Parlor 1st Jamaica Cannonball at Easthampton 09/1962
Collection: Dave Keller
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Parlor  Jamaica Cannonball at Montauk  07/1962
Collection: Dave Keller
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Nassau 1969
Photo: Rich Glueck

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Two new MTA C420's 
Roslyn Road crossing c.1970
Photo:  Rich Glueck
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C420 #223 Cannonball at PD 1972
Photo: Dave Keller
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Cannonball
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Cannonball  with 17 heavyweights  Connetquot River, Oakdale
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Patchogue 1985
Photo: John61 
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The Cannonball, with 17 heavyweight cars behind a pair of Alco C420 locomotives, bound for Montauk on a Friday afternoon in the 1960s.
The train is approaching Maitland's Curve. Parlor observation car LIRR 2038 SETAUKET carries the markers.
Photo/Collection: Art Huneke

 Patchogue 1980's by MP53 crossing Patchogue River view west
Photo:  Mike Koehler 

Patchogue c. 1980's view east 
Photo:  Mike Koehler 

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Jamaica 05/25/2005
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08/11/2006

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171st Anniversary 8/19/2006
Photo: LIjoe

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LIRR #514 at Penn Station 4/18/2013

The LIRR is announcing plans for the first non-stop express service direct from Penn Station to Westhampton Beach this summer. The ride will take 94 minutes.

DrumHeads

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Drumhead c.1985
Photo: Art Huneke

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Drumhead c.1985
Photo: Art Huneke

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8/19/2006
171st Anniversary Photo: LIjoe

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GP-38 #259 at Greenport zoom 7/23/1994 
Archive:
Carol Mills


05/25/2007


Non-stop express service direct from 
Penn Station to Westhampton Beach 4/18/2013