LIRR STEAM ENGINES #35 and #39
ENGINE #35

Steam Locomotive #35, which was constructed in 1928. It is the last steam locomotive to operate on Long Island, having been retired in 1955. Donated by the LIRR to Nassau County, it was on exhibit at Eisenhower Park for years but was later moved to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum.


G5s #35  Train # 543 at Willis Ave., Mineola 8/1954 Close-up Photo/Archive: Art Huneke
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G5s #35 Wipers at Morris Park Shops - 1942
Archive: Ron Zinn
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G5s #35 at Morris Park Shops - 1948
Archive: Dave Keller
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G5s #35  Train #543 at Willis Ave., Mineola 8/1954  Photo/Archive: Art Huneke
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G5s # 35  Last Day of Steam backing onto Port Jefferson 
wye 10/16/55 Archive: Dave Keller
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  G5s #35 at Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Park, 
East Meadow, NY 7/1970
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G5s #35 Broadside view
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G5s #35 En-route to Salisbury Park 1956 Photo: Art Huneke
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G5s #35 Eisenhower Memorial Park post card
Edward L. Conklin III photo 12/01/70
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G5s #35 Eisenhower Memorial Park post card reverse
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LIRR #35 Poster Herb Oscar Anderson (Radio personality) Lou Duro (LIRR PR Dept.) c.1968  Collection: OBRM
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LIRR Public Affairs staff #35 9/17/1973 Archive: Dave Morrison

 

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Public Affairs staff #35 10/11/1970 Archive: Dave Morrison

 

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OHIO EXPRESS Album covers while posing on LIRR #35
Archive: Gary Farkash
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On October 13, 1969 Salisbury Park, East Meadow, NY was rededicated as Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Park
FORM 19 ENGINE #35 ORDERS AT PD TOWER
Info/Archive: Dave Keller
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 Form 19 PD Tower Loco 352/19/30
"Eng 35 run extra Patchogue to Y Cabin"
Form 19-PD Tower-Loco  35 - 02-20-44 (Keller).jpg (116231 bytes)
 Form 19 PD Tower Loco 35 2/20/44
"No. 4054 PRR Eng 779 to take Ringhouse siding 
Patchogue for no 4053 Eng 35"
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Form 19 PD Tower Loco 35 9/01/45
"Eng 35 run Extra SK to WH. Eng 35 run Passenger Extra 
WH to PD. Extra 35 west at MO."
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Form 19 PD Tower Loco 35 9/08/42
"No 38 Eng 35 meet Extra PRR 1179 west at VN"

 

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Form 19 PD Tower Loco 35 12/12/32
"No 33 has Eng 30 and no 21 Eng 35."
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Form 19 PD Tower Loco 35 7/27/42
"No 38 Eng 35 take siding at SK for no 9 PRR Eng 732."
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Form 19 PD Tower Loco 35 11/02/32
"No 9 Eng 43 meet No 20 Eng 35 at Watermill."

 

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Form 19 PD Tower Loco 35 12/25/32
"No. 4045 PRR Eng 8496 meet No. 10 Eng 35 at Patchogue. No. 4045 take siding. No. 4045 gets this order at Patchogue."

Telegraphic Call Letters:

"BO" Bellport
"VN" Brookhaven
"MO" Moriches
"PD" Patchogue
"Y" Sayville
"SK" Speonk
"WH" Westhampton

 

 

ENGINE #39

G5s #39  Last time at Oyster Bay with  #50 10/09/1955  Photo/Archive: Art Huneke
  G5s-39-West Yard-Port Jefferson-1934 (Keller) (2).jpg (107951 bytes)
 G5s #39 West Yard at Port Jefferson 1934 
Archive: Dave Keller
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G5s #39 Train #238  eastbound thru Hicksville 7/31/37 (Votava-Keller)
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 G5s #39 freight eastbound at Queens Village 1947  
(F. Zahn-Keller)
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G5s #39  Cold Spring Harbor  3/1953 (F. Zahn-Keller)
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 G5s #39 Railfan Extra westbound at Calverton former Express House at right.  View SE 6/05/1955 Archive: Dave Keller
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G5s #39 Railfan Extra eastbound taking on water at Ronkonkoma 6/05/55 Archive: Dave Keller
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G5s #39 Spun on Greenport turntable 6/05/55
Archive: Dave Keller 
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G5s #39 Spun on Greenport turntable 6/05/55 
Archive: Dave Keller 
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G5s #39 Railfan Extra at Greenport 6/05/55
Archive: Dave Keller

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G5s #39 Railfan Extra eastbound at Manorville 6/05/55
Archive: Dave Keller

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 G5s #39 Railfan Extra westbound under Ronkonkoma Ave., Ronkonkoma 6/05/1955 
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 G5s #39 Railfan Extra taking on coal at Greenport 6/05/55 Archive: Dave Keller

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G5s #39 Roslyn 8/1955 (F. Zahn-Keller)
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 G5s #39 4-6-0 with number plate #38 at the Carriage House Museum in Stony Brook 8/24/1958 (see below)
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G5s #38 at museum in Stony Brook post card
Photo: Edward L. Conklin III
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G5s #38 at museum in Stony Brook post card bac

RoyCampanella_LIRR-Railroader.jpg (69645 bytes)The picture (above left) is of Engine #39, not #38, at the Carriage House Museum in Stony Brook. The railroad gave #39's number plate to the famous Brooklyn Dodger catcher, no.39, Roy Campanella. He was in a car accident on Veterans Memorial Hwy and was paralyzed from the waist down.  The LIRR gave him the number plate from the #39 as an honor and his photo of the presentation of the plate by the LIRR appeared in the Long Island Railroader magazine. When the engine was subsequently donated, they slapped on the plate for #38. Zillions of photographs, even postcards, were made with the  phony identity! #39 and #35 are the only engines preserved. Research: Art Single and Dave Keller 

 

 

 

 

 

Archive: Don Fisher - RMLI

The "Steam Up LIRR 39 Committee" has had an active search for the original #39 number board since 2014.  We've communicated with the L.A. Dodgers, the Campanella Foundation and Roy's daughter in California.  Everyone we've talked to denies ever knowing of the existence of the artifact.  We had to show his daughter the picture above to get her to understand it was once his. She handled his estate and the sale and bequest of his collections and she stated she never saw the number board throughout the auctions and house cleanings.  She thinks the number board might have been given away by her father when she was too small to remember.  It might have been so, but because the Brooklyn Dodgers retired Jersey Number 39 - that number board should have significant importance in the sports world and someone should be a proud owner!!  Oh well, maybe one day they will admit to having it.

    An interesting side note to our search is we "found" the original LIRR No. 38 number board that was placed on the locomotive before it was moved to Stony Brook.  The number board remained on the smoke box for twenty-five years while it was on exhibit at the Carriage House Museum.  The owner wants $5,000 for it and has no interest in making a donation to RMLI as he see's it as part of his retirement fund!!  LOL

    As to future restoration efforts and a No. 39 number board, with the assistance of PRRT&HS "Keystone" Editor, Chuck Blardone, we will have the same Pennsylvania foundry that reproduced the T-1 number board reproduce a new No. 39 when the time comes.  It will be an exact replica made to PRR specifications, thanks to the research and archives of the PRRT&HS and their members. 
Courtesy of Don Fisher - RMLI

FORM 19 ENGINE #39 ORDERS AT PD TOWER
Info/Archive: Dave Keller
Form 19-PD Tower-Loco 39 - 01-20-45 (1) (Keller).jpg (143190 bytes)
Form 19  Train Order #31 to Eng 117 at 11:44am 1/20/45 
"Eng 39 run Extra SK to WH. Eng 39 run Pass Extra WH to PD"
Form 19-PD Tower-Loco 39 - 01-20-45 (2) (Keller).jpg (120999 bytes)
Form 19  Train Order #42 PD  1/20/45  Loco 39 
2:01pm 1 mile east of PD
"Remain where you are until Extra 31 arrives"
Form 19-PD Tower-Loco 39 - 01-20-45 (3) (Keller).jpg (127197 bytes)
Form 19  Train order #44 to Extra 31 2:06pm 1/20/45
PD Tower Loco 39 
"Block occupied Extra  #31 east. Proceed under Stop Block Signal at PD to a point about 1 mile east of PD to assist Pass Extra 39 west to PD" 
Form 19-PD Tower-Loco 39 - 06-22-36 (Keller).jpg (147530 bytes)
Form 19 PD Tower Loco 39 6/22/36
"no 33 Eng 39 meet no 4 PRR Eng 3838 at Brookhaven" 
Form 19-PD Tower-Loco 39 - 07-23-30 (Keller).jpg (149294 bytes)
Form 19  PD Tower Loco 39 7/23/30
"no 19 Eng 39 has right over no 14 Amagansett to Patchogue"
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Form 19 PD Tower Loco 39 7/31/42
"Eng 39 run Extra PD to ? Approach East end of Babylon yard prepared to stop Account Trains backing from yard"
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Form 19 PD Tower Loco 39 12/26/39
"No 38 Eng 39 meet Extra 117 West at Mastic"

Storage shed at the "The Maples" in Manorville.

The mural at "The Maples" restaurant in Manorville

"The Maples" restaurant in Manorville.
The mural painted on the storage shed at the "The Maples" in Manorville.  It's a great bar and restaurant alongside the tracks by the old Manorville wye that took the LIRR over to Eastport for so many years, (home tracks of the real "Greenport Scoot" service to Sag harbor!)  The restaurant is in an old trackside hotel the storage building is out back.  You can see the painting as you drive north along Ryerson Avenue in Manorville.  The restaurant will be on your left at the tracks. Photos/Info: Don Fisher
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G5s #38 westbound at the junction of the  Creedmoor Branch, Floral Park c.1950

Here's the actual #38 pulling a train westbound over Plainfield Ave. into Floral Park.  Creedmoor branch is curving off in the left foreground with the former passing siding and house track curving off to the right directly in front of the photographer.  View is SE, c.1950.  Archive: Dave Keller