Aquebogue   

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Half fare ticket - Aquebogue-Laurel Archive: Brad Phillips

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First Aquebogue Station photo post card - View SE 1906 

BUILT: 1892 ON N. SIDE OF TRACKS MOVED TO PRIVATE LOCATION WITH CONSTRUCTION OF 2ND DEPOT: 1910.

2ND DEPOT BUILT: 1910 ON S. SIDE OF TRACKS. 
AGENCY CLOSED: c. 1936 (Robert Emery data).
GUTTED AND REMODELED INTO SHELTER SHED: 1956. 
LAST APPEARS IN ETT #1, EFF. 5/22/66. RAZED: 7/67. 
Research: Dave Keller

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Aquebogue Station - View Se c.1920  (LIRR valuation-Morrison)
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Aquebogue Station - View SE 1936  (Weber-Morrison)

 

“AQ” AQUEBOGUE: TRAIN ORDER OFFICE IN TICKET OFFICE. BLOCK OFFICE IN SVC: 5/28/18 PER ETT #87. OUT OF SVC: 9/1927. SEMAPHORE SIGNALS REMOVED, MAST TRUNCATED AND UNATTENDED BLOCK STATION SIGNALS IN SVC: 9/1927. OUT OF SVC: 9/8/40

In 1927-28, the LIRR, under Pennsylvania jurisdiction, began to install "unattended block station" signals lower down on the semaphore signal mast(s).  When the block office was unmanned, usually after daytime hours, these signals took precedence along with the issuance of a Pennsylvania-style "K" clearance card issued from a block office that WAS manned.  The next day, when the operator reported for duty, the semaphore signals were again used.

When a block office at a station was no longer required, the semaphore signals were no longer required and block operators no longer assigned.  The semaphore blades were removed from the signal mast, and the mast was either cut down to a shorter length or a short mast was installed, both for the purpose of supporting the unattended block station signals, which were then operated from a manned location. 

As the Weber image (above right) shows the semaphore blades removed and both the mast and access ladder shortened, and as I do not see the standard style unattended block station signals lower down on the mast, I'm going to make the assumption that those "discs" atop the mast are an odd form of unattended block station signals:  one red and one green facing in each direction. Info: Dave Keller

 

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LIRR #1556 Train #204 Eastbound 03/1966 
Photo: Brad Phillips
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LIRR View W 03/1966 Photo: Brad Phillips
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R. Emery Map Aquebogue MP76-77 10-57 

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Aerial Closeup Current View Note: Tracks remaining. 2016


Ralston Purina Co. Grain Silos on LI Potato rented (leased?) siding. 
R. Emery notes 10/57 Photo: Steve Rothaug 01/10/2009


Aerial Current View Note: Tracks remaining. 2016