Long Island Rail Road
Cab Shots

Prototype photos from the Cab

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EMD MP15AC Train #163 at Dunton view East 03/2005 Photo/Engineer: Bob Anderson


MP54D-401_cab_7-22-2017_MichaelKam_numbered.jpg (140729 bytes)1,2,3) Brake pressure gauges
4) Train doors open/closed indicator light
5) Cab signal lamps appliance - 3 aspects were 15, 30, MAS initially had position light aspects-clear, approach and restricting
6) Headlamp switch
7) Windshield Wiper pneumatic operating cylinder
8) Brake pipe next to #8 rises to whistle above cab window
9) Square vertical bar to hold the sliding door open.
10) Pneumatic brake valve (electric hold portion above)
11) Deadman pedal
12) Controller actuating butterfly switch lower key on 13
13) Motor control Stand Throttle (controller) (bi-directional, forward clockwise and reverse counterclockwise
14) Cab dome light switch
15) Cab heater switch
16) Cab heater
17) Cab door actuator switch

Info: Robert Sturm, Art Single

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MP54D #4153 (modernization #401) currently stored at the CT trolley museum in East Windsor. 7/22/2017 Photo: Michael Kam

MP54 #4153 cab signal indicator
3 aspects were 15, 30, MAS
The LIRR MAS code is set for 80 (2023)


1) Throttle-idle position
2) Dynamic Brake handle-locked out not used
3) Automatic Brake valve-train brake
4) Independent Brake valve-full applied position
5) Head Light switch-rear
6) Head Light switch-front
7) Bell valve
8) Console Light
9) Manual sander valve
10) Console Light
11) Emergency fuel cut off switch
12)  Switches-Control-battery-generator field-fuel pump
13) Reverser
14) Air brake gauge-Main Res/Equalizing res
15) Air Brake gauge-Brake pipe/Brake cylinder
16) Air Brake gauge-Supression air
17) Air Brake gauge-Timing Air
18) Amp gauge-Traction
19) Two Horn chains encased in rubber hose-city/country(1)
20) Brake pipe regulating valve
21) ABVCOC (Automatic Brake Valve Cut-Out Cock)
22) Independent brake regulating valve
23) MU2a valve-multiple unit/lead-dead


ALCO C420 control stand c.1968 
(Jay Bendersky-Robert Anderson)

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LIRR #205 C420 stenciled larger capacity fuel tank Port Jefferson 6/14/64 (Arnoux-Keller)

Note (1): There were two ropes with a length of rubber hose (about 18" each) on them where you would pull them down to sound the horn. One was for the "City" tone, which was lower in volume than the other, "Country" tone which was louder. Both ropes led to separate valves on the cab ceiling. If you grabbed them both together, you could make even more noise.

Further trivia: Because of clearance issues at various locations, the horns were mounted on the engineers side of the car body, on the side (not the top) of the engine, just ahead of the smoke deflectors. 

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LIRR #266 KP Cab

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GP38-2 cab view Photo: Steve Rothaug

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Larry Foran brings train #4 to a stop at East Hampton on July 8, 1968. View is in the cab of L-1 #201. Larry hired on June 25, 1926. Photo/Archive: Richard Makse
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 LIRR FA #613 Cab View

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FA Cab Ronkonkoma

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RS3 Control Unit 
Photo: Paul Strubeck
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EMD Control Stand

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F unit at KP passing  a GP38-2 train

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LIRR #601 09-23-06
Photo: Tim Darnell
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KP Coal Trestle

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Montauk branch through Forest Park
Photo: Bob Andersen


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Approaching Nassau Tower from Oyster Bay Branch Cab of F7 #621 05-14-1988  Photo: John Fusto 

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East of Morris Park MP15AC #168
 03-2005 Photo: Bob Andersen

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LIRR GP38-2 #?, Alco FA2 #605, coupled on train westbound at Montauk, NY.  View from locomotive cab window.  01/1990
Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive
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LIRR #167  Morris Park 03-2005 
Dunton Tower Photo: Bob Andersen

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Fresh Pond 03-2005 Taking M-7s to Arch Street, LI City Photo: Bob Andersen

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NYA MP15 #155 cab 11/22/2003 Photo: Joe Tischner

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LIRR F7 Smithtown
Photo: Len Torney

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ROW Approaching  Speonk 07/1990
Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive

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MP15 11/22/2003 Photo: Joe Tischner

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ROW-Atlantic Avenue EL

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SW1001 cab view at HAROLD 12/25/2003 Photo: Joe Tischner


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LIRR GP38-2 #? near Montauk,  c.1989
Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive
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Engineer Arthur J. Sanwald in the cab of a GP38-2 c.1989
Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive

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GP38-2 #269 04/1991
Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive

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LIRR #602 04-24-04
Photo: Tim Darnell

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GP38-2  #272 cab 7/08/88 Photo: Edward Hand

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LIRR DE30AC #417 03/07/1992
Port Jefferson Branch

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LI City Photo: Steve Kay

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LIRR  DE30AC #417 crew photo 03/07/1992

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Photo: Joe Tischner

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KO view west two Home Signals, Wash Rack, Ronkonkoma Station Cab View 04/2008

FA cab westbound at PD Patchogue 7/1989 Photo/Archive: Jay Bendersky

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LIRR #400 GE 44 tonner cab
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LIRR #400 GE 44 Tonner cab controls
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VALLEY Tower M3 cab window view E


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Cab shot of FM CPA20-5 #2005 Locust Valley View E c.1952 (Emery-SUNY-Stony-Brook)

DE30AC cab view of Greenport 6/15/2021
Archive: Jason Baxter

Progress Rail PR20B #300 NYA cab at Fresh Pond 
4/2019 Photo: Newsday

DE30AC #512 cab view of Lower Montauk 3/25/2022
Archive: Jason Baxter


M9 cab 2021 Photo/Archive: Eli Hanson