LIRR Freight  lirr1960'sFreightBrochure_BradPhillips.jpg (73812 bytes)
LIRR/PRR TrucTrain Service 1960's 
Archive: Brad Phillips

LONG ISLAND RAILROADER  - January 1952 
Archive: Dave Morrison

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Long Island Railroader January 1952 cover
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Long Island Railroader Jan. 1952 page 3
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Long Island Railroader Jan. 1952 page 4
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Baldwin VO-660 Engine #403 at LI City 

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Engine #403 working the LI City car floats

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Long Island Railroader January 1952 ALCO S2 at Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp., Farmingdale
 

 

 

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Long Island Railroader January 1952 LI City five ALCO S2 switchers

 

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LIRR H10s #113 taking water at Hicksville view W 1954 
Photo: Art Huneke

 

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LIRR H10s #113 Train #L56 at Mineola 1955, 
Port Jefferson bound Photo: Art Huneke
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LIRR-MTA Freight Service brochure 1978 
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"We'd like your FREIGHT Business too!"
J
ay Tower LIRR freight sign c.1955

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LIRR #450 Caboose #34 at Washington St., Garden City 7/09/1953 
Photo:  George E. Votava
Archive: Dave Keller

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LIRR  #113 H10s Freight #L56 "Climbing the Hill" Cold Spring Harbor 1954 
Photo/Archive: Art Huneke

ALCO S1 #419 Fresh Pond Local Freight at Laurel Hill - Phelps Dodge Plant -Private Crossing and Shanty 
05/24/74 view W Photo: Richard Maske  Archive/Info: Dave Keller

May 2, 1974. Mid morning. The Empire State Building just to the right of center and the fabled Kosciusko Bridge above. You're at the private grade crossing into the Phelps Dodge copper refinery. Nichols Siding, named after the Nichols Copper Co In the 50's and 60's, you could go to Nichols Siding at virtually any time and find a train in motion.

The lead to Phelps-Dodge is the track to the left of the train. This landmark industrial site on Newtown Creek, was long the LIRR's best freight customer and was so important as to justify its own private manned crossing, freight clerk, and station designation ("Laurel Hill"), a job that worked in one of the myriad ancient brick buildings of the complex until the early 60's. Phelps-Dodge, a company with ancient roots in NYC and a supply link to copper mines off the SP and the Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend in far away Arizona, signaled to the world why the ancient and fragrant colonial waterway of Newtown Creek represented the greatness of New York at the inland port of Maspeth. 

If you went to Nichols on a weekday afternoon at 4 PM, it was like going to heaven and dying; deadhead passenger, light engines, local and through freights, and scheduled passenger trains.  Info: Dick Makse


Caboose #56 on stone train westbound at Eastport, NY - c.1989 (Tom Collins photo, Dave Keller archive)

"The Other LIRR" - Newsday, Sunday 02/11/1979
By Paul Ballot  Photos: Don Jacobsen
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LIRR Freight Info/Photos
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LIRR #3185 wood side sheathed boxcar 1904 
Archive: Art Huneke
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LIRR hopper Bay Ridge c.1925 Archive: Art Huneke
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Bay Ridge engine house at Eighth Ave. View N with the Sea Beach line in background. c.1925 Archive: Art Huneke
As late as c.1925 LIRR hopper cars in interchange service were sent to Pennsylvania and  West Virginia coal mining areas and loaded for shipment to Morris Park and Bay Ridge. As it was cheaper than paying per diems and at the time the LIRR owned over 3000 freight cars. Most became PRR cars in repayment of debt.
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Revenue Freight Equipment Statement June, 1914 
Archive: Art Huneke
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LIRR G53sd #146 with hack coupled to tender and freight car coupled to locomotive at section shanty
 unidentified location 
c.1936  Archive: Dave Keller

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LIRR #253 C-51s 0-8-0 Mineola 1948 Archive: R. Ziel
H6sb-301-Frt-DD1-East-Union-Hall-St-Jamaica-c1936.jpg (32784 bytes)
LIRR H6sb #301 pulling freight eastbound on #6 freight track, passing DD1 electric locomotive on #5 freight track, approaching station platform - Union Hall Street - Jamaica, NY - c. 1936  (View looking west from west end of eastbound station platform.  Jamaica station general offices visible in background.)
Research/Archive: Dave Keller

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Maine Central boxcar #5419 spotted at Hills Supermarket Warehouse, view E of Division St.,  Farmingdale 9/07/55 Archive: Dave Keller

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DD1 #? pulling freight off the Corona Yard lead (former Whitestone branch) at Flushing Meadows, NY - c. 1949 view NE  (William V. Faxon, Jr. photo, Dave Keller archive)

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ALCO S2 #455 switching freight at Whitestone Jct. Flushing Meadows view SE 06/02/51 (Faxon-Keller)

ALCO S2 #455, in original "as-delivered" black livery, gold letters, small road numbers, and white pilot is switching a boxcar and a pole car at the old Whitestone Junction, on the Port Washington branch just east of the former 1939 NY World's Fair grounds on June 2, 1951.  This view is looking SE from the old pedestrian overpass which was constructed for the fair, so visitors arriving by IRT trains could cross the LIRR tracks and access the entrance.  Directly behind the photographer was the site of the old United Nations station, which was in service at the time this photo was taken.  "JC" tower was once located inside the switch to the former Whitestone branch in the left background.  By 1952, both the overpass and the United Nations station were history. (Will V. Faxon, Jr. photo, Dave Keller archive)  

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H10s #104 pulls a westbound freight past the old Pinelawn station in this October, 1939 view looking southeast.  Note the brakeman riding the top of the first boxcar 10 cars back.  Also note the old pole and wire fence separating the right-of-way from the dirt road on the Pinelawn Cemetery grounds.  The pole on the station platform previously held a Dietz kerosene platform lamp.  The lamp has been removed but the pole still stands in this vintage view.  (Dave Keller archive and data) 

RS1 Units Dbl Hdg Freight EB on Spfd Br-Laurelton-View NE-08-31-57 (Faxon-Keller) (zoom).jpg (66389 bytes)
Two lashed Alco RS1 units are pulling a freight train eastbound along the Springfield branch at Laurelton, NY on August 31, 1957. This view is looking NE from the LIRR's Atlantic branch Laurelton station platform towards Springfield Junction.  At the left is LIRR electric sub-station #10.  The Springfield branch was the old name for that portion of the Montauk branch where it left the Main Line at Hillside and curved southeastward to Springfield Junction, located west of Rosedale, and which included station  stops at St. Albans and Springfield Gardens.  (Will V. Faxon, Jr. photo, Dave Keller archive and data)

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It's Summer of 1939 and the LIRR's 1927 terminal facilities and yard at Montauk still have about 2-1/2 years before being relocated a short distance south by the U. S. Navy after the LIRR's property was transferred to them for their use on Fort Pond Bay (February, 1942).  Just-arrived on the LIRR and laying up at the end of one of the two engine layup tracks is PRR-leased E6s #1600.  Designed to be used as a passenger engine, it appears that this locomotive has been pressed into freight service.  This view is looking east towards Montauk Manor which sits atop the bluff.  (Dave Keller archive and data)

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LIRR #467-468 and two additional RS-1 units at Weitzner Brothers & Papper 77th Ave Ridgewood view W of Glendale Station at the 80th St. overpass Archive: Gary Everhart 

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FM H16-44 #1505 CN boxcar Ronkonkoma 1957 J. P. Krzenski photo, Dave Keller archive
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FM H16-44 #1508 Deer Park 1957
J. P. Krzenski photo, Dave Keller archive
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FM H16-44 #1505 Ronkonkoma 1957
J. P. Krzenski photo, Dave Keller archive
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H10s #108 eastbound approaching Hicksville summer 1954  
Photo/Archive: Art Huneke
C65-View-Along-Top-Ronkonkoma-1968.jpg (138341 bytes)
LIRR C65 roof view E 
Ronkonkoma 1968 
Photo/Archive: Dave Keller
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McCauley Potato Co Warehouse Vanderbilt Ave Yard 06/1959 Photo/Archive: Art Huneke
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LIRR #119 H10 near Glen Head 12/26/1939 Photo/Archive: Jim Gillin

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Nassau Tower - Baldwin freight on Hempstead Spur at Mineola view W 3/20/54 Archive: Dave Keller

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H6sb  (2-8-0) #313 c.1935
Collection: Dave Keller

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H10s #109 pulling a long string of freight cars on the newly-constructed embankment between Laurelton and Rosedale in 1936.  
Collection: Dave Keller  

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C51sa 262 Glendale 3-37
Collection: Dave Keller

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H10s #113 Backing onto Hospital Siding behind Kings Park Station 08/25/1955 Collection: Dave Keller

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LIRR #314 H6sb Mineola view W 1936
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LIRR #314 H6sb Country Life Press,  Mineola 1936
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By March 3, 1946, the world was finally at peace and Long Islanders resumed their lives out from under the shadow of war. It was also on this day that Rod Dirkes was out rcording the passing freight symbol L-80 as it cruised eastward through Lynbrook powered by H10s, No. 105 with twenty-five loads for awaiting consignees.
LIST Calendar June 2005
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LIRR H10s # 117 on westbound freight approaching Babylon Station c. 1940
Photo: Art Huneke
H10s-104-Frt-OyBay-1940.jpg (39314 bytes)
H10s #104 Oyster Bay 1940
Collection: Dave Keller
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H10s (2-8-0) #113 pulling eastbound freight upgrade past "OLIVET" Tower, Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 8/30/46 Collection: Dave Keller
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LIRR 452 Floral Park 02-27-1951
Photo: J. Catlin
Collection: Craig Zeni
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H10s Westbury 12-02-53
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LIRR caboose #55 at Hicksville in Summer of 1957. Engine is an Alco S-2  The job had just completed some work at Hicksville and was headed out to Holban.
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Coal by Road 1945
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1945 Coal Loads
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Equipment 1945
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LIRR Freight Interchange 1941
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LIRR Freight Traffic 1941
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LIRR Freight Types 1941
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 LIRR Track Mileage 1945
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LIRR Freight Loads 1945

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DS4-4-1000 #450 Passing through Merillon Ave Station, New Hyde Park c.1953  Collection: Dave Keller

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ex-PRR DD1 works Rockville Centre 
c. mid-1950's. Flatcar  has 3rd rail pick-up shoes to prevent stalls in 
3rd rail gaps during switching
Photo: John Krause Collection: Dave Keller

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Riverhead 1950 Emery Collection
Photo: Dave Morrison

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LIRR #1520 (ex-D&H) Jamaica view W 7-1964

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Caboose 46 Deer Park 1957
Collection: Dave Keller
lirr108-H10s-2-8-0_westbound-Greenport-freight-L-63_Willis-Ave-passing-old-ice-house_automatic-speed-control-cut-out-sign_mid1955_ArtHuneke.jpg (111496 bytes)
LIRR #108 H10s (2-8-0) on westward  Greenport Freight L-63 approaching NASSAU Tower, Mineola crossing  Willis Avenue, passing old Knickerbocker Ice House and  automatic speed control cutout sign, mid-1955  Photo/Archive: Art Huneke
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ALCO S2 is eastbound along the Central branch west of Carll Avenue in Babylon, NY in this May 17th, 1952 westward view.  The tracks in the center are the Montauk branch and the spur curving off to the far left with the freight train and caboose is the lead track into the old freight yard.  Argyle Creek is at the far right.  (Will V. Faxon photo, Dave Keller archive, Art Huneke data)
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NYCRR at FREMONT Winter 63-64 Photo/Archive: Art Huneke
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LIRR 449 Newsday 04/21/65
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S2 #457 Westbound  Montauk Hwy Overpass East of Great River 1968
Jules P. Krzenski Collection
Archive: Dave Keller
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S2 #448 Union Hall St. Jamaica 09/1968 Archive: Dave Keller
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RS2 #1519  Westbound  Great River 1969 Jules P. Krzenski Collection
Archive: Dave Keller
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LIRR RS1 #468 Tripleheader
Smithtown Viaduct  1970 Photo: Richard Glueck
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LIRR #1560 Forest Park westbound MA-9 Photo/Archive: Richard Makse
RS2-1519-1520-FreightTrain-Approaching_Holbrook-6-1969-Jim Gillin.jpg (106040 bytes)
LIRR RS2 #1519, 1520 eastbound approaching Holbrook 6/1969 Photo: Jim Gillin
Syosset just west of the station switching Georgia Pacific_c.1968_RGlueck.jpg (61883 bytes)
Syosset just west of the station switching  Georgia Pacific c.1968 Photo/Archive: Richard Glueck
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LIRR #453 switching Huntington view NE 1968 Photo/Archive: Richard Glueck
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GATX tank car #98222 Holban Yard 7/1971
 Photo: Art Hunek
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LIRR #467 freight at Harold Tower LI City 8/02/1974 View NE
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LIRR #463 A&P warehouse Garden City view E 1973 Photo: Art Huneke

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Southold LIRR H10s #108 late afternoon freight westbound through station 12/1954
(R. M. Emery photo, Dave Keller archive) Photo: Mike Koehler

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Alco S2 #439 eastbound freight Haberman 05/29/73 Photo: Richard Maske Archive: Dave Keller

The road is 49th Street (in the old days it was referred to as Haberman’s Factory Crossing). 

Before the holding yard at Maspeth was built in 1942, Haberman had a low level platform east of 49th Street on #2 (eastbound) track. With the reconfiguration of the area with the construction of the new yard, passenger trains stopped WEST of the crossing even though there was no “official” platform. 

The area there was paved over the sidetrack and Haberman passengers knew to board west of the crossing. It was sort of oral tradition. That’s where the train stopped. Info: Richard Maske 

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LIRR  #106 freight at 
Maspeth Yard 6/09/1978

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LIRR S-2 #452 Meadowbrook Parkway crossing 1973 view SE Photo: Art Huneke

 

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Midland Plastics - Hicksville 
1988 Photo: John Volpi
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LIRR RS-3 #1555 westbound  near Yaphank 08/1972 
Photo/Archive: Jim Gillin
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North siding 84 Lumber bulkhead flatcar   Photo: Steven Lynch  3-80
L466-Ronkonkoma.jpg (46367 bytes)
LIRR  RS-1 #466 Ronkonkoma c.1960's
Photo: Steve Hoskins
elboxcarPJ78.jpg (52190 bytes)
EL boxcar Port Jefferson
Photo: Steven Lynch  1978
c94 Pinelawn 1-29-74 Richard Dunnet v2 .jpg (72105 bytes)
Caboose 94 Pinelawn 01-29-74
Photo: Richard Dunnet
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BAR GP7 #69 Train RF-42 going back to Holban view E at Mineola 8/76 Photo: Tim Darnell
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LIRR Freight Schedule 
06/05/1974 Archive: Tim Darnell
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LIRR #161 08-04-1979
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Ronknkoma July '83
Photo: John Volpi
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Sayville Bennett Thrall
Photo: Steven Lynch 3-80
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Sayville lumber flatcar
Photo: Steven Lynch 1978
H10s  113 B Tower 1946 Rod Dirkes.jpg (49901 bytes)
H10s #113 at B Tower
Photo: Rod Dirkes  Collection: Art Huenke
LIRRL227henrymaywald.jpg (55640 bytes)
 C420 L227 Photo: Henry Maywald
Collection: Albert Castelli
LIRR 211 GLF elevators west of Riverhead 19701.jpg (55437 bytes)
LIRR 211 GLF elevators west of Riverhead 1970
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RS1 triple lash-up c.1970. Not in MTA scheme. Westbound Port Jeff Branch
Photo: Richard Glueck
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Lirr 451 OBay bound at Mineola 11/75 
Photo: Tim Darnell
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Freight 1975 Eastport westbound
Photo: Tim Darnell
LIRR RS1 Triple header008b1.jpg (46711 bytes)
LIRR RS1 #468 Tripleheader
1970 Photo: Richard Glueck
LIRR RS1 Triple header007b1.jpg (49042 bytes)
LIRR RS1 #468 Tripleheader
Photo: Richard Glueck
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BAR #74 and PN #1506, double heading a westbound LIRR freight at Holban Yard Hollis , NY 10/16/76  Photo: George E. Votava  Archive: Dave Keller

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MP15ac #153 pulling freight RF 69 with 
Hack C54 westbound at "DIVIDE" tower - Hicksville - 2/20/78 (Madden-Keller)

SW1001 107 LI City 12-26-78 Scala v2.jpg (93096 bytes)
SW1001 107 LI City 12/26/1978
Photo: John Scala

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C420 #229 lead on 4 Unit LI City 08/12/1981
Archive: Dave Keller

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Medford  08/18/1985

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Glen Cove c.1970+

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LIRR  S2 #453  "B" Tower 4/1968
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DHNY #50063 50' Cushioned Built: 4/82 "I Love NY" at Fresh Pond 9/10/1982 : Photo: Art Huneke
Note: 200 cars from the D&H 29000 series were rebuilt and renumbered to DHNY 50000-50199, in 1982.
BAR-69,65_freight-passing-Jamaica-Station-westbound_6-74_Huneke.jpg (69329 bytes)
BAR # 69 and #65 westbound freight passing 
Jamaica Station 6/1974 Photo: Art Huneke 
Westinghouse-Electric_Schnabel-Car_WECX200_Pinelawn_3-1973_Huneke.jpg (89847 bytes)
Westinghouse Electric WECX200 - Schnabel Car Pinelawn 3/1973 Photo: Art Huneke
C-59 _Ideal-Toy_Holban-Yard_viewNW_8-75.jpg (108794 bytes)
Holban Yard, Hollis C-59 Ideal Toy in 
background  View NW 8/1975
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Extra #159 westbound at Clinton Rd., Garden City 2/08/1977 Photo: John Scala Archive: Art Huneke

Note the 138kv oil circuit breaker load on the depressed center flatcar. (above left)  LILCO  is the only plausible customer for this item at the southwest corner of Islip Ave/Suffolk Ave (Five Corners) intersection in Brentwood.  See map location #6: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrtrackmaps/lirrmaps1966/Brentwood67.jpg

It appears to be an Allis-Chalmers type BZO HV Oil Circuit Breaker

1. The tank is divided into three sections. You wouldn't see that on a 3 phase transformer.
2. Too small to be a transformer of any real capacity.
3.  No cooling fins. Transformers of that size have them
due to heat.
4.
The fourth clue is that transformers change voltage so the insulating bushings on each side are different  lengths, circuit breakers have the same size on each side.

The depressed flat is to allow enough height to ship the breaker fully assembled from Milwaukee. Installing bushings later is not a big deal on transformers but on circuit breakers the contacts and their linkages are hung from the bushings so field assembly would be excessive. Thus overheight shipping methods are preferred. The weight would not be an issue as it would be shipped empty of insulating oil to simplify the crane requirements during installation (in older days something like this would be skidded into place on rollers over a timber path). Info: Bill West

MP15ac-171-Freight-Eastbound Thru Bethpage - 09-23-79 (Keller).jpg (102494 bytes)
MP15ac #171 freight eastbound Bethpage 09/23/79 Archive: Dave Keller
MP15ac-171-155-Freight West Thru Farmingdale - 02-1979(Keller).jpg (143374 bytes)
MP15ac #171, #155 freight west Farmingdale 02/1979 
Archive: Dave Keller

MP-15-163-Ronkonkoma_11-1984_Huneke.jpg (84266 bytes)
MP15ac  #163 Ronkonkoma westbound 
View NE 11/1984 Photo: Art Huneke

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LIRR 223-228  Setauket 6-21-85
Photo: John Volpi
lirr229-155_cabC55KingsPark06-10-85.jpg (248141 bytes)
LIRR  #229-155 CabC55
PJ Branch West Kings Park 06/10/1985 Photo: John Volpi
PJworktrainMikeKoehler.jpg (81557 bytes)
PJ work train action from early 80's 
PJworktrainMikeKoehler2.jpg (68404 bytes)
PJ work train action from early 80's 
Photo: Mike Koehler
224 local freight at Mineola.jpg (143691 bytes)
RF-49 local LI 224 local at Mineola Westbound 07-1979
Photo: Tim Darnell
PJworktrainMikeKoehler3.jpg (84918 bytes)
PJ work train action from early 80's 
Photo: Mike Koehler
WB-BethpageCentral BranchEastofBTower10.22.1985KevinGulau.jpg (94059 bytes)
LIRR #152 westbound on Bethpage Central Branch East of B Tower 10/22/1985 Photo: Kevin Gulau
lirr-S2_453-454_Patchogue_6-17-1972_Marty-Bernard.jpg (102135 bytes)
LIRR S2 #453 #454 Patchogue maintenance yard 6/17/72 
Photo: Marty Bernard
lirr155eastSmithtown6-10-85johnvolpi.jpg (69598 bytes)
LIRR # 155 east Smithtown 6-10-85
Photo: John Volpi
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MP-15AC pair LIRR #155-156 approaching abandoned Fremont Tower 12/30/1988 view SE 
Photo/Archive: A. Joseph Daly
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MP-15AC pair LIRR #155-156 crew fixing trouble coupler at Fremont Tower 12/30/1988 view N 
Photo/Archive: A. Joseph Daly
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MP-15AC pair LIRR #155-156 Conductor on the steps as the setout is complete on the wye at Fresh Pond Jct. View S at abandoned Fremont Tower 12/30/1988 Photo/Archive: A. Joseph Daly 
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Islip 03/80 84 Lumber
Photo: Steve Lynch
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LIRR MP15ac's #159, 157 train RF70 picking up scrap metal from demolition of Fairchild Republic at PW Farmingdale. May 1997
Photo: William Skeats
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Fresh Pond 06/2000
Photo: Steve Lynch
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NY&A RS-60 eastbound through Holtsville (near the East switch of Prima siding) Photo: Joe Tischner
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February 11, 2005. It was Work Train 1 with engines 153 and 161 on the Garden Mitchell Secondary  Photo: Joe Tischner
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Conrail Islip 05/08/2005  
Photo: longislandjoe
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RF60 with C420 218 at YA 5-76 
Photo: Tim Darnell
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West end curve into Yaphank 
05-06 Photo: Joe Ttischner
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Kings Park Siding
Photo: Mike Koehler
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Freight RS-31 Farmingdale 09-28-06 
Photo: Joe Tischner
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RS-30 through Beth Interlocking Two boxcars bracketing a tank with 261 as power. Photo: Joe Tischner 07/26/06
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BAR #74 GP7  LIRR #1520 RS2  C68
Photo: 08-01-74
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03/01/72 Huntington
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C420 #223 Kings Park
Photo: Mike Koehler c.1983
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LIRR RF60 at Hollis 11/1975 
Photo: Tim Darnell
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C420 #223 "Smoking It Up" Kings Park
Photo: Mike Koehler c.1983
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Kings Park Photo: Mike Koehler c.1983
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C420 #223 Kings Park
Photo: Mike Koehler c.1983
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LIRR #160 Train RF61 Hicksville 4/08/78

 

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Rock Load out at Maspeth
of ore jennies, 1997

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Prima Asphalt, Holtsville ore jennies 1997
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Stone Train 08/30/03
Photo: Joe Tischner
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LIRR MP15-AC #153, Caboose N-5B #1 Garden City Sec 02/25/2007
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Stone Train Prima Asphalt, Holtsville
09/10/08 Photo: Joseph M.
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NYA RS40 #261 Pinelawn east at MP33 10/23/08 Photo: Joseph M.
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Pulver Siding view E  from Bridgehampton Platform 03/21/2008 Photo: Mike McDermet

 

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Newsday 05/19/2011 NYA Lindenhurst freight siding nuisance.
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MP15ac #154 freight LI City Montauk  Cutoff view N 4/16/91 (Szachacz-Keller)
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MP15ac #155, #159 Ore Cars LI City 04/29/97  (Szachacz-Keller)
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MP15ac #153, #158 Stone Train westbound past Hillside Facility 03/1998 Archive: Dave Keller
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MP15ac #172 Work train Laurelton 03/1999 Archive: Dave Keller
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NYA GP38-2 #261 spotting Sherwood Lumber, Holtsville 11/17/08
Hart Fuel Co., New Hyde Park Oil Terminal  (former Plaza Fuel Co.*) 
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1958 Emery map New Hyde Park  MP16 - MP17  Plaza Fuel Co. Spot 10  new 1947.  New Hyde Park Oil Terminal presently at Spot 14; site of former Northwestern Oil Co. 1926 and later Royal Petroleum Co.
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Plaza Fuel Co. New Hyde Park Rd view NE 
Archive: Daniel Marra, Sr.
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Plaza Fuel Co. siding New Hyde Park 
view east  Archive: Daniel Marra, Sr.
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New Hyde Park Oil Terminal fuel oil delivery truck rack system. Photos: Ray Hart, Jr. 
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New Hyde Park Oil Terminal First delivery of  soybean oil tankcars 10/22/08
Photos: Ray Hart, Jr. 
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"Breaking the Seal" on the first tank car delivered by NY&A 10/22/2008
Photo: Ray Hart, Jr.
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NHPk Oil Terminal with the NYA Siding in yellow and the oil terminal siding in white.
Info: Daniel Marra, Sr.
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NHP Oil Terminal Fuel Oil Trucks

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NHP Oil Terminal Siding  view SW 
eastbound M7

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NYA #271 westbound 200 yards east of New Hyde Park Rd from a utility pole at the NHPk Oil Terminal 6/22/2010 Photo: Daniel Marra, Jr.
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NHP Oil Terminal Switch #2

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TILX #251824 Ethanol tank car
Photos: Henry Wagner 2008-09

        The location of New Hyde Park Oil Terminal (prior Plaza Coal & Oil)  is about 200 yards east of the New Hyde Park LIRR station and the New Hyde Park Rd. crossing on the north side of the LIRR Main Line. 

        It is served every 2 to 3 days by westbound NY&A local freights. The cars are picked up in Brooklyn, hauled up the Bay Ridge Branch, then out the main line to Hicksville, where they are picked up by the westbound local.

        New Hyde Park Oil Terminal, opened in 1998, supplies heating oil to several local oil companies in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties. In early 2008, Ray Hart began his venture into Biofuel for a cleaner burning oil with minimal omissions. 

        The type of rail cars used to deliver Soy Bean Oil are 50 ft Tank Cars. Loads in, empties out. Prior to Hart's new rail siding, Ray Hart, a former tank truck owner/driver was himself an oil delivery and repair man. His trucking company, Hart Transportation picked up daily loads of oil from the refineries in NJ.   Info: Daniel Marra, Sr.

* Plaza Fuel Co. 1420 Plaza Ave. New Hyde Park. PI 6-6272 and FL 4-7911
Source: NY Telephone Nassau County white pages 1961-1962

Coal Trains to Kings Park State Hospital
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Coal dock at the KP Hospital 
Photo: John Volpi
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Coal drag Kings Park Hospital 07/19/84 Photo: Al Castelli 
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LIRR  #228 Kings Parks State Hospital spur
View taken from the hill south of Old Dock Road, looking north toward Patiky Street
 c. 1985  Photo: Dave Flynn
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LIRR #229 switching the coal dock 
Photo: John Volpi
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Coal dock at the KP Hospital 
Photo: John Volpi
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Hazardous Fumes DANGER sign at the 
coal dock at the KP Hospital 
Photo: John Volpi
LI City Yard A

LI City Yard A c.1946 view east

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LIRR's Class GR (PRR) gondola # 494908 1947 Archive: Ted Culotta

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LI City "Stink Track" West Chemical 01/08/1974 Photo: Richard F. Makse

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LI City LIRR C60 4/20/77 
Archive: Dave Keller

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LI City 08/17/1971 view east

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LI City 08/17/1971 view east

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LIRR C67 Crew LI City 5/1981

St. James Feed, c.1980
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View east. c.1976 Photo: Len Torney
St. James Feed on the Port Jefferson branch  burnt down in the late 70's c.1977  The MOW siding at St. James used to be a small run around siding that served the feed store. 
Info: Len Torney
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View west from where the structure used to stand. Upon adding the platform on the west side of the station, they've removed the switch closest to the station.   The switch that was removed is where the platform is today. c.1978 Info/Photo: Len Torney