LIRR Veteran and Future Veteran Employees

James C. Eichhorn, Sr. - Engineer

G54sa #18 with Engineer at LI City, c. 1924.  The engineer is James C. Eichhorn.  His name was painted under the cab window from 1922 to around 1926. This engine was retired on May 1, 1929. Info/Archive: Dave Keller

 
James C. Eichhorn, Sr. Retirement Notice 1937 Archive: Dave Keller

OLDEST ENGINE DRIVERS ON THE LONG ISLAND - VETERAN RAIL MAN WILL BE HONORED

A 1937 Testimonial Dinner, held at the Henry Perkins Hotel, Riverhead, to honor the retirement of L.G. Griffin, Railroad Engineman #11. retiring after 51 years as the #2 man on the Seniority list!

The newspaper article further indicates James Cornelius Eichhorn, Sr., the #1 man on the Seniority list, was being honored with a 50-year service pin. 

Note: A roster dated April 1, 1948 reveals the following:

There were two sons of James that became LIRR firemen and engineers within days of each other:

George E. Eichhorn entered the roster as fireman on 3/15/1916 and was promoted to engineer on 5/18/1920.
James C. Eichhorn, Jr. entered the roster shortly after as fireman on 3/29/1916 and was promoted to engineer on 5/24/1920.  Research: Dave Keller

 


LIRR D56 #84 4-4-0 James C. Eichhorn in engine Amato "Little Mike" Dellapolla
Standing is Clement Eichhorn c.1920 retired on July 30, 1930. Named "Walter Reed" from 1922 to around 1926
Amagansett Historical Association - East Hampton Library

Joseph H. Amott, Jr. - Engineer

'The Amotts Live Again'  - LI Railroader - Renamed Interlockings 10/11/1961 Archive: Dave Morrison
Note: The article indicates Joseph A. Amott, Jr. incorrectly died in 1941 as his career with the LIRR was 49 years (5/1/1896 - 3/01/1945) as evidenced by Railroad Retirement Board letter and certificate below.

LIRR #41 D52a 4-4-0 This is a special/extra train, hence the white flags on the locomotive. Archive: John Specce

Note: the first three cars are parlor cars; possibly the entire train. c.1905


Central Islip Station 4-4-0 #.521 eastbound - Crew c.1905
Archive: Art Huneke


Fireman Joseph Amott, 3rd from right, Engineer Charles McKeever, 2nd from right. Parlor Car Attendant in gray uniform 3rd from left.
Archive: John Specce

Locomotive #521 was originally #76, built by Baldwin in May, 1879.  It was renumbered #21 in the 1898 locomotive renumbering and then again renumbered to #521 between 1901 and 1903, which would make c. 1905  a reasonable date for this image at Central Islip (left).  Note the old depot doesn't yet have a bay window, which I believe was added around 1917.  It was definitely in place by 11/1925, based upon a stenciled paint date on the bay window in a photo I' have. Research: Dave Keller


Joseph H. Amott 1945 Archive: Dave Morrison

Joseph H. Amott retirement - LIRRer 4/1945 Archive: Dave Morrison
Career with the Long Island Railroad: 49 years (5/1/1896 - 3/01/1945)

Joseph Henry Amott - LIRR Engineer portrait photo
1945 Archive: Dave Morrison

Joseph H. Amott - Railroad Retirement letter - 5/17/1945
Archive: Dave Morrison


Joseph H. Amott - Railroad Retirement Board certificate 5/17/1945
Archive: Dave Morrison

K-card issued on PRR forms at PD tower back in 1941 by block operator Hotcaveg for westbound Montauk train #7. This card shows all the block office call letters from Montauk (MY) westbound to Bellport (BO). It also notes that the locomotive is PRR K2s #1458 with engineer Amott and conductor Dan Whaley. I personally knew Dan Whaley. He was about 85 at the time (1969) and was blind but rode the Scoot to and from Babylon daily using his lifetime pass, so he could kill time and shoot the breeze with the train crew. AMOTT is the name of the CTC cabin at the end of double track on the Port Jeff branch just east of Syosset and was named after several members of the AMOTT family who worked on the LIRR. Archive/Info: Dave Keller

“AMOTT” INTERLOCKING (R.C.) EAST OF SYOSSET. (CONTROLLED FROM “DIVIDE.” IN SVC: 10/7/61. NAMED IN HONOR OF RETIRED LIRR ENGINEERS JOSEPH H., JR., CHARLES A. AND JAMES A. AMOTT per The Long Island Railroader: 10/11/61). "S" cabin remained "S" cabin until it was closed on 10/07/61. It was not named "AMOTT." The remote interlocking which replaced "S" cabin was named "AMOTT" (see LI Railroader of 10/11/61). Research: Dave Keller

John Austin Robelen - Engineer

Per a review of the LIRR's Fireman and Engineer Seniority Roster of 1944, J. A. Robelen became a fireman on 11/20/1910 and was promoted to engineer on 6/18/1919. Info: Dave Keller As of April 1, 1948, J. A. Robelen was #55 on the Seniority roster and by April 1, 1957, he'd advanced to the #6 position. Info: Don Fisher

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John A. Robelen - 2nd from right c.1923
Archive: Richard M. Pope

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John A. Robelen (center) c.1923 Archive: Richard M. Pope

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John A. Robelen -  Jamaica Station, Atlantic Branch service c.1925 Archive: Richard M. Pope
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John A. Robelen - G5s cab c.1947
Archive: Richard M. Pope
Matthew Robelen - Conductor
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Conductor Ben Purick - Trainman Matthew Robelen Sunnyside, LI City
c.1940  (G. Christopher-D. Keller)
According to my 1926 rosters, Matty became a trainman on 9/7/1910 and was promoted to conductor on 2/20/1924. My father, who was a regular commuter out of Patchogue in the early-to-mid 1950s, rode the same train with Matty who worked as trainman or conductor. Matty retired in 1956 and, on his last run, gave to my father to give to me, at age 4+ his blue serge LIRR vest and uniform cap with Trainman badge and side buttons affixed, all of which I still have. That event as well as awaiting daily with my mother at Patchogue station for my father to arrive home from work via train sparked in me (no pun intended) the love for trains, especially the LIRR, and has fired me up (ok, maybe an intended pun) to become the rail archivist and enthusiast that I am today. (Dave Keller) Condr. Matthew Robelen Snoozing on Dead-Head Run - c. 1940 (G. Christopher-D. Keller).jpg (59661 bytes)
Conductor Matthew Robelen snoozing on a Dead-Head Run c.1940
(G. Christopher-D. Keller)
  Vincent Bello - Engineer  

LIRR C420 #209 eastbound at Islip - Summer 1975
Engineer Vinny Bello Photo/Archive: Brandon Kulik

LIRR C420 #209 - Engineer Vinny Bello - Summer 1975 Islip
Photo/Archive: Brandon Kulik
 

LIRR C420 #209 eastbound at Islip - Conductor giving the signal to start up - Summer 1975 Photo/Archive: Brandon Kulik
Willie Fred Wilson 1961-1984 - Manager Special Services

 1969 Photo/Archive: Richard Makse

Willie Wilson's career. I wrote his biography in 1984 when he retired and it was published as a booklet distributed at his retirement dinner in 5/25/1984
Material/Photos/Archive: Richard Makse

Willie F. Wilson joined the Pullman Co., as a parlor car attendant (porter), in 1943 on the PRR corridor between Boston and Washington. After serving in the US Navy, 1943-1945 WW II, he returned to Pullman Co. employ 1945-1956. Employed by the PRR 1956-1961 prior to his LIRR hire 10/01/1961 as Supervisor  in the Special Services Department, created by Walter McNamara. Info: Richard Makse
 

Robert M. Emery - Conductor

Robert Emery in uniform - FM H16-44 #1509 passenger train - 7/21/1958 Archive: Brad Phillips

Willie Wilson of Special Services looks on (left) as Conductor Bob Emery discusses business concerning Train #22, the Thursday “Cannonball” with Brakeman Al Berna at Westhampton Station.  7/25/1968 Photo/Archive: Richard Makse
 
 
Carol Mills -  July 21, 1972 - November 1, 1997 Transportation Manager

“I originally applied for a job as a clerk on the Long Island Railroad, wishing to work in the tour department that handled tours for school children. I thought it would be a good fit since I had worked for almost a decade as a teacher. I was granted an interview by the RR and sat in front of a smug man, Edward Zeman.  First, I was told I was overqualified, because I had just completed all my credits for the Ph D. program at New York University. When I indicated that I really liked railroads and trains, I was told that the Railroad did not like or encourage people who actually liked trains to work on them. Zeman said that he thought they made bad employees. Then I said that I really needed a job that paid me more money and had some benefits. I was told that the Railroad could not help me if I needed money, that I should go up the block to the New York State Welfare Office. I was furious and humiliated. I told the interviewer that, even though I might be overqualified for the clerk's job, I would apply, forthwith, for another job, which I was sure I could get, and for which they would have to hire me. He inquired what job that might be, and I said , "Trainman", of course.  He laughed and dared me to try it.

That same day, I filled out another application, this time for Trainman, and I waited. Soon, I received a letter saying that I did not meet the height requirement for the job.  To this day, I do not know why they even bothered to answer my letter, or reject my application. The Railroad had absolutely played right into my hands. Armed with that rejection, and some statistics of my own, I marched up the block, right past the NY State Welfare office to the New York State Division of Human Rights. Before the interviewer had issued his challenge, I must admit that I had never thought of becoming a "trainman."  And I was only vaguely interested in the burgeoning  women's rights movement.

I had to prove, without the benefit of counsel, that there was probable cause to believe that the Long Island Rail Road had discriminated against me because of my gender.  This was easy: (1) The Railroad had no women employed as Conductors or Engineers. (2) The Railroad had routinely employed men who were under the so-called height requirement of 5' 7", and I had their names. (3) Therefore, the Railroad was using the "height requirement" as a subterfuge to prevent women from being employed in these positions.

Within weeks the SDHR (State Division of Human Rights, New York) had found in my favor, and I was given an attorney to shepherd my case through the Division trial, and through an appeal, if necessary. Adele Graham was a Bella Abzug look-alike who was fascinated with my case. She thought it was airtight. So did I. Try as they might to do otherwise, the Railroad made fools of their collective selves at every turn. First, they decided to fire all the Trainmen and Engineers who did not meet the "height requirement." Of course, they could not do this because the United Transportation Union, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers had contracts enforceable under the terms of the Railway Labor Act, and discipline agreements that set forth exactly for what a person could be terminated. The threat of firings, did however, garner me a few death threats from some of their vertically challenged male employees. Then the Railroad decided to hire some token females, which they did. They hired a woman who was 5'9", and made her cut her hair very short.  They outfitted her in a man's uniform, and she stuck it out for a few years.  Finally, the Railroad gave up on her when she failed to report to work for a number of weeks. She came up with the excuse that her live-in boyfriend, who was a New York City Fireman had cut up her uniform, and cuffed her to the bed to keep her from going to work. Even the Union could not save her from her eventual firing.

They also hired a former Catholic Nun, who had applied for a clerk's job. She was convinced by the Railroad that she had always wanted to be a Locomotive Engineer. She had completed training, and was actually running trains, when, one day she mistook an emergency hand signal from a man on the ground to stop her train outside a work area, for a friendly greeting. She waved back and continued on her way narrowly missing several track workers in the process. The Railroad was kind enough to transfer her to a clerk's position, what she had wanted to do in the first place.

They also hired Susan Bellamy, whose brother already worked for the railroad, and Elizabeth Deidre Hickey, while my case was still pending.  I believe Hickey was the only one of the originals, besides myself, who managed to retire from the railroad.

My case dragged on for four years. The Division level public hearing transcript was over 1000 pages. A kind Engineer, who would not be intimidated, volunteered to come forth and testify. Louis Cersosim was about 5'3", and had worked for the Railroad for about 15 years, starting out as a Fireman. When the Railroad attorney threatened to have him terminated for having lied about his height on the application, he just laughed at them, and continued his testimony. I had not known Louis before he volunteered to testify. He had not even been on my list of men under 5' 7", but to me he was ten feet tall.

Needless to say the Division ordered the railroad to hire me. But they failed to mention that I should be hired with retroactive seniority and back pay, which would "make me whole" for their discriminatory practices. So I appealed, and won my appeal. Then, faced with the possibility of my being hired, the Railroad went to the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.  The Appeals Court ruled in my favor in December, 1975. Throughout the case I had gotten great support from the New York newspapers, including the Daily News, Newsday, and the New York Post. I was routinely interviewed on the John Gambling Radio Show, he being also one of the vertically challenged. I had caught the attention of Mary Gay Taylor on News Radio 88, so she broadcast many updates on my story.

After losing its appeal before the appellate division of the State Supreme Court the railroad was  finally ordered to hire me with four years back wages, and four years back seniority.  Just before Christmas I reported for my physical examination. On December 24th, Robert  Peterson, Superintendent of Personnel, wrote to say that I had passed the physical examination, but failed the "eye test." He indicated that the Railroad would still hire me, but without the back pay or seniority. 

Once again,  I was furious. So, I did the only thing I could think of at the time. I wrote a letter to David Yunich - then Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the parent company of the Long Island Rail Road, indicating how the Railroad had tried to rewrite the Appeal Court's decision, and how, if the railroad had not discriminated against me in the first place, and hired me four years earlier, they would have found that my vision, at that time, would have been 20 -20. How could they penalize me for their having failed to test my eyes in 1972? And, so that David would take heed, I sent a copy of that letter to every newspaper, TV, and radio station in the Metropolitan Area. Well, the media descended upon Yunich with a frenzy.  Betty Furness, in particular, came to my aid, and in 48 hours, I received a written apology from David Yunich, with assurances that my seniority and  retroactive pay would be forthcoming.

I joined the next railroad brakeman's training class, and with $25,000. riding on the outcome, passed the written Brakeman's Test with "flying colors". So, I was the first female brakeman since World War II, and the first qualified female Conductor ever on the LIRR, although Hickey and Bellamy actually worked before I did. My seniority was given me retroactively* by order of the court back to 1972 as a brakeman. My seniority as a Conductor was also backdated to the class, I would have been in, had I been hired in 1972." Carol Mills


Brakeman July 21, 1972 (I actually started working in 1976 as a Brakeman thanks to the retroactivity*)
Road Conductor May 3, 1977 (I actually started working in 1982 as a Conductor  thanks to the retroactivity*).
Assistant Trainmaster  1985
Supervisor Train Movement  1990
Transportation Manager 1994
Retired on November 1, 1997 after 25 years service.

* Awarded by the State Division of  Human Rights which was affirmed by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.


DAILY NEWS 12/23/1972 Archive: Dave Morrison

LI PRESS 2/22/1973

North Shore Community News  3/08/1973

DAILY NEWS 3/22/1973

NEWSDAY


DAILY NEWS


 

Carol Mills-Nichol was the pioneer for women in the operating department of the LIRR. Carol (Carol Wagner at the time) sought a position as a trainman trainee back in 1972.

 Her application was rejected because she was too short to reach the emergency communicating buzzer button located in the M1 car ceiling.

She told LIRR mgmt. that all she would have to do, if it became necessary to use the buzzer, would be to stand on an armrest.  Didn't matter - her application was rejected.

 Carol sued the LIRR and won her case.  She was awarded the position on the LIRR with full seniority and back-pay effective at the date of her original application. When the new roster was issued with Carol's name on it, the seniority ranking for female train persons was:

1 - Carol Mills
     2 - Susan Bellamy
     3 - Deidre Hickey

Info: Dave Morrison

 

Deidre Hickey, Conductor

LIRR conductor E. Deirdre Hickey waves from
the cab of her train on June 6, 1979. Dee Hickey was the First Female Qualified Conductor of the modern era. She joined the LIRR in 1973 and worked her first day as a conductor. Info: "Along The Track" LIRR

Deirdre Hickey - Newsday 7/31/2007
Archive: Dave Morrison
 
 

She is currently "Elizabeth Deidre Hickey" 65 years old, living in Hingham, Massachusetts. Info: Dave Morrison 2021


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Irving Lewis Halleran, the driver on an Long Island Express delivery wagon, c.1890's Archive: Scott Halleran, Grandson.

 Long Island Express Co., created by the LIRR, 1882 - 1913,  handled local baggage and express shipments.
Adams Express Co., a nation-wide concern, 1913- July 1, 1918, took  over L. I. Express and allowed through-express service to the nation. Research: Dave Keller

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LIRR #55 D53b White Hats  crew  - Long Beach c.1890
Archive: Art Huneke - The White cap was worn by all train crew members (conductor, trainman, brakeman, collector, guard) from c. 1908 to c. 1915.  It was the summer issue cap used by both the LIRR and the parent PRR.  Info: Dave Keller


Greenport-Sag Harbor shuttle at Bridgehampton. Left to right are Fireman Butch Aldrich, Engineman Patrick Murray, Brakeman Carl Vaughn and Charles Cunningham, and Conductor "pop" Mason. Youngster named Bob Palmer is in the cab. Conductor L. C. Hantz located the old picture from 1896. LI Railroader September 1953

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Train Inspection Car Jamaica Station tracks c.1905

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LIRR #195 MOW crane and crew c.1910 
Archive:  Charles A. Althof


LIRR Gateman John H. Spriggs at Tulip Ave., Floral Park
 5/13/1962 Archive: Sal Bonagura
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LIRR #8 and crew c.1910
 
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LIRR #3 Camelback and crew Patchogue View NE from Depot c.1912 Archive: Dave Keller
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Rotary Snow #193 Patchogue Yard 1921
Archive: Dave Keller
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MU Babylon 1st Electric Train 1925
Archive: Dave Keller
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Hempstead MU Train Crew: Hussey, Rosenow,  Anderson, Keating c.1938 Archive: Dave Keller
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LIRR G5s #29 Last train and crew to Wading River 10/09/1938 Archive: Dave Morrison
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G5s #28  Morris Park Shops
Photo: 4/08/1946 Archive: D. Keller
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DD1 #358 pulling freight northbound of West Hempstead station headed for Country Life Press where it joined the Hempstead branch when the line connected between Valley Stream and Mineola. The freight brakeman had to flag each crossing and he appears to be ready to hop on the steps for a ride to the next grade crossing. 9/28/47 Archive: Dave Keller
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Morris Park Shops Rotary Snow #193 and 
snow plow on steam engine - 1948 
Photo: LIFE  George Silk
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Morris Park Shops -  Rotary Snow #193 ready for action. 1948 Photo: LIFE  George Silk
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Gas Car  #1134 Crew Sag Harbor 4/1939
Archive: Dave Keller

 

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Clearing the turnouts 1948 Photo: LIFE - George Silk
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H10s #117 Taking Water Hicksville 7/25/1952
Archive: Dave Keller


Track worker - Richmond Hill storage yard view SE
Archive: Dave Morrison

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FM H16-44 #1506
Crew at Deer Park 1957 View west just east of Deer Park Ave.  Westbound train on main track receiving orders.  Eastbound train on passing siding waiting for the meet to occur.  DK block signals at right on north side of tracks.  Info/Archive: Dave Keller Photo: J. Krzenski Archive: Dave Keller

LIRR #110 Class H10s 2-8-0 freight engine at the Patchogue loco engine terminal . The view is NE with the Week's Coal Yard trestle in the rear background. The 'crew' of LIRR workers are undoubtedly viewing an issue with this specific engine as minor repairs were performed at this facility. As the engine still has classification lamps atop the smoke box, to be removed from LIRR locomotives in June, 1940, this places the photo c.mid-1930's, as the LIRR acquired these from the PRR 1928-1930. Research: Dave Keller Archive: Brian Pontecorvo
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Clearing the turnouts 1948 
Photo: LIFE  George Silk
 
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8th Avenue Engine House - Bay Ridge LI Railroader 11/1955 Archive: Mike Boland

 

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LIRR #35 G5s Engine Wipers at 
Morris Park Shops10/1942+ 
Archive: Ron Zinn

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LIRR #49 G5s  Engine Wipers at 
Morris Park Shops 10/1942+  Archive: Ron Zinn

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World War II Women workers -  Morris Park 9/1942 Archive: Paul Pappas


World War II Women workers with DD1 at Morris Park 10/1942
 

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PRR #5387 leased K4s 4-6-2   Engine Wipers at 
Morris Park Shops 1943
Archive: Ron Zinn

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Morris Park Shops 10/1942
Photo: Roy Pinney  Archive: Ron Zinn

 
Yard switch tender while the men are at war.  LI City - Sunnyside c.1942+

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Hillside track gang close-up view E 4/30/1931
 Archive: Dave Keller


VD Yard Oxy-acetylene welding zoom
6/01/1964 (Ziel-Boland)

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Watchman  lowering gates at Broadway, Hicksville 1959 Archive: MTA

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FM CPA 20-5 #2006 at Montauk

 

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FM #2403 Hicksville- Engineer Cecil "Crafty" Craft  zoom (Votava-Boland)

Engineer Cecil Craft leaning out the fireman's window chatting up photographer George Votava on the platform. He's also wearing the same bow-tie that he always wore with his engineer's overalls. Craft was the last of the old-time engineers who took pride in wearing traditional railroad attire, while all the younger engineers around him began wearing T-shirts and jeans and going hatless. Craft entered the roster in 1918. Info: Dave Keller

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LIRR Alco S1 #415 westbound at Hempstead Ave-West Hempstead  late 1950's Archive: Jim Gillin

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Track Crew at PD 1968
Archive: Dave Keller

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LIRR  Police - Seal of Authority LIRRer 5/24/1962 Archive: Dave Morrison
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Penn Station LIRR "Mini Maids"  c.1968
Photo: Hank  Boerner

The LIRR Mini-Maid program was alive and well for several years. Women in the employ of the railroad could volunteer to be fitted with a yellow mini-dress and work at public affair functions from time to time. Hank and Lou (Big Dumb Lou; see photo above) along with Don Malone of the Public Affairs department, all great enthusiasts of both trains, women and mini-skirts in general came up with the idea in 1968. Since most women on the railroad at the time were in the clerical ranks, most of the Mini-Maids were clerks in their 20's.

In later years, long after the program ended some of the women moved on to management jobs. One became the Secretary to the President, another a planner, while yet another became a Trainmaster. At least one supervisor recalled the Mini-Maid roster and would tease the women from time to time about that rung in their ladder of success.

From the late 1940's through the early 1970's. the LIRR supported an award-winning Public Affairs department which was quite the envy of corporations across the country which would send their publicists to the Railroad for ideas and training. 


Postmistress Janet Jordan - Shinnecock Hills Mail Crane - View E  8/16/1963 (Kohl-Morrison)

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1975 LIRR booklet " Facts and Figures"
Photo: Joseph C. Farrington

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 Steve Anglin of Babylon, dressed as Santa Claus, boards a Babylon-bound LIRR train on Dec. 16, 1965. Mr. Anglin was Director of Special Services for the railroad and welcomed commuters to a Christmas party aboard the train.  (Newsday-Don Jacobsen)


Amagansett MP92 MOW workers digging out PNC #1706
2/05/1977 Archive: Patrick Marinaccio

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LIRR C420 #229 Conrail GE B23-7 #2805 Fresh Pond Interchange c.1985 Archive: Frank Fiore

South of Fresh Pond Junction where the NYCRR used to run near the abandoned Fremont Tower: 12/1970

Junction of Montauk Branch and Conrail. Previously "FN" Tower. CR makes the set outs for the LIRR to pick up. View N. The crews are discussing the upcoming freight moves. 

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LIRR  SW1001 #100  Fresh Pond c.1980


Merrick Station Grade Crossing Elimination Project finishing touches - View SW 1975 Archive: Merrick Library 


HJ Tower Operator Patrick J. Keane 1935
Photo: Win A. Boerckel Archive: David Morrison

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HALL Tower, Jamaica Operator Arthur Huneke 9/1971

Block Operator Art Huneke works at his desk at "HALL" tower, Jamaica, on a hot afternoon in September, 1971.  Art held the 2nd trick (2nd shift) at "HALL" tower for many years until his retirement in the mid-1980s.  (Dave Keller photo and archive)

 

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Employee G. DePiazzy at SG 1972
Archive: Dave Keller


Frank Fiore, Dale Tynan and crew in the clear at the old CI Hospital Siding c.1980 - RF&P boxcar Photo/Archive: Frank Fiore

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"Givin' the Highball" Overhead structure is walkway from Metropolitan Ave. Likely, this is 4:52 from LI City, that did local stops on the  lower Montauk. 6/1989  Photo: A. J. Daly

 

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Babylon Station crews 3/05/2015

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Mr. Met 4/13/2015


LIRR brakeman at Fremont Jct. 1991

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MOW vegetation control wood chipping 2016 MTA
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Long Island City Yard "UB" (Utility Brakeman) lines the switches up for a westbound train coming into the the yard as the YPD crew shoves in the clear with MP15AC #163. 8/2018 Photo/Archive: Greg Grice
 

LIRR Trainman Jeff Skinner 1919 flat brimmed cap (Skinner-Keller)

LIRR Engineer Charlie Jackson c.1931 Manorville
Archive: Dave Keller

PRR leased K4s #1984 cab - Engineer Sylvester P. Doxsey Fireman Howard V. Owens  1933 Collection: Sylvester P. Doxsey

LIRR Engineer Jay Bendersky cab c.1991

LIRR Conductor Jim R. Brown, Sr.
"On the Ground Brown" in an M1 1982+

LIRR Manager Doris Marcus at the organ - LIRR Concourse Penn Station c. 1972 Archive: Dave Morrison

LIRR Engineer Frank Field passing
NEWSDAY 2/19/2021 Archive: Dave Morrison