Long Island Rail Road - Odds & Ends - Page 2, Page 1
LIRR (Legion of Influential Rail Riders)
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Legion of Influential Rail Riders "units" (points) coupons. 

Legion of Influential Rail Riders pin. This program was run by the LIRR in the 60's. 

The Legion was part of the early 1960's upgrade and PR campaign of the Goodfellow era which aimed to improve facilities and put a more human face on the railroad after years of terrible service and run-down equipment.

By joining the Legion, you could earn "units" (points) coupons based on ticket purchases to exchange for merchandise.  If you were really enthusiastic about this program, you could buy a Legionnaire hat (a buck) and pin (2 bits). There was a free catalog of merchandise, regular newsletters, etc.    A buck for the hat was way too much for me to spend back then (pretty cheap, eh?)!  (Heck, it was only 17 cents for a ticket to Lindenhurst!)

By the time I started selling tickets in July 1963 the program had run it's course. Archive/Info: Brad Phillips

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C420 #229 in Smithtown April 1982 worktrain during the welded rail installation on the PJ branch.
Photo: Mike Koehler
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Alco FA-2 #608 The  LIRR chopped the cab off and converted it for use as an HEP unit with the C1s. Recently moved to Morris Park for rebuilding as a mobile generator Unit #3100
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LIRR Power Pack EMD F7Am  #622 
Built  Nov 1950
Photo: Graeme Skeet 1992 Speonk, NY
"m" designation indicates modified from original condition: G. Skeet
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C420 #216 Speonk c. 1964+
Photo: Steve Hoskins
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Visitor Center LIRR Ping Pong Car on south side Long Island Expway (I495)
Photo: Paul Strubeck 2006

P54D 7921. From the Bob Emery roster: 

7921 saved for preservation and stored until 4-1976. Repainted tuscan red with black roof and gold leaf lettering and renumbered back to 921 for use on Heritage Train from 5-1976 to 8-1976. Stored on Track 1, Flatbush, NY
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Newsday Article 08/22/1966 
Engineer's View of Dangerous Conditions
Newspaper article courtesy of Thomas Collins
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Mill Neck Station c. 1914
 Archive: John Hammond
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Mill Neck Station
 Archive: John Hammond
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Metro-North "Cosmopolitan" cars testing on the LIRR  view SW Flushing Meadows  9/24/1972 
Photo: Doug Grotjahn, Archive: Joe Testagrose

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August 22, 1969: A late summer afternoon sun lights up FEC's Lake Okeechobee on the rear of LIRR train #22 at the west switch of WH. In that first summer of all lightweight "parlors", #22 was the "City of Everywhere" with surplus sleepers/lounge cars used as parlors cars from at least five different railroads. 
Photo: Richard F. Makse

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LIRR turbine car  laid up on the north leg of the wye prior to the sheet metal shed being built for the 2nd turbine that arrived a couple of years later. View NE  c.12/1966
Photo/Archive: Tom Harmon Info: Dave Keller

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LIRR turbine car truck detail c.12/1966
Photo/Archive: Tom Harmon

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MU #2509 Two car train Princes Bay,  Staten Island 04/28/1973 
Archive: Dave Keller

Back in the early 1970s, the LIRR loaned or leased six (6) MU cars to the Staten Island Rapid Transit for their use. 

These two LIRR MU cars are seen in SIRT service, stopped at Princes Bay station on Staten Island on April 28, 1973.

The LIRR never had any stations that looked like this structure and located in a cut.  Also . . . . check out that shelter shed across from the depot building!  Certainly not “Pennsy style!” Info: Dave Keller

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LIRR FA1 #616 westbound at Old Northport Junction on 2/26/77.  Old Northport spur branched off to the left.  All traces of it are long gone.  (William Madden photo, Dave Keller archive)

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On September 5, 1965, Black River & Western #400, ex-LIRR 400, switches on the passing siding at Ringoes on the PRR's Flemington Branch. The 400 was sold for scrap in 1963 and made its way to the BR&W in 1965. It's now at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic. This 44 tonner was purchased by the LIRR primarily to switch EX Yard in Flatbush Ave where it was able to negotiate the tight clearances along the platforms. 

BRW60, on the main track at Ringoes, would be the last steam locomotive to operate on LIRR rails when it came to Long Island on November 26, 1967.  Photo: Richard F. Makse


PRR N5 caboose 477604 on LIRR property Hempstead 04/05/34
Photo: George E. Votava
Dave Keller Archive


Syosset c. Summer 1944
Photo: Fred Weber Archive: Dave Morrison

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PRR standard design angle iron power poles Woodside Station parking lot view south. 

Visible on several different portions of the LIRR. Along the main line between Harold and Mineola, the Port Washington Branch, the Montauk Branch to RVC/Freeport, and even on the abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch. 

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North Shore Line CNS&M (Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee) Cincinnati Car Co. built 1924 as observation trailer car/converted to coach and in storage at Richmond Hill, LI April, 1964. It was owned by the Trolley Museum of NY and in 1974 it was sent to Wisconsin Electric Ry Museum who sold the car in 1984 to the Escanaba & Lake Superior RR in Wells, MI where still resides today. Info/Archive: Jim Gillin

LIRR Usher Cap Badge

1971 thru c.1982 Some lettering black, some lettering light blue, some lettering dark blue. Worn with the MTA blue uniform.
 

Ushers worked at all 3 major LIRR terminals: NY Penn, Flatbush Ave and Jamaica.  Duties: Announce trains arriving and departing over the loudspeaker.

Use a long-handled stick to change the train numbers and times on the platform boards at Jamaica.

Answer customer questions regarding trains leaving and arriving (This was in addition to the ticket clerks on duty inside the info booth at NY Penn)

Knowledgeable as to which tracks/ trains were to be arriving on and departing from. Photo/Archive/Research: Dave Keller

P72 #2937 Restoration
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LIRR #2901 Modernization #2 builder photo LIRR #2937 Modernization #147 restoration
Steam-type or Diesel-hauled cars series numbered 2901-2925 = Modernization numbers 2-26
2926-2980 = Modernization numbers 136-190 Info: Steve Lynch

This car is in the "as-built" color scheme. The modernization numbers (red and yellow circles) were applied when these cars were new "as delivered" in 1955-56, to make the public aware that each was a fresh, new car for their riding pleasure. Note that the modernization number on the new Pullman-built cars like this one (red circle with yellow rim and numbers) is the color-opposite of that used by LIRR on the older cars which were overhauled by the railroad shop (tile floors, vinyl 3/2 walkover seats, recessed liteing fixtures, new outer doors) and given yellow circles with red rim and numbers when they were shoved back into service (usually with a new number, like 7000 added to the old original number, so, for example, ping #2 became #7002). The modernization numbers lasted about 15 years, until the next repaint. Art Single

This car s not owned by HVRM, but rather by Island Rail Preservation LLC. It is on lease to the museum. The car roof is brunswick green roof, with the color matched to PRR drift cards for an exact match as I painted it. The underbody, per LIRR spec, is gloss black. Mike Koehler

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LIRR #2937 location is north of North Judson, IN, on 6/19/11. Northbound (RR West) around 4:30 central time making a leisurely 15mph. Photo: Tad Dunville
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Hoosier Valley Rail Museum NKP #765 Switching LIRR #2937
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LIRR #2937 in action
Bar Generator Cars

Bar Generator cars, Class BG72B in the 2101-2104 series, which had a large diesel generator installed inside a large compartment in the carbody, with a bar in the other end of the car located mid-train. These cars had large vents in one side of the car body. These were rebuilt from MP72T coaches while the railroad was converting to push-pull operations.

The primary purpose of these 4 cars was to provide HEP (600 VDC) via trainline to push-pull equipped coaches in trains that did not have a cab control powerpack unit or an MP-15AC to provide HEP. The Bar Generator cars were equipped 2 gensets. The engines were Detroit 8v71's rated at 318hp equivalent to  237 KW electric power output. So, the car could supply 474 KW of power for the HEP trainline. Info: Jack Deasy

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LIRR #2103 Mineola 06/01/1977 
Photo: Tim Darnell

Note: The window sign that says "Coach Club Car" in script lettering. Info: Jack Deasy

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 LIRR # 2102 Bar Generator car  laying over in the Montauk Yard, between trips, 1976.  Photo by “Railfan Ed." 

 

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These cars did not last very long, a few years at best. The cars could not handle the extra weight of the generator, and the constant rocking of the train made the floors sag, and outer wall of the cars eventually start to bulge out. They had to be taken out of service for safety reasons. Doc Emmet Brown
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Bar Generator car #2101 passing Nassau Tower at Mineola, July 1978. Although this side of the car looks similar to other P72 coaches, the car is lettered BAR GENERATOR next to the vestibule doors, and the configuration of underbody equipment is different. Photo: Tim Darnell
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Bar Generator car #2103 is the rear car of a four car train, powered by a GP-38, heading eastbound to Oyster Bay, seen diverging from the mainline at Nassau interlocking, Mineola, in May 1979. The view looking down on the train shows the diesel exhaust vents in the roof of the Bar Generator car. Photo: Steven Rothaug Info: Jack Deasy
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Train #212, The Shelter Island Express, seen at Hollis on a Friday evening circa 1968, has a baggage car being used as a bar car in the middle of the consist.  Image extracted from “ALCO’s on the Island” video by Jordan T.  Research & additional information by Jack Deasy. 

Two trains received MP-54 combines: #212 to Greenport and #12 to Montauk. There just weren’t enough bars to go around. The “beer well” consisted of a 55 gallon oil drum (relatively cleaned up) and lined with plastic and lined-plastic brown bags. This was used to chill the beer. Two more oil drums served as the “bar”, with a piece of  formica-covered plywood placed over the drums to support what was essentially a bar-cart sized inventory. I don’t remember working one of these but they were awful too look at. 

The photo Jack Deasy got from a video shows a full baggage car. While I was there in 1968 (the c.1968 date Jack gave), I never saw a full baggage car in bar service so this might have been only an occasional event on #212 since my first-hand recollection was a combine. Obviously in its mid train position it was being used as a bar car, but negotiating the gap from a P-54 to a baggage car was not all that easy since their buffer plates were different. But you could pack more passengers into the baggage car!

My recollection is that the bars only ran on these trains during July and August. Mr. Mac permitted attendants to sell out the rear of the parlor during the other months. So in July and August, #212 ran with 2 parlors, 2 coaches, 1 combine and 2 coaches. #12 ran with (off the top of my head) up to five parlors and four or five coaches plus the combine. 

I often worked as parlor car attendant in #212 because it was the highest revenue per passenger with the shortest day. The Shelter Island and Mattituck drank a lot. #12 was a notorious poor drinking train—too early in the afternoon and most of the customers were a bit more stodgy than the rest. The best drinking train, always, was #24. Three to four drinks per passenger AVERAGE!  Courtesy of Dick Makse

There were other reasons they were not popular. At Hunterspoint Ave., they would shut down on cue due to lack of ventilation. The generator would frequently catch on fire too.   One bar generator was regularly assigned trains 605/658 for many years and was actually operated as a bar in the afternoon. Pt. Jeff had four regular bar cars, plus bar carts which would detrain at Huntington. Train 664 did have a bar into the C3 era, but unsure if it still operates.

BTW: The Special Service Department always made a net profit (and I believe still does). While Metro North continues to operate bar cars, they were de-emphasized on the LIRR (along with true parlor cars) so the carrier could concentrate on their "core business". Info:  Ben Jankows

FRA DOTX Car on LIRR
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LIRR #157 and #153 with the FRA DOTX car #216 test train at Beth Interlocking View SE  12/9/2010 Photo: Joe Tischner
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LIRR #153 and #157 with the FRA DOTX car #216 test train at Beth Interlocking View NW 12/9/2010 Photos: Joe Tischner

DOTX car #T-16 prior to renumber #216
LIRR G-5 #35 move out of Eisenhower Park in 
East Meadow, LI on June 17, 1978 
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Here are some photos I took of the move of LIRR G-5 #35 out of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, LI on June 17, 1978 Some of you may recognize a few of the people in the photos. I could not even drive that day. I was only out of the hospital a short time after having my appendix removed. My Mother drove me because I had to see and photograph this event. Photo/Info: Jim Gillin

For 2 summers while I was in college, I worked across the street from #35, at General Applied Science Labs in the building that had earlier been the Meadowbrook Country Club. Part of the property was the old Meadowbrook Station, which GASL used for storage of gas tanks (like welder's tanks). 

I spent many of my lunch hours on nice days sitting over by 35, and on crummy days prowling around the grounds and inside the station and office buildings. Close by here was the bridge over nothing, which is shown on a number of websites now. I think it was for an old access road within the country club property. The road under the LIRR bridge had long ago been filled in with dirt, but the bridge was/is still visible.

Goodwin Gallagher Sand & Gravel


Goodwin Gallagher Sand & Gravel retail facility on the East River about 1/4 mile north of the Queensboro Bridge. Goodwin - Gallagher "mined" sand from Port Washington and the sand was used to pave New York City streets. Upon receiving the images, I subsequently created a webpage:

Goodwin Gallagher Sand & Gravel provides further details; Locomotives Roster, Tugboat Roster, etc. 

The four stacked industry behind everything, is the Manhattan Power Plant on York & 75th Streets.

I've also been in contact with Judith Byrdie, who is historian of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society, and confirms that is the steeple of the Chapel of the Good Shepard , the white porched structure is the "Alms Homes". She has seen other images looking east in the Astoria Historical society that shows a frontal view of the sand dealer, but no one has responded to my inquiries as yet to obtain an copy of the image. 

The photo was taken 06/06/1917 and according to Judith Byrdie, was originally part of the Transit Museum holdings as the neg identification codes match other negs and images used by the Transit Museum surveyors. She believes they were either surveyors photos for the subway tunnel projects or works in progress recordings.

The 1920 issue of "MVUS" (Johnson's Merchant Vessels of the US) lists 4 powered vessels for Goodwin-Gallagher Sand and Gravel Corp., 551 Fifth Avenue, NY   Collection: Roger McEnery, Research: Philip M. Goldstein

Luzerne Coal
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View looking West along Atlantic branch. Luzerne Coal Co. elevated siding/trestle branching off at the left to cross the street.
Archive: Art Huneke
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Luzerne Coal Co. was east of East New York Station and just west of the old Warwick Street station on the elevated viaduct at Warwick Street marked "X'.

R. Emery map indicate siding and switch connecting it to the main were removed in 1942 along with Warwick Street station.
Info/Map: Dave Keller


View looking NE at track level from the Luzerne Coal Co. elevated siding/trestle. LIRR Atlantic branch beyond. 
Archive: Art Huneke
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Luzerne Coal. Co. view NE Van Siclen Ave. Archive: Art Huneke
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View looking East: LIRR elevated viaduct at left. Elevated siding crossing Atlantic Ave. Luzerne Coal. Co. structure at right
Archive: Art Huneke
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Henry Wilhelm map c. late 1920's East NY Warwick St Luzerne Coal
Archive: Art Huneke
Corona Yard
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Shea Stadium is to the left, just across the street. To the right is where the scrap cars were kept. I've heard they cut up cars here, and shipped the pieces in gondolas to Naporano.
Photo: Tim Darnell  05/1976

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The branch came off the Pt. Wash line, just east of Shea Stadium station.
Info: Tim Darnell

Looking north from just north of the Port Wash Branch.  Shea Stadium to your left, Roosevelt Ave and IRT ahead. Taken I believe in 1978. 
Info/Photo/Collection: Art Huenke

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Roosevelt Ave bridge under the #7 line, facing south-southwest.
Photo: Tim Darnell 

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Across the street, facing northeast.

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P-74B #7523 Pullman-Std. Built 1926
Photo: Tim Darnell c. 1976-77

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Corona Yard lead track - P54 coaches awaiting the  Scrapper's torch c.1973, view NE Photo: Steve Hoskins Note: Serval Zippers factory in background.

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Roosevelt Ave bridge under the #7 line, facing southwest. The track in the foreground is the remains of the old Whitestone branch, looking towards the old 1964 World's Fair site.

The cut-up car is in the lower end of Corona Yard, where a LOT of scrapping went on: regular passenger cars, parlors and diesels. This track accessed the yard.

The work train is eastbound on the Port Washington branch.
 Info: D.Keller/T. Darnell 
Photo: Tim Darnell

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LIRR 2181 in the scrapline at Corona. 
Prior EL 1310 previously DL&W 310.
 3 cabooses  C-94, C-52, and C1. Photo: Tim Darnell c. 1976-77

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MP6-7 Corona Emery Map 1958
Collection: Dave Keller
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C-94 from IC built 1941 acquired 1/72
Photo: Tim Darnell c. 1976-77
LIRR Milk Cars
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DD1 with the string of milk cars with caption is by Harold Fagerberg From: Electric Heritage of the Long Island Rail Road: 1905-1975 by Ron Ziel with John Krause

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LIRR Milk Car #3000 Builder's Photo
Archive: Steven Lynch  

The LIRR Milk Car Mystery  Solved
BY WALTER WOHLEKING

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Milk Train Elec Eng Runs Except Sundays LIRR ETT #117 1932
PRR brought milk cars thru PENN to Sunnyside
Research/Archive: Art Huneke
Note: Daily setouts to Sheffield Farm

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The Sheffield Farms cars are a publicity photo of cars built for Sheffield by General American Refrigerator Car Company in 1928 Source: Carstens Publications
From: Electric Heritage of the Long Island Rail Road: 1905-1975 by Ron Ziel with John Krause

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Sheffield Farms Milk Truck 
Greenwich Village, NY City


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Milk Train Elec Eng Runs Sundays LIRR ETT #117 1932
PRR brought milk cars thru PENN to Sunnyside
Research/Archive: Art Huneke

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The Grandview Dairy car  is a builder’s photo, judging by the typical masking of all background and the roster shot of a nice, shiny, new car. 
Source:  Carstens Publications
From: Electric Heritage of the Long Island Rail Road: 1905-1975 by Ron Ziel with John Krause

 Grandview Dairy car,  was a Pfaudler tank car. Pfaudler started making these cars in the 1920s.  My December, 1930 ORER shows 105 cars in the GPEX, 40 foot (inside dimension), 6,000 gallon milk tank car series numbered 700-804.

No outside dimensions are given for the cars, but the inside length between tanks with bulkheads in place was 40 feet, the inside width was a little over 8'9" and the inside height was 7'7". A note states, "Cars in this series are passenger equipped, having glass lined tanks and are used for transportation of milk in bulk, capacity 6,000 gallons." While no capacity data is probvided in this ORER, subsequent issues list "95,000 lbs."
Research: Walter Wohleking

1905 June ORER (Official Railway Equipment Register)   has no milk car listing(s), although there are 12 box cars with numbers between 3000 and 3019.

1915 ORER , however, lists seven "under 60 ft." milk cars numbered 3350-3356, 3408, & 3434, which probably means LIRR 3000 and siblings arrived somewhere between 1915 and 1919. I've found them also listed in the 1919 ORER. 

Westerfield points out that "the XM class was also produced, identical to the RF but without ice bunkers." The photo on Steve Lynch's website *see above)  appears to show a car without ice hatches, which would have been fairly typical of a milk car. The LIRR car then would probably have been an XM, rather than an RF. Both were based on the XL series box cars, which had that fishbelly underframe.  Info: Walter Wohleking

1926 ORER shows 15 milk cars numbered 3000 to 3014 in the "passenger car" listing. 
1930 December ORER they are not listed. It look like a PRR RF class reefer.  Info: William. G. Lorence, MMR

Polo Grounds 1940 IRT Ninth Ave Line
All text,  photos, information, and research: Compliments Dave Keller except were noted.

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Manhattan area maps 1925, Plate165, IRT 159th Street
This layout of the Polo Grounds stadium is an earlier version.  
The last and final version that everyone remembers is as it looks AFTER it was rebuilt. Info: Dave Keller

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IRT 9th Avenue Line:  3-car train northbound leaving 155th St . station at 8th Ave. , passing Polo Grounds (in background) and entering the Harlem River Bridge – NY, NY – 3/10/40 (This train ran between Rector Street and Burnside Avenue)  George E. Votava Photo, Dave Keller Archive

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IRT 9th Avenue Line:  Station at 155th St. and 8th Avenue, Polo Grounds – NY, NY – 4/27/40  (View looking NE towards the Harlem River Bridge.  Polo Grounds stadium at the left.  It appears we have a sand-lot game in progress in the foreground!)  
George E. Votava Photo, Dave Keller Archive

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IRT 9th Avenue Line:  Motor #3041 on 3-car shuttle between 155th St . and Burnside Ave. at Polo Ground station – 155th St. and 8th Ave. – NY, NY – 6/28/40  (View looking NW.  Polo Grounds stadium in background.  “N. Y. Giants” sign visible at rear.)
 George E. Votava Photo, Dave Keller Archive  

  IRT 3-car shuttle EL train at the Polo Grounds station was taken in 6/28/40, the 9th Ave. portion of the EL structure at the left of the photo was already out of service two (2) weeks but was not yet into the demolition stage.  That would explain why the area looks so abandoned when it should be full of people and cars, etc. Info: Dave Keller Archive

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  IRT 9th Avenue Line:  Close-up scan of entrance to Polo Grounds stadium from negative of scan #3  above.  Showing “N. Y. Giants” sign behind 155th St. station. (View looking NW) George E. Votava Photo, Dave Keller Archive  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1941 Polo Grounds Shuttle
Info: David Pirmann
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Elevated Line Polo Grounds truncated line 1950  Info: David Pirmann
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Elevated Line Polo Grounds truncated line 1957  Info: David Pirmann
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Elevated Line Polo Grounds truncated line 1950's  Info: David Pirmann

These photos and more at David Pirmann's site: www.nycsubway.org

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Elevated Line Polo Grounds Shuttle Map
Info: David Pirmann
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Elevated Line Polo Grounds Shuttle Map
Info: David Pirmann

The 9th Ave. EL was torn down in 1940. The 2nd Ave. EL  lasted until 1942.  Info: Joe Hagan 

The short portion that is of the truncated section.  See photos above. Dave Keller

Unification of the privately owned transit lines with the Independent City-Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND System) occurred in June of 1940. Municipal operation of the IRT would begin on June 12th, 1940, two weeks after the City of New York took over the BMT. As part of the Unification deal, the 2nd Ave. El north of 59th Street and the 9th Ave. El in Manhattan would close forever at 12:01am on June 12th, 1940. There were no special ceremonies held for the closing of these lines. The last train on the 9th Ave. El, a 7 car train filled with 500 people, left South Ferry at 11:14pm, arriving at 155th Street at 12:06am. Free transfers at 155th St , Manhattan , and 161st St. in the Bronx , were made available to the Independent's Concourse line when the El closed. The only remaining portion of the 9th Ave El, the "Polo Grounds Shuttle" to Burnside Ave (later 167th Street), closed for about 1½ hours at the close of 9th Ave. El service, to prepare this portion of the line for its new service pattern. Source: David Pirmann's site: www.nycsubway.org

The shuttle ran from Burnside Ave. in the Bronx , stopping at Sedgwick Ave., Bronx , then on to the Polo Grounds at 155th St. and 8th Avenue.  I believe ALL service on that line ended in 1958.  It was only there to service the Giants games and then they left NY and there was no immediate need to keep the EL.  Info: Dave Keller

The "Polo Grounds Shuttle", as it was called, saw little patronage because of the redundant IND Concourse Line running so closely nearby. In addition, the New York Central's Putnam Division stopped running, and in 1957, the Giants played their last season in the Polo Grounds. With so little ridership, the "Polo Grounds Shuttle" ceased operation at 11:59pm on August 31st, 1958. Source: David Pirmann's site: www.nycsubway.org

The Mets began playing there in 1962, but no one had planned for that back in 1958.  They might have left the EL standing and shuttle running had they known this was going to happen.

But, they had the underground  IND train as late as those 1940 photos and it connected between there AND Yankee stadium as well as with the rest of NYC, so there really was no need for the EL  Historical input: Dave Keller

LIRR Drumheads
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 1976 American Freedom Train
LIRR American Freedom Train Belmont Racetrack 1976
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Rail and Sail Special
 Drumhead 10/21/79
Archive: Dave Keller
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Rail and Sail Special
Parlor Observation #2082 "Asharoken" Greenport 10/21/79
Archive: Dave Keller

Cannonball
Westhampton 08/29/2008 
Photo: Mike McDermet
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160th Anniversary Train
Drumhead July 23, 1994 trip to Greenport to commemorate the 160th Anniversary, 
the LIRR had a drumhead on the head end. Archive: Dave Morrision
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100th Anniversary Train
Montauk 100th Anniversary October 7, 1995 
Archive: Dave Morrision
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2007 Victory Train
Victory Drumhead 09-19-07 Mineola 
Photo: DE30415
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Christmas

2009 175th Anniversary Train
175th  Drumhead 07/25/2009  Riverhead Photo: Al Castelli

2016 Holiday Express
Sands Street Terminal

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BMT Terminal at Sands Street , Brooklyn – 1939  (View looking NE)  Collection: Dave Keller

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Collection: Brooklyn Public Library

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Collection: Brooklyn Public Library

View looking east.  Fulton Street EL line to the Fulton Street Ferry visible under the loop.  View also shows the  long, covered walkway to connect to the bridge station.   

Sands Street Terminal Brooklyn , NY
by Dave Keller

NY&BBRR_Mcenery.jpg (46988 bytes)In the early days of the Elevated railway system in New York City, small steam engines of the Brooklyn Bridge Railway, and later the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) pulled trains from the Park Row terminal in Manhattan, traversing the famous Brooklyn Bridge, finally entering the massive Sands Street terminal building in Brooklyn at the middle level.  Some years, later, the steam engines were replaced with all electric trains, and the BRT went bankrupt, re-emerging as the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit (BMT).  The Fulton Street EL line of the BMT ran trains over the bridge, utilizing the two terminals.

Another BMT EL, the Myrtle Avenue line, came into the terminal building on the upper level, entering in on one side to discharge passengers at platforms adjacent to the loop track which ran outside the building, so the train could run around the loop, then, stopping at another set of platforms on the other side of the building, pick up passengers before re-entering and passing through the building for the return trip.

The Fulton Street El which utilized the middle level of the structure also had a spur that ran on the west side of the terminal, under the above mentioned loop, and, after making a connection at Sands Street with access to the large structure via a long, covered walkway, continued on towards the Fulton St. Ferry.  In later years, as the Fulton Street line already ran trains over the bridge, and the Fulton St. Ferry was discontinued, the elevated line under the loop was no longer required and was demolished.

Besides running trolleys at street level, the B&QT (Brooklyn & Queens Transit), a subsidiary of the BMT created to operate all their street lines, also ran cars at the middle level of the Sands Street terminal and over the Brooklyn Bridge , operating on the outer tracks.

The 1939 view, below, looking northeast (due to the situation of the tracks and terminal in relation to the bridge, the loop side of the building facing west) shows a Peter Witt-type streetcar headed eastbound off the bridge, approaching the terminal building. (The connected trolley pole always trailed behind the car.)

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This massive terminal in Brooklyn , as well as the Park Row terminal in Manhattan , was demolished in 1944 and that ended any EL train service over the Brooklyn Bridge .  Trolleys continued to run over the bridge until 1949, using more modified and smaller trolley stations.  Thereafter, the bridge only accommodated automobile and pedestrian traffic.

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View looking south
Collection: Brooklyn Public Library
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View looking north towards NYC
Aerial view of the Sands Street Terminal  System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Fulton Ave.
Collection: Herbert P. Maruska
Leased Units on the LIRR
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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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BAR #64 GP-7 Precision #1702 GP-9 LIRR #1551 RS-3 view NE 1970 Ronkonkoma
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BAR  #69, #65 Ronkonkoma Wye 
Photo: Brian Woodruff
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BAR #66 Ronkonkoma 01/75 
Photo: Ed McKernan
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BAR #65 Ronkonkoma
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BAR #66, #72  LI City Yard A
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BAR  #74 Ronkonkoma Wye 
Photo: Brian Woodruff
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BAR #72-#74 Holban
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BAR #69 GP7 Morris Park 1974
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BAR #74 Oakdale view S 1975
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BAR #60 GP7 westbound west end of Hillside Yard   6/1975  
Archive: Art Huneke
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BAR #74 GP7, LIRR #1520 RS2, and
 LIRR C68 08-01-74 Photo: Brian Woodruff
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PNC #1701 Train #211 Riverhead Station view E 8/28/74 Photo: Bob Bender

 

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PNC #980 with LIRR number boards Train #202 at Ronkonkoma wye Engineer C.B Read view N_ 11/11/75 Photo: Bob Bender
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PNC #1506 at Ronkonkoma wye view NW  11/07/76 Photo: Bob Bender

 

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PNC GP7 #1505 LI City 11/21/1976
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PNC #1503 GP7 with LIRR Hack C51 laying up against the Hillside station 
platform on the Holban Yard side  12/18/76 Photo: George E. Votava 
Archive: Dave Keller  
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PNC GP10 #980 coupled to the one-car Greenport "Scoot" and is laying up eastbound in front of the crew shanty in Ronkonkoma yard on Friday, November 26, 1976. William Madden photo, Dave Keller archive
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PNC GP7 #1506 Ronkonkoma 1976 

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PNC #1701 Greenport 8/28/1974 Photo: Bob Bender

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PNC GP9 #1701 Pine Aire 7/21/1974 
Archive: Brian Woodruff
Two PNC GP9s, an RS3 and an RS1 on a power balance move, shown here in the siding at Pine Aire. PNC #1701 was ex-C&O 5918, later C&NW 4448. 
 Info: Vincent J. Benkovitz

 

 

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LIRR #209 Reading leased RS3s
at Valley 1967
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Reading leased #469-470  c.1970 
Photo/Archive: Richard Glueck
Pennsylvania Station, NY City
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PRR Station, NY City view 7th Ave 
The large cement waiting room was at center, where the rotunda is now, with the glass concourse behind it near 8th Ave, where the current  main Amtrak waiting room  is located.
Archive: Bob Anderson
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PRR Station, NY City view 34-31th Streets c.1912 Archive: Bob Anderson
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PRR Station, NY City view 2007
Archive: Bob Anderson

PRR Station, NY City  1962 
Concourse where the current Amtrak waiting room is located. Prior, there was a Main waiting room, and a Concourse. The Main waiting room was approx. where the rotunda is now. Archive: Bob Anderson
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PRR Station, NY City View from the Main waiting room towards 7th Ave. New escalators now lead to the taxi area. Archive: Bob Anderson
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PRR Station, NY City Main waiting room looking across from 31th Street to 33rd  Street, where the rotunda now is located. Archive: Bob Anderson

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PRR Station, NY City Arcade Walkway, view west
Photo:
www.nyc-architecture.com

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"Sorry, but...Close it we must to build your new station" 1963 LIRR Demolition sign in NY Pennsylvania Station to make way for Madison Square Garden
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The relatively new Pennsylvania Station is viewed looking west from an upper level of a building across the avenue on a chilly day in November, 1912. The old building at the lower left would be replaced by the famous Pennsylvania Railroad-owned Hotel Pennsylvania which opened on January 25, 1919 and which copied its fascia architecture from the terminal building across the avenue. Both the terminal and the fascia of the hotel were designed by the same architectural firm. Behind the terminal is the General Post Office building and in the distance, a steam ferryboat plies the Hudson River with the many docks and the Jersey shore beyond. At the right, a man dressed in a suit and wearing a derby hat stands on a lower roof. To the left of him, and across the avenue, are two signs advertising theatre shows. The Winter Garden Theatre is hosting the performance of "The Passing Show of 1912" which ran from July to mid-November, 1912 and the Casino Theatre is hosting "The Merry Countess" which ran from August to December, 1912. This image would have been photographed sometime between August and Mid-November, 1912 based upon those dates of performances.  The crisp quality of the smoke from building stacks in the distance identifies the air as cold, so this image would favor the November end of that photographic window. (Dave Keller archive and data)

LIRR 1955 Transitional Steam Phase Out
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Alco RS1 #461, G5 01/23/55 Oyster Bay 
Photo: Norman E. Kohl
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Budd RDC RS1, S2 #464 & #455, G5s #28 Patchogue Yard 1955
Dave Keller Archive
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Port Jefferson 10/02/1955 Photo: Robert Emery, Art Huneke Archive
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Operation Changeover 10/081955
LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   STEAM   FINALE  OCTOBER   1955

OPERATION CHANGEOVER  10/08/1955

THE   DAY   THE   MUSIC   DIED  OCTOBER   16,   1955

Follow the links above to aRRt's Archives for more final steam action

 

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LIRR G5s #35 Last Day of  Steam backing onto Wye at Port Jefferson 10/16/1955
Archive: Dave Keller
LIRR Wantagh Station Preserve Park
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LIRR diamond crossing sign Wantagh 12/04/2007 Photo: Al Castelli
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Wantagh Station 2000
Photo: Bob Anderson
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LIRR P2000 Jamaica Wantagh 12/04/2007
Photo: Al Castelli
Freight Schedule with LIRR at Fresh Pond with NY,NH&H RR
ArrangedServiceFreightTrain04-28-29NYNHH john f1.jpg (53943 bytes) Arranged Service Freight Trains April 28, 1929  NYNHH john f.jpg (69657 bytes) The NY, NH & Hartford RR Scheduled Freight to Fresh Pond via Cedar Hill. Twice Daily April 28, 1929
Collection: John Fusto
LIRR Gas Turbine
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Garrett Gas Turbine Ad
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Article on Gas Turbine test August, 1967
Archive: Paul Strubeck

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LIRR Garrett GT/E train set (cars 4001-4004 Roslyn, NY

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LIRR Gas Turbine Tour Special
11/13/1977 Sign up Form
LIRR Matchbooks - World's Fair Era 1964
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Saddle Reads "N.Y.'s BEST ON-TIME RECORD", 
 Inside Is Printed: "L.I. ... THE NATION'S FASTEST WAY HOME" Diamond Match Co., New York, NY

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" YOUR MAIN LINE to the MAINLAND"

 


" THE BEST WAY TO THE WORLD'S FAIR" Universal Match Corp
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"Serving LONG ISLAND'S SMARTEST TRAVELERS" Universal Match Corp
LIRR Cups, Glassware, Mugs etc.
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Dashing Dan tumbler manufactured
by Libbey  3” diameter at top, 2” at bottom, 3 5/16” high. 
The logo is 2 1/4” high if authentic. Info: Richard F. Maske
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Dashing Dan tumbler 1959 LIRR 125th Anniversary
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Corbin's Cellar plastic cup c.1985-1988
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LIRR M1 tumbler front/back
Collection: Joe Saullo
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LIRR Mail & Ride  plastic drinking bottles
Collection: Dave Morrison

LIRR Police plastic drinking bottles
Collection: Dave Morrison
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Oyster Bay Station Mug
Collection: Dave Morrison

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Port Washington Track Rehabilitation Mug
Collection: Mario Craig

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2001 Port Jefferson Station Restoration Mug  
Collection: Dave Morrison

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Hicksville Ronkonkoma Electrification mug 12/1987
Collection: Mario Craig

 

 

LIRR Promo Buttons

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10/25/1913 Port Washington Electrification Service Celebration
Dump McIver" Union led campaign button - LIRR President  Bruce C. McIver: 1985-1989 that was forced to resign in 1989 after commuter rebellion as reported in the NY Times

LIRR Dashing Dan Lighter
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LIRR Dashing Dan Zippo Lighter - open
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LIRR Dashing Dan Zippo Lighter -boxed
LIRR Pins
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NY Cross Harbor RR NY Cross Harbor Railroad
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NYCHRR #22 Bush #2 Float B ridge at 51st. Street, Brooklyn, NY
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NYCHRR #22 & #21 Bush #2 Float B ridge at 51st. Street, Brooklyn, NY
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NYCHRR #22 rounding the curve coming back from the SBK Interchange

NYCHRR EMD NW-2 #58 movement at the Bush Terminal Warehouse NYCT ACF R10 #2992 
at 41st Street & 2nd Ave, Brooklyn. Engine is on 41st Street c.1990 Archive: Wayne Koch
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All photos from 1991 with captions provided by Paul Strubeck Photo Credit: Unknown.

NY Cross Harbor Railroad
A website dedicated to the NY Cross Harbor Railroad's past and present, featuring rosters, photos, maps and history's as well as operations of this once great short line in the heart of the Brooklyn Waterfront. A fabulous site on this industrial rail line.  By Paul Strubeck

 

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NYCHRR #22 cutting through the Bush Terminal Warehouse at 41st Street & 2nd Ave, , on way to SBK Interchange
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New York Cross Harbor SW1200RS #1337 at Bayonne, NJ - 10-2-98 . . . . nice view of the WTC Twin Towers to the left of the diesel!
    Richard Louderback photo, Dave Keller archive
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NYNJ Rail McAllister tug 06/17/200 Photo: Brad McClelland
The Brick Mystery Building at Bliss
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The building in question. Abandoned...
Photo: Henry Wagner
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Current aerial view 2009 North is to the right.
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Marsh Street detail map area now 29th Street showing The Brunswick Balk Collender Co.
Flushing Bridge Street Station
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Flushing Bridge Street station and crossing (now Northern Blvd. )  on the Whitestone branch. Archive: McEnery  Info: Dave Keller

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Atlantic Avenue

Workmen erecting the elevated railroad tracks on Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn Photo: Wallace G. Levison 09/11/1903
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Nostrand Ave Station, Brooklyn, New York,  March 29, 1959 Atlantic branch viaduct.
An Atlantic Ave. elevated train leaves the Nostrand Avenue stop. At the time of the photo, the Dodgers were a year removed from Brooklyn. 
Photo: William Rosenberg, Archive: John Dziobko
www.godfatherrails.com

I’d say shot at the conversion date from Tichy to Goodfellow Gray with Dashing Dan, around 1962.  You’ll notice in this shot how the lead car is nice freshly painted and the Tichy car with white roof is kind of worn.

These cars needed a paint job but the LIRR hadn’t gotten around to them as yet.

Can’t be any earlier than 1962, because that was the date the LIRR FIRST began the grey with Dan logo.

All the automobiles are all 50s with a 40s under the viaduct . . . . .  So you can’t go by that.  The conversion DID NOT occur in the 1950s. Info: Dave Keller

LIRR Interior Seat Shots
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LIRR #505 Builder photo - wooden passenger car 1898
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LIRR #1899 P54C 10/04/1948 
Photo: Fred Weber 
Archive: Dave Morrison
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T-54 ping pong Archive: Richard Glueck

 

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LIRR #2900 Archive: Dave Morrison
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M1 P-9xxx  Interior spotting features:

1.  Type of seating
2.  Shape of car roof
3.  Style of luggage racks
4.  Center-door lobbies (2 per car: we’re
     looking at one of them)
5.  Motorman’s door opened down
     at the  end of the car
Photo: Steve Hoskins c. 1970's
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M1 Interior
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Tuscarora Club #2037 LIRR Dining Car  
Photo: Ron Ziel  c. 08/1961+
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"Amagansett" parlor interior 9/01/1974
Photo/Archive: Edward Frye

 

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T54B #6508 Club/Bar- car built 1927 as #508
 Jamaica Yard E 8/1970 Photo: Art Huneke
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Interior MP54A #1668 Smoking car Jamaica Photo: Art Huneke

Note: Bare blub chandeliers

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Interior CT54A #1677 MU Private Club car Jamaica Yard D 5/1971 
Photo: Art Hunenke
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Parlor car Interior Greenport to NYC 1970 Photo: Ike Eichorn / Newsday View opposite the "buffet" end

The UP removed the cars’ original barber shop and valet in 1959, converting them to a “card” room and buffet counter.
Info: Ed Frye 

Either TUCKAHOE #2073 or TUCKAPAUSHA #2073 
John Deasy

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UP Club Lounge (River series) rebuilt c.1959 Archive: UP RR Museum View toward the "buffet" end
Courtesy: Ed Frye

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LIRR #9934 M3 Interior 11/01/09 
Photo: Neil Feldman
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MP41 MU car - interior view - c. 1938 (note double end doors to vestibule and seating arrangement similar to EL cars of the time, as these cars were originally intended to perform dual service between the LIRR and the BRT. Also notice the hanging straps along both sides of the car for the standing-room-only crowd and the wooden slats on the floor! 
Archive: Dave Keller
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"New Models" LI Railroader 09/27/62
Archive: Dave Morrison


LIRR's double-deck M.U.'s featured
a unique up-down seating configuration.
Classic Trains collection

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LIRR #1628 P54A 6/15/1949 
Photo: Fred Weber Archive: Dave Morrison
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LIRR #1628 P54A 6/15/1949 
Photo: Fred Weber Archive: Dave Morrison
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LIRR #2798 Push Pull 2700-series ZIP car Oyster Bay 09/25/84
Archive: Dave Keller
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M1 P-9547  Photo: Neil Feldman
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P72 #2924  Photo: Neil Feldman
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LIRR C3 interior seating 
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LIRR C3 interior seating stair well
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LIRR M7 Seating Photo: Mike McDermet

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M7 interior Mineola 8/26/16 Photo: Mike Kam

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M1s Clearance Testing in Bridgeport
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 Photos: H. Raudenbush  c. 1970.  2 pairs of LIRR M1s towed by P-C FL9s at Bridgeport CT for clearance and suspension checks.  Archive: Wayne Koch
LIRR K4s - Pre and Post Facelift 1947

K4s #5409  Montauk Ashpit 1940
Archive: Dave Keller

K4s #5406 Train #4229 B Tower Bethpage 05/1/1947 Archive: Dave Keller

K4s #5406 Train #4613 Cold Spring Harbor
 03/16/1947 Archive: Dave Keller
 1947 facelift had the headlight and generator locations switched, and a foot platform added under the smokebox for the use of maintenance workers.  Research: Dave Keller
LIRR US Open Golf
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LIRR Timetable US Open 06/16/2002 
Archive: Al Castelli
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LIRR Timetable US Open 06/20/2004 Archive: Al Castelli
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LIRR Timetable US Open 06/15/2009 Archive: Al Castelli
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LIRR Kiosk side view Bethpage State Park
US Open 2009 05/25/09 Photo: Al Castelli

LIRR kiosk frontview Bethpage State Park US Open 2009 062509-AlCastelli.JPG (97807 bytes)
LIRR Kiosk front view Bethpage State Park 
US Open 2009 05/25/09 Photo: Al Castelli