Pinelawn - Republic Station                          

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Pinelawn Station 3/1967 (Sturm-Fehn)

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Ticket - Pinelawn to Farmingdale 
Archive: Brad Phillips

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Ticket - Weekly Jamaica to Republic 
12/22/1947 Archive: Brad Phillips

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Ticket - Woodside to Republic  General Pass. Agt. (GPA):  C.G. Pennington 9/1943+ Archive: Brad Phillips
 
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Ticket - Pinelawn to NY Penn Station 1953+ Archive: Brad Phillips

PINELAWN 1st Depot Opened: c. 1895-1897 as “Melville” on NW. side of Wellwood Avenue. Listed on timetables as flag stop. 
Then as “Pinelawn (Melville)” in timetable of June, 1898. Listed as “Pinelawn” in timetable of 1899. 
2nd Depot Built: 1915, Closed: 1925 and relocated to S.E. side of Wellwood Avenue. Opened at new location: 1925. Agency closed: 19??. 
Greatly remodeled: 6/79 and reopened as shelter only. Memorial Day when the ticket office was manned (only on that 1 day each year). I tried to get assigned to sell tickets there but the job was (as I recall) covered by the Farmingdale job on an OT basis and wasn't available to extra clerks.  The station waiting room was kept open year-round and, amazingly, there was no damage or graffiti (at least in the mid-60's). No heat in winter, however. The baggage room was used by the MOW guys to store stuff.  Dave Keller

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The old depot and admin building taken c. 1908.  
Archive: Dave Keller

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A birds-eye view from 1909  Archive: Art Huneke 

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A birds-eye view from 1910 Archive: Dave Keller
 

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Roundtrip Ticket Pinelawn to LI City, 34th Street Ferry Archive:  Brad Phillips

Howard Mapes Smith (1848-1919+?) was appointed LIRR Traffic Manager 4/2/1888 and later to GPA on 4/12/1901 It’s a sample (no serial number), for a single organization (Greenlawn Cemetery Assn.), and  an excursion ticket good on only one day, probably for Decoration Day (now Memorial Day).  Interesting note: The return ticket had to be validated by the agent at Pinelawn! Info: Brad Phillips

“PW” CABIN:  WEST OF PINELAWN (END OF DOUBLE TRACK) (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS. IN SERVICE: 8/1918. APPEARS IN ETT #88
EFF: 10/18/1918.  MOVED TO S. SIDE OF TRACKS. UNATTENDED BLOCK STATION SIGNAL IN SVC:  5/23/1928 [?].  PERMISSIVE BLOCK ASPECT ADDED TO BLOCK SIGNALS:  6/25/1928.  BLOCK AND UNATTENDED BLOCK STATION OUT OF SVC: 7/29/1930.  AUTOMATIC BLOCK CONTROLLED BY “B” INTERLOCKING STATION IN SVC:  7/29/1930.  UNATTENDED BLOCK SIGNAL AGAIN IN SVC:  11/1/37.  AGAIN MANNED 1943-1946 TO HANDLE TROOP
TRAIN MOVEMENTS DURING WW II.) AFTER TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE, IT WAS REPLACED BY A SWITCH TENDER'S SHANTY AND AN IDENTIFYING SIGN ON A POST WITH THE CALLS "PW." Research: Dave Keller
 


Switch tender's Cabin - PW Call Letters looking east west of Pinelawn - 1970
(Dave Keller photo and archive)
 
Possible temporary "PW" block station or switch tender's cabin looking NE - 8/1986
 (Jay Bendersky photo and archive)
 
The structure above left appears to be a typical switch tender's shanty on the site of the former block office cabin at "PW" interlocking. Possibly a switch tender threw the manual switch to access both the 98-car capacity Pinelawn siding, the wye and team tracks north of the tracks and east of New Highway. Note the chimney, indicating a stove to keep the manned cabin warm inside as well as the large propane tank at the left to fuel it. It probably housed the "T" box for freight crews to report their train "in the clear" for meets with passenger trains. A temporary block station WAS established during the 1986-87 electrification project to Ronkonkoma, and while this shanty (above left) was not it, (I photographed it in 1970), the newer shanty (above right) has replaced the earlier structure and may very well have been the temporary block station. Or . . . it may have simply been a replacement switch tender's cabin. These photos are NOT of the same structure and the "PW" call letters on the signpost are in different locations.   (Dave Keller data) 

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Pinelawn-Republic Station  Emery Map MP31-32  06/1958

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Pinelawn Emery Map MP32-33  06/1958

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LIRR Farmingdale map 1966 Page 63
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LIRR Farmingdale map 1986 Page 49 Archive: Jeff Erlitz

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H16-44 #507 Cemetery Train westbound Station Pinelawn 
Old Cemetery station at left view NE 1960 (Rugen-Keller)

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Remains of the Pinelawn Cemetery station-administration building's porte cochere and crumbling 
concrete station platform looking west from Wellwood Ave. - 1968 (Dave Keller)

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LIRR C420 #223 Greenport eastbound Train #204 at Pinelawn 1969 
Photo/Archive: Brad Phillips

Note: B&O closed-end observation car "Nappannee" which the LIRR got in trade for the one remaining BUDD RDC 2 that survived the Holtsville wreck in 1967. Info: Dave Keller  

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Pinelawn Station view E 02/05/2005 Photo: Joe Tischner

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Pinelawn Station view E from Wellwood Ave.  12/08/17 Photo: Dave Morrison
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Pinelawn Station view SW 8/10/2016 Photo: Edward Hand
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Republic Station Shelter view E 1970 - signal distant in view "PW" block 
signal and the end of double track. Info/Photo: Dave Keller
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Republic Station Shelter view E at Route 110 
c.1970+ Photo: Art Huneke

This one was taken of a westbound flying through Republic Station in June of 1985.
The station will be soon closed with the coming Main Line electrification to Ronkonkoma project. Hopefully, there will be a station here again sometime soon. Photo/Archive: Jay Bendersky
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Pinelawn Station view W from Wellwood Ave.  12/08/2017 Photo: Dave Morrison
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Republic Station stairway - Route 110 12/09/2017
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Republic Station View W - Route 110  12/09/2017
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Republic Station View E - Route 110  12/09/2017
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Republic Station View S - Route 110  12/09/2017
Pinelawn Wye Yard - New Highway
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PNC -GP9 #1701 Pinelawn, New Hwy Yard 6/1974 Photo: Ellis Simon
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Pinelawn Wye - Bogies view NE 7/1989 
Photo: Chuck Yungkurt

Pinelawn Wye LIRR MP15 #155 - View SE 1995
Photo/Archive: Steven Lynch
 
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Pinelawn Wye Bogie crane LIRR hack view SE 8/1995 Photo: John Fusto

MORE LIRR Bogies


C420 #226 at Pinelawn 6/1986 Photo/Archive: Jay Bendersky

LIRR #150 & #155 wait at Republic Yard/Pinelawn in East Farmingdale for their next crew,
the RF-64, to go on duty and start switching. August, 1987 Photo/Archive: Jay Bendersky