SAYVILLE

 

 

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South Side RR c. 1868

 

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Sayville Map 1900 Archive: Dave Keller

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Sayville Emery Map 1958 MP48-49
Archive: Dave Keller

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Sayville Emery Map MP49-50
Archive: Dave Keller

 
Sayville station view W 1907
 

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LIRR Sayville Map 1966

 
Sayville station postcard  view E c.1907
  


Sayville valuation photo 5/08/1918 
  
Sayville postcard view W c.1910
 
Sayville station 1925
  
Sayville postcard view SW c.1910

Sayville postcard view c.1946
 
Sayville 1946 view SE Photo: Fred Weber
 
Sayville view W 1946 Photo: Fred Weber
 
Sayville Lincoln Ave. view W 1949
Photo: Fred Weber
 

Sayville Lincoln Ave. view N 1949
Photo: Fred Weber
Photos/postcards above: Dave Morrison unless as noted

SAYVILLE  "Y" CABIN        

 

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Blueprint of Y cabin in 1917 
Cabin north side of tracks 
Archive: Art Huneke
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Blueprint of Y cabin after Montauk Hwy. grade elimination project completed and former end of double track reinstated 1930 Cabin moved to south side of tracks.  Archive: Art Huneke
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G.O. Placing temporary Y cabin and end of double track out of service and placing the original Y cabin and original location of end of double track back IN service  1930
Archive: Art Huneke
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"Y" Cabin location prior to removal 5/07/1939

 

 

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Temporary Y Cabin that was moved west to Lincoln Ave crossing for the grade elimination of Montauk Hwy.  You can see the double track has been truncated and a switch installed just west of the cabin and the crossing.  Photo view is west 1930. Research: Dave Keller Collection: Art Huneke

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The double track was reconnected after the project and placed back in service to its original location, and the original cabin was left in situ. Once the project was completed, the tracks placed back in service and the cabin moved to the south side of the tracks, it was re-manned. 

Youll notice the temporary structure, which dates to the 1930 project is ALSO wearing the keystone call sign as is the original cabin in the c. 1929 view.  It is my opinion that the original cabin in photo #1 was given this sign sometime after the c. 1925 photo was taken.  It was removed and placed on the temporary cabin and, once the project was completed and the older cabin restored to duty, it was placed back on that structure to identify it.  The cabin was permanently placed out of service and removed on 6/7/1939 and a spring switch installed.  It was protected by PD signal #16 controlled from PD tower effective that date.

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"Y" Cabin east of Sayville c.1925 Photo: James V. Osborne Archive: Dave Keller

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Y" Cabin east of  Sayville c. 1929 prior to the grade elimination project. View NW Collection: Art Huneke

Research: Dave Keller LIRR Historian  

 

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Train 4012 Sayville 1-5-80 
Photo: Bob Bender

 

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Sayville lumber flatcar
Photo: Steven Lynch 1978

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Sayville Bennett Thrall
Photo: Steven Lynch 3-80

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 Sayville  Photo:  Joseph D. Korman

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Miller refrigerator car at Quintree Beer Distributors view SE Sayville 1970 Archive: Bob Bender

 

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Cherry Ave Gate Malfunction Sign  01/04/08
LIRR has "CHERRY ST" in error
Photo: Mike McDermet 


CP CROSSING PREDICTOR

sayvilleCPsignlirr12-31-07mikeMcDermet.jpg (21610 bytes)CP (Crossing Predictor) a different signal system being used at Sayville to help manage the length of time the gates are down. It provides consistent warning times for crossings under the conditions of varying train speeds. These were installed at several crossing in the Sayville area in the 90's. 

This simply alerts the engineer to the limits of this system in operation. When they had low platforms, the platform extended right up to the crossing. When you pulled in, if you stopped half way in the station, the gates would come up; when you started from the station, about 3/4 of the way through, you would trip the gate circuit and the gates would come down.  End CP sign 12/31/07 Photo: Mike McDermet

The term controlled point is not used on the LIRR, rather they use remote controlled interlocking, etc. For instance, east of Sayville is a point remotely controlled by PD tower where the 2 tracks merge into one, and that is simply called "Y"