Temporary “Y” Cabin that was moved west to
Lincoln Ave crossing for the grade elimination of
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
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
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
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.
Research: Dave Keller/LIRR Historian
"Y" Cabin east of Sayville c.1925
Photo: James V. Osborne Archive: Dave Keller
Y" Cabin east of Sayville c. 1929
prior to the grade elimination project.
Collection: Art Huneke
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
Archive: Art Huneke
Train 4012 Sayville 1-5-80
Photo: Bob Bender
Sayville lumber flatcar
Photo: Steven Lynch 1978
Sayville Bennett Thrall
Photo: Steven Lynch 3-80
End CP sign 12/31/07 Photo: Mike
CP is for 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.
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"