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Revisiting the Long Island Rail Road 1925 - 1975

Now in its 3rd printing!

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The Long Island Rail Road 1925 - 1975

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“Fancy-Schmancy” is a phrase that well describes the white or bright silver-painted smokebox with black door on Pennsy-leased K4s “Pacific” class #5406 as she pulls Sunday-only train #4229 from Yaphank, NY westbound past “B” interlocking tower at Bethpage Junction, Bethpage in May, 1947. (George E. Votava photo)

G5s #25 is pulling westbound train #4227 from Central Islip State Hospital approaching the Long Island Motor Parkway overpass at Bethpage, NY in June of 1949.  In the foreground can be seen the popular wooden diamond crossing sign. Also visible is the “outhouse” which represented the “facilities” for the crossing watchman. A closer look reveals the “crescent moon” cut into the side of the structure! (George E. Votava photo)

The pair of “Budd cars” is in “Scoot” service, laying up on the north siding at Patchogue in this scene from 4/6/63, just one month before the entire depot area was torn down for newer facilities.  At the right are the old white-posted electric platform lamps.  Beyond them is the old baggage house, and beyond it, “PD” tower, the only survivor of the onslaught of May, 1963.  (William Lichtenstern photo)




Now in its 4th printing! 

LIRR 1925 - 1975
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