Change at JamaicaA westbound Long Island Rail Road train threads its way through the maze of trackage at the railroad's large Jamaica Station in Jamaica, Queens, New York NY. This ... (more)
Winding Its Way EastOn almost all of Long Island's many, many trains, "Change at Jamaica" is the phrase uttered repeatedly by conductors as they make their way through the... (more)
"Tunnel Motor" Grilles ... Because of All the Tunnels?LI 163 one of 23 MP15AC diesels owned by the Long Island Rail Road. On January 25, 2017, this switcher was found trundling thr... (more)
LIRR and MNRR are working hand in hand to test a sprung-third rail shoe. LIRR and MNRR have different types of third rail, LIRR is over-running third rail and MNRR has under-running third rail. Th... (more)
"MP15AC & a Switch Panel" A Long Island Rail Road work train loaded with a pre-assembled switch panel sits on Track 10 at HALL interlocking while MofW crews make the final prepara... (more)
"Switch Replacement at HALL" A Long Island Rail Road work train loaded with a pre-assembled switch panel sits on Track 10 at HALL interlocking while MofW crews make the final prep... (more)
One half of LIRR's L2 class C420's (222-229) rest at Holban Yard awaiting their next freight train assignment. Bumped by GP38-2's from most passenger runs in 1976, 22 of the C420's were retired, a... (more)
"Work Train Idles at Jamaica" A Long Island Rail Road Work Train with MP15AC 157 on the head end sits tied down on Track 9 at Jamaica Station during the early morning hours. The previous da... (more)
All is quiet in Jamaica station at close to 3:00am. At this hour, only about 6-8 trains can be found operating systemwide on a weekend such as this.
Turn and Burn
After a quick change of ends on the LIRR Secondary #1 just west of Jay interlocking, the last train to Oyster Bay is about head east for Jamaica to pick up its pa... (more)
An outbound M7 set passes a MP15 east of Jamiaca Station, while another set of M7's arrives.
An M7 set bound for Ronkonkoma departs Jamaica for points east. Established in 1834 and having operated continuously since then, it is the oldest U.S. railroad under it's original charter.
Busiest passenger station in America Two sets of M7's pace each other out of Jamaica with services towards Babylon and Ronkonkoma. It's common to see trains pace here.
#568 loads up in Jamaica awaiting departure time for Oyster Bay.
The sun sets on a fine Friday to end the work week, as another LIRR train heads back toward Penn Station to bring more commuters home. The Pennsy signals above it provide us with the reminder that... (more)