Within the next few years, Nassau Tower will be demolished for a third track to be installed between Floral Park and Hicksville. But instead of demolishing the tower, some people have suggested th... (more)
Nassau Tower sits along side the main line, switching tracks and dispatching trains on the line. In a few years, this tower will no longer be here since the LIRR is going ahead with plans to add a... (more)
Running several minutes late, LI train 2319 makes the quick station stop at Mineola before proceeding toward Penn Station with some of the morning's rush hour passengers.
LIRR 618 was originally built for the New Haven RR. Here she is in fresh MTA paint, trailing on an eastbound train at Mineola in 1979.
An Oyster Bay Branch train comes down the branch towards Nassau Tower in Mineola behind a FA2 (converted to a cab car).
Westbound departing Mineola steps into a spot of late afternoon sun. The garages and other buildings erected alongside the railroad in recent years cast long shadows during late fall and winter.
A practice used by very few is still a tradition on the nation's busiest commuter railroad. Long Island train 1701 stops at Nassau Tower to pick up orders about a track condition further west at N... (more)
"RS-41 Crosses Willis Ave" New York & Atlantic Railway's RS-40 crosses Willis Ave in Mineola on their way back to Fresh Pond.
Pictured is NYAR's newest acquisition, the PR20B, on its maiden voyage over the road. These units will slowly replace much of NYA's older-EMD power. The old power will be returned to Long Island R... (more)
While enjoying a break from the regular 24-7-365 LIRR action, I had the pleasure of observing a New York and Atlantic Freight pass by the LIRR Station.
This was one of my favorite places also on the LIRR. Loved watching the trains and be sure to see the "wall of foamers" under the bridge at the station.
The New York and Atlantic's "RS40" returns west ahead of the LIRR rush hour with two GP38-2's roaring through Mineola.
The LIRR has always fascinated me. A commuter line that wants to be a rapid transit line or the other way around. Mineola is one of those classic scenes on the Long Island RR.
LI Train 1717 flies past NASSAU Tower, which was placed into service on April 25, 1923. Quite amazing how this small tower is still doing its job. One can only imagine how many trains have past th... (more)