The last Cannonball of the 2017 season blasts through Hampton Bays after being delayed 8 minutes at Westhampton in an attempt to reunite a passenger with his luggage. This is the last summer of ma... (more)
Ridership to the Hamptons on summer weekends is usually among the highest on the LIRR. Trains to and from Montauk typically have eight cars or more, stretching the limits of the railroad's fleet.... (more)
The LIRR's normal practice is to route Montauk Branch diesel trains over the Central Branch and Mainline, so as to avoid the more than a dozen local stations on the electrified portion of the Mont... (more)
LIRR equipment, spends the day in the West Side Yard, waiting for the evening commute to begin.
Long Island Railroad's West Side Yard. The buildings under construction center and right side are part of the Hudson Yards project built over the eastern portion of the West Side Yard. Eventually ... (more)
The sun sets over Morris Park Shops and engine 519 as it sits on the turntable awaiting minor repairs.
A quartet of dual mode locomotives rest on the west end of Richmond Hill yard.
Leaving Patchogue station thru the signals eastbound on the Montauk Branch.
LI 508 sits quiet as a mouse in the Sheridan Shop awaiting heavy overhaul. A newly rebuilt 12-710 prime mover awaits installation on the left side of the frame.
The west end of Richmond Hill Yard has 12,000 horsepower lined up in the form of LIRR's DM30AC fleet. There's a bustle of activity taking place on the east end as all of the long Montauk trains th... (more)
Seconds from the station.
The 4:19 P.M.from Penn Station arriving at Northport Station at 5:30 P.M. One seat ride without switching in Jamaica.
Minutes before departure to Montauk onboard the Thursday Cannonball. Next stop, Westhampton. Photo taken with permission.
Despite it being the weekend before Christmas, the off-season Cannonball handles a fraction of the ridership as its summer counterpart. Also absent in the off-season are the drumheads that are a n... (more)
The lone dual mode set in Oyster Bay is relieved of its duties laid up on wayside power on the holiday weekend.