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.
To accommodate bridge installation work at Ellison Avenue there was no train service between Hicksville and Mineola. Electric MU trains were replaced by Dual modes to and from Ronkonkoma Via the C... (more)
The class DM30AC unit led the LIRR's last named train, The Cannonball, to Montauk tonight with 9 standard coaches and 3 reserve coaches which offer beverages to the thirsty crowds on the 115 mile ... (more)
A peek into the bowels of one of the busiest commuter tunnels in the world, this one leading into New York's Pennsylvania Station. In the event of an emergency, the communication box to the right ... (more)
The abandoned tower at Dunton now sits idle as its functions are now controlled by Jamaica Control Center, rendering this tower, Jay and Hall useless other than a hangout for signalmen. Two iconic... (more)
The Dual Mode from Penn Station to Port Jefferson arrives at 6 P.M. on the station platform. This one seat ride from city for passengers ready for a three day holiday weekend.
The Cannonball is the Long Island Railroad's answer to a fast getaway. Taking you from Penn Station in New York City to the Hamptons, Amagansett, Montauk, and other towns on the Eastern end of Lon... (more)
An Oyster Bay bound bi-level train approaches the Roslyn station with a single dual-mode locomotive as power.
All engines are shut down for the weekend at Montauk Yard. This saturday morning view shows the 515 at the bumper block. Awaiting the call to action sunday for the vacationers return to NYC.
Westbound express from the Hamptons to Jamaica on a Sunday evening. Such service will be increasing greatly over the next month or so as the days of summer vacationing approach.
The only direct train from Penn Station to Oyster Bay, rounding the curve just outside Mineola Station heading north.