I venture that most people who use this Long Island Railroad car on a daily work commute basis liken it to a jail cell rather than a limousine. In reality, what seems a prosaic piece of railroad e... (more)
J train puts on some sparking show while leaving Lorimer St. Station for Manhattan.
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)
Long Island Railroad G5s 4-6-0 #39
This is the boiler of a PRR built LIRR steam engine captured on a foggy morning in December, 2015. It's located on the deadline at the Strasburg Rai... (more)
When this slide was taken, I recall one or 2 trains arriving at Long Island City with FA power packs on the west end. All of the other diesel powered arrivals had to be set over and have their uni... (more)
A new Long Island Railroad paint scheme (similar to the MILW Bicentennial unit) emerged when the LIRR GP38-2's were delivered in 1976. The blue units with the 2 white stripes were now the norm, an... (more)
Another weekend at Oyster Bay finds LIRR222, the first unit of LIRR's L2 class, along with a couple of FA power packs. The L2 class (222-229) were delivered in 1968 with hi-adhesion (aka Hi-Aid) ... (more)
A weekend chase from Patchogue to Montauk yielded this image at East Hampton as engineer Jim Sampson gives us a friendly wave . Patronage is light as the summer tourist season is still a couple of... (more)
Three LIRR cab cars lay over during the weekend at Oyster Bay, awaiting a Monday rush hour. 610 and 602 are FA-2m's, ex WM302 and ex L&N309 respectively. 617 (the only LIRR FA without a grill arou... (more)
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)
The lone dual mode set in Oyster Bay is relieved of its duties laid up on wayside power on the holiday weekend.
Dual Mode trainset leaving the Ronkonkoma Station platform heading westbound. Over the weekend of October 24-25 the railroad operated dual-mode trains from Ronkonkoma, via the Central Branch and B... (more)
The Long Island Railroad had lots of electrics, but the diesels were my favorite.
Dual Mode trainset during the weekend layover. This view is from Pedestrian walkway that enters Theodore Roosevelt Park.