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.
I love Forest Hills! Here a M7 set approaches the Forest Hills LIRR station as a few travelers wait to board.
A set of Budd M3 cars filled with commuters from New York City head home. The M3 will be retired in a few years.
The weekend layover at Port Jefferson. The trainsets will come back in service on Monday for rush hour. The two dual-mode sets on the left will travel form Port Jefferson to Penn Station for a on... (more)
Winter in Montauk is not as busy as the summer months. This day finds 2 trains in the station, which lies next to Montauk Manor on the right, built in the 1920's.
Its not Winter Yet. Because of a control cab failure the Greenport Scoot has a DE30AC on each end of the train today. This setup is routine during snow events to keep the line open from Ronkonkoma... (more)
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)
After overtaking a Ronkonkhoma bound M7 set, a DE30 powers a service bound for eastern Long Island. On the LIRR conductors still punch paper tickets.
A DE30 powers a service from far eastern Long Island through Floral Park. The DE30AC is a dual mode locomotive allowing services beyond the 3rd rail territory or using 3rd rail in the tunnel.
West Side Yard is used for storage of LIRR trains. However new development will cover the entire yard by 2016 making this view impossible.
Every type of passenger train on the LIRR can be seen here in this photo. Older M3's blast toward NY Penn as a DE30 set and an M7 race eastward.
One of LIRR's unique DE30's shoves commuters towards the city. The dual mode DE30 can operate on 3rd rail or diesel on the non electrified territory and branches.
M7's race each other inbound on the "route of the dashing commuter". The unique position light signals are still in use on the busy LIRR.
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.