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Postby commuterjoe » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:01 pm

It looks like there is some new railing being installed at the White Pot underjump. Does anybody know what is going on?
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Re: White Pot

Postby nyandw » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:54 pm

commuterjoe wrote:It looks like there is some new railing being installed at the White Pot underjump. Does anybody know what is going on?


Here is some info on White Pot: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/far%20rockaway%20branch/farrockawaybranch.htm about 15% down the page

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White Pot Jct. underjump view NE 4/1965 Photo: Brad Phillips
Emery Map 1958: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/far%20rockaway%20branch/Rockaway-Branch_63rd-Drive_Fleet-St_11-58_Emery.jpg
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Re: White Pot

Postby LIRR272 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:19 pm

nyandw wrote:
commuterjoe wrote:It looks like there is some new railing being installed at the White Pot underjump. Does anybody know what is going on?


Here is some info on White Pot: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/far%20rockaway%20branch/farrockawaybranch.htm about 15% down the page

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White Pot Jct. underjump view NE 4/1965 Photo: Brad Phillips
Emery Map 1958: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/far%20rockaway%20branch/Rockaway-Branch_63rd-Drive_Fleet-St_11-58_Emery.jpg


The info posted is nice and very informative. However I do not see where the site discusses the OP question? What are the new railings for at White Pot.
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Re: White Pot

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:16 pm

I didn't intend to discuss railings, just provide a reference point of White Pot, where it is and what it looks like for the one or two folks here that have never been there to help us with the OP question.My apologies that my "nice" website failed to answer the OP question. :(
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Re: White Pot

Postby jhdeasy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:37 pm

commuterjoe wrote:It looks like there is some new railing being installed at the White Pot underjump. Does anybody know what is going on?


commuterjoe: "Railing"? I'm not sure what you mean by this word. Do you mean the steel running rails on which railroad equipment can operate, or do you mean some type of fencing or safety railings?

nyandw: Your website has an interesting photo of LIRR's RDC on a railfan special, April 1957, while stopped at the Whitepot underjump.

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/far%20 ... Keller.jpg

Notice the excursion riders walking around the area, and notice the (presumably hot) third rail. I could not imagine a railroad excursion in 2013 where the railroad would allow passengers to detrain at a photo opportunity location where there is an energized third rail right next to the train and passengers have to climb over the energized third rail to detrain and reboard the train.
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Re: White Pot

Postby commuterjoe » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:18 am

By railing, I mean safety railing. If you look out the window as the train goes past White Pot you can see it- it's over the old tunnel portal. I only ask because it had looked like the tunnel and the cut for the old track had been filled in with dirt and ballast. Now, a short piece of safety rail was installed on top.
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Re: White Pot

Postby peanut1 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:07 pm

Where is this line located? I've never heard of it. I know it's probably not around or being used anymore.
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Re: White Pot

Postby SwingMan » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:29 pm

It's about a mile out of Forest Hills to the west. There is a wide open area where it was.
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Re: White Pot

Postby lirr42 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:58 pm

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Re: White Pot

Postby nyandw » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:59 pm

peanut1 wrote:Where is this line located? I've never heard of it. I know it's probably not around or being used anymore.


View my "nice" link above with further info concerning history, location, maps, and photos. Sorry my response doesn't address the OP issue of railings. :wink:
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Re: White Pot

Postby inthebag » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:46 pm

I looked out the window the other day and I saw the new railings you are talking about. They also have some signs attached to them. My guess is they say no trespassing or something of the sort.
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Re: White Pot

Postby lirr42 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:17 am

inthebag wrote:They also have some signs attached to them. My guess is they say no trespassing or something of the sort.

Drat, I was hoping they said "New Service Coming 2016!"
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Re: White Pot

Postby BobLI » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:49 am

In this age of liability where you can get sued by a tresspasser, the LIRR probably thought it was prudent to install the railings over the cut as a safery measure for workers and tresspassers. Its the age of cover your a..
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Re: White Pot

Postby my2cents » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:42 am

Railings and sign are most likely for safety to prevent LIRR trucks and workers from accidentally falling into the underjump.
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Re: White Pot

Postby peanut1 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:17 am

lirr42 wrote:Right here.



I've never noticed it before when I take the train to the city. From looking at the map it looks like their is a tunnel of some sort buried in the trees. I'm assuming that's still their? I'll have to look for this next time I go to NYC.
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