Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

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Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby nyandw » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:36 pm

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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby 452 Card » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:52 am

West end of Hillside Yard.
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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby nyandw » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:57 pm

452 Card wrote:West end of Hillside Yard.

Thus view is west towards Hollis Station (183rd St. ) on the Main?
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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby inthebag » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:59 am

View is looking east towards Hollis.
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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby krispy » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:39 pm

Now I'm curious - what was that signal on that bridge? A distant signal to Hall's home signal for ML 1? I'm guessing but I could see that it would be necessary back in the day of + 50 frts.
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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby nyandw » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:21 pm

The shadows would indicate a view west, yes?

I have maps on this page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hillside/hillside.htm Perhaps they may assist in the location and signal location.
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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby Bad Luck » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:11 pm

This photo is 100% looking eastward at the west end of Hillside yard, with the Montauk branch viaduct out of sight behind the photographer and the 4 tracks of the mainline to the left (north).

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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby Ocala Mike » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:57 pm

Yep, my old house (1959-1964) off to the left at 180-01 93rd Avenue. Between Jamaica Ave. and the railroad tracks. I spent my college years (lived at home) being serenaded by the sound of freight cars being humped at Holban Yard all night. Would say our house was about 200 yards N. of the main line.

Also got used to the sounds of E/B diesels winding up for the run down the main towards the Island; got so I could tell them apart by their characteristic sounds. W/B diesels didn't bother me too much as they were "on the drift" already coming into Jamaica.
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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby nyandw » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:54 pm

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hillside/Emery%20Map-Hillside-1958.jpg
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Thank you guys. Tim's photo location is at the very edge right hand side Viaduct near #13 Yard Shanty. :-)
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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby BuddR32 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:17 pm

Look at all the windows in the warehouse building that is now HSF! I guess they decided we don't need natural light.

The Hillside Station building (shown on map as being built 1911) still stands. It belongs to some kind of industrial outfit, I dont recall if it is cement. fence, etc, but it is still there. You cant get close enough to see it in detail though.
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Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Postby nyandw » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:01 pm

krispy wrote:Now I'm curious - what was that signal on that bridge? A distant signal to Hall's home signal for ML 1? I'm guessing but I could see that it would be necessary back in the day of + 50 frts.


Built 1943, Signal bridge #113, perhaps this helps...
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