My LIRR Website Update October 2016

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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:52 am

Great shots of some of the interiors of the ticket offices. I wish there was more around.

One story about the ticket cases. I had worked at both Flatbush and Jamaica. We got a new clerk who had just finished posting at Jamaica and she got used to the way the tickets were set up in the case. Her next assignment was Flatbush which of course, had the tickets set up differently. She decided to re-arrange every ticket to the way it was in the Jamaica cases. Unfortunately, when she cut the case, every ticket she listed was wrong. The bookkeeper was pulling his hair out when we realized what she did and when she came in she had to put everything back the way it was.

Just one of those little experiences from a long time ago.
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby nyandw » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:28 pm

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I worked as an extra ticket clerk at Long Beach on July 11 and 12 of 1972. On one of those two days I photographed the ticket window that I worked as well as my ticket case. You can see from the style of decor that the ticket office had been remodeled from the original sometime around 1964. Info: Dave Keller


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Mail handlers on board new runs had to practice their sorting so they would be proficient on whatever line they were assigned. To this end, RPO “practice cases” were available as were small cards for the handlers to practice sorting into the various “pigeon-holes” in the box, which, as you can see below, is a smaller version of the full-sized racks seen in the car interior photo above. Info: Dave Morrison
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:22 pm

Louie Petrucci was the Agent back then at Long Beach. At night he worked at Roosevelt Raceway.
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:35 am

You can actually see the old style strip tickets to NY coming out of the draw. Later on, we went to the larger style. Also looks like cartons of trainman's duplexes under the counter.
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby nyandw » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:26 pm

fender52 wrote:Great shots of some of the interiors of the ticket offices. I wish there was more around.
One story about the ticket cases. I had worked at both Flatbush and Jamaica. We got a new clerk who had just finished posting at Jamaica and she got used to the way the tickets were set up in the case. Her next assignment was Flatbush which of course, had the tickets set up differently. She decided to re-arrange every ticket to the way it was in the Jamaica cases. Unfortunately, when she cut the case, every ticket she listed was wrong. The bookkeeper was pulling his hair out when we realized what she did and when she came in she had to put everything back the way it was.Just one of those little experiences from a long time ago.


It's always great when folks post the anecdotes as I collect them as we go along. :-) Thank you.
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:07 pm

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Old DK station, Rick Walters handing train orders up. Jim Gillin photo

I can give one story on myself for this. As a young extra agent covering Mastic on the AM, I had to get orders ready for the westbound. As I am writing and finishing up the orders and card, I hear a man telling someone that I will have to go outside and give the papers to the engineer so he can go further. When I look at the ticket window, I see the man and a young boy about 7 years old.

Now I decide I am going to be Joe Cool and do this right. I wave to him and tell them I have to close the window to go outside. I go through the whole thing of locking the ticket case, window, etc and wait for the engineer to acknowledge the order board. As I hear him, I lock up the office, really taking this too far, and go outside to hoop up the order and cards. As the the train gets closer, I see the engineer motioning that he wants both sets up on the engine. I get the sticks together and just as the engine gets to me, a gust of wind comes up and blows the orders off the sticks and down towards William Floyd Pkwy. I didn't tighten them too well.

Now I have the engineer pissed at me since he has to wait for me to get the orders and the poor kid is standing on the platform while his father explains that this is not how it done. I could only laugh and shrug my shoulders. I never played Joe Cool again.
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby nyandw » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:45 pm

Always nice to see Jim Gillin's material. Is that you, fender52, in the photo Hooping it? What date might you have for this? Thank you, nice. :-)
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:29 am

NY,

I am pretty sure that it is Rick Walters. He had a relief job that covered Huntington, DK and someplace else. Dick Ifferte owned the AM job until it was abolished and Jack Gleason had the PM.
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:48 am

It is probably from the late 70's or early 80s. The MP15 looks fairly clean and new.

The jobs were abolished in 1986 after the electrification..
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby nyandw » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:04 pm

Ah, I found it: The photo is: MP-15ac #152 with Dick Ifferte, first trick Agent-Operator Deer Park, giving the orders to train RF-61. 4/1978 Info/Photo: Jim Gillin :wink:
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrhoopingorders/LIRR%20Hooping%20Orders.htm Hooping Orders
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:42 am

I am pretty sure that it is Rick Walters in the photo. Dick was taller and thinner. I'll ask Dick's brother. (He was also an agent).

The photo from 1975 is Dick.
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby nyandw » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:30 pm

fender52 wrote:I am pretty sure that it is Rick Walters in the photo. Dick was taller and thinner. I'll ask Dick's brother. (He was also an agent).
The photo from 1975 is Dick.


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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:08 am

Sorry about that. Thanks for the reminder.

His brother said it wasn't Dick and he was pretty sure it was Rick.
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Re: My LIRR Website Update October 2016

Postby fender52 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:48 am

I heard from Dick Ifferte. He said it wasn't him and probably Rick Walters.
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