LIRR Road-n-Rail #500 color photo location?

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LIRR Road-n-Rail #500 color photo location?

Postby nyandw » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:16 am

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The original Road-n-Rail buses were operated under contract with LIRR, by Huntington Coach Corp., From Huntington Station to Greenport, and from Amityville to Montauk. Some of the buses bore the name “Bay Hunt” on their sides, for, I believe,tax purposes.

History: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/roadnrail/roadnrail.htm

This is in the original livery bus #500...Where is it?
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Re: LIRR Road-n-Rail #500 color photo location?

Postby MACTRAXX » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:48 am

Steve:

This picture of a LIRR Road & Rail Bus is at Greenport. The freight building at the right is today the home of the RMLI Greenport facility.
The siding track in the foreground now has some equipment on display with access from the side platform again off to the right.
The vehicle pictured looks to have a 1966-1973 NY Blue license plate on the front helping date this picture.

I believe that the bus company named on the LIRR Road & Rail buses was the contract operator of the service on behalf of the LIRR.
I do not think that there was any kind of tax purpose for the name being listed as such...

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Re: LIRR Road-n-Rail #500 color photo location?

Postby Cannon Ball » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:52 am

Newish-looking 1970 Ford Torino helps date the photo, too...
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Re: LIRR Road-n-Rail #500 color photo location?

Postby nyandw » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:39 pm

MAX:
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1955
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1988
Thus, the bus is on Fourth Street and the photo view is W.

Cannonball: Great on the FORD, narrows it to 1971-73. I'll go with circa 1972
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Re: LIRR Road-n-Rail #500 color photo location?

Postby jhdeasy » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:28 pm

It should be noted that the LIRR Road-n-Rail buses did not make all of their scheduled stops at LIRR train stations.

For example, the buses for the Huntington - Greenport north fork service did not stop at the Cutchogue train station, but stopped at a location on Route 25 between New Suffolk Avenue and Depot Lane. I'd estimate that location to be about one-half a mile from the train station. I do not remember if the bus stopped at the Mattituck train station, or on Route 25, seeing that Route 25 was about one and one-half blocks from the Mattituck train station.
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Re: LIRR Road-n-Rail #500 color photo location?

Postby nyandw » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:51 pm

Thank you John!

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In 1969, the Smith Haven stop was added on the Greenport run so Form BS-5 was issued to add that stop. Info/Archive: Brad Phillips
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