Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby nyandw » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:57 pm

Image

Anyone that can indicate this location?
Here are the maps for reference if they help. :-)
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/morrispark/morrispark.htm

Thank you.
User avatar
nyandw
 
Posts: 2905
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:41 am

Re: Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby krispy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:01 pm

While Morris Park may have had one in the past, that one looks similar to the old one at Hunterspoint. I never saw it working so I could be wrong.
krispy
 
Posts: 355
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:56 pm

Re: Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby nyandw » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:34 pm

krispy wrote:While Morris Park may have had one in the past, that one looks similar to the old one at Hunterspoint. I never saw it working so I could be wrong.


This is part of the Steve Hoskins collection. He was accurate as to locations. This was from the 1960's photo group and perhaps was removed sometime after.

Found it on the Emery 1958 map:
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrtrackmaps/Emery-Map-Morris-Park-Shops-1958.jpg location #13 just to the right of the stairs west of the Advance yard and on the lead to the Richmond Hill storage yard... :-)
User avatar
nyandw
 
Posts: 2905
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:41 am

Re: Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby tahawus84 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:53 pm

This looks like the washer at hunterpoint. I never knew that was a car washer thanks for posting.
tahawus84
 
Posts: 412
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:19 pm
Location: Medford NY

Re: Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby jhdeasy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:07 pm

Image

Here is a 1969 view of the car washer at Hunterspoint Avenue, from the collection of Dave Keller. The view is looking east.

The car washer mechanism in this photo looks virtually identical to the one in the first photo above. However, I would agree that the machine washing the 2947 is located at Morris Park rather than Hunterspoint Avenue.

Does the Hunterspoint Avenue car washer still exist? If it does, is it still used for washing trains serviced at the LIC passenger yard?
jhdeasy
 
Posts: 1862
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:16 pm
Location: Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA

Re: Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby BuddR32 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:22 pm

jhdeasy wrote:Image

Here is a 1969 view of the car washer at Hunterspoint Avenue, from the collection of Dave Keller. The view is looking east.

The car washer mechanism in this photo looks virtually identical to the one in the first photo above. However, I would agree that the machine washing the 2947 is located at Morris Park rather than Hunterspoint Avenue.

Does the Hunterspoint Avenue car washer still exist? If it does, is it still used for washing trains serviced at the LIC passenger yard?


It may exist in whole or part. It can be seen from the station platform, although it is not used anymore. The only operable ones are in Babylon, Richmond Hill and Ronkonkoma. There was also one like this in Babylon yard, not where the current one is, actually in the yard.
BuddR32
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:14 pm

Re: Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby nyandw » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:24 pm

Thank you, Jack! Yes the backgrounds are different and I have had confirmation that my Hoskin's photo is at the Emery location #13 I perviously indicated. I would concur that these car washers "should" look alike or be identical.

Image
LIRR #610 Car Washer Hunter's Point Ave View E 08/10/1983 Archive: Dave Keller
User avatar
nyandw
 
Posts: 2905
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:41 am

Re: Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby kro52 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:07 am

Greetings,
I would say that is Richmond Hill's car wash. As note Babylon also had a car wash. I don't believe Morris Park ever had a car wash, just a locomotive wash next to the round house.
KRO52
kro52
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:08 am

Re: Pass Car Washer at Morris Park or Richmond Hill or?

Postby FrankAndCindy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:54 am

Hello, That location is Jamaica Storage Yard. Up where the old Mail Dock was located. Thanks Frank & Cindy
FrankAndCindy
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:17 pm


Return to Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests