MP47 location ID?

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MP47 location ID?

Postby nyandw » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:51 pm

Hi Folks: I have this milepost page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/mileposts/mileposts.htm for example:
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MP76 east of Old Depot Road, west of Quogue - LIRR-DM500 westbound 1/17/2017 Photo: Edward Hand

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MP47 West of Ocean Ave., Ronkonkoma 12/28/1987... I believe, I have the location incorrect... What's your thought(s)? Thanks.
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Re: MP47 location ID?

Postby krispy » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:57 am

I could be wrong but looks like it was taken from the pedestrian overpass by the Ronkonkoma Middle school West of Ocean, the adjacent road is Easton St. Given that it's Single main with a third rail, it's got to be Mainline west of KO. Scene is much changed now as they prepare to lay the second track.
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Re: MP47 - West of Ronkonkoma

Postby MACTRAXX » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:47 am

Steve and Krispy:

You both have the location correct - the MP47 12/87 picture is looking east from the overhead
bridge towards Ronkonkoma. Easton Street parallels the track to the right. A tip off helping date
this picture are the two then-new fences lining both sides of the newly electrified track and the
old south side pole line which would be removed during 1988.

Today the ROW is different having the second track now fully installed through this location.

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Re: MP47 location ID?

Postby nyandw » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:29 pm

Thank you guys! The fencing is still visible in Google maps.
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