Last Stop Cold Spring Harbor

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Last Stop Cold Spring Harbor

Postby Kilgore Trout » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:04 am

I've been reverse-commuting to Hicksville lately; the sparse evening westbound schedule offers ample time to observe comings and goings in the Hicksville area. I noticed that train 1256 terminates at Cold Spring Harbor.

Being rather unfamiliar with LIRR operations, I find this puzzling. Why CSH, of all places? What happens next? Does it run light to Huntington and become a later departure? Or does it go straight to the yard?
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Re: Last Stop Cold Spring Harbor

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:46 am

Most likely deadheads to Huntington to layup on that yard track past the station
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Re: Last Stop Cold Spring Harbor

Postby gamer4616 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 pm

1256 is scheduled to spin on the North Side Track (siding west of the station in Huntington) and head back west as 4259, a non-passenger train to Jamaica.

There is limited track space at the time in Huntington.
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Re: Last Stop Cold Spring Harbor

Postby Head-end View » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:01 pm

Isn't a 1200 numbered train supposed to terminate at Hicksville? If it runs as a revenue train to Cold Spring Harbor, wouldn't a 16-1700 (Huntington) number be more correct?
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Re: Last Stop Cold Spring Harbor

Postby Kilgore Trout » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:27 pm

gamer4616 wrote:1256 is scheduled to spin on the North Side Track (siding west of the station in Huntington) and head back west as 4259, a non-passenger train to Jamaica.

There is limited track space at the time in Huntington.


Hmmm. Looking at the schedule more closely - at Huntington, 1730 terminates at 6:34, 664 passes through at 6:45, and 1732 terminates at 6:51. 1256 would arrive at 6:53 or so, if it also went to Huntington. I can see a concern that even a couple of minutes of delay could throw off the whole operation. So this being a result of the available track space makes sense. Thanks!

Head-end View wrote:Isn't a 1200 numbered train supposed to terminate at Hicksville? If it runs as a revenue train to Cold Spring Harbor, wouldn't a 16-1700 (Huntington) number be more correct?


I only started this commute after the January 8th schedule change - perhaps 1256 formerly terminated in Hicksville but was extended to balance something else affected by the schedule changes?
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