Amityville Station - Date?

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

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

Amityville Station - Date?

Postby nyandw » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:45 pm

Image
From the SUNY - Stony Brook Robert Emery Collection

I suspect a pre/post War II Weber photo? What date might this be?
User avatar
nyandw
 
Posts: 3435
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:41 am

Re: Amityville Station - Date?

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:36 am

Based on the trees, late fall (November or December before the first snow), sometime in 1940s. Could be as late as 1948-49 or even 1950 since the prewar (1942) cars remained in production through 1946-48. The billboard on platform is limited help, but appears to have Hebrew wording. Based on similar posters I've seen, this *could*(?) be an public service ad for Holocaust relief and assistance, so late 40s.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
User avatar
R36 Combine Coach
 
Posts: 5214
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:51 pm

Re: Amityville Station - Date?

Postby 452 Card » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:10 am

Interesting to note that the third rail is on both sides of the track through the station. Wish I had that old truck.
Wheelslip! Back to the Barn.
MOTEL
452 Card
 
Posts: 322
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:25 am

Re: Amityville Station - Date?

Postby MattAmity90 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:53 am

I didn't even notice that there was a third rail on both sides of one track. Yeah I would have to say late 1940's because by the 50's and eventually 60's those trees gradually disappeared along with that building with the dome on top.

View is looking East by the way, because the power lines at Amityville were always located on the North side of the ROW. From original, to temporary for grade crossing elimination, and today with it elevated.

The third rail next to the platform might be from a continuation from a freight siding since they were electrified as well.
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.
User avatar
MattAmity90
 
Posts: 757
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:46 pm
Location: Easton, PA

Re: Amityville Station - Date?

Postby BuddR32 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:34 am

No help on the date, but as for the platform side third rail what we're most likely seeing is a full length protection board run along the platform edge to make the contact shoes inaccessible. There's probably no third rail on that side.
The most recent place we saw this practice was Belmont before they installed the high level platforms, there was a protection board (with no third rail) on the platform side of the track.
BuddR32
 
Posts: 199
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:14 pm

Re: Amityville Station - Date?

Postby MattAmity90 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:43 am

A guy by the name of George Forero was digging through pictures and negatives and found these photos of Amityville. I'm part of a LIRR History Photo Group on Facebook, and he found these. Looking at them, they are from 1965-1966.


26815015_1889254374419136_8286672611692573536_n.jpg
Temporary ticket office
26993323_1889254307752476_8715930973521253333_n.jpg
WB crossing John St.
27067704_1889254311085809_9129514830224446671_n.jpg
EB pulling in
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.
User avatar
MattAmity90
 
Posts: 757
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:46 pm
Location: Easton, PA

Re: Amityville Station - Date?

Postby bellstbarn » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:20 pm

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think "Third rail on both sides of track" is inaccurate. The rail was on the far side, away from the platform and under a board. Along the platform there was a board but no rail. The cover kept people from touching the shoes.
In the 1940's we would visit friends in Wyandanch. After the war, with gasoline restriction eased, when the Lindenhurst schedule was more convenient than the westbound departures from Wyandanch, Gaston would drive us to Lindenhurst to catch an m-u.
Joe
User avatar
bellstbarn
 
Posts: 717
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:16 pm
Location: Seaford, New York

Re: Amityville Station - Date?

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:49 pm

Right. If you look at that bottom photo above you can see there's no third rail underneath the boards, which were needed because the shoes on both sides of the car are live if any one of them is touching the third rail.
ExCon90
 
Posts: 3936
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:22 pm


Return to Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests