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ID the Location?

Postby nyandw » Wed May 30, 2018 5:32 pm

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirr%2 ... Parker.jpg

C51 View E 4-1970 Photo: Jim Parker ID the location? :-)
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby MACTRAXX » Wed May 30, 2018 5:40 pm

Steve:

This 4/70 picture is at Hicksville on the viaduct just east of the station and Divide Tower
at the beginning of the Port Jefferson Branch. That third rail is brand new there - this is around
the time of the completion of the Mineola-Huntington Electrification. MACTRAXX
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby nyandw » Wed May 30, 2018 6:33 pm

Ah Ha! The viaduct over Bay Ave./E. Barclay St. :-) Based on your input I need to put this photo on the Hicksville page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hicksville/hicksville.htm :-)

Since your "on a roll" This would appear to be at the ex-Boro Hall Lumber Co turnout view just east of New Hyde Park Rd. Signal 168 in view ahead.
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirr%2 ... Parker.jpg

Thank you.

P.S. To all: Images to post via BBCode are returning this error: "It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image." This is why I haven't provided the photos to view... :-(
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby krispy » Thu May 31, 2018 5:13 am

Nice pics! I'd say the second one would be in the west end of Divide, where the photographer is just east of the Charlotte Ave bridge. The hack is on the North Track, as it's electrified, the one left of that is the Runaround, the ones curving away are the old Charlotte Ave Yard and cripple track. Signal bridge in the distance would be old bridge two, and the siding on the far right is long gone. But the second one would be for the Hicksville page as well.
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby 4behind2 » Thu May 31, 2018 10:36 am

The second photo of the hack (C-66) being "dropped" is Hicksville on the north side. The curving track in the background goes to the team yard.
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby nyandw » Thu May 31, 2018 7:49 pm

Thanks Guys...So the second one was labeled Mineola incorrectly...:-) This view is close: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hicksv ... rennan.jpg I believe
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu May 31, 2018 8:11 pm

The curving track in the picture with the RS-3 heading west with a commuter train goes to what is today the location of the Hicksville Post Office. What customer was located there prior to the post office, or has the post office always been there on W. John St.? The track is still visible, somewhat, mostly paved over, since at least the '80's. Thanks.
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby nyandw » Thu May 31, 2018 10:12 pm

Teutobergerwald wrote:The curving track in the picture with the RS-3 heading west with a commuter train goes to what is today the location of the Hicksville Post Office. What customer was located there prior to the post office, or has the post office always been there on W. John St.? The track is still visible, somewhat, mostly paved over, since at least the '80's. Thanks.


Emery 5/1958:
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hicksv ... le1958.jpg
LIRR Interlocking Diagram 9/1964:
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hicksv ... IRR-Keller).jpg
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby dieciduej » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:39 am

JoeD

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Re: ID the Location?

Postby MattAmity90 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:57 am

The second photo obviously has the location corrected, but Charlotte Avenue did not have a bridge in 1970. Charlotte Avenue was either still a grade crossing or was in the process of being eliminated in 1970, because that project wrapped up in 1973.
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Re: ID the Location?

Postby nyandw » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:21 pm

dieciduej wrote:
nyandw wrote:LIRR Interlocking Diagram 9/1964:
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hicksv ... IRR-Keller).jpg

Somehow the ).jpg got lopped off in the link to give a 404 error. :(
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hicksville/G.O.-1113-Hicksville-Elevated-Station-Interlocking-Diagram_09-19-64%20(LIRR-Keller).jpg JoeD


Thanks, Joe. :-)
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