Steam on trestle loccation?

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Steam on trestle loccation?

Postby nyandw » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:53 pm

https://scontent.ftpa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5B7A171A

Posted over in the LIRR Historic Photos Facebook Group, any ideas?
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Re: Steam on trestle loccation?

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:55 pm

Looks a lot like smithtown, regarding power line placement and height.
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Re: Steam on trestle loccation?

Postby nyandw » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:07 pm

ConstanceR46 wrote:Looks a lot like smithtown, regarding power line placement and height.

Sure looks almost the same down to the railing fencing: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/trestl ... 1-1980.jpg

I din't want to "jump the gun" and let you Folks check this out! :-)
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Re: Two Port Jefferson Branch locations...

Postby MACTRAXX » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:16 am

Steve: I like "Where is this?" pictures myself...

These are two separate locations on the Port Jefferson Branch that are photographed:

The picture of the steam train is looking eastward in Smithtown at the viaduct crossing over the
Nissequogue River. Jericho Turnpike crosses underneath in the foreground under the ballasted
section visible-note the zebra stripe on one of the columns below-just west of the location where
NYS 25A forks off to the north at the famous "Bull" statue.

The second picture is the bridge over Town Line/Bread and Cheese Hollow Road which is between
Northport and Kings Park of a eastbound train with #615 wearing the Gabreski-era color scheme.
#615's marker lights are on and headlight is off - good sun angle behind the photographer.

The tip off is the straightaway view ahead towards KP - the viaduct west of Smithtown has curves
on either end that would be noticeable. The sand hill visible behind the train helps to further make
out the location which is in an industrialized area at that point.

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Re: Steam on trestle loccation?

Postby RGlueck » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:17 am

Wow! I don't know, but I'll take the K4s if nobody else wants it!
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Re: Steam on trestle loccation?

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:04 pm

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/trestl ... Glueck.jpg
Richard Glueck's nice photo view E crossing Rte 25 c.1970


How about back in 1890! Emery Collection SUNY-Stony Brook
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Smitht ... c.1890.jpg

Thanks you MACTRAXX. I learned a few things today!
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