Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:34 pm

MattAmity90 wrote:Is there any way to reach NYDOT?

NYSDOT Long Island Region 10, Perry B. Duryea, Jr. State Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788

See contacts at link.
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby nyandw » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:50 pm

https://www.dot.ny.gov/about-nysdot/faq ... ress-phone Link on this page to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)...[You gotta luv gov't acronyms!] which may help.
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby LB » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:11 am

Matt, Horn Construction Company of Merrick was the prime contractor for the Amityville/Lindenhurst/Copiague & Merrick/Bellmore projects. I think they also did work on the Shinnecock Canal Bridge. They used to be located on Hewlett Avenue in Merrick. Not sure if they're still around, but they may have records of the projects as well. Good luck with the research!
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby nyandw » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 pm

Off topic, as 10+ years earlier, but aerial of Patchogue River view N. It is perhaps pre-1950 as it appears Weeks Coal Trestle is razed.
1. Patchogue Oil Co. 2. Rite Fuel Co. 3. Marran Oil Co. labeled locations.
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby MattAmity90 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:25 am

Called the Amityville Historical Society yesterday, and they have information and a cache of photos. I have to get them today because I was out when they left a message on my answering machine.
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.
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby MattAmity90 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:53 pm

I got off the phone with the Amityville Historical Society, and they have plenty of photos (including one from May 20th, 1925) of the construction before, during, and afterwards. To come along with it they have newspaper clippings, and all the exact sources for research. Unfortunately, I have to go TO THEM which won't be until around my birthday. Well, I guess it's going to be a extremely happy 28th birthday to this young historian. I'll also check if aerial photographs exist, because if Lindenhurst was photographed from helicopter then Copiague and Amityville also had to be.
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby nyandw » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:35 pm

Be interesting to see what you find!! Good hunting.

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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:26 pm

Note in 1939 the Queensboro Bridge still had an elevated line on the upper level. Progress on the Midtown Tunnel and approach viaduct was yet underway.
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby MACTRAXX » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:55 am

Steve:

Those two aerial photos of Long Island City and Sunnyside Yard may be much older then the topic
target but they are great in any means - what would be interesting is to add a picture of the same
general areas during the 1970s as example to show what has changed up to then. Likely there are
recent years aerial pictures of the Sunnyside and LIC areas to even further compare them with...

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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby newkirk » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:55 am

Here's an aerial photo of the LIRR (1939) World's Fair station

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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby MACTRAXX » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:02 pm

Bill: Good picture overview looking eastward during the 1939-1940 World's Fair.

All that would be needed to stay on topic would be a overview of the same area during the
1964-1965 World's Fair to show that there was little change in the basic layout of the area.

Another addition would be to add a photo taken during the late 1960s after the conversion
and development of Flushing Meadow Park to see the transformation of the area.

Thank you for sharing this and have a good - and safe - 4th of July holiday :-) MACTRAXX
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby nyandw » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:31 pm

Apologies folks as it appears I hijacked this thread and should have started a new one on older aerials... :-(
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby newkirk » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:36 pm

Mactraxx wrote:Bill: Good picture overview looking eastward during the 1939-1940 World's Fair.


Thanks, I see at that time, the LIRR had a separate entrance to the "Fair" while the 1964 "Fair" had a combined LIRR subway entrance.
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Re: Aerial Photos of the LIRR in the 1960s-1970s

Postby MattAmity90 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:38 am

I got a surprise in the mail from the NYSDOT office. I wound up getting a disc that contains schematics and construction drawings of what they had planned for the projects. It only came with photos from Massapequa Park and Bellmore that were taken on March 27th, 1978. In the slides of Massapequa Park you can see a M1 pulling into the station from the car as it was driving West on Sunrise.

The drawings of the projects, in addition to A-C-L it gave me Massapequa Park, Bellmore, Merrick, and surprisingly MASSAPEQUA!

All I have to do is wait until I go out to visit in October to pay respects, and then head over to the historical society and I'll have all the research I need.
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