Former Interlocking Names - Port Jefferson Branch

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Former Interlocking Names - Port Jefferson Branch

Postby SwingMan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:20 pm

Prior to being simplified, the interlockings of the Port Jefferson Branch for a period in the mid 20th century were:

Amott

Burke
Corey

Duke
Evans

Fox
Green

Hare
Post

If you notice, they were all named in alphabetical order from west to east, with Post being the only location not in alphabetical order.

Is there any knowledge of where the names came from, and why they were specifically placed in order? It's the only branch with this particular setup.
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Re: Former Interlocking Names - Port Jefferson Branch

Postby FrankAndCindy » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:09 pm

Hello everyone, Some of the interlockings on the Port Jeff branch were named for some of the Conductors and engineers who plied that branch. Thank you Frank And Cindy
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Re: Former Interlocking Names - Port Jefferson Branch

Postby nyandw » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:10 pm

AMOTT: EAST OF SYOSSET. (CONTROLLED FROM “DIVIDE.” IN SVC: 10/7/61. NAMED IN HONOR OF RETIRED LIRR ENGINEERS JOSEPH H., JR., CHARLES A. AND JAMES A. AMOTT per The Long Island Railroader: 10/11/61)

BURKE: WEST OF HUNTINGTON (IN SVC: 5/22/62. NAMED AFTER RETIRED TRACK FOREMAN PATRICK BURKE per The Long Island Railroader: 10/11/61. NAMED AFTER RETIRED CONDUCTOR JOE BURKE per W. S. Boerckel. OUT OF SVC: 6/26/72. BECAME “HUNT 1” LOCATION)

Dave Keller's Call Letter History: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirrphotos/LIRR%20CALL%20LETTERS.htm has the rest of the listings. :-)

I would venture (opinion) no other "worthy" names after HARE until we came to POST, as they all appear as reported in the The Long Island Railroader: 10/11/61.
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Re: Former Interlocking Names - Port Jefferson Branch

Postby nyandw » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:56 pm

I looked into it, obtained some material, research, and here you go:
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/odds_ends.htm

Amott: Retired Engineers Joseph H., JR., Charles A. and James A. Amott In service: 10/07/61 -
Burke: Retired Conductor Joe Burke In service 5/22/62 - 6/26/72
Corey: Retired Engineer Benjamin C. Corey In service: 5/22/62 - 6/26/72
Duke: Retired Conductor Henry L. Burke In service: 5/15/63 - 10/03/77
Evans: Train Dispatcher Thomas B. Evans In service: 5/15/63 - 10/03/77
Fox: Retired Freight Trainmaster Joe Fox and Conductor Walter Fax In service: 12/20/63 - 10/03/77
Green: Engineer Frederick W. Green In service: 12/20/63 - 10/03/77
Hare: Retired Conductor James Hare In service: 12/20/63 TO 8/26/71; 9/14/71 to 10/03/77
Post: Retired Signal Department Circuit Engineer Howell B. Post In service: 12/20/63 - 10/03/77 Telegraphic Call Letters Research: Dave Keller
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