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by railfaned
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings
Replies: 29
Views: 8869

Re: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings

Things have been quiet at the Wildwood rail yard for the last 3+ weeks, since The Villages daily Sun ran an article stating that switching at the yard has been moved south to Lakeland. The Wildwood City government has been complaining that a few railroad crossings were being blocked for extended amo...
by railfaned
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Railroad Cars at Reataurants on Long Island
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Railroad Cars at Reataurants on Long Island

found this post on another web site Originally Posted by Flip72 View Post The Dining Car 1890 was in Setauket at the corner of Nichols Road and 25A. The original restaurant and related buildings are still standing, pretty much in tact. The Dining Car closed around 1992 for financial reasons, and was...
by railfaned
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: LIRR Slang Phrases
Replies: 31
Views: 8963

Re: LIRR Slang Phrases

ConstanceR46 wrote:OK. What were the yellowbirds then? Thanks.
How about the leased Geeps of the 70s before the GP38s arrived. They ran the Greenport Scoots and freights.
by railfaned
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Elmont/Belmont Race Track Station
Replies: 123
Views: 43758

Re: Belmont Race track station

How about extending the future Brooklyn - Jamaica shuttles to Belmont? Just asking. Run thru Holban Yard Ha Ha.
I've been in the Florida sun too long.
by railfaned
Tue May 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Hamburger Choo-Choo Restaurant
Replies: 6
Views: 2537

Re: Hamburger Choo-Choo Restaurant

In the 50's I lived in Astoria, and for a short time on Steinway St there was also a location there. I ate there twice. The first time they used the Lionel trains to bring the food along the counter, but the next time they wouldn't use it. Shortly after that, the location closed up.
by railfaned
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings
Replies: 29
Views: 8869

Re: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings

The day before Thanksgiving 2 CSX Geeps towed in to the Conrad Yelvington Aggregate Yard a Conrad Yelvington Geep. It is now sitting where the old Alco SW sits when not in use near the office building at the north end of the aggregate yard. The old Alco now sits at the far south end of the yard. I d...
by railfaned
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Rockaway Beach Branch - Historical Operations
Replies: 144
Views: 13401

Re: [PHOTOS] Abandoned Rockaway Division In Broad Channel

Wow, Sand??? I thought it was snow!
by railfaned
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings
Replies: 29
Views: 8869

Re: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings

I haven't seen the Tropicana Juice Train here in Wildwood FL in months. It used to be a twice weekly - 30 car train. I know that the Citrus blight damaged the crop, but the hurricane wiped out the crop. I don't know if anyone has seen the train elsewhere or if was cancelled or rerouted.
by railfaned
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury
Replies: 75
Views: 15600

Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Bill,
Excellent quality photos. I wished that I could have been there to see it being done. Those Bay Crane people are something else!!!
I'll probably see the finished bridge when I come up north for Christmas.
Thanks for your taking the time to photograph the project!!!
by railfaned
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury
Replies: 75
Views: 15600

Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

I hope someone can photograph the switch out of the bridge. I can't get up to LI until December so I'll miss the new bridge placement.
by railfaned
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: NYC MTA Subway and Rail, PATH and SIRT
Topic: 8th Ave - Stub Track South of 34th Street
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Re: 8th Ave - Stub Track South of 34th Street

I must be getting old, as I remember the lower level of 42nd Street being used for the Aqueduct Raceway Special express trains that started there. I would guess that those trains used that layup track. I don't know if the later day JFK Expresses ever used that layup track.
by railfaned
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings
Replies: 29
Views: 8869

Re: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings

[quote="railfaned"]I am confused. I just moved here and was surprised to see your pretty recent posting. There is no bus service here, correct?Also, what is the purpose of this yard? Are many trains made up here or is it mostly just a maintenance facility? Thanks for any info. The last time I checke...
by railfaned
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: LIRR C LIners
Replies: 22
Views: 7960

Re: LIRR C LIners

[quote][/quote][quote="C-LINER 2001"]My Dad was assign #2001 in 1963-64, worked it from Jamaica to Upton JCT and return Daily, this picture of Dad and his C-Liner was taken in 1963, he "Loved" that engine!. Attachments Is your Dad Don Bender Sr.? I only knew him in the mid-1970's. It looks like a yo...
by railfaned
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings
Replies: 29
Views: 8869

Re: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings

The Conrad Yelvington Aggregate Yard at the south end of the present Wildwood Yard was the site of the former Seaboard Roundhouse and turntable, The turntable pit is still used by the aggregate yard to turn the conveyor system to make various piles of different aggregates. See the attached Google Ma...
by railfaned
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings
Replies: 29
Views: 8869

Re: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings

The CSX Yard Office is the former Seaboard Passenger/ Freight Office. The only passenger function left is a small waiting room for Amtrak Bus service (opens 1hour before/after bus arrival). See photos.

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