Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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nyandw
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Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Folks: Was this on a timetable, brouchure, year, any other info? What was/is the 'Hamptons Reserve'?
Cannonball-Hamptons-Reserve.jpg
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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Steve. Your site is amazing and i don't mean this as any ill will. but googling and finding the Hamptons Reserve service is incredibly easy. It's a reserved-seat service on the first 3 cars of the Cannon Ball during the summer, and includes bar and snack cart service. The image is an online promotion from the late 2000s - if you'd like to find an image that was posted before online, you can use Google Images to find it in the future
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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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ConstanceR46 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Steve. Your site is amazing and i don't mean this as any ill will. but googling and finding the Hamptons Reserve service is incredibly easy. It's a reserved-seat service on the first 3 cars of the Cannon Ball during the summer, and includes bar and snack cart service. The image is an online promotion from the late 2000s - if you'd like to find an image that was posted before online, you can use Google Images to find it in the future
Good point. Thank you for the date as I couldn't locate that via images.

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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Steve, the image and question brought back lots of memories, just as your posts are conversation starters for us. Keep 'em coming!

After the real parlor cars were all gone, all the Railroad had left to sell the Hamptons crowd were reserved seats, single serving gin bottles and crackers. The "Hamptons Reserve" program was an effort to market that minimal accommodation to a crowd that was more accustomed to the luxury of traditional parlor car service.

You won't find that on Google.

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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Jamaica - HALL Tower Train #12 Advance Cannonball 7/20/1975 Photo/Archive: Richard Makse

PRR #120, owned then by George Pins, plus two other private cars bring up the rear of Train #12, The Advance Cannonball, on July 20, 1975. #12
was Mr. Mac's train and personally greeted George and the other PV owners when the train was loading at Hunterspoint Avenue. Back then, in the decades before 9/11,
Jamaica's roof was accessible by staff. Not so much today. And the landscape, in a much more crowded New York City, has lost the simplicity of the LIRR's. Richard Maske

It ran in advance of the Cannonball to carry the overflow of parlor car riders that didn't all fit on the Cannonball. 15 cars on the Cannonball,
all sleepers used in parlor service, and still not enough seats during the summer months! Info: Dave Keller

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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Advance Cannonball: Image
Advance Cannonball eastbound at Floral Park 1969 Photo/Archive: Jim Mardiguian

More Cannonball: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Cannon ... onball.htm

Image
Non-stop express service direct from Penn Station to Westhampton Beach 4/18/2013

It appears they change the color scheme from time to time!

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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Kelly&Kelly wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Steve, the image and question brought back lots of memories, just as your posts are conversation starters for us. Keep 'em coming! After the real parlor cars were all gone, all the Railroad had left to sell the Hamptons crowd were reserved seats, single serving gin bottles and crackers. The "Hamptons Reserve" program was an effort to market that minimal accommodation to a crowd that was more accustomed to the luxury of traditional parlor car service. You won't find that on Google.
Thank you as you have grasped my original intent.

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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Apparently a variation of the orange and blue HR sticker is used to ID seats on the HR railcars... makes sense
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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Only one L-2 pulling that Cannonball.....I thought that always had double-headed power?
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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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When was that gas storage tank removed ?
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Bill Mangahas (AKA Newkirk Images LLC)
Train to Rockaway Park now boarding on Track 22

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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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nyandw wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Image
Jamaica - HALL Tower Train #12 Advance Cannonball 7/20/1975 Photo/Archive: Richard Makse

PRR #120, owned then by George Pins, plus two other private cars bring up the rear of Train #12, The Advance Cannonball, on July 20, 1975. #12
was Mr. Mac's train and personally greeted George and the other PV owners when the train was loading at Hunterspoint Avenue.
The 3 PV’s at the rear of the train are EUGENE FIELD, SHENANDOAH and PRR 120.

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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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nyandw wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Advance Cannonball: Image
Advance Cannonball eastbound at Floral Park 1969 Photo/Archive: Jim Mardiguian
Notice the third car in the consist is a STATE series lightweight six bedroom lounge leased from Penn Central.

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Re: Cannonball and Hamptons Reserve

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Teutobergerwald wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Only one L-2 pulling that Cannonball.....I thought that always had double-headed power?
The two photos are Advance Cannonball; thus the single C420 motive power?

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