ID the LIRR location at MP31

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nyandw
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ID the LIRR location at MP31

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I think you might like this nice Winter shot! I have two locales in mind, but let's see where you think the photographer was?
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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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In a ditch, alongside the tracks?

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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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Cold Spring hill on the Port Jeff Branch heading east. In a Ditch. :wink:
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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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Hello, I agree with 452 Cold spring harbor hill. Frank and Cindy

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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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How about MP31 at Mill Neck as follows:
Just east of MP 31 on the Port Jeff branch, the tracks cross over what was a private road and now is a bike trail. The tracks do not curve from the milepost eastward as on the Oyster Bay branch: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/oyster ... P31-32.jpg

Image 11/1940

Image

The Alco #201 (delivered 12/1963) 900 gal fuel tank has not been replaced as of yet, no smoke deflectors, and as delivered white numbers on the black background. Winter, thus c.March 1964.

Image 10/11/1972

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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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The E5 and train, then the FA push-pull are two great shots I'd never seen before! They could easily be the same location as the C420, although not in a ditch.

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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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I'm sticking with the Port Jeff Branch. Engineering (Track Dept.) road charts show an eastward downgrade east of MP31 west of Cold Spring Harbor of 1.24% average. The same book shows the OB Branch at MP31 westward with an upgrade of 1.3%.. And, why would an RPO be assigned to an OB train? Also, the train seems to be lengthly, so unless its 509 or 511, I'm sticking with PJ.
The pic shows a train going downhill, that's my take on it.
And right now I'm not in a ditch.
Maybe later.
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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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452 Card wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:58 pm
why would an RPO be assigned to an OB train? Also, the train seems to be lengthly, so unless its 509 or 511, I'm sticking with PJ.
Any ideas when the last RPO mail was carried on the OB Branch?

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None whatsoever.
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ETT effective May 17, 1964 and mail delivery was still in effect on a number of branches: Port Jeff, Montauk, Greenport, Babylon, Long Beach, Hempstead and even West Hempstead! Oyster Bay was NOT one of them. Info: Dave Keller

"...Pt. Jeff and Oyster Bay RPO's: Pt Jeff lasted to just about the end, 1964-1965. Oyster Bay was most likely late 1950's, or until 1960 which is also the year Railway Express was cancelled on the branch..." Info: Ben Jankowski

Hat's off to the MP31 near Cold Spring inputs! Thanks, folks.

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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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But still, most definitely, in a ditch.

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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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On the Port Jeff Branch, in a ditch.
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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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I doubt a GPS could make it more exact than that.

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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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Why dont' we go for a 'Hat trick' for 'in a ditch'... :-( Very helpful.

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Re: ID the LIRR location at MP31

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My father was in the Ass't. Superintendent of Track so that entitles me to be a Son of a Ditch.

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