The Hicksville Team Yard

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Teutobergerwald
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The Hicksville Team Yard

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Anybody know when the Hicksville team yard was built, and who it's best customers were, during the LIRR and then NYA years? During the LIRR years, were any power based there, and freight jobs originate from there, headed eastbound or westbound? Thank you!
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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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Yipes, that's a 'tall order'! CR4s would help as a start. LIRR maps provide customer info: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hicksv ... sville.htm for example http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/hicksv ... le1966.jpg NYA forums https://www.railroad.net/viewforum.php?f=115 , Sanborn Fire Ins maps specific track configurations. (local library/universities) would detail (1880-1925). Hicksville Historical Society: http://hicksvillehistoricalsociety.org/


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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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RF-44 pops into my foggy brain as to a freight job originating at HN Team. I'm not sure.
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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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1958-1960 sounds right.

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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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Steve would probably know this better. One of the LIST calendars has it being built on the back cover maybe like the early 50’s(1952). Said it was part of an employee publication that had a section “guess where we are” maybe an early 2000’s LI SUNRISE TRAIL calendar...
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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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freightguy wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:25 pm
Steve would probably know this better. One of the LIST calendars has it being built on the back cover maybe like the early 50’s(1952). Said it was part of an employee publication that had a section “guess where we are” maybe an early 2000’s LI SUNRISE TRAIL calendar...
Years ago the LIRR's employee magazine, The Long Islander, featured a segment on railroad locations whereby the reader was called upon to figure out "where are we?" Such is the situation here, where the humble beginnings of Hicksville's (West John St.) freight yard are in evidence. A ballast train drops stone and a rare NX23 cabin car, fashioned from an X23 boxcar, brings up the markers. Photo: Norman E. Kohl

Image I'll try to find out the date.

Sidebar, yes a rare photo indeed: Image
PRR #492754 Caboose NX23A rebuilt by PRR from external braced framed boxcar. Renumbered LIRR #49 in 1947 Comment: Dave Keller - LIRR Historian
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/caboos ... C-1949.jpg LI City, Arch Street Yard 1949 Photo: Geo. Arnoux

nyandw
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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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Unless a definitive date appears c.1950 works for me as other photos are from 1947-49
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/caboos ... C-1949.jpg

FrankAndCindy
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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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Hello Guys, In the 70s and 80s there were 2 freight jobs there. Rf44 and Rf64. thanks Frank And Cindy

Teutobergerwald
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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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Passed by there on a Penn-bound train last Thursday. The track on the east side of the yard had a long cut of Herzog hoppers. An E-15 was on the center track, idling, and two more E-15s sandwiched several LIRR hoppers outside the yard by the Charlotte Ave. overpass.
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Re: The Hicksville Team Yard

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It seems LIRR has basically taken the yard back for third track project support. I believe NYA was given exclusive use of the team yard for agreeing to the moratorium on not running freight on the Garden Mitchell secondary in 2001. It amazes me that a county of 1.5 million people doesn’t have a single freight costumer in its borders.
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