Patchogue turntable

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FrankAndCindy
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Patchogue turntable

Post by FrankAndCindy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:53 pm

Hello, Could anyone tell me if there ever was aTURNTABLE in patchogue . Thanks Frank and Cindy

krispy
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Re: Patchogue turntable

Post by krispy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:25 pm

Yes, more than 1 or it moved. Try Steve’s site (trainsarefun.com) or Arrt’s Archives site for the details.

nyandw
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Re: Patchogue turntable

Post by nyandw » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 pm

krispy wrote:Yes, more than 1 or it moved. Try Steve’s site (trainsarefun.com) or Arrt’s Archives site for the details.
Krispy is correct. The original was a South Side Rail Road, 4/1869 as the new Patchogue terminal went into service. Located at RIVER Street (later renamed Ave.), at that time, on the later Underwood Coal property. The Armstrong turntable made its early appearance after the LIRR Patchogue Station opened: SUMMER/1888.

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SSRR turntable and enginehouse, Little Patchogue River (later Tuthill's Creek) Collection: SUNY, Stony Brook Photo: George Brainerd c. 1870]

Here are the maps and photos: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/patcho ... ge%201.htm

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