Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

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  by newkirk
I remember the dumping of "redbirds" but yes, subway cars were being dumped in the early 1960's.
I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the info.
  by interface76
Found this when my girlfriend was cleaning out some old family photos. She said "this must be from California" but I immediately recognized the "rust bucket" cars. Any idea where this location could be?
  by photobug56
No idea as to place, but time wise my first thought was after the retirement of the rust bucket fleet (when replaced by the current diesel country junkers), but the car, truck, etc. scream 80's! But why would these rust buckets be stored with freight cars?
  by newkirk
I need the location of the photo below of the E.R.A. Gas Turbine Special on November 13, 1977.
Is this Peconic Siding or Carmans River [MP59] ?

  by workextra
That’s the turbines on the calverton spur . Former Grumman lead
  by newkirk
workextra wrote:
That’s the turbines on the calverton spur . Former Grumman lead
So the Calverton spur and Peconic siding are two different animals ?
What is Peconic siding ?
  by MattAmity90
newkirk wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 3:04 pm Thank you Work Extra

Can anyone identify the following photo locations and lines ?

Photo A - The taxi stand may be a clue.

Photo B - Between Copaigue & Lindenhurst before elevation of line ?

Photo A is Lawrence looking NY bound.
Photo B is an Eastbound train moving away from the photographer looking East during the elevation of Freeport.

Photo C - Queens Village ?
  by newkirk
Thank you Matt
  by photobug56
Neat photo of what seems to me to be a very strange consist, a mix of single level (pre rust?) and the old double deckers.
  by jhdeasy
newkirk wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 4:49 pm Nice Shots RG

What's the location of the bottom photo ?
I believe the location of the bottom photo is Riverhead. Looks like they are unloading newspapers from the baggage car, and a heavyweight parlor car is directly behind the baggage car.
  by newkirk
Thank you.
Since I started this thread, I'd like to continue to post pics but am having trouble with this web site.
I'm getting a blue band stating "imgur is temporarily over capacity. Please try again later."
Is anyone else having this issue ?
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