T5: Pine-Aire was at Mile 39.2 (from LIC) just east of the Sagtikos Parkway overpass along Pine-Aire Drive.
There was a siding between Pine-Aire and SG (just west of the Fifth Avenue crossing) at Mile 39.8 that had
a capacity of 68 50 foot cars - and was regularly used for passenger train "meets" before the changes that
added a full second track through that area with the Hicksville-Ronkonkoma Electrification. The Pine-Aire
Station was closed in October 1986 when the relocated Deer Park Station was opened.
Steve Lynch's Pine-Aire page shows the location of where the station was - which is now a NYA facility for
freight service - the T intersection of Pine-Aire Drive and Manatuck Boulevard is adjacent. Being that this
location is on the south side of the LIRR tracks West Brentwood and/or North Bay Shore can be used for
the location. If anyone has older Hagstrom's Atlases or Maps of Suffolk County the area can be spotted...
Pilgrim was at Mile 38.7 which is west of the Sagtikos Parkway Bridge. SG to the east at 39.8 was a Block
Station open from 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM Monday thru Friday - and a Block Limit Station at all other times.
I use a May 25, 1970 LIRR ETT for research such as this...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS