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by Trainmaster5
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdale
Replies: 609
Views: 149033

Re: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdale

Perhaps the rail, tie replacements are the reason for the traffic tie up in Brentwood this afternoon. At approximately 3:30 PM I was headed s/b on Washington Avenue on my way to Bay Shore. Approaching Suffolk Avenue/Brentwood Rd there was an MTA police car blocking the intersection and beyond that t...
by Trainmaster5
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdale
Replies: 609
Views: 149033

Re: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdal

I noticed that for the next two weekends buses will replace trains between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville. Been riding this branch before it was electrified so I guess two more weekend outages won't be the end of the world. Been looking at the old Brentwood station and I, too, wonder what's going to happ...
by Trainmaster5
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdale
Replies: 609
Views: 149033

Re: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdal

What exactly is the status of the double track project today ? I mistakenly believed that the project was completed and that more service would be provided between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale. That the approximately 3 hour gap westbound on weekday afternoons would be finally eliminated. I don't see ...
by Trainmaster5
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdale
Replies: 609
Views: 149033

Re: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdal

What exactly is the status of the double track project today ? I mistakenly believed that the project was completed and that more service would be provided between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale. That the approximately 3 hour gap westbound on weekday afternoons would be finally eliminated. I don't see ...
by Trainmaster5
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdale
Replies: 609
Views: 149033

Re: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdal

What exactly is the status of the double track project today ? I mistakenly believed that the project was completed and that more service would be provided between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale. That the approximately 3 hour gap westbound on weekday afternoons would be finally eliminated. I don't see a...
by Trainmaster5
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdale
Replies: 609
Views: 149033

Re: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdal

In my youth (1990-2008) so much has changed, obviously due to technology and technological upgrades, but it also needed to be done. The Ronkonkoma Branch of my youth is somewhat changed because for a long time I was hoping they would double-track it and I could see it. Seeing Wyandanch the way it i...
by Trainmaster5
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdale
Replies: 609
Views: 149033

Re: MTA LIRR Double Track Project - Ronkonkoma to Farmingdal

Was just at Brentwood station parking lot and noticed a work consist east of the switch. It appears that there is a second track laid down next to the existing trackage although it's not connected to the main yet. The new track has the consist of a " Rail King " unit and 3 or 4 hoppers from west to ...
by Trainmaster5
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Confused driver rides car onto LIRR platform
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: Confused driver rides car onto LIRR platform

I wonder if Nassau tower and/or an eastbound train alerted that westbound train to the situation at Mineola ahead of time. There seems to be more to the story than what's been reported I'm just speculating because the whole story seems incomplete to me
by Trainmaster5
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Not allowed to stand at front door window of M3?
Replies: 17
Views: 3174

Re: Not allowed to stand at front door window of M3?

I can recall leaving a NYCT training class in the Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street subway complex with a few other TA employees about 10 years ago. A few of us, M/M, T/Os, and an instructor were heading eastbound so we boarded the railroad at FBA and walked up to the engineer's car. He engaged us in c...
by Trainmaster5
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: NYC MTA Subway and Rail, PATH and SIRT
Topic: 8th Ave - Stub Track South of 34th Street
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Re: 8th Ave - Stub Track South of 34th Street

I've had occasion to use that track when I worked IRT-IND transfers. Coming from Concourse Yard heading toward 207th Yard if there was congestion around 125th St-St. Nick we'd frequently be sent southbound and that spur was an easy, out of the way spot to turn a SMEE transfer. The next out of the wa...
by Trainmaster5
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: NYC MTA Subway and Rail, PATH and SIRT
Topic: Gun Hill Road - 5 Train
Replies: 8
Views: 2943

Re: Gun Hill Road - 5 Train

I spent most of my NYCT career on the Dyre Avenue 5 line going back to the early '80s. I have looked at the ROW from the old section south of East 180th St to the layup tracks north of Dyre Avenue. I've talked to older relatives who used the old railroad to go to New Rochelle back in the '30s as wel...
by Trainmaster5
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Lindenhurst - NEW PAGE
Replies: 9
Views: 2150

Re: Lindenhurst - NEW PAGE

I think the red Chevy Impala is a 1959 model looking at the body style. The '65 Impala had a more subdued front end .
by Trainmaster5
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Automatic Train Stops on the Atlantic Branch
Replies: 18
Views: 4419

Re: Automatic Train Stops on the Atlantic Branch

Getting back to the automatic train stop question the OP asked about. I went to the LIRRhistory.com site and checked the joint BRT-LIRR service pages. There is a brief explanation of the 5th Avenue-LIRR joint service to Brooklyn Bridge as well as a few pictures of the connection. That's the only rea...
by Trainmaster5
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Automatic Train Stops on the Atlantic Branch
Replies: 18
Views: 4419

Re: Automatic Train Stops on the Atlantic Branch

Doc is talking about a connection with the subway and the LIRR at Atlantic Avenue-Flatbush Terminal. As a Brooklynite and a retired motorman for NYCT I know the exact location he's speaking about and have also heard the stories about August Belmont and his private rail car. I've never actually seen ...
by Trainmaster5
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Automatic Train Stops on the Atlantic Branch
Replies: 18
Views: 4419

Re: Automatic Train Stops on the Atlantic Branch

Didn't the BRT/ BMT and the LIRR have interchanges in Brooklyn before the 1940's ? IIRC they shared trackage to Park Row over the Brooklyn Bridge around Flatbush Avenue, trains to Williamsburgh connecting on Atlantic Avenue in East New York, and a long ago Franklin Avenue connection toward Prospect ...

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