• Former LEF&C still on the Island?

  • Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
  by islanddon
 
Hi, all. I was in Deer Park on Saturday, and I saw a car that that looked like this one sitting by a building with a LIRR truck parked in front on Pine Aire Drive by the Sagtikos overpass. Out of curiosity, do those come through regularly? If not, does anyone know where it was going and if it's still on the Island? When I drove by the next day, it had been moved. Thanks!
  by freightguy
 
There is a lot of cars that you can find their heritage before a company or railroad inherited them. If you look at the trucks and other areas they will have the original reporting marks stamped on them. A few of those plate b and c boxcars have seen all different sorts of owners....
  by Teutobergerwald
 
Saw them fairly regularly on LIRR freights back in the '80's and early '90's. Also saw LEF&C hopper cars carrying coal to the Kings Park Hospital, too.
  by DogBert
 
Those boxes are around very often. See them coming and going from town on the CSX run all the time.
  by islanddon
 
Thanks for the replies. That's interesting about the trucks, freightguy. I wasn't nearly close enough to read anything on the trucks, but I'll keep that in mind. The info about their being on the Island then and now is also interesting. Thanks! If I see another, I'll try and grab a picture.
  by DogBert
 
For awhile there was an ex Rock Island car that pinged in and out of town a time or 3 last summer. I never got a shot of it.
  by peanut1
 
I have seen that car as well awhile back, not to mention I actually own one in HO scale as well.
  by freightguy
 
Saw your car on the inbound CSX Q430 again. A few cars behind that was a CMHX former Amtrak express mail cars in the consist. Still in Amtrak paint!