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

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Single track suggests Main Line or Central Branch?
  by BAR
 
Don't know the location bur I am curious as to whether those BAR reefers were being used to ship LI potatoes? Those reefers were used in potato service on the BAR before the trucks took over the business..
  by krispy
 
I'd say Mainline, or possibly Montauk east of MS, very flat terrain and looking past the hack, you'll see jack pine like you see in the Pine Barrens. Also, looks like a road parallel north of the tracks. The tip off will be the water tank seen in the distance just to the left of the telegraph poles, if anyone can recognize it.
  by Head-end View
 
Why did later model LIRR cabooses not have either a cupola or side bay windows? Seems to me virtually all cabooses on other railroads always had one or the other so the crew could visually monitor the condition of the consist.
  by gamer4616
 
My first thought was just west of Horseblock Rd in Medford. Long Island Ave runs parallel to the tracks (North of the Tracks). Of course, I could be completely wrong.
  by MACTRAXX
 
Steve - Is there a date available for this photo?

I think judging by the equiment that this picture dates from the early to mid 1970s - the BAR refrigerated boxcars
and the yellow color scheme that LIRR C-54 has - along with the 100PS pound jointed rail visible...

My thought that this is looking westward in the vicinity of Pinelawn towards Republic - with the Farmingdale
water tower visible on the left side in the background - the Main Line pole lines were on the south side of the
tracks in that vicinity - and the distant visible signal is the beginning of double track at PW...MACTRAXX
  by nyandw
 
MACTRAXX wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 9:53 am Steve - Is there a date available for this photo?
There was another photo posted with it dated 1971 as follows:
Image
  by freightguy
 
To the original post, maybe near Suffolk Ave in Brentwood or Central Islip?
  by freightguy
 
Or the current site of Deer Park train station with LI Ave?
  by MACTRAXX
 
nyandw wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 2:00 pm
MACTRAXX wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 9:53 am Steve - Is there a date available for this photo?
There was another photo posted with it dated 1971 as follows:
Image
Steve - Could you re-post the picture that you posted?
My device was not able to discern the photo - the original one came out fine...MACTRAXX
  by jonvit69
 
heading into riverhead!
  by Crabman1130
 
MACTRAXX wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 9:53 am Steve - Is there a date available for this photo?

I think judging by the equiment that this picture dates from the early to mid 1970s - the BAR refrigerated boxcars
and the yellow color scheme that LIRR C-54 has - along with the 100PS pound jointed rail visible...

My thought that this is looking westward in the vicinity of Pinelawn towards Republic - with the Farmingdale
water tower visible on the left side in the background - the Main Line pole lines were on the south side of the
tracks in that vicinity - and the distant visible signal is the beginning of double track at PW...MACTRAXX
Definitely not the Farmingdale water tower.