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

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  by nyandw
 
LIRR Superintendents of Transportation, the men whose initials appear at the bottom of every train order issued, stops with Joseph Antonucci. http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirrphotos/ ... TATION.pdf

Dates Initials Name

6/94 – 5/2000 RPK RAYMOND P. KENNY
5/00 – 6/01 RPK/WTJ RAYMOND P. KENNY / WM. T. JEFFRIES
6/01 – 11/02 WTJ WILLIAM T. JEFFRIES
11/02 – 5/04 NH NAT HAMM
5/04 – PRES. JEA JOSEPH E. ANTONUCCI

Anyone can help to add further updates as follows?

1. The last year that Antonucci was Supt. of Transportation.
2. Who succeeded him and for what time frame.

Thanks!
  by gamer4616
 
Some dates may be wrong, but the sequence is correct as far as I know.

George R Farrell 2008
James R Brooks 2008-2009
Robert F Free 2009-2013
Spiro Papanikolatos 2013-2020
Vincent S Campansano 2020-Current (Acting General Superintendent Transportation)
  by krispy
 
In the transmission of Form 19's (and then Form L's) the initials served both as a "authorization" and a eom/fini/radio "over" and was huge during the telegraphy period. It was still used that way into voice telephony and without it, it was incomplete and not to be given out. Sometimes the operator would get everything else but the dispatcher would withhold the initials pending word from the cops, signal or getting yelled at by the chief.

I don't recall when his regime started but Bob Mcdermott (RAM) preceded RPK in/around 95-96. It was always fun to get a order over the speaker and then told to "RAM it!", instead of hearing R-A-M.
  by nyandw
 
gamer4616 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:42 am Some dates may be wrong, but the sequence is correct as far as I know.

George R Farrell 2008
James R Brooks 2008-2009
Robert F Free 2009-2013
Spiro Papanikolatos 2013-2020
Vincent S Campansano 2020-Current (Acting General Superintendent Transportation)
Looks good, thank you!
  by nyandw
 
Last gap in the list as follows, in red:

5/81 - 1984 CWP CHARLES W. POWERS (CHIEF TRANSPORTATION OFFICER: LISTED ON CREW ASSIGNMENT BOOKS EFF. 10/22/84

1985 – 1987 ???

1987 - 6/94 JJD JAMES J. DERMODY

Thank you.
  by gamer4616
 
The initials of the current GST (General Superintendent- Transportation) is signed at the bottom of each Form L (Train Order).
  by Kelly&Kelly
 
In the MTAs quest to add management (appointed, non represented) positions, the job of Superintendent - Transportation was superseded by General Supt - Transportation, and four new Superintendent - Transportation positions were created.

After several years, the position was changed to Chief Transportation Officer, and two additional General Superintendent positions added.

Later, a position of Vice President - Operations was added, to be later supplemented by a Senior Vice President - Operations.

Train Orders were traditionally signed by the Superintendent, Superintendent-Transportation, General Superintendent, and then (for a short time) Chief Transportation Officer as years passed and management expanded under government operation and taxpayer financing.

Traditionally, the man signing train orders was qualified on the Rules of the Operating Departments and Physical Characteristics. There was a departure from this requirement with political appointee Robert Carbaugh and several others who never earned these qualifications.

This of course drew criticism both within the Railroad and the industry, and caused a great loss of morale in the qualified ranks of likely successors. The oversight was remedied and generally, since that time, the signatory of train orders is at least technically qualified on the Rules.