jhdeasy wrote: ↑Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:29 am
RGlueck wrote: ↑Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:23 am
Can one assume the railfans with a tripod, standing on the main line are idiots?
Yes, I agree with that assumption. A symptom of foamer dementia. Violates the safety principle to expect a train on any track at any time.
RG and JHD - From looking carefully at that Nassau photograph from May 17, 1979 by Steve Rothaug
This looks to me as two LIRR employees standing on the track at Nassau Interlocking at Main Street Mineola -
the one on the left looks to be holding a broom or other long tool watching the arriving train from OB led by
ALCO FA2 606 (retired after Huntington wreck in August 1988) westbound to Jamaica...
Back then safety vests were not yet a requirement and more importantly a clueless foamer would not be able
to go onto tracks let alone take any pictures at Nassau Interlocking from that exact location without getting
the full negative wrath from the Towerman or another staffer at Nassau by getting yelled at - or being called
in to the LIRR Police (or Nassau County PD) by them or other LIRR employees at that very visible spot...
On the original subject - The switches at Nassau Interlocking then needed to be continuously maintained W/
the sheer amount of daily train traffic - they took a constant beating - and making this just more interesting
is how the Main Street crossing pavement was placed there making it somewhat easy to look at just how
intricate that Nassau used to be in the days before the Third Track Project changes...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS