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

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by Head-end View
 
In that photo I'm surprised to see automatic gates and lights in Mineola during the steam era. At Hicksville most of the crossings still had hand-cranked gates and watchmen on duty until the elevation project in the 1960's.
  by scopelliti
 
I know some folks around here have been inside Nassau Tower (i was too but forgot one key point). We've seen two possibilities for the interior stairs. One is along the south wall, the other at the west end. Which is right?
  by krispy
 
scopelliti wrote:I know some folks around here have been inside Nassau Tower (i was too but forgot one key point). We've seen two possibilities for the interior stairs. One is along the south wall, the other at the west end. Which is right?
Along west wall. Original toilet was beneath it. At top of stairs a little to the left was the door and ramp to the sub. If you can see where it was bricked over, that may help your perspective.
  by scopelliti
 
Okay, so just to confirm, the stairs was where the red line is:
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At top of stairs a little to the left was the door and ramp to the sub.
Confused... the door and ramp was on the second floor?
  by DaveBarraza
 
scopelliti wrote:Okay, so just to confirm, the stairs was where the red line is:
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At top of stairs a little to the left was the door and ramp to the sub.
Confused... the door and ramp was on the second floor?
Yes the door at the bottom NorthWest corner led to the bottom of the stairs. You'd immediately turn right and go up the stairs to the second floor headed south while going up.

The other door, at the SouthWest corner led to the lower level.