Dump The Air wrote:unless it's a classic case of railfan false memory, i seem to remember them making trips out to bridgehampton under the early-early days of NYA. I was barely 10 years old at the time so take that for what you will.
Your memory is spot on! Ore car material: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/mow/or ... recars.htm
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I can't state if NYA made the deliveries to Bridehampton. Anyone?
The entire fleet was transferred to the New York & Atlantic Railway in 1997 and at the time were being used for the GROW tunneling project in Maspeth. The rock that was removed to build the tunnel was transported to Prima Asphalt in Holtsville, NY. For most of the first few years of the NYA, this was a unit train that ran weeknights (and sometimes on weekends).
One small item though. The tunneling operation was year round. We did not stop during the winter for maintenance. The trains did slow down but did not stop. The Contractor was always upset when the railroad would run slowly, as we would get "muck bound" very quickly and he would be screaming to get switched or for more empty cars. Info: John McCluskey
Before the freight transfer, LIRR also used the cars to service Hampton Materials in Bridgehampton and for a sand project just east of Speonk. Research: Jay Eichler
The fleet went to the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad and are back in Ore service. (LS&I RR) Research: John McCluskey and Paul Strubeck