The LIST cars, which were preserved mainly through the efforts of Bob Sturm and Win Boerkel were originally stored at Howell's siding in Babylon. A developer bought adjacent land to build a strip of stores and (through his elected representative) complained that the cars were an eyesore which would hurt him financially. Their windows were boarded with warping Masonite and anyone other than a railfan would probably agree.
The Railroad did agree and removed them. One place available where the decrepit rolling stock wouldn't bother anyone and remain somewhat free from vandals and looters was Westhampton AFB. They were stored there for several years.