To accommodate bridge installation work at Ellison Avenue there was no train service between Hicksville and Mineola. Electric MU trains were replaced by Dual modes to and from Ronkonkoma Via the C... (more)
After overtaking a Ronkonkhoma bound M7 set, a DE30 powers a service bound for eastern Long Island. On the LIRR conductors still punch paper tickets.
A DE30 powers a service from far eastern Long Island through Floral Park. The DE30AC is a dual mode locomotive allowing services beyond the 3rd rail territory or using 3rd rail in the tunnel.
West Side Yard is used for storage of LIRR trains. However new development will cover the entire yard making this view impossible.
Every type of passenger train on the LIRR can be seen here in this photo. Older M3's blast toward NY Penn as a DE30 set and an M7 race eastward.
One of LIRR's unique DE30's shoves commuters towards the city. The dual mode DE30 can operate on 3rd rail or diesel on the non electrified territory and branches.
M7's race each other inbound on the "route of the dashing commuter". The unique position light signals are still in use on the busy LIRR.
The LIRR has always fascinated me. A commuter line that wants to be a rapid transit line or the other way around. Mineola is one of those classic scenes on the Long Island RR.
A set of M3's hustles towards Gotham with the mornings commuter rush. These will be retired by 2019 when the new M9's come online.
An old M3 hustles through Floral Park. These cars will be retired by 2019 and were the last rail cars made by Budd.
An outbound M7 set passes a MP15 east of Jamiaca Station, while another set of M7's arrives.
An M7 set bound for Ronkonkoma departs Jamaica for points east. Established in 1834 and having operated continuously since then, it is the oldest U.S. railroad under it's original charter.
Busiest passenger station in America Two sets of M7's pace each other out of Jamaica with services towards Babylon and Ronkonkoma. It's common to see trains pace here.
A glimpse back into yesteryear into what once was the old "PD" tower. PD tower served an important role on the Montauk branch, where the block operators regularly hooped up train orders ... (more)