NYC Transit's 8 car nostalgia holiday train rolls into Queens Plaza with the shoppers special to 2 Ave via the 6th Ave Subway.
When this slide was taken, I recall one or 2 trains arriving at Long Island City with FA power packs on the west end. All of the other diesel powered arrivals had to be set over and have their uni... (more)
A new Long Island Railroad paint scheme (similar to the MILW Bicentennial unit) emerged when the LIRR GP38-2's were delivered in 1976. The blue units with the 2 white stripes were now the norm, an... (more)
Eastbound 7 line express train pulls into Queensboro Plaza at during the peak of the evening rush.
The M7 cab. Not too much to note except the cab signals are unlike those of other North American railroads. They display numbers instead of signal aspects.
As the morning rush of LIRR, NJT and Amtrak trains begins to subside below, a pair of 7 trains cross on the speedbump above Queens Boulevard.
Two days ago we moved from a big quiet 4br house way out on Long Island into a tiny 1br apartment closer to NYC for a few months. Doesn't sound like much fun, but on the plus side there are some *... (more)
Drill engine 107 sits in Long Island City during the evening commuter rush on a cold December evening.
The B1 electric switchers were employed in the coach yards at Sunnyside and Philly. Only one remains today, 5690, at Strasburg. Top speed--15 mph.
There's time for a quick nap in between moves. The 1911 boxcab, a product of the Juniata shops, survives today at Strasburg stuffed and mounted. The GG1's on the left don't.
The stable of afternoon trains staging at Sunnyside.
The lineup at Sunnyside.
You've been warned.
Sunset over Manhattan as seen from Sunnyside Yard.