RailPictures.Net Photo: LIRR 611 Long Island Railroad Alco FA1 at Williston Park, New York by Charles Freericks
 
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Long Island Railroad (more..)
Alco FA1 (more..)
Oyster Bay Branch (more..)
Williston Park, New York, USA (more..)
December 31, 1979
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LIRR 611 (more..)
LIRR 508 (more..)
Charles Freericks (more..)
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On the very last day of the 1970s decade, Long Island Railroad train #508 to Oyster Bay is being pulled by a diesel on the other end. This Alco FA1 is a Power Pack car, with its 244 prime mover running HEP only. It began life with the Spokane, Portland & Seattle. SPS 856A-2, SPS 857, BN 4102 - Built February 1949. This unit is now in Bridgeton, NJ being modified to accommodate an Alco 251 engine. The cars look to be a mix of Pullman Standard P72s and P75s, converted from 1950s/1960s MUs.
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