A LIRR sandite extra passes through Hall Interlocking in Jamaica. These trains are a common sight in the autumn in an attempt to clear the rails of leaves, which can cause issues with adhesion.
The Dashing Dan. A last minute track change moved Train 6016 to Track 8 in Jamaica on Sunday, August 30, 2020, enabling this view of the eight car train of recently built M9s (9040 leading). The M... (more)
LIRR 398. a GE 25 ton locomotive, and LIRR 619, a power car built from ex MILW FP7, sit next to each other on the turntable whisker tracks at Morris Park.
Long Island Alco C420 206, in this 1963 view at Morris Park engine Terminal. Photo from my collection, no photographer information on slide.
From left to right, an extra set of equipment laying over, LIRR MP15AC 158, LIRR train 2057 from Ronkonkoma, train 2860 to Far Rockaway and LIRR 119 from Babylon are seen at Hall Interlocking on t... (more)
Change at JamaicaA westbound Long Island Rail Road train threads its way through the maze of trackage at the railroad's large Jamaica Station in Jamaica, Queens, New York NY. This ... (more)
Winding Its Way EastOn almost all of Long Island's many, many trains, "Change at Jamaica" is the phrase uttered repeatedly by conductors as they make their way through the... (more)
"Tunnel Motor" Grilles ... Because of All the Tunnels?LI 163 one of 23 MP15AC diesels owned by the Long Island Rail Road. On January 25, 2017, this switcher was found trundling thr... (more)
LIRR and MNRR are working hand in hand to test a sprung-third rail shoe. LIRR and MNRR have different types of third rail, LIRR is over-running third rail and MNRR has under-running third rail. Th... (more)
"MP15AC & a Switch Panel" A Long Island Rail Road work train loaded with a pre-assembled switch panel sits on Track 10 at HALL interlocking while MofW crews make the final prepara... (more)
"Switch Replacement at HALL" A Long Island Rail Road work train loaded with a pre-assembled switch panel sits on Track 10 at HALL interlocking while MofW crews make the final prep... (more)
One half of LIRR's L2 class C420's (222-229) rest at Holban Yard awaiting their next freight train assignment. Bumped by GP38-2's from most passenger runs in 1976, 22 of the C420's were retired, a... (more)
"Work Train Idles at Jamaica" A Long Island Rail Road Work Train with MP15AC 157 on the head end sits tied down on Track 9 at Jamaica Station during the early morning hours. The previous da... (more)
All is quiet in Jamaica station at close to 3:00am. At this hour, only about 6-8 trains can be found operating systemwide on a weekend such as this.
Turn and Burn
After a quick change of ends on the LIRR Secondary #1 just west of Jay interlocking, the last train to Oyster Bay is about head east for Jamaica to pick up its pa... (more)