East to West. SIR 446 eases around the curve as it approaches Tompkinsville Station, the first station on its eastbound (geographically south) to Tottenville. Unlike the subway, the tracks ... (more)
Mileposts. A westbound SIR train approaches Old Town station as the last few flakes of snow fall for the day. The mileposts along the right-of-way here are new, having been installed as par... (more)
B&O Heritage. An eastbound SIR train splits the signals west of Clifton station. The line's B&O heritage is evidenced here by the color position light signals used at interlockings along th... (more)
Locomotive Fleet. BMEX 779 reverses through Clifton Station on the Staten Island Railway on a cold Saturday morning. The locomotive was heading east on the line to pick up a pair of MOW hop... (more)
Baseball Special, Minor. On August 27, 2009, MTA SIRT 426 (St. Louis R-44S/ME-2) returns to St. George Station ahead of making the shorter of its 2 trips to Ballpark Station in Staten Islan... (more)
A Local train heading for Great Kills arriving at Jefferson Avenue. Service was ending at Great Kills due to track work that was occurring south of the line. This year is the R44's 10th anniversar... (more)
"Staten Island Railway at Diamond Ready Mix"
A St. Tottenville bound Staten Island Railway train passes by the Diamond Ready Mix in the Rosebank neighborhood of Staten Island.
"Staten Island Railway at American Self Storage"
A St. George Terminal bound Staten Island Railway train passes by the former Louis De Jonge Paper Works Company in the Rosebank neighborhoo... (more)
The North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway has an interesting story. It was completed in 1886 and ran between the Port Ivory and Saint George neighborhoods. It was used for both freight a... (more)
Abandoned remnants of the Staten Island Railway's North Shore Branch. This line saw both freight and passanger service. The last passanger car to run this line was in 1953. Freight continued into ... (more)
Waiting, yes, we are all waiting for the 9:01 PM Tottenville-St. George train to depart. While we are waiting, we have time to ponder the astounding fact that we are in the Deep South. That's righ... (more)
New Delivery! Two of four BL20G locomotives in service on Staten Island. They are approaching the Clifton Shops, once the Baltimore and Ohio's main shop for it's New York Terminal region.
New Delivery! Two of four BL20G locomotives in service on Staten Island. They are approaching the Clifton Shops, once B&Os main shop for the New York Terminal region.
Talk about finding an incorrectly minted coin, I was contacted by Brookville Locomotive personnel and advised that this loco was incorrectly decaled for Metro North. This loco was actually... (more)