POSSIBLE SCRAP LINE OF LIRR LOCOMOTIVES...
These are mid 1970s vintage EMD E10s and E15s, 2 of the 3 former workhorses of the LIRR fleet. The E15s saw service with both passenger and freight trains.
Many of the cab doors have been removed, some having the doorways covered with plywood. It appears some have had light lenses and illuminated number boards removed as well. Leading me to believe they have a date with the torch.
#lirr #engines #locomotives #emd #e10 #e15 #scrap #longislandrailroad #morrisparkyard #railroadyard #engine #locomotive #electromotivedivision
Você sabia que Paul McCartney faz suas palhetas nos trilhos do trem
É isso mesmo que você acabou de ler: o eterno #Beatles, #PaulMcCartney, faz suas próprias #palhetas com moedas achatadas nos trilhos do trem.
O #músico foi visto espalhando moedas de um centavo ao longo do trilho na #LongIslandRailRoad, em #Hamptons, Nova York. O intuito é que elas sejam achatadas pelos #trens e tornem-se palhetas de #guitarra para suas apresentações.
As imagens, registradas por profissionais da "Splash News", mostram Sir Paul próximo da linha espalhando as moedas.
Pouco tempo depois, após a passagem do trem...
Ele está procurando suas moedas...
Vestido apenas de shorts vermelho, camiseta branca e um boné, Paul voltou para recolher suas moedas, digo, palhetas...
No Estados Unidos é contra a lei desfigurar a moeda e há uma multa para quem tentar colocá-la no mercado novamente. É claro que o fã que recebe uma palheta de Paul, jamais vai querer trocar.
LIRR Electric Train (Hempstead) on the Oyster Bay Branch.. Hempstead Branch Trains were re-routed to Mineola and turned at East Williston Station due to South Tyson Ave Bridge/Main Line 3rd Track work during the weekend. This station (and several feet north of it) is the highest of 3rd Rail on the OBB. Rest of the branch is all diesel.
(@MTALIRR / Bombardier M-7 EMU / East Williston, NY)
🚲 The dream morning commute! This Sunday’s New York Times had an article about the transportation grind most have to take part in (New York especially) and it reminded me how crazy my life used to be! The article said that back in the day the trains used to have people whose jobs were actually to pack them into the carts as tight as possible! I remember doing it for years spending 4 hours in total each day and thinking it was normal. I had a baby at home I was still nursing and I don’t even remember how I did it looking back now. Most people in NY have to spend way more money and time than a lot of others can imagine. Expenses are absurdly high between cars, parking at the train station, monthly train tickets, and monthly subway tickets just to get there (well over $1,000 I’d say most pay, anyone). Luckily my company always paid for my tickets but most don’t. Now when I go into the office my commute is about an hour and I consider myself lucky! I have a ton of respect for all those city commuters out there. Especially the 6am train riders and the ones who get home just in time to put their kids to bed after a day of hustle and bustle! Somehow the Fire Island commute, where no cars are allowed, makes it all worth it ☀️ #travel #newyork #newyorkcommute #bike #fireisland #newyorktimes #beachlife #islandlife #biketowork #longislandrailroad #boardwalk #beachgrass #summertime #happiness
Jamaica Station, 145 years ago, in 1874. This station went from 2 tracks to 8, with track 9 coming soon! (Check out the Jamaica Capacity Improvement Project link in our bio)
📷: Dave Morrison’s “Jamaica Station”
#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #LIRR #LongIslandRailRoad
I might be crazy, but if you’re looking for ghouls and ghosts... the LIRR is a pretty good spot.
#TodayinHistory: These #NYTMCollection photographs show Ocean Electric Railway #streetcars in service in the #Rockaways on August 13th and 14th of 1921. Created in 1898 to replace horsecar service, the Ocean Electric Railway was a subsidiary of the #LongIslandRailRoad. Between 1905 and 1911, the #LIRR began to transition the portion of the line between Far Rockaway and Hammels to operate via third rail power while the further portion of the line to Rockaway Park continued to use overhead wire. In the early 1920s, Ocean Electric cars were converted to an enclosed configuration with large gated platforms in the rear, steps for boarding passengers, and mesh screens to protect passengers from falling out of moving cars.
As #trolley service declined following World War I, the @LIRR prepared to end its involvement with #streetcar lines like the Ocean Electric Railway. Between 1924 and 1928, the Ocean Electric Railway was abandoned and its rolling stock was sold to the Atlantic City and Shore Railroad, where it remained in service until the 1950s.