1948 Visit to Sunnyside Yard organized by John Kneiling

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1948 Visit to Sunnyside Yard organized by John Kneiling
Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:33 AM

Began with MP54 ride from Penn Station.

Visited LIRR freight yard, as well as PRR passenger yard

Steam and electric, not one diesel!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:37 AM

Been a long, long time since I'd thought about Louis Sherry ... and you know what?  They're still in business!

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Posted by timz on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:09 PM

Anyone figure out that signal in the fifth pic? Why so tall?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:32 PM

Holy smoke, were those DD1's I saw?  (Photo six.)

And were they still in use?

What a day that must have been!

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Posted by timz on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:58 PM

DD1s pulled rush-hour LIRR trains NY Penn to Jamaica until 1950, or more likely 1951. Guess they were probably lettered for LIRR, tho.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:16 AM

One of the DD1s was lettered Pennsylvania

and was the wire-train (tunnels) power.  PC replaced it with an ex-Central T1.

In the early Amtrak era a 4-car set of LIRR mus was borrowed for this purpose.

Today?   Anyone know?

In addition to freight, LIRR DD1s also handled Montauk an Greenpoint passenger trains Penn Station - Juamaica.

LIRR used some PRR steam.  K4s and the H8 Consol. pictured.

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Posted by rrlineman on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:44 AM
a Catcar built by Plasser

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