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Eastport c.1925 Collection: Dave Keller

Eastport - Prototype History 
"The Cannonball" Spring 2009

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The Feed Mill names: Suffolk Feed & Supply Co, 1924, Beacon Milling Co. 1958, Beacon Feeds 1986, Eastport Feeds 1987
Info: Steven Lynch

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Legend to the above numbered locations on page 2-3:

1) Switch
2) Wood Crates
3) Former Siding - A. Mottola & Co.
4) Electrical Sub-Station
5) Switch
6) Switch
7) Long Island Duck Packing
8) Location of Former Eastport Station
9) Feed Mill (Formerly Beacon Milling Company - Currently Eastport Feed)
10) Duck Farms
11) Stone Culvert (over Seatuck Creek)
12) Old Wood Automobile Bridge (1907 over River Avenue)
13) Eastport High School
14) Bus Company (Adelwerth Bus Corporation)
15) Plate Girder Bridge over Montauk Highway - (Suffolk) County Route 80

Article, graphics, and photos:  George Loy Jr.  Cannonball Editor 

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Front and rear scans of a check issued in 1928 to the LIRR at Eastport by one of the Duck Farms located there, and endorsed by the LIRR agent at Eastport. (Dave Keller+ archive)


MP 69-70 Eastport 1958

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Eastport 1958
Collection: Dave Keller


A.
Eastport siding view West

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05-06-06 Westbound
Photo: Paul Strubeck

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08-2007  Westbound
Photo: Joe Gregory

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B. Beacon Feeds 1986  view East
Photo: Steve Lynch


B. Eastport Feeds view East

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B. Eastport Feeds view East
     
Photo: Joe Gregory  08/2007

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B. Another track just a few feet north of the one still in use. It went all the way back and through a shed. View East. Photo: Paul Strubeck 2006


C. North siding receiving

 

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MP15ac #160 Eastport Feeds c.1987 Direction looking East.  Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive

 

 

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Ticket Eastport to NY via 34th Street Ferry 9/05/1905 
Archive: Brad Phillips

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A special thanks to Stephen Rothaug for his photos and map diagram.

E. Truck loading shed

      
           D.  Quonset Hut view W                                         Silos  View NW


F. South side of plant view NE

G. South side of plant

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H. Southwest View 05-06-06
Photo: Paul Strubeck (see map above silos arrow indicate direction)

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H.2 Close-up It went all the way back and through a shed. View West. 
Photo: Paul Strubeck 2006
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I. Old boxcar unloading site
Photo: Paul Strubeck 2006

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Freight 1975 Westbound
Photo: Tim Darnell

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MP15ac #172 freight approaching westbound c.1989 Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive  
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MP15ac #152 freight on main #258 on siding c.1989 Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive  

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LIRR #154 -#157 switching Eastport Feeds in the very late 80's.  Direction looking East. 
Photo: Tom Collins

 

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Tank car at new NYA customer 08/2007 Photo: Joe Gregory

Davis Fuel, they had that one tank car in captive service for a few months between PT and wherever it was loaded. I believe they were unloading some non-hazmat part of the bio-fuel process. They haven't had a car spotted in months and may be inactive.