Long Island Rail Road Bibliography

    

Bibliography of LIRR Books: Compiled by: Dave Morrison and Steven Lynch -  Input: John Fusto, Dave Keller, Steven Lynch

Bernet, Gerard, Double Take Productions, Edison, NJ,  2011

Bendersky, Jay.  Brooklyn’s Waterfront Railways.  East Meadow, New York:  Meatball Publications, 1988.

Carleton, Paul. Rails Around Gotham: River Vale, NJ: D. Carleton Railbooks, 1981. 
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Dorin, Patrick C. Commuter Railroads. Seattle, WA: Superior Publishing Company, 1970. 
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Erdman, Arthur J.  The Long Island Rail Road In Color Vol 1: 1949-1966 Scotch Plains, New Jersey:  Morning Sun Books, Inc., 2010.
The Long Island Rail Road In Color Vol 2: 1966-1990
The Long Island Rail Road In Color Vol 3: Facilities and Equipment Color Guide
The Long Island Rail Road In Color Vol 4: The Color Photgraphy of William J. Brennan 
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Flagg, Thomas, R.  New York Harbor Railroad In Color, Vols 1 and 2.  Scotch Plains, New Jersey:  Morning Sun Books, Inc., 2000. 
        

Fischler, Stan Long Island Rail Road (MBI Railroad Color History) Voyageur Press (June 15, 2007)
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Fogerberg, Harold and Koehler, Jr, Edward M.  The Shortline Railroads of Long Island   Babylon, New York:  Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter – NRHS, 2015

George, Herbert.  Change at Ozone ParkFlanders, New Jersey:  RAE Publishing, Inc., 1993

Goodrich, Warren.  Change At Jamaica a commuter’s guide to survival.  New York, New York:  The Vanguard Press – now Random House, 1957. This is an interesting book, the first part of the book is for east bound commuters and the book starts again from the back (turn the book upside down) for west bound commuting.

Grow, Lawrence. On The 8:02 - An Informal History of Commuting by Rail in America. Mayflower Books, New York,1979   
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Harrison, Richard, J.  Long Island Rail Road Memories – The Making of a Steam Locomotive Engineer.  New York, New York:  Quadrant Press, Inc., 1981.

Keller, David and Lynch, Steven.  The Long Island Rail Road 1925 to 1975.    Charleston, South CarolinaArcadia Publishing, 2004. 
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Keller, David and Lynch, Steven.  Revisiting The Long Island Rail Road 1925 to 1975.    Charleston, South CarolinaArcadia Publishing, 2005. 
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Kramer, Frederick A.  Long Island Rail RoadNewton, New Jersey:  Carstens Publications, Inc., Undated.

McNulty, A. J. The Road of the Dashing Commuter Exposition-Phoenix Press, Inc. April 1980
 

Morrison, David, D., Foreword by Stephen F. Quigley.  Sunnyside Yard and Hell Gate Bridge
ISBN: 978-1-4671-2419-5 Charleston, South CarolinaArcadia Publishing, to be released on December 2016

Morrison, David, D., Foreword by David Keller. Long Island Rail Road: Port Jefferson Branch 
ISBN: 9781467120135 Charleston
, South Carolina
Arcadia Publishing, 2013
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Morrison, David, D. Jamaica Station  ISBN: 9780738576411 Charleston, South CarolinaArcadia Publishing, 2011.  

 

Morrison, David, D. and Pakaluk, Valerie.  Long Island Rail Road Stations.  Charleston, South CarolinaArcadia Publishing, 2003. 

Morrison, David, D.  Long Island Rail Road Steam Locomotive Pictorial.  Hicksville, New York:  Cannon Ball Publications, 1981  

NJ International, Inc. Cabin Cars of the Pennsylvania and Long Island Railroads. NJ International, Inc.1982 

Roberts, Allan H. Trackside around the Big Apple 1964-1973 

Ruppert, Dan The Gravy Train: An Inside Look at the Long Island Rail Road 2002
 

Scala, John, J.  Diesels of the Sunrise Trail.  Mineola, New York:  Weekend Chief Publishing Company, 1984. 
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Seyfried, Vincent F.  The Long Island Rail Road – A Comprehensive History, 1-7 vol. Garden City, New York: Exposition Press, 1961 to 1975. 
    
        Part One                               Part Five                                  Part Six                        Part Seven

Smith, Mark E.  My Life on the L.I.R.R.: Memories of a Steam Locomotive Engineer, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Abroad & Abroad, LLC, 2014  ISBN 13: 978-1492869092 


Smith, Mildred H.  Early History of the Long Island Rail Road, 1834 to 1900.  Uniondale, New YorkSalisbury Printers, 1958. 

Sturm, Robert, C.  The Long Island Rail Road Company - A History 1834-1965   Babylon, New York:  Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter – NRHS, 2015
 

Sturm, Robert, C. and Thom, William, G.  The New York Connecting Railroad – Long Island’s Other Railroad.  Babylon, New York:  Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter – NRHS, 2006. 

Worthington, Heather Hill   About the Miles of Smiles: The Story of Roxey, the Long Island Rail Road Dog West Bay Shore, NY Blue Marlin Publications May 24, 2010  ISBN: 0979291844

Ziel, Ron.  Long Island Heritage – The G-5.  New York, New York:  Railroad Heritage Press, 1979.

Ziel, Ron.  The Long Island Rail Road in Early Photographs.  Mineola, New YorkDover Publications, 1990. 

Ziel, Ron.  The Pennsy Era on Long IslandBridgehampton, New York:  Sunrise Special Limited, 1984. 

Ziel Ron, and Foster, George.  Steel Rails to the Sunrise – The Long Island Rail RoadNew York:  Meredith Press, 1965. 
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Ziel, Ron and Krause, John.  Electric Heritage of the Long Island Rail RoadNewton, New Jersey:  Carstens Publications, Inc., 1986. 

Ziel, Ron, and Wettereau, Richard.  Victorian Railroad Stations of Long IslandBridgehampton, New York:  Sunrise Special Limited, 1988. 


Bibliography of NY, Westchester & Boston Railway Books

Bang, Robert, designed by Vondrak, Otto M., New York, Westchester & Boston Railway: 1906-1946, Published 2004

Bang, Robert A., co-authors Frank, John E., Kowanski, George W., and Vondrak, Otto M.: Forgotten Railroads Through Westchester County, Published 2007

Harwood Jr., Herbert H.,  The New York, Westchester & Boston Railway: J. P. Morgan's Magnificent Mistake (Railroads Past and Present): Indiana University Press, 2008


Bibliography of Long Island Rail Road Documents: Compiled by: Dave Morrison
Corporate History of the Long Island Rail Road System ICC Valuation Order No. 20, June30, 1916.
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Hinsdale, E.B. The History of the Long Island Rail Road Company 1834 - 1893.  LIRR, March 23, 1898. One of the earliest LIRR histories written by the former secretary and general counsel for the railroad.

Hazelton, Henry Isham, The Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and the Counties of Nassau and Suffolk, five volumes, 1925.  The first volume contains a 37 page history of the Long Island Rail Road written by Felix E. Reifschneider, accompanied by 14 pages of illustrations. (see next item)

Reifschneider, Felix E,. History of the Long Island Rail Road 1925, The Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, Counties of Nassau and Suffolk , Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1925 reprinted winter 2001 in The Third Rail

      

Reifschneider, Felix E,. History of the Long Island Rail Road 1925 Part Two

 

Ross, Peter  A History of Long Island From its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time 1903 Lewis Publishing Co. The Dunton Family Organization

White, J.G. The Long Island Rail Road - Its Problems and Future.  September 1942.  Commonly known as the "White Report" 


Bibliography of LIRR Anniversary Booklets: Compiled by: Dave Morrison
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Long Island Railroad 75 Anniversary Pamphlet -1910

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Long Island Railroad 125 Anniversary Pamphlet - 1959


Bibliography of Long Island Rail Road Magazine Articles: Compiled by: Al Castelli and Dave Keller
Long Island Rail Road Magazine Articles: Compiled by: Al Castelli 

03/36 Railroad Stories LIRR Doubledeckers
12/52 Trains Long Island Dieselization
12/57 Trains The Long Island Comes Back (19 pgs, 30 photos, roster, C Liner photo on cover)
03/83 Railspace LIRR Cab Units (Alco & EMD cab unit photos on cover)
01/71-2/71 Trains Two part article: Back from Looneyville
07/77 Rails Northeast LI Alco C420s
03/87 Passenger Trail Journal, LIRR Parlor service: "Long Island parlor cars: Back to the Future" 
by William E. Thoms
 
11-12/97 Vol 8 No 6 Diesel Era LIRR C420s
06/05 EXTRA 2200 South Magazine Issue 127, Long Island power cars (p. 29, 3 pages, roster) 
by Bobb Losse, Sr.

1991 "The History of Farmingdale railroad service 1841-1991" booklet by Edward J. Thompson, Vincent Sotis
Published: Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society Farmingdale, NY
Cover title: "Farmingdale train station restoration project : a commemorative history of 150 years 
of Long Island Railroad train service to Farmingdale, NY

 

Long Island Rail Road Magazine Articles: Compiled by: Dave Keller 

“TRAINS Magazine” – May/1968 “Parlor Car East” by H. Stafford Bryant, Jr.
“Classic Trains: - Spring/2003 “Long Island’s Lovable Double Deckers” by Mike Boland
“National Railway Bulletin” Vol 60, No. 4 – 1995 “The Sunrise Trail – A Brief History of the Long Island Rail Road” by Robert C. Sturm
“Passenger Train Journal” – March/1987 “Where ‘Parlor’ Remains the Parlance” by William E. Thoms
“The Keystone” – Winter/1992 “Long Island Rail Road Double-Deck Coaches” by Mike Boland
“The Keystone” – Autumn/1995 “Route of the Weekend Chief” by Mike Boland
“The Keystone” – Autumn/1998 “The Long Island’s Switching Gems, the C51s and C51sa” by Carl Fabrizi
“The Keystone” – Summer/1999 “Rails to the Rockaways, Part I” by Mike Boland
“The Keystone” – Autumn/1999 “Rails to the Rockaways, Part II” by Mike Boland

Long Island Rail Road Magazine Articles: Compiled by: Dave Morrison 

Railroad Magazine, Jan. 1943, "Largest Commuter Road"
Railroad Magazine, Sept 1949, "Locomotives of the LI" Rosters
Railroad Magazine, Feb 1971, LIRR # 35 is on the cover
Railroad Magazine, Mar 1999, The Railroads of Long Island City
Trains, Feb 2006, Commuter King
Railpace, Aug 1997, LIRR's East End Passenger Service
Railpace, Sept 1998, All Change at Jamaica
Passenger Train Journal, June 1979, Long Island's Far Flung Empire
Classic Trains, Spring 2007, Two page spread photograph of the Morris Park roundhouse
Distinction Magazine, Aug/Sept 2002, Monuments to Long Island's Past - A look at LI's historical train stations


Bibliography of Long Island / Manhattan Trolley Books:
Meyers, Stephen L., Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island, South Carolina, Arcadia Publishing, 2006

Meyers, Stephen L., Manhattan's Lost Streetcars, South Carolina, Arcadia Publishing, 10/102005

 


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Vincent F. Seyfried,  The Rockaway Trolley - The Story of the Ocean Electric Railway 1886 to 1928  

Vincent F. Seyfried The New York and Long Island Traction Company 

Vincent F. Seyfried The Cross-Island Line-The Story of The Huntington Railroad
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Vincent F. Seyfried, The New York and Queens County Railway and The Steinway Lines

Vincent F. Seyfried, The New York & Long Island Traction Company

Vincent F. Seyfried, Long Island Electric Railway - Jamaica Central Railways
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Jamaica Trolleys
Photo Collection: Dave Morrision
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The Rockaway Trolley - The Story of the Ocean Electric Railway 1886 to 1928
Photo Collection: Dave Morrision
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New York & North Shore Traction Company
Photo Collection: Dave Morrision
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The Cross-Island Line-The Story of The Huntington Railroad
Photo Collection: Dave Morrision

Bibliography of Pennsylvania Station Books: Compiled by: Dave Morrison

 

Ballon, Hilary.  New York ’s Pennsylvania Stations.  New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2002.

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Diehl, Lorraine B.  The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station.  New York: American Heritage Press, 1985. (Hardcover)
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Diehl , Lorraine B.  The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station.  Lexington , Mass. : The Stephen Greene Press, 1987.  (Softcover – green)

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Diehl , Lorraine B.  The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station.  New York :  Four Walls Eight Windows Publishing, 1996.   (Softcover – black)
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Jonnes, Jill.  Conquering Gotham – A gilded age epic:  The Construction of Penn Station and its tunnels.  
New York: Penquin Group, 2007
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Low, William  Old Penn Station. Henry Holt and Company, LLC, New York, 2007

FYI: This is not a history book.  It is a book of color artwork created by the author. 
The book is 34 unnumbered pages, all inclusive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messer, David and Roberts, Charles.  Triumph V – Philadelphia to New York 1830 – 2002.  Baltimore , MD : Barnad, Roberts and Company, 2002.

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Middleton, William D.  Manhattan Gateway – New York ’s Pennsylvania Station.  Waukesha , WI :  Kalmbach Publishing, 1996.

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Moore, Peter.  The Destruction of Penn Station.  New York : Distributed Art Publishers, 2000.

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Weston, Fred.  Penn Station – Its Tunnels and Side Rodders.  Seattle , WA :  Superior Publishing Company, 1978.

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Bibliography of Pennsylvania Station Pamphlets: Compiled by: Dave Morrison

 

PRR. Pennsylvania Tunnel and Terminal RR. New York, 1910.

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PRR. Pennsylvania Station in New York City, New York , 1910.

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King’s Booklets.  The Pennsylvania Railroad Tunnels and Terminals in New York City, New York, circa 1910.

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Pennsylvania – The Station, The Tunnels, The Connecting Railroad, the Company and The Workers.  New York, Manufacturers Trust Company, 1921.

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