The Long Island Rail Road Company April 24, 1834 - 2017

Here you will find links to prototype photos, maps, charts and other related info for your 
railroading and modeling enjoyment. So come take a fan trip along the LIRR right-of-way! 

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LIRR Expansion: 1836 - 1876  Maps Graphic

Archive: Robert Andersen

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Sunnyside Yard and Hell Gate Bridge by Dave Morrison


M7 #7521 Rainbow at Forest Hills Station view E  10/24/2016 Photo: MTA

Long Island Sunrise Trail (LIST) Chapter of the NRHS
LIST Calendars Gallery  1986 - 2017

"Long Island Rail Road Company - A History 1834-1965" 
Robert C. Sturm Order from Sunrise Trail

Shortline Railroads of Long Island
Harold Fogerberg and Edward M. Koehler, Jr.
Order from Sunrise Trail

The Twin Forks NRHS publishes The Railway Post Office, sponsors trips to railroad related destinations, and is seeking members.

Railroad Museum of Long Island
RMLI Calendar Gallery


Oyster Bay Railroad Museum

PRR E3sd- #3154 3 car train Oyster Bay 03/01/36  CLICK for Dave Keller's terrific LIRR homepage!

National Model Railroad Association Northeast Region (NMRA) Division
Publication: "The Cannonball"
Sunrise Trail Division

Long Island Freight Rail at  

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Pennsylvania Station NY City

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Philadelphia & Reading Railroad inter-line ticket Phila., PA to LIRR, Babylon c.1880's Usually the coupon is the transportation portion of a ticket and a stub refers to the agent’s stub and/or the part of the ticket kept by the passenger (on those tickets which had a passenger’s copy), neither of which have any value. Archive: Brad Phillips




LIRR "fantasy" Photo Security Pass based on a BNSF prototype in use.
Design: Steven Lynch

LIRR M7 lights*

* Green - brakes released
Amber - brakes applied
White - Door Station Energized (Conductor key in panel to operate doors)
Red (flashing) - Parking Brake (Handbrake) applied
Blue - ATC (ASC - Automatic Speed Control) operative  
Info: Nick Kudreyko

Islip Freight Photos and Switching Info
 Mke McDermet 10/10/08

The Long Island Rail Road 
1925 - 1975 Now in 4th printing

Book Index

Revisiting the Long Island
Rail Road 1925 - 1975 

Book Index

Jamaica Station

by Dave Morrison

The Long Island Rail Road - Port Jefferson Branch
by Dave Morrison

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Manhole cover in LIC, corner of
48th Ave. & Jackson Ave.
Photo: Bruce Carlson 10/23/1998

Note: Part of the "L" above is damaged. See Morris Park Shops for Al Castelli logo complete photo

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Manhole cover Oyster Bay
Photo: Al Castelli 12/17/2006

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Vintage Police Service #160 L.I.R.R. Co. Star Badge 

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Back of badge showing provenance from "American Ry Supply, NY”, c. 1880's- 1890's (?).  Info: Dave Keller

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CRR of LI passing Kissena Park 
1872 by A. Stewart
Station opened  6/1873
Research: Dave keller

Rail Road Anecdotes:

A Few Pointers from Your Friendly Neighborhood Locomotive Engineer

Book of Rules Joke 01/05/10
Rail Slang Story 06/21/11

2009 US Open Timetable
June 15th-21st
Bethpage, NY
Archive: Dave Keller

9/11 "Show of Force" 
Newsday 0912/2011

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Howard Fogg: "The New York Express" at Fort Pond, NY heading for Penn Station, NY, c.1962
Commissioned by John Scala


Battery Car No.3 on S. Ocean Ave View SE Archive: Dave Keller

View the New York City's Railroad Station Eagles

Freight Information:

1926 Freight Stations-Brooklyn/Queens 05/25/16
1947 Pass/Freight Statistics

1950 Freight Car Types/Loads Chart
21st Century Accidents 09/17/15
21st Century Long Island Freight 12/24/09
Brooklyn-Queens Industries 9/21/16
Freight After 1966 12/07/16
Freight Ops Q&A - M.Smith 09/07/06
Freight Ops Yard A  N. Kalis 12/14/04
Growth/Decline of Freight in Suffolk County 12/14/15
Islip Freight Sightings
LIRR Freight
LIRR 1903 Freight Time Table Info
LIRR 1966 Freight Sidings Maps 02/17/08
LIRR 1986 Freight Sidings Maps 10/22/15
LIRR Ballast Hoppers 01/11/10
LIRR Coal Operations
LIRR Freight Info 1941 & 1945 01/08/05
LIRR Freight Yards
LIRR Milk Cars 07/29/07
Switching LI City Floats
Working Yard A 03/15/08


Amagansett 5/02/10
Amityville 08/28/11
Aquebogue 01/30/09
Atlas Terminal 01/25/10
Babylon 03/07/08
Bayport 09/15/12
Bay Shore 02/28/08
Bethpage 05/31/10
Bliss Yard 02/20/10
Blue Point 09/06/15
Brentwood 04/26/10
Brookhaven Rail Terminal 05/22/12
Calverton 05/21/12
Camp Upton 02/27/16
Center Moriches 12/27/13
Central Islip 11/18/2013
Chestnut St. Junction 05/23/14
Copiague 12/02/13
Degnon Terminal
Dunton Tower 08/10/2011
Dutch Kills/Kearny - Texas Oil 06/06/08
East Moriches 03/21/14
East New York 06/12/11
Eastport 07/07/09
Farmingdale 8/3/10
Flatbush 12/18/12
Floral Park  12/12/12
Freeport 9/05/13
Fresh Pond Junction 01/25/10
Glendale 12/17/14
Grade Crossing Eliminations 07/27/09
Great River 01/14/08
Great River E. Islip Hist. Soc. 01/17/05
Greenport 09/20/09
Hell Gate Construction 07/18/12

Hicksville  08/10/09
Hillside 01/25/10
Holtsville 7/22/13
Huntington 6/6/2016
Islip 05/31/10
Islip Freight and Switching 01/22/09
Huntington 3/20/16
Jamaica 03/25/11
Kings Park 6/06/2016
Levittown, Central Branch 03/05/09
Lindenhurst 01/12/14
LI City Page 1  Page 2 4/15/10
LI City Phelps-Dodge 02/06/07
LI City Wheelspur Yard 01/12/07
LI City Yard A 11/04/07
LI City Yard A Update Part II  11/01/06
Locust Valley
Long Beach 8/19/13
Lynbrook 11/30/09
Maspeth 12/24/09
Mattituck  09/17/08
Mineola 01/05/2011
Mineola Modeling 12/07/2012
Mineola Nassau Tower 01/05/2011
Montauk 9/20/10
Montauk Cutoff
Morris Park 4/15/10
Oakdale 10/18/16
Oyster Bay 01/20/09
Oyster Bay Turntable 08/01/08
Patchogue Page 1
  Page 2  8/23/15
Peconic 7/20/13
Pilgrim State Hospital 9/02/13
Pinelawn - Republic Station 8/20/16
Port Jefferson 6/6/2016
Race Tracks  7/08/13
Richmond Hill 11/28/16
Riverhead 06/21/09
Riverhead - RMLI
Rockville Centre Project 11/01/06
Roslyn 12/12/12
Sayville  07/23/06
Smithtown 6/06/2016
Speonk 03/13/2008
Stony Brook 6/06/2016
St. James 6/06/2016
West Side Yard Penn Station 05/07/07
Yaphank 6/20/16

Branch Info:

Bay Ridge Branch Update 11/30/09
Bushwick Freight Line
Central Branch 8/08/10
Central Extension 8/03/10
Creedmoor Branch 8/28/12
Emery LIRR Branch Info 06/07/05
Far Rockaway Branch 5/09/16
Hempstead Branch 07/01/08
Long Beach Branch
Manhattan Beach Branch 8/30/16
Manorville Branch 07/01/07
Oyster Bay Branch 03/06/14
Port Jefferson Branch 6/05/16
Port Washington Branch 02/10/10
Rockaway Beach Branch 05/21/13
Sag Harbor Branch 7/04/15
Springfield Branch 02/16/2012
Wading River Extension 01/14/07
West Hempstead Branch 01/06/14
Whitestone Branch 07/31/10

LIRR Historian Dave Keller Library:

"A Day with Charles Mattina, LIRR Trainman"   8/14/16
Summer Ticket Clerk Memories 8/09/13
LIRR Button Evolution 08/28/12
LIRR Cap Badge Evolution 1/03/16
LIRR History of Train Orders 09/04/12
LIRR Miscellaneous Data Sheet 7/07/16
LIRR Station History
LIRR Supt of Transportation 09/16/06
LIRR Telegraphic Call Letters  09/26/15
Photo Listings Main Page
Roster of C.I State Hospital Equipment  05/30/09
1970s LIRR Special Services  11/22/06
Bob Emery's LIRR Branch Info Updated 09/20/05
Camp Upton Info Soldier Ticket 6/19/1999 Updated 12/02/06
Camp Upton Info War-time construction of Camp Upton 4/09/11
Camp Upton LIRR Form 36 timetable 12/26/06
"How Collecting can be Stranger than Fiction" 02/01/09
Ira Baker LIRR Station Agent 09/30/2012
"Recollections of PD Tower"
Photo Vignettes of the LIRR
Reminiscences as an Extra Ticket Clerk"  4/14/10 
"Reminiscences as an Extra Ticket Clerk Part 2" 06/24/05 
Scenes From the Past: Jakobson Shipyard, O. Bay 07/22/07
Skinner-Keller LIST Presentation 1971 10/01/2007
“Parlor Car East” by Oscar Brand, a jingle 07/07/09
LIRR Engineer John “Tanky” Bell, Jr.
Tom Collins 09/21/06
LIRR Engineer “Patsy” Molese and the Budd Car Updated 03/18/06
LIRR First Days Ed Schleyer 09/04/08
"LIRR Reminiscences"

J. P. Krzenski 01/21/05
"LIRR Steam Days at Southampton"
J. P. Krzenski
"LIRR Steam Days at Southampton, Part II" J. P. Krzenski 01/21/05
LIRR Wooden Caboose No. 38  Raymond Robinson, Jr.01/02/07
"Southampton and James V. Osborne" J. P. Krzenski 01/21/05
The Station Pot-Bellied Stove 
George Ayling


Henry "Hank" Raudenush Anedotes 2/18/2016
"The Great People-Poop Wreck" Richard Glueck 12/11/15
The Sunnyside of Yesterday R. Glueck 12/24/10

Floundering About the LIRR R. Glueck 12/24/10
LIRR Recollections  Harry Glueck 11/06/08
The Wreck of The Shelter Island Express John Deasy 9/03/15
Flatbush and Pigeons
Carl Englund 7/25/14
Jamaica Station Lockers Brad Phillips 6/13/14
Hurricane of 09/21/38 LIRR wreck Ray Robinson, Jr. 10/02/06
The Ozone Park Station Sign Story 
Brad Phillips 06/09/13
J.J. Earl - A Tribute  12/31/2012
The Night I Almost went into the Water Frank Zahn 06/30/12
1966 Was A Time of Change on the Railroad  Gene Collora 06/30/12
A Uniform, A Ticket, A $20 Bill, And The Last Cab Paul Kennedy 01/13/09
Drop of a Tank Car Ed Schleyer 11/06/08
FM vs ALCO Locos? Ed Schleyer 11/06/08
Unverified Stories Ed Schleyer 11/11/08
Waves of White Ed Schleyer 11/06/08
Crossing Guard, the Oil truck, and the Coffee Ed Schleyer 11/06/08
Mexican Labor Camp & the Remittance Train
Ed Schleyer 12/19/08
Track Gang 1953
Ed Schleyer 09/04/08
Snow Train from Hell Schleyer 09/04/08
Hiring On the LIRR  Ed Schleyer 08/31/08
NE Blackout 1965 Ed Schleyer 08/31/08
Dog Day Commute Ed Schleyer 08/31/08
Easthampton Wreck Ed Schleyer 08/31/08
Gould's Feed "Pay Up" G. Ayling 08/12/08
J.J. Earl Anecdotes by J.J. Earl 08/01/08
The Engineer and the Kid: Two Cab Rides, 44 Years Apart
by Mark Smith & Art Single 08/01/08
1st Recollections of the LIRR 11/15/07
Skinner-Keller LIST Anecdote
Ernie Murphy Anecdotes 09/12/2007
Jakobson Shipyard, OBay 08/05/07 
Belmont Race Track Trains  M. Smith 
The Last Steam Trip  by Mark Smith
On the "Scoot"  by Mark Smith
In the Hole
by Mark Smith
Joe Hagan Anecdotes 03/31/07
History of Ardsley Truetrack: 12/10/06 
LI Reminiscences  Krzenski 07/23/06
Climbing Mt. Olivet 07/08/05 M. Smith 
Island Park Switching  11/23/04 
The Cannonball 11/10/04 V. Seyfried
Picking up Your Engine by M. Smith
Engineer to Fireman by Mark Smith
Nearing Promotion by Mark Smith
Freight Donkeys by Mark Smith
Engineer-for-a-Day Program M. Smith
Moving Coal by Prayer  M. Smith
Port Jeff Freight Memories P. Boylan
Recollections of PD Tower D. Keller
Woodside Memories Jack Murphy 01/05/10
More Woodside Memories Dick Makse
Walkin' the Tracks Steve Lynch

Woodbury Station changed to Cold Spring  General Order 90 10/15/1880


Alco C420 Roster/Photos 11/30/09
Bobber Caboose Roster 11/30/10
Caboose Rosters 11/30/10
Diesel Era GP38-2s
Diesel, Pass & MU Roster 1963
Diesel Roster Photo History 05/30/09
Doubledecker Roster 01/12/09
Early Electric Engines 09/30/14
Engine Roster 1949 11/25/04
Engine Roster 1978 12/04/07
FA Units 04/15/09
FM C-Liners Roster 10/29/11
FM H16-44 Roster 01/02/2014
GE 44 Tonner 6/13/16
GP-38 Engine Roster 11/30/0
History of LIRR N52 Cabin Cars 11/06
Maritime Roster 11/17/2014
Modernization Numbers 10/11/09
MOW Roster 10/20/08
MOW Sandite Alcohol Cars 10/07/06
MP15AC Roster 11/01/07
Official Railway Equipment Register 08/10/16
Ore Cars 07/01/07
Parlor Cars by Jack Deasy 8/16/16
Passenger Photo History 02/14/13
Passenger Trains & Rosters 6/17/14
P72 & P75 Roster 8/22/10
Remembrances of N52 Cabin Cars 11/06/10 

RS1-3 Engine Roster
S1 & S2 Engine Roster
c.1952  07/07/09
Scrapped Loco #1-323 Roster
Steel Coaches & Electric M.U. 06/16/14 
Steam Roster 1901-1955
SW1001 Roster 11/01/07

LIRR Data Info:

1916 LIRR ICC Report 12/5/10
1926 Rule Book - Signal Aspects 2/11/15
1954 Goodfellow Pamphlet 09/17/08
75th Anniversary - 1910
100th Anniversary -1934
125th Anniversary - 1959 6/23/16
150th Anniverary - 1984 6/24/16
1845 Stockholder's Report
175th Anniversary Tour - 2009
1965 Parking Study Part 1 06/01/09
1965 Parking Study Part 2 06/01/09
Car Load Reports 10/28/16
Celebrating 75 Years  04/22/1910
Crew Assignments 1991 5/18/07
CR4 1913 LIRR List of Stations and Sidings
CR4 1919 Stations & Sidings Suffolk
CR4 1924 Stations & Sidings Suffolk
CR4 Modified 9/01/1944
Diagrams 10/25/06
Early Diesels of the Sunrise Trail 11/8/11
Emery - Track Map Symbols 12/07/15
Expansion Maps 07/07/06
Hack #12 Diagram/Photos 09/13/09
Hack #14 Restoration/Diagrams/Photos 08/28/10
Hack #60 Diagram/Photos 08/23/09
Historical Data References 07/12/07
Jordan Spreaders 5/28/2014
LI City Freight Articles Nick Kalis 4/05/10
LIRR Hospital Car 11/30/12
LIST Semaphore Articles 04/01/09
Marine Operations 06/17/07
Miscellaneous Data Sheet 7/07/16
Montauk Division Road Crossings 1908
N52A Caboose Info 10/15/09
Named Trains 06/18/15
Native American LIRR Names 09/10/14
RS1-3 Spotting Features 12/01/07
Sayville END CP Sign 01/04/08
Scheduled Freight Service
Station Name Changes
Steam #35 and #39 1/02/17
Patchogue Crew Messages 02/06/05
Timetable Employee- May 2012  2/11/15
Track Capacity Maps 1962 10/12/15

Track Maps  03/15/08
Track Names  12/14/061

Additional LIRR and Other Railroad Info:

Baggage Tags 01/25/08
BEDT Listings/Photos Updated 04/25/07
BEDT website link 07/10/06
Commuter's Handbook 1971
Cross Bay Freight Tunnel 1936 Study 10/14/15
History of the LIRR 1925 Part I: Felix E. Reifschneider 6/16/16
History of the LIRR 1925 Part II: Reifschneider 6/16/16
LI Historical Journal 01/12/08
LIRR Cartoons 8/5/12
LIRR - Trains Magazine: March, 1949  9/19/16 
LIRR RPO and Stamp Covers
NY Cross Harbor RR 06/06/08
Passes/Tickets 03/20/08
Penn Station Opens and the LIRR 2/07/15 
PRR Station Eagle Booklet 08/21/07
RR Mergers List 2010 7/31/10
Slang Usage 04/15/08
Stations Closed/Removed/ Replaced 05/24/07
Station Colors 005/26/07
The East Wind Special 1- The Evolution OF Penn Station
and Opening for the LIRR
  G. Chiasson, Jr. 10/23/16
The East Wind Special 2- LIRR The Rockaways, Rapid 
Transit, and Early Electrification
G. Chiasson, Jr. 10/23/16
The East Wind Special 3- LIRR The Rockaways, Rapid 
Transit, and Early Electrification
G. Chiasson, Jr. 10/23/16
The LIRR: Part One: South Side RR of LI  V. Seyfried 02/05/08
The LIRR: Part Two: The Flushing, North Shore & Central Railroad  V. Seyfried 10/06/16

The Term: Caboose 11/07/09  
Vanity Auto Plates 12/02/07

LIRR Photo History: 

19th Century LIRR 10/17/12
1970's LIRR 04/24/11
Amer. Ry Exp-REA Badge Styles 08/08/11
Bogies  04/04/2013
BRILL Gas Cars
Budd RDC's 12/07/06
Cannonball 05/04/07
Early Locos 19th Century 6/20/14
Equipment Development 01/22/07
Fan Trips/Maps 08/01/14
First Train from Penn Station 9/21/14
Fishing and the LIRR 8/11/15
Gas Turbine Cars 10/02/2012
Hooping Orders 12/18/08
Leased Units 11/16/08
Morris Park Tour 2009
Newspaper Delivery 7/24/14
Passenger Car Interiors 9/05/15
Patchogue Signals 6/03/10
PD Tower Gone Patchogue 6/03/1
Railway Post Office (RPO) Service 02/28/13
Road n' Rail 7/30/12  

Ronkonkoma Electrification 04/18/09
Scoots and Shuttles 03/29/11
Section Houses 7/17/14
Shanties 04/30/2012
Shelters 07/23/13
Signal History
South Side RR - Suffolk County 1867-1880 06/12/12
Steam Engines  #35 and #39 01/07/17
Sunrise Special 5/12/15
Tenders 5/27/15
Towers 7/16/12
Tichy Logo Scheme (1949-1955) 5/22/14
Trestles/ Bridges/ Viaducts 07/30/08
Trolley Memories 02/01/08
Turntables  08/10/09
Water Tanks 7/23/13
Winter Shots 3/20/11
Wrecks 10/20/08
Wyes  10/10/08

LIRR Photo Topic Collections:

1939 & 1964 NY World's Fair 02/28/13
B40 Baggage Cars 01/07/17
Baggage Cars
Bar Generator Cars 9/15/16
Bare Bones Buildings 9/28/16
Before & After 03/18/11
Bernie Ente Photos 04/08/11
Budd M1's 8/31/14
Christmas 12/17/2010
Customers Logos/Signs 03/12/08
Dashing Dan 07/04/09
Diesel Horns 06/26/09
Drumheads 08/01/09
Excursion Tickets 6/15/2014
Express/Baggage Houses 08/08/11
Fall Foliage 10/27/09
Featured Photos 12/12/07
Freight Stations 04/15/09
Heritage Cars  04/17/07
Horses & Mule Power 10/05/10
LIST Calendars Collection 11/30/09
Loco Cab Photos  11/30/09
Logos 05/28/08
Mile-A-Minute-Murphy 7/06/15
Milepost Photos 05/28/08
Named Diesels 04/15/09
Night Photos 4/01/14
Odds & Ends Page 1  Page 2 9/27/15
Paperwork 3/22/11
Pass Car Interiors 11/01/09
Pass Car Paint Schemes 08/03/07
Pass Train Photos
PD Tower Gone 05/04/07
Ping Pong Cars 06/21/09
Reproduction Paperwork 9/30/16
RMLI Calendar Collection 12/21/2010
Signals Photos 11/30/09
Signs 05/01/08
Smokin' It Up 12/21/16
Station Interiors 10/20/16
Stations 08/31/10
Stock Certificates 11/07/2015
Three Engines Photos 09/16/08
Trackside Business'  06/22/09
Trip Passes 10/26/15
Tugs 06/26/09
Tuscarora Club Parlor Car 11/30/09
Workers 01/09/2010

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Agent's Keys, Speonk, NY LIRR
Keys and I.D.  tag courtesy of Tom Collins, 
Dave Keller archive

The two long keys
(1,2) are somewhat different versions of the old "coach key" used to (literally) lock up the end storm doors of the Pullman-Standard Coaches (2700, 2800 & 2900's)...all used the same ones.

The flat key is an old locker key(6) from the Agents Office to keep "his" stuff, and two of the shorter hollow barrel keys are signal keys. (4,7)

The other flat key, (not the old Ford ignition key (3) , with less "teeth" to it is for an old Miller (Mfgr) 6 or 8 lever lock(5) with a "push" key(8), used for signal or other general purpose locks...possibly with baggage use (as in literally lock up the baggage or freight a shed or room for that specific purpose).  The tag(9) is great.   Info: Robert Myers

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Jamaica to Belmont Park token - Dashing Dan 60s-70s 
Collection: Dave Keller

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"Irving Trust Company, Agent Owner"
Trust plate LIRR P72 #2921 07/28/1962
Dave Keller Archive

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Photo: George E. Votava, Archive: Dave Keller 

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2-8-0 Class H10s ALCO Builder Plate PRR #9742 Built: 6/1916, The LIRR acquired this engine from the PRR 1928-30

LIRR G5s #28 4-6-0 Builders Plate #3978 built 02/1925 from Juniata Shops at Altoona, PA.  Weighs 5 lb 5 oz measuring 11 5/8 X 7 3/8" from the collection of the late Ed Conklin III

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