Quarter Gauger 48 posted:Rapid Transit Holmes posted:CHOO-CHOO MIKE posted:
What is the "Creedmore Creeper " ?
It was the name given to the passenger trains to Creedmore Psychiatric Hospital by LIRR employees. The name "Creeper" referred to the speed the trains traveled down the branch but may have had other, less politically correct implications, as well. The histories of the branch and hospital are quite interesting:
Wow, RTH, I haven't heard "Creedmoor in almost 60 years'...When I was a kid, if my friends and me, did something stupid... we would hear' Keep it up, and you'll wind up in "Creedmoor"........(LOL)
Creedmoor, before the "loony bin," was the home of international shooting competitions. Growing up in the NYC metro area, I heard the "You'll wind up in Creedmore" used.