KOOLjock1 posted:

Quarter Gauger,

I know where Grand Central is... but where is Penn Central?

Jon

Hi Jon, Penn Central Station is located at, 8th Avenue and, W 31st St, New York,  City.  Tracks go under park Ave, and stop at Grand Central... is located at, 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY

Stuart posted:

Paul,

Those boxcabs are the Mike & Ike.

Stuart

Thanks, Stuart... one of the things I love about this Forum is the great group of people who are so knowledgeable and willing to share their expertise.

KOOLjock1 posted:

Quarter Gauger,

I know where Grand Central is... but where is Penn Central?

Jon

"Hi Jon, Penn Central Station is located at, 8th Avenue and, W 31st St, New York,  City.  Tracks go under park Ave, and stop at Grand Central... is located at, 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY"

Sorry... I didn't know you were joking!

Jon

 

 

KOOLjock1 posted:
KOOLjock1 posted:

Quarter Gauger,

I know where Grand Central is... but where is Penn Central?

Jon

"Hi Jon, Penn Central Station is located at, 8th Avenue and, W 31st St, New York,  City.  Tracks go under park Ave, and stop at Grand Central... is located at, 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY"

Sorry... I didn't know you were joking!

Jon

 

 

Jon,

It's just "Penn Station."  No "Central" in the name.

Stuart

 

Yes.  I’m well aware.  I’m not the one talking about “Penn Central Station”...  which of course doesn’t exist!

Jon

KOOLjock1 posted:

Yes.  I’m well aware.  I’m not the one talking about “Penn Central Station”...  which of course doesn’t exist!

Jon

Actually, Penn Central Stations do exist'.... There are several of them'.. A little research will show you... Here is an example...

Penn Central Station

With the 1968 merger of the PRR into Penn Central, several of the Pennsylvania Stations were renamed on June 6 to Penn Central StationPhiladelphia's Pennsylvania Station-30th Street became Penn Central Station-30th Street, while Baltimore's Pennsylvania StationMichigan Central Station in Detroit, MichiganNew York Central Railroad's (NYC) Buffalo Central Station, and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Station became simply Penn Central Station. The stations in New York City and Newark, New Jersey kept the old name, "Penn Station", the former because Penn Central also operated Grand Central Terminal.

Just saying, there is a penn Central'...

This LIRR MPC54 in Port Jefferson needs rescuing and preservation before it deteriorates beyond salvage. I rode in this car several times in my commutes from Long Island City to Port Washington. Besides passengers, this car carried newspapers that were dropped-off at various stations along the line.MPC54 @ Port Jefferson [1)

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The LIRR Huntington Station in the early days.

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The trolley cars are of the Huntington Railroad which ran from Halesite to Amityville along what is now Route 110 / New York Avenue.

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SORRY, but anything "Penn Central" is anathema to many of us who grew up with and rode the GREAT New York Central and the equally GREAT Pennsylvania Rail Road in and around New York City. The "mating worms" logo and those UGLY black GG1's were a tasteless reminder of what once was! Only thing worse was the demolition of the magnificent Penn Station!  😐

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Regarding the Long Island Rail Road's snow plows, if this is Jaws lll, could the others be the predecessors of Jaws lll?LIRR Jaws lll 320kb          Jaws lll

 

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Here's an updated photo of Jaws III. It is currently located at the Railroad Museum of Long Islands Greenport, NYJaws III location and under going a cosmetic rebuild.

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KOOLjock1 posted:

I was wondering if any of the "Protection" engines were still in retro-paint!  That answers my question!

Jon

And they still occupy the same lonely spot at either end of the station

LIRR

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I last rode the LIRR in the mid sixties. Grew up with it from 1942-1962. Many fond memories! Attended Adelphi College and rode the LIRR from Woodhaven to Nassau Blvd in Garden City 1960-61.

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From 1961-62, I rode the LIRR from the Hempstead Terminal to Nassau Blvd after we moved to Hicksville. My dad drove me to Hempstead to catch the train to Garden City.

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Tinplate Art posted:

I last rode the LIRR in the mid sixties. Grew up with it from 1942-1962. Many fond memories! Attended Adelphi College and rode the LIRR from Woodhaven to Nassau Blvd in Garden City 1960-61.

Once a Panther always a Panther!

Class of '05 (I'm much older than a typical member of that class ) and employee for 22 years.

Bob

I only finished two years as a chem major before taking a break and enlisting in the US Army for CBR training. I was barely 17 when I started at Adelphi in January, 1960.

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Another grade crossing bites the dust.

Urban Avenue Crossing elimination. Amazing to see the entire structure rolled into place. The road was opened this week. Just 6 weeks after the bridge was set in place.

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