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  1. LIB Roll Sign on Ebay

    It looks like Floral Park is part of a loop. The rollsign has a destination "Merrick Loop" which is on the map. I never knew there was a Merrick Loop.
  2. LIB Roll Sign on Ebay

    Thanks very much.
  3. LIB Roll Sign on Ebay

    Can you scan the top half of the map?
  4. LIB Roll Sign on Ebay

    Yes, but Elmont isn't on the roll sign so a different destination is the other end of the Floral Park Route. Remember, the roll sign is from 1974.
  5. LIB Roll Sign on Ebay

    I don't know when Mitchell Field opened. The bottom of the sign reads "MSBA Side Sign 1974 Uniondale." I don't know if Uniondale means the old Hempstead Bus Depot or Mitchell Field. Floral Park is a destination but not Green Acres and Valley Stream. This suggests there was a different opposite end for Floral Park in 1974.
  6. I found this 1974 LIB roll sign on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1974-New-York-Nassau-County-Bus-Side-Destination-Roll-Sign-Subway/282779923720?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 I wrote down all the readings and I noticed missing destinations: Elmont, Green Acres, Long Beach, Far Rockaway, and Lynbrook . Is it possible this roll sign is from Mitchell Depot and the others are serviced by RVC Depot?
  7. I should have mentioned I found the photo on Flickr and the photographer is The LIRR Today.
  8. Notwithstanding what I wrote earlier about hangers only on tracks 10-13, I found what I think is a photo of a hanger. If you enlarge the photo, the stop signal is beyond the platform in the tunnel. I don't see daylight from a cut so I guess the train is facing the East River tunnels. Also, I'm guessing the E in signal 610E means eastbound.
  9. I have information that hangers only apply to tracks 10-13. What is so special about those tracks?
  10. Lower Montauk Branch Discussion

    I must have missed it. What is RX? I'm guessing RRB is the Rockaways Branch of the LIRR.
  11. Crazy Man on Metro North

    Thank you for understanding. BP98 doesn't understand that people felt threatened and moved to other seats.
  12. Crazy Man on Metro North

    Well, I did get an answer from the . It's slightly better than I expected. *********************************************************************************************** Thank you for your email. We apologize for any unpleasantness you experienced. We take these concerns very seriously and expect conductors to handle difficult situations such as the one you have described. We have shared your email with the Transportation Department for their review and follow-up with the train crew. Sincerely, Allison Lester
  13. Lower Montauk Branch Discussion

    Actually, two revenue Oyster Bay trains used the lower Montauk between Jamaica and Long Island City. The AM train left Jamaica around 8 AM and the PM train left LIC around 4:50 PM. By dumb luck, I rode the train to Jamaica the week before it was diverted to the Main Line.
  14. Lower Montauk Branch Discussion

    I read somewhere, possibly here, that the sold the Lower Montauk to avoid installing PTC for very few trains.
  15. Crazy Man on Metro North

    I once sent a complaint about a rude crew member and a trainmaster called for further information. You never know what's going to happen when you file a complaint. Instead of whining on this board, I followed through by contacting the (MTA). It's their decision what they do with the information.


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