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    LIRR Block Operator Trainee

    Block operators are subject to Rule G and hours of service limitations just like train and engine crews and train dispatchers.
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    LIRR Block Operator Trainee

    PSCC is like NYCT and Metro North RCC. PSCC controls the railroad between A Interlocking on the west side of the station all the way east to Harold.
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    LIRR Block Operator Trainee

    Could it be they are taught more than S&D? Engineers have to learn cab signals. I don't know why block operators would have to know anything about cab signals.
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    LIRR Block Operator Trainee

    You have to know all signals and definitions like Engineers and Conductors. They have BO's in Jay , Valley ,Penn (PSCC),Atlantic Terminal, I think Harold also and probably a few others if I'm missing some. There use to be more towers all over the RR at one time.It can be stressful , from what I've been told by a few BO's I know. But some people live for that stuff and also some people like to work in a office type setting staring computers. Depends on you , but it's a good job and also a great way to have your foot in the door. Like I said before , this craft usually leads to higher crafts in the Transportation dept. There are also towers at Divide (DV) at Hicksville, Nassau at Mineola, Queens, Babylon, and Lead at Long Beach. Harold is controlled by PSCC.
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    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.
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    LIB Roll Sign on Ebay

    Thanks very much.
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    LIB Roll Sign on Ebay

    Can you scan the top half of the map?
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    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.
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    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.
  10. 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?
  11. I should have mentioned I found the photo on Flickr and the photographer is The LIRR Today.
  12. 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.
  13. I have information that hangers only apply to tracks 10-13. What is so special about those tracks?
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    Lower Montauk Branch Discussion

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

    Thank you for understanding. BP98 doesn't understand that people felt threatened and moved to other seats.


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