Long Island Rail Road
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August 10, 2017: Added links to two of Tom Beckett's February 2017 photos of Arkansas & Missouri 107 (former LIRR 2002) at Winslow AR and Fort Smith AR.

May 16, 2017: Added a photo, from Derek Stadler's collection, of the interior of a Sunrise Fleet parlor car.

October 31, 2016: Added Tim Darnell's October 29, 2016 photo of the former 2067 MECOX stored at the Danbury Railway Museum in Connecticut.

September 14, 2016: Added a photo of Bangor & Aroostook buffet lounge car 150 shortly after it arrived on LIRR in 1962. Photographer unknown. Added link to photos of LIRR coach 2194 currently in service as BUCKEYE LAKE for Austin Steam Train Association.

September 13, 2016: Added an August 24, 1973 photo of 2000 AMAGANSETT as the first car in The Cannonball's consist at Hunterspoint Avenue; photographer unknown, from the collection of Steve Lynch.

August 28, 2016: Added R. F. Makse's photo of LAKE OKEECHOBEE on the rear of train 22 at Westhampton on Friday evening August 22, 1969. The railroad would eventually redesigmate this car as 2064 APAQUOGUE. Added an October 21, 1979 photo of 2082 ASHAROKEN, with a "RAIL 'n SAIL" drumhead, at Greenport; from the collection of Dave Keller.

August 27, 2016: Added two photos by Richard Glueck. One photo shows the Shelter Island Express rolling thru Mineola in 1971. The first two cars in the consist, a former UP lounge car and a former NH sleeper, are providing parlor car service. A combine, with a bar setup in the baggage area, is providing beverages for thirsty coach passengers. The other photo shows former New Haven sleeper RACE POINT rolling thru Mineola on The Cannonball, circa 1969.

August 23, 2016: Added a September 1972 photo of 2072 TACKAPAUSHA at Oyster Bay, contributed by Ed Frye. This is the first photo I have seen of this car repainted into MTA LIRR colors and with the name lettered on the side of the car. I had previously listed this car's name as TUCKAPAUSHA, but I have corrected that since the name TACKAPAUSHA is clearly visible on the side of the car. Added a Rickard Glueck photo of 2062 WYANDANCH in MTA LIRR colors on a Montauk train.

July 27, 2016: Updated roster information for 2077 SEBONAC and added a link to a 2010 photo of the car moving in a NS freight train at Enola PA.

July 22, 2016: Added a Google Earth image of the former 2002 OYSTER BAY heavyweight commuter club car which is now located immediately adjacent to a private residence in Norvell Township, Jackson County, Michigan. Thanks to Ed Frye for this image. Added a link to a photo of heavyweight parlor 2023 WYANDANCH. Thanks to Tim Darnell for finding this photo.

July 11, 2016: Added a photo of the interior of one of the two former Union Pacific club lounge cars acquired for parlor car service. This photo, taken by Newsday photographer Ike Eichorn, appeared on the official MTA/LIRR Facebook page indicating it was a parlor car from Greenport to New York City in 1970. Thanks to Steve Lynch for bringing this photo to my attention; thanks to Ed Frye for confirming my opinion that this is one of the two former UP cars that LIRR renamed TUCKAHOE and TACKAPAUSHA.

January 26, 2016: Updated information on status of Sunrise Fleet parlor cars 2013 and 2014 based on information reported by the Thunder Mountain Line.

September 5, 2015: Added links to two October 2013 photos of the former 2000 AMAGANSETT in storage at Romney WV. Photos by "Brownpau" Ordoveza.

July 9, 2015: Updated roster information for lightweight 2075 SAGTIKOS, based on information reported by Ted Brumberg and by "grether" at www.trainorders.com. Added two recent photos of the car contributed by Fred Stuckmann. Thanks to Tim Darnell for obtaining the photos.

June 27, 2015: Added a photo of New Haven lightweight sleeper NANTASKET BEACH prior to LIRR acqusition of this car and redesignation as 2074 SAGAPONACK.

September 28, 2014: Added seven photos of heavyweight 2038 SETAUKET in private ownership at Minerva, Ohio. The car is now identified as number 100.

April 29, 2014: Added a photo of Walter F. McNamara posing on the platform of heavyweight 99 JAMAICA, photo courtesy of Joann Morse. Added an interior photo of a LIRR bar car, which is either one of the former Boston and Maine coaches converted to a bar car or one the Bangor and Aroostook cars; photographer unknown. Added an interior photo of a heavyweight parlor car, from the Ron Ziel collection at the Queens Borough Public Library.

February 20, 2014: Received report from Tim Moriarty that former LIRR cars stored at Culbertson PA (Cumberland Valley Business Park, the former Letterkenny Army Depot) were scrapped on-site by Hub Scrap Metals LLC of Hagerstown MD approximately three or four years ago due to the car owner's failure to pay storage charges to Pennsylvania & Southern Railway. The cars scrapped are presumed to include Sunrise Fleet parlor cars 2001 (formerly 2016), 2012, 2017 and 2019.

January 22, 2014: Added a William Rugen photo, from Dave Keller's archive, of heavyweight parlor car 2020 PATCHOGUE taken at Montauk in May 1966. This is our first and only photo of this car; we have been looking for a photo of this car since we launched this website in 2002!

December 31, 2013: Added two Thomas Collins photos, from Dave Keller's archive, of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2016, which were taken circa 1989.

November 19, 2013: Added David Reddy's photo of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2020 parked adjacent to the University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium at Columbia SC.

September 2, 2013: Added links to a photo of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2014 and a photo of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2021 at Montauk.

March 2, 2013: Added link to a photo (date and location unknown) of coach 2183.

January 27, 2013: Added link to a September 2012 photo of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2011 at Phillipsburg, NJ.

December 31, 2012: Added link to a photo of LIRR 2000 MORRIS PARK at Long Island City.

December 1, 2012: Added a photo of LIRR 2079 SHINNECOCK still identified as New Haven CRESCENT BEACH.

July 19, 2012: Added photos of coach 535, 2038 SETAUKET (still in Erie Lackawanna colors) and 2072 TUCKAPAUSHA (still in Union Pacific colors). Added link to a photo of 99 JAMAICA.

December 18, 2011: Notified by Dennis DeAngelis that Twin Forks Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, is the current owner of P74B class coach 7526; the car is on display at Riverhead.

April 22, 2011: Added roster information for coaches and bar-coaches 7521 through 7550, the former B&M coaches. Added photos of two of these cars.

February 25, 2011: Added link to July 1972 photo of LIRR 2082 ASHAROKEN at Montauk, and September 1973 photo of LIRR 2068 MERRICK passing eastbound through Union Hall Street, both from collection of Brian Woodruff.

October 4, 2010: Added Jim Gillin's July 1969 photo of x-FEC LAKE OKEECHOBEE on the rear of The Cannonball prior to departure from Hunterspoint Avenue station. Photo contributed by Steve Lynch.

September 25, 2010: Updated status of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2021. Added link to a photo of Sunrise Fleet Parlor Car 2002.

September 22, 2010: Added Claire Donohue's spring 1971 photo of two former NYC coaches at Glen Head, contributed by James Donohue.

August 23, 2010: Added link to Steve Heelis' November 2006 photo of former Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2020 passing thru Kannapolis NC on Norfolk Southern train 337.

May 18, 2010: Added January 1969 photo of x-FEC BOYNTON and x-PRR JUNIPER FALLS at Richmond Hill, contributed by Jim Gillin.

March 30, 2010: Found a 1948 photo of DL&W heavyweight parlor car JULIA WARD HOWE, which later became LIRR 2012 SHINNECOCK.

March 18, 2010: Steve Lynch advises that Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2011 has been acquired by Island Rail Preservation LLC of Omaha, NE.

March 14, 2010: Added three photos of LIRR 2076 SALONGA contributed by Ed Frye.

March 12, 2010: Added two photos of LIRR 2054 PONQUOGUE, one photo of LIRR 2063 POQUOTT, two photos of LIRR 2077 SEBONAC, one photo of MTA coach 2185, one photo of MTA coach 2187 and one photo of MTA coach 2188. From the collection of Ed Frye; all photos were taken by Don Jilson.

December 2, 2009: Dave Pitts reports former Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2018 on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in Walsenburg, CO.

November 30, 2009: Added two current photos of former Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2015 on the Stourbridge Line at Honesdale, PA, contributed by A. Joseph Daly.

November 14, 2009: John Suscheck reported the former 2053 PECONIC has recently been cut up for scrap in Mississippi.

October 20, 2009: Added link to Jim Trivett's recent photo of the former 2038 SETAUKET / 99 JAMAICA found by Tim Darnell.

October 19, 2009: Added three photos of a scrapper cutting up 2037 TUSCARORA CLUB at Marietta GA.

October 16, 2009: Added two of Jim Gillin's photos of 2037 TUSCARORA CLUB, one in the consist of a PRR special train in Philadelphia for the 1963 Army-Navy football game, December 7, 1963, and one at Morris Park in 1969.

September 16, 2009: Added a link to John McCluskey's photo of heavyweight commuter club 2004 SYOSSET.

September 8, 2009: Added some information about a September 30, 1962 fantrip to the 2037 TUSCARORA CLUB page.

August 28, 2009: Added numerous current photos of the former 2053 PECONIC stored about thirty minutes from Columbus, Mississippi. Photos contributed by John Suscheck, CEO of Ozark Mountain Railcar.

July 26, 2009: Added link to Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum web page for LIRR 2063 POQUOTT / PRR 8139 PINE FALLS.

April 22, 2009: Added links to Marty Bernard's photos of heavyweight commuter club 2003 SOUTH SHORE, bedroom lounge 2000 AMAGANSETT, a former PRR "IMPERIAL" series sleeper, a former PRR "MAPLE" series bedroom lounge car and a former KCS coach, all taken on June 16, 1972 at Speonk and Westhampton.

February 8, 2009: Added photos of PRR heavyweight cars GROVE, CURTIS BAY, TRINDLE SPRING and CENTHILL before they became LIRR cars MASSAPEQUA, ASHAROKEN, TECKAWITHA and W37. Photos provided by John S. Horvath, Ph.D. Corrected history of commuter club car LOCUST VALLEY (later LIRR 2004 SYOSSET).

January 13, 2009: Added information on the sale of former LIRR 2037 TUSCARORA CLUB / ONTEORA to Genessee Valley Transportation Company, per the car's previous owner.

January 12, 2009: Created a new page for heavyweight commuter club cars. Moved roster information for those four cars (2001 - 2004) from the heavyweight parlor cars page to the newly created page. Added two photos of these cars.

December 29, 2008: Added several photos of 2038 SETAUKET as Nevada Northern 100 prior to LIRR ownership and as a private car subsequent to LIRR ownership. Photos provided by William R. Carney, the car's current owner.

December 19, 2008: Added links to off-site photos of 2037 ONTEORA and 2082 ASHAROKEN. Thanks to Tim Darnell for finding these images.

December 8, 2008: Added links to off-site photos of the three Kansas City Southern lightweight sleepers prior to their acquisition by LIRR. Added link to off-site photo of coach LIRR 529. Added link to off-site photo of former LIRR coach owned by Railroad Passenger Cars, Inc. (RRP) and leased to Amtrak.

November 28, 2008: Revised page of photos of former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western / Erie - Lackawanna coaches. Added links to off-site photos of some of these cars when they were owned by DLW or EL prior to their service on LIRR.

November 24, 2008: Revised the roster of 16 lightweight coaches LIRR acquired from Kansas City Southern in August 1968, correcting previous errors in the history of the cars. I noted that LIRR 8554 (originally KCS 239 KANSAS CITY) was built as a 62 seat divided chair car (a.k.a. "Jim Crow" car), possibly the LIRR's only passenger car originally built for such service in the segregated southern states. Added links to off-site photos of some of these cars when they were owned by KCS prior to sale to LIRR.

November 15, 2008: Dave Keller found a slide of heavyweight car 2037 renamed ONTEORA, which was taken at Greenport in 1972. It proves that the car named TUSCARORA CLUB really was renamed ONTEORA sometime between June 1971 and when the photo was taken in 1972.

October 29, 2008: Updated heavyweight roster with new information on 2037 TUSCARORA CLUB obtained from the late Ed Schaller's Lehigh Valley Railroad Modeler website, now hosted by the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society.

October 26, 2008: Added a June 1971 photo of 2037 TUSCARORA CLUB contributed by Dave Keller. This is the first photo I have seen of this car in the MTA blue and platinum mist colors.

October 11, 2008: Dave Corbett of Potomac Eagle Scenic Railway tells me that the former LIRR 2000 AMAGANSETT / MORRIS PARK has been been moved to Romney WV on the South Branch Valley RR / Potomac Eagle Scenic Railway.

August 22, 2008: Added photo of 99 JAMAICA contributed by Dave Keller.

August 19, 2008: Discovered that LIRR 2194, one of the forrmer DL&W coaches, is now Austin Steam Train Association's BUCKEYE LAKE. Updated roster and added link to photo of the car.

August 18, 2008: Added links to RailfanEd's photos of 99 JAMAICA, 2063 POQUOTT, 2067 MECOX, 2073 TUCKAHOE and 2082 ASHAROKEN. Updated roster with newly acquired information on 99 JAMAICA / 2038 SETAUKET.

August 10, 2008: Added a photo of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2014 contributed by Kevin Gulau.

June 22, 2008: Added a photo of former PRR LAKE COUNTY as she was beginning her transition to LIRR 2061 NOYACK, contributed by Ed Frye.

June 15, 2008: Added a photo of former Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2015, now on the Central Pennsylvania RR, contributed by Keith Van Sant.

June 7, 2008: Added a photo of lightweight car 2070 MONTAUK contributed by Ed Frye.

May 10, 2008: Added photos of heavyweight cars 2027 MERRICK and 2047 TECKAWITHA contributed by Kevin Gulau.

April 6, 2008: Added photos of lightweight cars 2053 PECONIC, 2057 WICKAPOGUE, 2058 WUNNEWETA, 2059 NAPEAGUE, 2063 POQUOTT, 2068 MERRICK, 2071 MORICHES, 2075 SAGTIKOS and 2078 SETAUKET contributed by Dave Keller.

April 5, 2008: Added photos of lightweight cars 2052 PATCHOGUE and Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2011 contributed by Tim Darnell.

April 3, 2008: Added photos of club cars SMITHTOWN and 828 SOUTH SHORE contributed by Dave Keller.

March 25, 2008: Added photos of heavyweight parlor cars 99 JAMAICA and 2000 JAMAICA, as well as heavyweight club cars 2002 OYSTER BAY and 2003 SOUTH SHORE contributed by Dave Keller. Added interior photo of heavyweight club car 2004 SYOSSET, stored on the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, contributed by Tim Darnell.

March 24, 2008: Added photos of heavyweight parlor cars 2017 AQUEBOGUE, 2019 MORICHES, 2022 ISLIP, 2023 WYANDANCH, 2030 MINEOLA, 2031 NISSEQUOGUE, 2033 MOHAWK CLUB, 2034 SENECA CLUB, 2035 ONONDAGA CLUB and 2036 ONEIDA CLUB contributed by Dave Keller.

March 23, 2008: Added photos of heavyweight parlor cars 2017 AQUEBOGUE and 2030 MINEOLA contributed by Steve Hoskins.

March 22, 2008: Added photos of heavyweight parlor cars 2011 MONTAUK, 2013 PECONIC, 2015 CUTCHOGUE, 2018 QUOGUE, 2021 RONKONKOMA, 2026 MASSAPEQUA and 2039 NESCONSET and lightweight parlor car 2049 MASSAPEQUA contributed by Dave Keller.

March 20, 2008: Added links to five recent photos of Sunrise Fleet parlor cars 2002, 2013, 2014 and 2015, in post-LIRR ownership, based on research by Tim Darnell. Added two June 1986 photos of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2020 contributed by John Volpi.

March 6, 2008: At the suggestion of the webmaster of another website, I have resized some of the pages (the primary rosters and information pages) at this site to a width of 760 pixels. The objective is for them to display better on monitors of various sizes and resolutions. The numerous pages for individual car photos have not yet been resized. Validated roster information on Sunrise Fleet parlor cars 2001, 2002, 2011 thru 2020 with inputs from Tim Darnell and Jeff Erlitz.

January 17, 2008: Updated roster information for lightweight coaches 2180 thru 2194 obtained from Bob Kingman, Ryan Kertis and Tim Darnell.

September 6, 2007: Added scanned image of LIRR advertising brochure "Parlor Cars East 1978" from my personal collection of railroad memorabilia.

July 30, 2007: Added a photo of AQUEBOGUE, TUCKAHOE and ASHAROKEN on the head end of train 18 passing thru Center Moriches. Photo contributed by Ed Frye.

June 9, 2007: Added three photos of 2084 APAQUOGUE, returned to its original identity as Florida East Coast LAKE OKEECHOBEE, at the Railway Museum of Cincinnati. Added one photo of club car SOUTH SHORE, now bearing its original Pullman name of WALTERSBURG, at the Railway Museum of Cincinnati. All four photos contributed by Tim Hyde.

May 29, 2007: Added four photos (2037 TUSCARORA CLUB, 2038 SETAUKET and two images of locomotves and cars at Montauk Yard) taken by Edward Frye Sr. and contributed by his son Ed Frye.

April 23, 2007: Added a photo of Steam Generator car W95 contributed by Tim Darnell. If you can provide some background information on this car, please let me know.

March 5, 2007: Added a photo of 2067 MECOX contributed by Ed Frye.

February 19, 2007: Added photos of 2070 MONTAUK, 2071 MORICHES, 2076 SALONGA, 2081 AQUEBOGUE and 2082 ASHAROKEN; photos contributed by Ed Frye. Added photos of 2000 AMAGANSETT contributed by Steve Smith.

February 18, 2007: Added photos of 2068 MERRICK, 2053 PECONIC, 2054 PONQUOGUE and 2057 WICKAPOGUE; photos contributed by Ed Frye.

January 3, 2007: Added photo of LIRR 224 and a special excursion train at Greenport. Consist includes APAQUOGUE, 2 former NH sleepers, 1 former PRR sleeper or bedroom lounge, 1 former UP buffet lounge and AMAGANSETT. The photo is from the Steve Hoskins' collection.

December 22, 2006: Revised layout of home page ... moved "why does this site exist" information to a separate page ... added links to several LIRR sites.

August 29, 2005: Added 2 photos of crew dormitory car W37, later renumbered W3, at Montauk Yard. Photos contributed by Steve Hoskins.

February 23, 2005: Added photo of LIRR 207 hauling a consist of three former New York Central coaches (LIRR 529 thru 543 series); photo contributed by Richard Glueck via Tim Darnell.

January 1, 2005: Updated current status of heavyweight club car LIRR 2002 OYSTER BAY from input provided by Fritz Milhaupt.

December 29, 2004: Updated current status of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2002 from input provided by Tom Duggan.

November 28, 2004: Added photo of 2081 AQUEBOGUE; photo contributed by Richard Glueck via Tim Darnell.

November 24, 2004: Added 1 of my photos of 2081 AQUEBOGUE and 2 of my photos of 2082 ASHAROKEN.

November 5, 2004: Added a photo of heavyweight club car LOCUST VALLEY, which was redesignated as club car 2004 SYOSSET in 1973. Photo contributed by Richard Glueck, via Tim Darnell.

November 1, 2004: Added a photo of a former KCS coach, a photo of 2072 TACKAPAUSHA and a photo of 2038 SETAUKET. Photos contributed by Richard Glueck, via Tim Darnell. Corrected an error in captioning a photo of 2055 WANTAGH; thanks to Ed Frye for finding and correcting the error in the caption og his photo.

September 15, 2003: Added photos of Metro-North Railroad 1 (former LIRR 2081 AQUEBOGUE) and Metro-North Railroad 2 (former LIRR 2082 ASHAROKEN). Photos by Michael C. Smith published in August 2003 issue of Railpace.

August 19, 2003: Added photo of PRR 7065 BURGNER, which would later become LIRR 2016 MATTITUCK. Photo courtesy of D. Garrett Spear. Here is a link to his website of Pennsylvania Railroad passenger car information.

May 11, 2003: Added LIRR Parlor Car East 1967 brochure contributed by R. F. Makse.

May 6, 2003: Shifted some content hosted by dominionrail.com server to dominionrailvoyages.com server. Repaired and revised some links.

March 20, 2003: Added 3 photos of LIRR 2063 POQUOTT, in storage at Flemingville, New York, contributed by Ed Frye.

February 7, 2003: Added photo of 2067 MECOX and a newsletter article on the car provided by current owner Geoffrey Knees. Ed Frye found the car at the Danbury Railway Museum and brought this information to my attention.

January 27, 2003: Added photos of 2012 SHINNECOCK, 2019 MORICHES, 2031 NISSEQUOGUE, 2033 MOHAWK CLUB, 2035 ONONDAGA CLUB, 2036 ONEIDA CLUB, 2037 TUSCARORA CLUB, and Sunrise Fleet parlor 2014 from the Autumn 1995 issue of The Keystone.

January 24, 2003: Added 3 photos of the former 2037 TUSCARORA CLUB - later 2037 ONTEORA - in Marietta, Georgia contributed by Martin K. O'Toole.

January 22, 2003: Added photo of interior of 2082 ASHAROKEN contributed by Dave Keller.

January 19, 2003: Added photos of 2042 SAGTIKOS, 2041 MASTIC, and 2038 SETAUKET contributed by R. F. Makse.

January 18, 2003: Added photos of 2000 MORRIS PARK and Sunrise Fleet 2017 and 2018 contributed by Bobby J. Kasza.

December 30, 2002: Added photos of New Haven ROCKY NECK BEACH (2080 SPEONK) and 2038 SETAUKET contributed by R. F. Makse.


Updated on 8/10/2017