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Photos from a day in the life for me on April 1 2020.



Ben would enjoy this. At Glen Head New York.



There was a hobby shop in one of those buildings decades ago.



Glen Head train station building.



Pretty trees in Glen Head.



East bound platform at Glen Head.



Crossing signals at Glen Head.



Golf course at Greenvale New York.



Bridge north of the Greenvale train station.



Nassau County bus at Greenvale.



Locust Valley New York train station.



Switch tower east of the station.



Village stores at Locust Valley.



Stone bridge east of Locust Valley.



Pond in Mill Neck New York. Bird sounds fill the air.



Road leads to the former Mill Neck train station.



Bridge next to the former Mill Neck train station.



Currently a post office.



West view toward Locust Valley.



East view toward Oyster Bay.
Pretty area in eastern Nassau County.



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AND here is a 100 year old pic/postcard of Glen Head Station facing Oyster Bay

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That shop sold mainly Radio Control but he did sell trains Charlie was the man who owned it he died recently of cancer

Ironically where the station building is now is a small strip mall behind it and there WAS a shop there but it closed 1970 1971

Though been converted a coaling station is still in Sea Cliff it is no a gravel company

AND the turntable at Oyster Bay STILL functions last time I saw it was 1970 nursery school trip

Spun the engine around like a top

The road where the bridge is located is called Back Road

Also a unused siding is further down the line before Roslyn

The Switch Tower in Locust Valley was in a issue of Model Railroader

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Interesting information on those areas on the Gold Coast of Long Island.
Sad to hear about the death of the Glen Head hobby owner.
A day in the life for me yesterday April 2 2020.



Burger King at Glen Cove New York.



Long Island Railroad train station at Glen Street in Glen Cove New York.



First of two stations in Glen Cove.



Restored recently.



Multiple curves at the station site.



Attractive station.



Crossing by the station and Burger King restaurant.



Another set of crossing signals at Glen Cove.



Attractive church a few blocks away.



Second Glen Cove station about a mile away.



Next to a golf course in the scenic area of the town.



Classic design and restored.



Former switch tower at Locust Valley New York.



Crossing signals at Locust Valley.



Two track line becomes one track trek to Oyster Bay.



Has a country branch line look once it becomes a single track route.



Cool stone bridge east of Locust Valley.



The view from the other side of the stone bridge.



Pretty single track route next to a narrow highway.



New bridge seen about a mile east of Locust Valley station.



Some quiet scenes during my walk.



Bridge at Mill Neck New York enters the former station site.



After videotaping a train I continued my walk to Oyster Bay.



Pretty scene as night arrives. Near Oyster Bay train station.
Phone ran out of power soon after so a return trip will happen.


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That Second glen Cove Station's styling would fit right in on a Lionel Layout.
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what is the switch tower used for now?
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Not certain but as I stated there was a Model Railroader Article between 1976 and 1982

Also Sea Cliff had a Trolley Line till just before WW 2
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The Locust Valley switch tower is now used by the local police force assigned to the village.

Was named Locust Tower when it controlled the switch east of the station.

Becomes a single track line about a hundred feet past the road crossing.

Was remote controlled from Mineola. May now even be remote controlled from Jamaica.

I have my videos from Thursday travels.


Long Island Railroad train leaves Locust Valley New York station.


Long Island Railroad train enters Glen Cove New York station.


Hear the horn from an approaching train.


That Long Island Railroad train enters Mill Neck New York.


Earlier I videotaped my backyard with views of one of the N scale layouts I built.



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More photos from my trips on Wednesday. Cannot add photos to the earlier post. Past the 48 hour limit. No problem.



East view of the line which continues to Oyster Bay.



Would be nice to reactivate this site as a station stop.



Pretty small village area.



View looking south of the bridge next to the station building.



Another view looking sorth of the bridge next to the station building.



View looking north of the bridge next to the station building.



Recently built bridge almost halfway between Locust Valley and Mill Neck.



Another view of the bridge in this picturesque area.



Nassau County bus in Greenvale New York.



Street near my house in Bayside New York.



Another view of station building in Mill Neck New York.



Attractive single track view next to the former station building.



Light years away from the world's ills. No problems here.

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And here are the pics from Sea Cliff

I remember when the underside was exposed




And this is where the siding track was as it lead into the building

years ago you could see the dump mechanisms


while I was there...…...





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This is what happens when my best friend leaves his car at my house for a couple of weeks. Had a crack in the rear plastic bumper that was driving me crazy looking at it. Also some paint chipping here and there. Had to weld it and prep, and repaint. Removed a dent in the right fender with new paint also.



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Photos from yesterday and Thursday at a nearby park.











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Also the wonderful birds that inhabit the pond.















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Some photos from various trips months ago.
These are from a day in the life of me on December 15 2019.



Long Island Railroad train at Auburndale New York around 4:30 am.





Penn Station in New York City at 5:00 am.



Ready to leave Penn Station riding NJ Transit at 5:15 am.



On NJ Transit train at 6:00 am.



SEPTA train at 30 Street Station upper level in Philadelphia Pennsylvania at 7:40 am.











Inside 30 Street Station during Christmas with model trains in Philadelphia at 8:00 am.















Outside of 30 Street Station in Philadelphia. HO stock car I gave to a fellow train buff some miles away. Took photo of it before that.



Next to 30 Street Station is the Schuylkill River at 8:15 am.



On the Amtrak train outside Philadelphia at 8:40 am.



Arrived in Lancaster Pennsylvania at 10:00 am.



Inside of Lancaster Station.



Minor league ballpark six blocks away.



Partial view of the baseball field.



Nice view of the American flag at 10:30 am.



I leave Lancaster Station at 11:00 am to start my escorted tour of Lancaster County.

This ends part one of my photos essay.


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Part two of a day in the life that I lived on December 15 2019.











At Lititz Pennsylvania at 12:30 pm.







At Ephrata Pennsylvania at 1:30 pm.















HO scale club layout in Ephrata Pennsylvania at 1:40 pm. More photos in TF News in May 20 to 25 2020 posts.















At Lebanon Pennsylvania at 4:15 pm.













At Manheim Pennsylvania at 5:30 pm.



Back in Lancaster Pennsylvania at 6:30 pm. Christmas display at their stadium.





Back at Lancaster Station at 7:00 pm.







Back at 30 Street Station in Philadelphia Pennsylvania at 8:45 pm.
Back in New York City at 11:45 pm. Back home at 12:30 am.
Thanks to the fellow railfan who showed me Lancaster County.
A most enjoyable Sunday regardless of the long round trip.




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That Staircase in the Penn Station shot is a remanant of the original station

Did you ride the overhead line that you pick up at the station's top floor?

Dis you see the streetcars still in some parts?
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The overhead or upper level is SEPTA service which I use from Philly to NYC.

Lower level is Amtrak service which I use when traveling to and from Lancaster.

Did not see or ride the SEPTA street cars due to my tight schedule.

Videos from December 15 2019.


LIRR train enters Auburndale New York heading to NYC Penn Station at 4:30 am.


At Trenton New Jersey during my layover at 6:20 am.


SEPTA train leaves 30 Street station at 7:40 am.


Inside 30 Street Station during Christmas.


Waiting for the Amtrak train at 8:15 am.


On Amtrak near Lancaster Pennsylvania at 9:35 am.


On Amtrak near Lancaster Pennsylvania at 9:40 am.


Amtrak train leaves Lancaster Station at 9:50 am.


At the Short Line Model Railroad Club in Ephrata Pennsylvania at 1:40 pm.


More action at that fine HO club.


Another view of their Santa Fe passenger set in action.


At Lancaster Ballpark during their Christmas display at 6:45 pm.


Another view of the Christmas display.


Very nice evening that December with less wind than hours earlier.




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I saw the street cars back in October to see the 611 though did not visit the train station

Because I was at long light got this pic





And when leaving the TCA museum




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Another photo log shows a day in the life of me from March 15 2020.



First photo at 30 Street Station in Philadelphia Pennsylvania at 8:10 am.























At Strasburg Railroad station area at 10:45 am.

















At The Red Caboose Motel area at 11:15 am.



Looking west at The Red Caboose Motel crossing as we look at Strasburg Station in the distance at 11:20 am.

End of part one.


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Part two of a day in the life of me from March 15 2020.



At The Red Caboose Motel crossing as we look east at 12:15 pm after a small break from walking.



Looks west about a mile from The Red Caboose Motel.



Looks east toward the Cherry Hill area.



Looks west toward The Red Caboose Motel area.



At Cherry Hill Pennsylvania at 12:30 pm.



Cute shanty at Cherry Hill.



Less than 17 people here today.



Looks north at the crossing at Cherry Hill.



East of Cherry Hill is Groffs Grove.



Picnic area with tables and benches to rest.



Looks west at the picnic area at 12:45 pm.



Looks west at the switch and signal point.



Looks east toward Paradise Pennsylvania.



Crossing near the Amtrak interchange at 1:00 pm.



Amish horse buggy passes the crossing.



Carpenters signage at 1:15 pm.



Another Amish horse buggy. I saw many that day.



Strasburg Railroad train passes the crossing at 1:35 pm.



Colorful set.



Few passengers that day due to the virus situation.



There she goes for the last train ride of the day.



Possibly the last excursion train for March. And for April. And for May.



Last view looking west toward Strasburg before heading to the road at 1:45 pm. End of part two.


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cool
oh I did manage to find a HO caboose with The Red Caboose Hotel on it a couple years ago
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Nice that you have a bit of Strasburg in your home Ben. Part three of a day in the life for me on March 15 2020.



Took a detour on the road to see a different perspective of the area at 1:50 pm.



Plenty of farmlands in this fertile countryside.



Back at The Strasburg Railroad tracks in Paradise Pennsylvania at 2:30 pm.



Another picnic grove at the Strasburg Railroad passing track.



Looking east with the Amtrak tracks heading to Philadelphia and the Strasburg tracks turning back to Strasburg.



Looking west toward Lancaster Pennsylvania as The Strasburg Railroad tracks connect with the Amtrak tracks.



Wanted advertisement at a Paradise church at 3:45 pm.



I was not qualified for that job.



Another church this time in Lancaster at 6:00 pm.



In front of Lancaster Station at 6:30 pm.



Inside the station with impeccable designs.



Waiting for the eastbound Amtrak train at 6:45 pm.



Hours later I am back in Auburndale New York near my home at 12:15 am.
A very enjoyable trip to Strasburg Railroad before the virus situation.


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My videos from a day in the life for me on March 15 2020.


I take the Long Island Railroad at Auburndale New York at 4:30 am.


On the NJ Transit train toward Trenton New Jersey at 6:00 am.


At Trenton New Jersey at 6:30 am.


Waiting for the SEPTA train to leave.


Waiting for the SEPTA train to leave.


SEPTA train leaves 30 Street Station in Philadelphia Pennsylvania at 7:45 am.


At 30 Street Station inside waiting to board the Amtrak train soon.


Amtrak leaves Lancaster Pennsylvania at 9:45 am.


Strasburg Railroad engine waits to depart at 10:45 am.


Strasburg Railroad leaves Strasburg at 11:00 am.


At the Red Caboose Motel at 11:20 am.


Strasburg Railroad returns to Strasburg at 11:40 am.


Strasburg Railroad passes Cherry Hill Pennsylvania at 12:10 pm.


Strasburg Railroad passes Cherry Hill returning to Strasburg at 12:40 pm.


Strasburg Railroad passes Carpenters Crossing bound for Paradise Township at 1:15 pm.


Strasburg Railroad passes Carpenters Crossing bound for Strasburg at 1:35 pm.


Quick Amtrak runby caught me by surprise in Paradise Pennsylvania at 2:30 pm.


Looking around the Amtrak interchange with Strasburg Railroad.



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ONLY AT MY PLACE (or some other member) THIS would happen

My side yard, see a red thing hanging in the tree? I did as it was swaying in the wind

Lets move closer

closer


HOW THIS Lionel HO log car get there????????????????????????????? sure as hell I do not know

the table was under it at one point before I took the photo

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I know!
you were sorting thru trains in a box, set this one down, a breeze came up & snagged the log car
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