LIRR 2073


One of the two club lounge cars acquired from Union Pacific, still in UP colors and identified by her UP car number. It would become the LIRR's TUCKAHOE or TUCKAPAUSHA. This photo was probably taken during the 1969 or 1970 parlor car season. The location is passing Upjohn's Field near Mineola. The car to the left is a former PRR "IMPERIAL" series 4-4-2 sleeper, while the car to the right is a former NH "BEACH" series 6-6-4 sleeper.
Photo/scan by Richard Glueck

This is the interior of one of the two former Union Pacific club lounge cars.
The caption for this photo on the MTA/LIRR Facebook page indicates it was the interior of a parlor car from Greenport to New York City in 1970. While these may be actual revenue passengeers, I suspect the people in the photo are LIRR employees posing as parlor car passengers.
Newsday photo by Ike Eichorn
Republished on official MTA/LIRR Facebook page

It is a Friday afternoon in 1971 and train 212, The Shelter Island Express, is rolling thru Mineola, enroute from Jamaica to Riverhead and the stations on the mailine to Greenport. Locomotive 1554 is trailed by one of the former UP lounge cars (repainted into MTA LIRR colors), a former NH sleeper, an older combine (with a bar setup in the baggage area) and two older "Pong" coaches.
Photo/scan by Richard Glueck

TUCKAHOE passing HALL Tower departing Jamaica.
Is that the LIRR's Willie Wilson standing in the vestibule of the next car?
The date of this photo is between 1971 and 1976.
Photo/scan by Steve Hoskins

TUCKAHOE at Montauk in 1974.
Photo/scan by Tim Darnell

TUCKAHOE at Montauk in 1974
Photo/scan by Tim Darnell

TUCKAHOE at Montauk in 1976.
Photo/scan by "RailfanEd"

Updated 8/27/2016