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GREAT RIVER TRAIN STATION PHOTOS



First Great River Train Station 1897
1st Great River Train Station

Looking West in 1927
Photographed by James V. Osborne, LIRR block operator
Looking west

Westbound at Irish Lane - Jan 27, 1940
#3148 spewing smoke everywhere, obliterating the entire train.
The locomotive is a PRR class E3sd Atlantic (4-4-2).
Westbound at Irish Lane

Burned down in 1943
Putting out the fire

Eastbound west of Great River Station - Dec 1947
#5072 is Pennsylvania Railroad Pacific class K4s. It's pulling a PRR tender and baggage car.
Eastbound west of Great River Station

Rounding the curve westbound at Irish Lane
#3740 is also a PRR K4s Pacific.
Rounding the curve Westbound at Irish Lane

Passing under the Parkway Bridge
Passing under the Parkway Bridge



Great River Station 1966
Photograph courtesy Dave Keller
Great River Station 1966


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The following photos are presented courtesy of Art Huenke, long-time East Islip resident.
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RARE 1947 PARKINSON COLOR SHOT OF E6s NUMBER 1321 WESTBOUND AT GREAT RIVER


THE CANNON BALL with 17 HEAVYWEIGHTS CROSSING CONNETQUOT RIVER
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THE CANNON BALL with 17 HEAVYWEIGHTS approaches MAITLANDS CURVE, West of Great River Station



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