LONG ISLAND RAILROAD
History of The Railroad
The Long Island Railroad started as part of the Pennsylvania Railroad and 1950 the transistion started to make the Long Island railroad a separate company which lasted until 1965 when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took over the company. The railroad had many different paint schemes during it's history and I hope to show most of them or at least describe the other paint schemes which the railroad tested or did use. Hopefully I can also show some of the unusal cars which the railroad has used.
Symbol of the railroad during the PRR era.
The Railroad Used The PRR colors
Green engines with yellow writing on it and the marroon color passenger cars. Above is a train with a Postal car delivering the mail.
Above is a green engine with the transition color passenger cars in the background. The passenger cars were a different color grey than the later cars and were a lighter grey with a white roof and white inset windows.
The first Logo of the railroad after it became a separate company.
Above is my favorite color scheme. The grey is a lighter color than the later grey and the roof is white and the outline is red.
The famous Dashing Dan of the Long Island railroad. There were some other veriations of this logo one being the Weekend Chief.
Above is a engine which I would like to add to my model train layout. This color scheme is rarely seen . This as you can tell was a green body color with the orange ends and the white lettering.
GENERAL NOTE--There was also a Weekend Chief Logo during this era.
This paint scheme is more commonly seen . the
grey body with the orange triangle .
During this era there were many variations of the paint schemes. Their was a C liner with the entire noise orange and one with only the lower half which was orange. Their was some engines with a blue strip in the grey body. their was a silver inland window scheme and a scheme with the roof white and another with the roof black.
WORLDS FAIR RAILROAD LOGO
The LONG ISLAND WORLDS FAIR paint scheme.
PAGE #2 Of The LIRR History Site.