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Jan 29 2020 Art Kleiner 6:44 AM

I walked along where the red line on your photo is and didn’t notice anything.  Your pictures were taken in 2001 I’m assuming so might have been more work done on the exit there since then.  See these pics that should mirror your photo with the red line.  Am I getting close?  The guard rail in my last picture doesn’t go further east towards NHP Road.

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Jan 29 2020 GENE KENNEDY 1:26 AM

I ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING MR. SHELBY WHEN HE WAS AT ATLANTIC CITY SEVERAL YEARS AGO YEARS KEVIN APPEL TOOK A PICTURE OF HIM SIGNING MY GLOVE BOX DOOR I HAVE A COPY OF THIS ON THE DISPLAY BOARD FOR MY 1967 SHELBY GT 500. I HAVE NOT SEEN FORD V FERRARI YET.  THE L. I.  MUSTANG & SHELBY CLUB WENT TO SEE IT A FEW WEEKS AGO AS A GROUP TO SEE IT

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Jan 28 2020 S. Berliner, III 10:56 PM

Al, the ladder-like contraption between the tents is probably an extensible platform used to reach up to the catenary supports and wire.  If so, it was the first “tower” car (more modern version attached).  Frank F. - re your “white shirted man” carrying “posts” - you see far more there than I can.  Sam, III

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Jan 28 2020 S. Berliner, III 10:33 PM

No, Art; I refer to the straight top of a concrete abutment or wing wall appearing just above the ground, much as the Transverse Road “Mayan Ruins” do.  It is/was solid, not broken, perhaps 10-15’ long, more or less parallel to the guard rail, and behind you in your view to the west, further S/E, closer to NHP Road.  That “brick” (block) wall seems to be protection for the tree; nothing to do with the LIMP, and far more recent (there’s nothing growing in the crevices).  Sam, III

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Jan 28 2020 J. Bleser 8:55 PM

Great article! As you know these can be addicting in trying to collect them all.

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Jan 28 2020 Art Kleiner 5:34 PM

Here’s a view across the Northern State looking west from the area explored and a piece of rock with rebar.

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Jan 28 2020 Art Kleiner 5:32 PM

I took Sam’s advice and visited the area he highlighted.  Found a curved wall of bricks on the northern side of the southbound New Hyde Park Rd. exit (were you referring to this, Sam?) along with some auto-related relics from a more recent age.

From Mystery Foto #2 Solved: The New Hyde Park Road Motor Parkway Bridge Abutment

Jan 28 2020 Al Velocci 12:34 PM

Howard, Regarding the photo of the work train, My guess is the two white objects are tents probably used by railroad workers. Is that a ramp in an elevated position between the two tents?  Steve, The cement posts that replaced the original cedar posts were first installed around 1921.

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Jan 28 2020 S. Berliner, III 11:05 AM

Well, I “shoulda knowed” the location LIMP-wise but the car ‘s sure NOT on a bridge!  East “of”, not “on”.  Next, the train is highly-unlikely to be dropping off supplies, nit with tents up; it’s a base for the electification crew and the timbers in the foreground are ties for the track.  It’s fabulous that Bill has, and is sharing, the scrapbook with us; thanks.  However, while the S&W car may well have been a white Buick, the car Willie or his personal photog. used when the long-missing bound construction photo album <http://sbiii.com/limpkwy0.html#limpbklt> was shot was a black touring car (someone on the Island ought to go to the Hempstead P. L. and check further).  Sam, III

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Jan 28 2020 frank femenias 9:54 AM

WOW, great pics! Wake ‘im up, ol’ Rip Van Winkle is standing tall after sleeping over 279 years

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Jan 28 2020 frank femenias 12:37 AM

Great photo and guesses. Is the white shirted man going to carry all those bridge guardrail posts by himself? He’s carried two to the roadside and back tracking for more.

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Jan 27 2020 Tim Ivers 9:15 AM

Looking southeast from Jerusalem Avenue Levittown towards the snake turn at Bloomingdale Road.  Train holding equipment to build bridge or water pump station.  Joe Tracey in Locomobile road testing the new pavement.

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Jan 27 2020 Robert Finnan 8:37 AM

Very interest article about a fun collectible.

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Jan 26 2020 S. Berliner, III 7:32 PM

Lotsa politicos and such but no actual lift footage that I could find; that’s for what I was hoping.  Fantastic stills, though; wow, to see it up above the roadway!  Sam, III
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Jan 26 2020 S. Berliner, III 7:20 PM

Sorry to seem to be demeaning of Boyd’s work but these cars look just like the hollow ones I remember as holding candy dots when I was a kid ca. 1940 (although they probably were NOT Tuckers).  Sam, III

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Jan 26 2020 S. Berliner, III 7:13 PM

OMG!  I may not know as much as I should about the LIMP but I sure know a LIRR work train when I see one and look carefully at the enlargement.  Betcha that’s the 1908 PRR five-mile test electrification being erected east of Hempstead Crossing with 11,000 volt A.C. catenary, with 70# rail, and divided into 11 sections, with the first and last being for acceleration and braking (all per Art Huneke).  As to the auto, it’s unusual for being white and so may well be Willie’s 1900 23HP Daimler Phoenix “White Ghost” (see 02 Sp 2010 blog); the photographer’s usual car was black.  Can’t make out what’s on the horizon.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #4 Solved: A Never Before Published Photo from the Newbridge Road Motor Parkway Bridge

Jan 26 2020 Ken Wiebke 2:00 PM

Great Image. Sorry to say I have no idea but the desolation Long Island when my father was a toddler is just so striking…

From Mystery Foto #4 Solved: A Never Before Published Photo from the Newbridge Road Motor Parkway Bridge

Jan 26 2020 Frank Mendyk 1:33 PM

Location - LIMP East Meadow( Levittown) looking east with the LIRR central branch
                  branch to the south
Purpose of train - Pennsylvania RR electrification test section used for
                  the electrification of Penn station in 1908.  The train appears to
                  be a work train possibly being used for installation of posts and
                  fencing for the railroad.

From Mystery Foto #4 Solved: A Never Before Published Photo from the Newbridge Road Motor Parkway Bridge

Jan 26 2020 Roy M Warner 10:06 AM

Not a clue. It’s not the LIRR Central RR in Fresh Meadows. It’s not the LIRR Oyster Bay Branch out of Mineola. It’s not a passby at Creedmoor Hospital. Maybe it’s near and next to the LIRR in Nassau Co., although I don’t see enough room for Stewart Ave between the RR and the Motor Parkway to be built. But what about the long U-bend in Nassau County heading east and west near the Central RR.

From Mystery Foto #4 Solved: A Never Before Published Photo from the Newbridge Road Motor Parkway Bridge

Jan 26 2020 Mark Lanese 9:57 AM

Great find Art. I like to see how properties have been acquired through the years.

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