L.I.R.R. TELEGRAPHIC CALL LETTERS,
NUMBERS AND NAMES
FOR STATIONS, BLOCK STATIONS, BLOCK LIMIT STATIONS,
MANUAL & REMOTE CONTROL (R.C.) INTERLOCKINGS

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(contributed by Dave Keller, including pictures)

 

"OA" CABIN

OAKDALE (GONE BY 1920s)

"OB"

LONG BEACH

"OLIVET" TOWER

FLUSHING AVE., MASPETH (MT. OLIVET)
(PREVIOUSLY "MV" TOWER) (NORTH
SIDE OF MONTAUK BRANCH TRACKS
AND EAST OF FLUSHING AVE. CLOSED
c.1960s [?])

"OY" TOWER

LOCUST VALLEY (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AT EAST END OF STATION PLATFORM.
RENAMED "LOCUST" TOWER 4/30/37.)

"OZONE" TOWER

WOODHAVEN JCT. - JCT. OF ATLANTIC
AND ROCKAWAY BEACH BRANCHES.
(PREVIOUSLY "RK" TOWER) (BUILT 1931,
WEST SIDE OF TRACKS AND SOUTH
[RAILROAD EAST] OF STATION ON ROCK-
AWAY BEACH BRANCH. CLOSED 1955)

"PA"

PARKVILLE (JUNCTION OF PROSPECT PARK
AND CONEY ISLAND RAIL ROAD WITH
THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD)

"PARK" TOWER

FLORAL PARK - JCT. OF HEMPSTEAD AND
CREEDMOOR BRANCHES WITH MAIN
LINE. (PREVIOUSLY 2nd "FK" TOWER.
BUILT 1924, SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN
LINE TRACKS AND EAST OF TULIP AVE.
AND THE JUNCTION WITH THE HEMP-
STEAD BRANCH, WHEN MAIN LINE WAS
WIDENED TO 4 TRACKS AS FAR AS
FLORAL PARK. RAZED 1960 WITH GRADE
ELIMINATION) picture George Arnoux 1939

"PENN" TOWER

EAST NEW YORK (GONE BY 1943)

"PD" CABIN

PATCHOGUE (SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND EAST OF S. OCEAN AVE. CROSSING.
IN SVC. 5/29/12 - 9/8/17. REPLACED
BY "PD" TOWER)

"PD" TOWER

PATCHOGUE (WOODEN TOWER IN SVC.
9/8/17, SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AT
EAST END OF STATION PLATFORM AND
WEST SIDE OF SOUTH OCEAN AVE.
CROSSING) first picture James V. Osborne 1925; second Dave Keller 1972

 

"PG"

PATCHOGUE (USED AS BLOCK LETTERS
UNTIL CONSTRUCTION OF "PD" TOWER.
REMAINED IN USE AS STATION CALL
LETTERS)

"PK"

CENTRAL PARK (BETHPAGE) (BLOCK
STATION OUT OF SERVICE 8/21/25
WITH OPENING OF "B" TOWER)

"PN"

PORT WASHINGTON

"POND" TOWER

EAST OF FRESH POND STA. (PREVIOUSLY
"DF" TOWER) (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND WEST OF N.Y. INTERCONNECTING
R.R. TRESTLE. REMODELED 1967)picture after remodeling - 1968 (Dave Keller photo)"

"PORT" TOWER

FREEPORT (PREVIOUSLY "FY" TOWER)
(NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS, .3 MILES
EAST OF FREEPORT STATION. RAZED
1960 WITH GRADE ELIMINATION. NEW
TOWER BUILT 1960, NORTH SIDE OF
TRACKS AND EAST OF STATION. CLOSED
1990s)picture looking east 1968 Dave Keller

"POST" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

EAST OF SMITHTOWN

"PR" CABIN

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, BKLYN. (GONE
BY 1920s)

"PT"

Signal - Eastport looking west 1970 Dave Keller

 

 

 

"PT" TOWER

LYNBROOK - JCT. OF LONG BEACH
AND MONTAUK BRANCHES. (WOODEN
TOWER LOCATED ON MONTAUK BRANCH
AT STATION PLATFORM. RAZED: 1938
WITH GRADE ELIMINATION)

"PT" CABIN

WEST OF EASTPORT - JCT. OF MONTAUK BRANCH AND MANORVILLE-EASTPORT
CONNECTION (SOUTH SIDE OF MONTAUK
BRANCH TRACKS, EAST OF JUNCTION AND WEST OF STATION. REMOVED: 1949 WITH BRANCH ABANDONMENT) first picture 1921 looking east from montauk branch with manorville branch to left; second 1921 looking east from between the two branches; third 1925 looking west. All pictures James V. Osborne.

"PW" CABIN

WEST OF PINELAWN (END OF DOUBLE
TRACK) (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS. MADE
REMOTE CONTROLLED FROM "B" TOWER
8/21/25. AGAIN MANNED 1943 -1946 TO
HANDLE TROOP TRAIN MOVEMENTS)picture looking east 1970 Dave Keller

"PW" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

WEST OF PINELAWN (END OF DOUBLE
TRACK) (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS.
8/21/25 - 1942, 1946 - 1970s)

TOWER "Q" (PRR)

LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS. (EAST OF
QUEENS PLAZA OVERPASS.)

"Q"

QUOGUE

"QU" TOWER

QUEENS VILLAGE (LATER "QUEENS"
TOWER) (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND
EAST OF STATION) picture c. 1925 looking west James V. Osborne

 

"QUEENS" TOWER

QUEENS VILLAGE (PREVIOUSLY "QU"
TOWER) (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND
EAST OF STATION.)

"R"

JAMESPORT

"R" TOWER

EAST OF RICHMOND HILL STA. AT
MORRIS PARK SHOPS (SOUTH SIDE
OF MONTAUK BRANCH TRACKS, NORTH
OF MORRIS PARK SHOPS. GONE BY 1929)picture looking west c. 1925 James V. Osborne

"RACE" CABIN

AQUEDUCT (AT RACEWAY: IN SERVICE
DURING RACING SEASON ONLY) (BUILT
1950, EAST SIDE OF TRACKS AND SOUTH
[RAILROAD EAST] OF AQUEDUCT STATION.)

"RH"

RIVERHEAD

"RJ" TOWER

HILLSIDE (ROCKAWAY JCT.)- JCT. OF MAIN
LINE AND MONTAUK BRANCH. (NORTH
SIDE OF MAIN LINE TRACKS AT HILLSIDE
STATION. GONE c.1930s)

"RK" TOWER

OZONE PARK - JCT. OF ATLANTIC AND
ROCKAWAY BEACH BRANCHES.
(TOWER WAS BUILT ABOVE STATION
BUILDING AT GRADE. WEST SIDE OF
TRACKS. RAZED 1931 WITH GRADE
ELIMINATION)

"RK" TOWER

WOODHAVEN JCT. (ON ROCKAWAY BEACH
BR.) JCT. OF ATLANTIC AND ROCKAWAY
BEACH BRANCHES (LATER "OZONE"
TOWER) (BUILT 1931, WEST SIDE OF
TRACKS AND SOUTH [RAILROAD EAST]
OF STATION.)

"RO" CABIN

EAST ROCKAWAY (GONE BY 1920s)

"ROCK" TOWER

FAR ROCKAWAY (PREVIOUSLY "FW"
TOWER) (SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND
EAST OF STATION. CLOSED 1941)

"ROCK" TOWER

FAR ROCKAWAY (BUILT 1941, SOUTH
SIDE OF TRACKS AND EAST OF STATION
AND NAMEOKE AVENUE. CLOSED -
1950)

"RONKONKOMA"

RONKONKOMA (PREVIOUSLY "KO")
(CLOSED c. 1990 WITH STATION
RELOCATION DUE TO ELECTRIFICA-
TION PROJECT)

"RT"

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RACE TRACK (IN USE
DURING RACING SEASON)

"RT"

GRAVESEND RACE TRACK (ON PROSPECT
PARK & CONEY ISLAND RAILROAD) (IN
USE DURING RACING SEASON)

"S" CABIN

SYOSSET (END OF DBL. TRACK) (GONE
BY 1930s)

"S" BLOCK STATION

SYOSSET (END OF DBL. TRACK) (STILL
IN USE IN 1951)

"S" BLOCK LIMIT STATION

SYOSSET (END OF DBL. TRACK)

"SA"

SAYVILLE

"SB"

SAG HARBOR (LATER "SH") (CLOSED,
SIGNAL REMOVED 1939 WITH BRANCH
ABANDONMENT)

"SD"

SOUTHOLD

"SE" CABIN

SEASIDE (GONE BY 1920s)

"SG" CABIN

W. OF BRENTWOOD (THOMPSON'S SIDING)
(SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND EAST OF
FIFTH AVENUE. WOODEN CABIN RAZED:
c. 1960. NEW BRICK CABIN BUILT c. 1960,
NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND WEST OF
FIFTH AVENUE. CLOSED c. 1987 WITH
ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT)picture looking west c. 1925 James V. Osborne

"SH"

SAG HARBOR (PREVIOUSLY "SB")

"SJ"

SAINT JAMES

"SK" CABIN

SPEONK (GONE BY 1920s)

"SK"

SPEONK picture looking west 1970 Dave Keller

 

 

 

"SN"

SOUTHAMPTONpicture looking east 1970 Dave Keller

 

 

"SP" TOWER (ON SIGNAL BRIDGE)

SPRINGFIELD JCT. - JCT. WITH OLD
SOUTHERN ROAD (S.S.R.R. OF L.I.) (WEST
OF LOCUST MANOR ON FAR ROCKAWAY
BRANCH. GONE BY 1929) picture looking west 1923 James V. Osborne

 

"SQ" TOWER

EMMONS AVE. TROLLEY CROSSING -
(EMMONS AVE., LATER NEPTUNE AVE.,
BKLYN.) ON MANHATTAN BEACH BRANCH.
PREVIOUSLY TOWER #79 ½

"SR" CABIN

LAURELTON (GONE BY 1929) picture 1923 James V. Osborne

 

 

"ST"

SMITHTOWN

"SW"

STEWART MANOR

"SW" CABIN

NEW HYDE PARK ROAD, STEWART MANOR
(SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AT EAST END
OF STATION PLATFORM. GONE BY 1950)

THOMPSONS SIDING

WEST OF BRENTWOOD (LATER "SG"
CABIN) (SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND
EAST OF FIFTH AVE.)

"UN"

HUNTINGTON

"VA" TOWER

VALLEY STREAM - JCT. OF FAR ROCK-
AWAY AND WEST HEMPSTEAD
BRANCHES WITH MONTAUK BRANCH.
(LOCATED ON MONTAUK BRANCH. RAZED
1933 WITH GRADE ELIMINATION. NEW
TOWER OPENED: 1933, EAST OF STATION
AND JUNCTION. RENAMED "VALLEY"
4/30/37.)

"VALLEY" TOWER

VALLEY STREAM - JCT. OF FAR ROCKAWAY
AND WEST HEMPSTEAD BRANCHES WITH
MONTAUK BRANCH. (BUILT EAST OF
STATION AND JCT. PREVIOUSLY "VA"
TOWER.)picture looking east 1967 Dave Keller

"VAN" TOWER

VANDERBILT AVE., BKLYN. ("VD" YARD)
(PREVIOUSLY "VD" TOWER) (UNDER-
GROUND LOCATION. CLOSED 19___)

"VD" TOWER

VANDERBILT AVE., BKLYN. ("VD" YARD)
(LATER "VAN" TOWER)

"VN"

BROOKHAVEN

"WC" CABIN

CAMP UPTON JCT.- JCT. OF CAMP UPTON
SPUR AND MAIN LINE. (W.W.I)

"WD" TOWER

HAMILTON BEACH (EAST SIDE OF TRACKS
AND SOUTH [RAILROAD EAST] OF STATION.
RENAMED "BEACH" 5/1/37.)

"WE"

WHITESTONE LANDING (RAZED, SIGNAL
REMOVED 1932 WITH BRANCH
ABANDONMENT)

"WG"

WADING RIVER (RAZED, SIGNAL REMOVED
1938 WITH BRANCH ABANDONMENT)

"WH"

WESTHAMPTON first picture looking west 1970 Dave Keller; second looking west 1915

"WIN" TOWER

WINFIELD, QUEENS - JCT. OF MAIN LINE
AND PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH.
(WINFIELD JCT.) (PREVIOUSLY "WJ"
TOWER)picture 1967 Dave Keller

 

"WJ" TOWER

WINFIELD, QUEENS - JCT. OF MAIN LINE
AND PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH.
(WINFIELD JCT.) (BUILT 1909, NORTH
SIDE OF PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH
TRACKS, EAST OF JUNCTION. MOVED:
1915, SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS, .7 MILES
EAST OF WOODSIDE. LATER "WIN" TOWER)

"WK"

WYANDANCH (WEST DEER PARK)

"WL" CABIN

SWING BRIDGE - LONG BEACH (WRECK
LEAD) (WEST SIDE OF TRACKS AT
REYNOLD'S CHANNEL. RENAMED "LEAD"
CABIN 5/1/37.)

"WM"

WEST HEMPSTEAD

"WOODHAVEN" TOWER

WOODHAVEN JCT. - JCT. OF ATLANTIC
AND ROCKAWAY BEACH BRANCHES.
(PREVIOUSLY "HAVEN", "WT" TOWERS)
(ON ATLANTIC BRANCH, SOUTH SIDE OF
TRACKS, WEST OF STATION AND EAST
OF JUNCTION.)

"WR"

WATERMILL

"WRECK LEAD" CABIN

SWING BRIDGE - LONG BEACH (PRE-
VIOUSLY "WL", LATER "LEAD" CABINS)
(WEST SIDE OF TRACKS AT REYNOLD'S
CHANNEL.)

"WS" BLOCK STATION

LONG ISLAND CITY (UNATTENDED BLOCK
STATION AS LATE AS 1941)

"WS" BLOCK LIMIT STATION

LONG ISLAND CITY (GONE BY 1943)

"WT" TOWER

WOODHAVEN JCT. - JCT. OF ATLANTIC
AND ROCKAWAY BEACH BRANCHES.
(LATER "HAVEN", "WOODHAVEN" TOWERS)
(ON ATLANTIC BRANCH, SOUTH SIDE OF

TRACKS, WEST OF STATION AND EAST
OF JUNCTION.) first picture - collection of Ron Ziel 1931; seond byJames V Osborne 1925

"X"

L.I. CITY DISPATCHER'S OFFICE (CLOSED
c. 1913 WITH TRANSFER OF L.I.R.R.
OFFICES TO NEW JAMAICA TERMINAL)

"Y" CABIN

EAST OF SAYVILLE (END OF DBL.TRACK)picture looking east 1925 James V. Osborne

 

 

"Y" BLOCK LIMIT STATION

EAST OF SAYVILLE (END OF DBL. TRACK)

"YA"

YAPHANK

 

 

 

"YD" CABIN

HOLBAN YARD (GONE BY 1920s)