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

Page 1

(contributed by Dave Keller - including pictures)

 

TOWER 43

E. HINSDALE - JCT.OF EX-CRR OF L.I.
CREEDMOOR AND CENTRAL BRANCHES
WITH L.I.R.R. MAIN LINE. (OPENED
OCT/1887 NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND
EAST OF TULIP AVE., ABOVE 1878 EX-
STEWART JCT. DEPOT. STATION RE-
NAMED FLORAL PARK IN 1890. TOWER
RE-NUMBERED #47 IN 1894)

TOWER 47

FLORAL PARK (PREVIOUSLY TOWER #43.
RE-NUMBERED IN 1894. OUT OF SVC. -
c.1904. REPLACED BY FIRST "FK" TOWER
BUILT c.1904, ALSO NORTH OF TRACKS
AND EAST OF TULIP AVE AT WEST STA-
TION PLATFORM. TOWER #47 RAZED
WITH OLD STATION BLDG. 1909 WHEN
NEW, RELOCATED STATION OPENED.)

TOWER 49

BETHPAGE JCT. - JCT. OF CENTRAL R.R.
OF L.I. AND L.I.R.R.(OPENED AUG/1885,
EAST SIDE OF TRACKS AND NORTH OF
CENTRAL R.R. SPUR TO BETHPAGE BRICK
WORKS CROSSING L.I.R.R. TRACKS. GONE
BY 1897-98)

TOWER 71

"CY" TOWER - CYPRESS AVE. TROLLEY
CROSSING - EVERGREEN BRANCH

TOWER 74 ½

OCEAN AVENUE TROLLEY CROSSING -
MANHATTAN BEACH JCT. STATION,
(OCEAN AVE. - BKLYN.) ON BAY RIDGE
BRANCH- (WOODEN TOWER BUILT
SOUTH OF TRACKS AT STATION PLAT-
FORM, EAST OF JUNCTION. TOWER
WAS CLOSED FOR WINTER AND
SWITCHES WERE CONTROLLED FROM
TOWER 75 AT THE JUNCTION JUST
WEST OF TOWER 74 ½ . GONE BY 1909
WITH GRADE ELIMINATION.)

 

TOWER 75:1

MANHATTAN BEACH JCT. (WEST OF
OCEAN AVE., BKLYN.) JCT. OF BAY
RIDGE AND MANHATTAN BEACH
BRANCHES (BRICK TOWER ON BAY
RIDGE BRANCH NORTH OF TRACKS
AND DIRECTLY OPPOSITE JUNCTION
WYE. LATER RENAMED "MJ" TOWER.)

TOWER 75:2

BRT JCT. - MANHATTAN TERRACE, BKLYN.
JCT. OF BRT EL BRIGHTON BEACH
LINE AND LIRR MANHATTAN BEACH
BRANCH. (WOODEN TOWER IN SERVICE
5/25/06 ON WEST SIDE OF TRACKS JUST
SOUTH OF MANHATTAN BEACH JCT.
TEMPORARY INTERLOCKING GONE BY
1909 WITH GRADE ELIMINATION AND
TRACK RELOCATION.)

TOWER 76

SOUTH GREENFIELD, BKLYN. ON MANHAT-
TAN BEACH BRANCH (WOODEN TOWER
LOCATED AT WEST SIDE OF TRACKS AND
NORTH OF ELM AVENUE ACROSS FROM
SOUTH GREENFIELD STATION. PROBAB-
LY GONE BY 1909 WITH GRADE ELIM-
INATION AND TRACK RELOCATION.)

TOWER 77

KINGS HIGHWAY, BKLYN ON MANHATTAN
BEACH BRANCH. (WOODEN TOWER
LOCATED ON WEST SIDE OF TRACKS
AND SOUTH OF KINGS HIGHWAY.LATER
RENAMED "KF".)

TOWER 78

NECK ROAD, BKLYN. ON MANHATTAN
BEACH BRANCH ("NECK ROAD TOWER")
(WOODEN TOWER BUILT ON WEST SIDE
OF TRACKS AND SOUTH OF NECK ROAD
[GRAVESEND NECK ROAD]. PROBABLY
GONE BY 1909 WITH GRADE ELIMINA-
TION AND TRACK RELOCATION.)

TOWER 79

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, BKLYN. ON MANHAT-
TAN BEACH BRANCH (TOWER LOCATED
AT EAST SIDE OF TRACKS AND SOUTH
OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD. PROBABLY
GONE BY 1909 WITH GRADE ELIMINA-
TION AND TRACK RELOCATION.)

 

TOWER 79 ½

EMMONS AVE. TROLLEY CROSSING -
(EMMONS AVE., LATER NEPTUNE AVE.,
BKLYN.) ON MANHATTAN BEACH BRANCH
(WOODEN TOWER BUILT: 1899 ON WEST
SIDE OF TRACKS AND NORTH OF EMMONS
AVE. REBUILT AND PUT IN SERVICE:
6/11/06. RENAMED "SQ" c. 1909)

 

 

TOWER A

LONG ISLAND CITY YARD (GONE BY 1929)

"A" CABIN

FLUSHING MAIN STREET (GONE BY 1929)

"A" CABIN

FARMINGDALE (SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND WEST OF STATION. CLOSED 8/21/25
WITH OPENING OF "B" TOWER)

"A" TOWER (PRR)

.2 MILES EAST OF PENN STATION

"ADAMS" CABIN

NORTH (RAILROAD WEST) OF
AQUEDUCT STA. (IND CONNECTION
TO ROCKAWAY BEACH BRANCH)
(BUILT 1955, CLOSED c. 1960)

"AG"

AMAGANSETT

"AH"

CALVERTON

"AMOTT" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

EAST OF SYOSSET

"AQ"

AQUEBOGUE

"AU"

SETAUKET

"AUTUMN" TOWER (ON SIGNAL AUTUMN AVE. (CHESTNUT ST. JCT.) BRIDGE)(PREVIOUSLY "CN" TOWER) (BUILT
TO CONTROL CONNECTION BETWEEN
L.I.R.R. AND B.R.T. SYSTEMS DURING
PERIOD OF JOINT SERVICE. RAZED
1940-41 WITH GRADE ELIMINATION)

"AY"

ROCKAWAY PARK

 

TOWER B

LONG ISLAND CITY YARD (GONE BY 1929)

"B" CABIN

CROSSING WATCHMAN'S CABIN - GARDEN
CITY (EAST SIDE OF FRANKLIN AVENUE,
BETWEEN CENTRAL AND HEMPSTEAD
BRANCHES, BUILT WITH A 2-LEVER
DWARF INTERLOCKING MACHINE CON-
TROLLING DERAILS AND DWARF SIGNALS
ON THE N.Y. & L.I. TRACTION CO. TRACKS
ON FRANKLIN AVENUE. USED 1920s -
1930s)

"B" CABIN

WEST OF FARMINGDALE (W.W.I ERA.
GONE BY 1920s)

"B" CABIN

BROADWAY (FLUSHING) (GONE BY 1920s)

"B" TOWER

BETHPAGE (JCT. OF CENTRAL BRANCH
EXT. TO MAIN LINE) (WOODEN TOWER
OPENED 8/21/25, SOUTH SIDE OF
TRACKS. RAZED WITH BUILDING OF
BETHPAGE STATE PKY AND REPLACE-
MENT BRICK TOWER - IN SERVICE 5/36,
SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND EAST OF
ORIGINAL SITE. CLOSED 1990s)picture looking east - 5/11/1947 George E. Votava. That's K4s 5406 steaming by

"BA"

BRIDGEHAMPTON (LATER "BH") ALSO
JCT. OF MONTAUK AND SAG HARBOR
BRANCHES 1895 - 1939.

"BABYLON" TOWER

BABYLON (SOUTH OF TRACKS AND EAST
OF STATION AND DEER PARK AVE.
PREVIOUSLY "BJ" TOWER. BUILT 1925,
RAZED 1963 WITH GRADE ELIMINATION.
NEW TOWER BUILT 1963 NORTH SIDE
OF TRACKS, EAST OF STATION AT EAST
SIDE OF DEER PARK AVE.)picture Budd RDC1, 2 on Patchogue-Babylon "Scoot" passing "Babylon" tower 1955 (J. P. Krzenski photo)

"BAY" BLOCK STATION

NEW UTRECHT AVE., BAY RIDGE, BKLYN.
(PREVIOUSLY "NU" BLOCK STATION)
(CLOSED BY 1970)

"BD"

BAY RIDGE

"BE" CABIN

BELLEROSE (REPLACED BY TOWER ?)

"BE" TOWER

BELLEROSE (GONE BY 1920s)

"BE" CABIN

BETHPAGE JCT. (TEMPORARY BLOCK
STATION BUILT 1925, SOUTH SIDE
OF TRACKS, JUST WEST OF CONSTRUC-
TION SITE, FOR USE DURING CON -
STRUCTION OF "B" TOWER. CLOSED
8/21/25 WITH OPENING OF "B" TOWER)

"BEACH" TOWER

HAMILTON BEACH (PREVIOUSLY "WD"
TOWER) (EAST SIDE OF TRACKS AND
SOUTH [RAILROAD EAST] OF STATION.
CLOSED 1952)

"BEDFORD JUNCTION"

BEDFORD, BKLYN (L.I.R.R.'s 1st INTER-
(Call letters and/or tower # not known) LOCKING PLANT) (LOCATED ON ATLANTIC
BRANCH.) JUNCTION OF L.I.R.R. ATLANTIC
BRANCH AND BROOKLYN, FLATBUSH &
CONEY ISLAND R.R. (OPENED 6/14/1879
ON S. SIDE OF TRACKS INSIDE JUNCTION
WYE. INTERLOCKING PLANT LASTED 5 TO
6 YEARS. TOWER REMAINED INTO THE
1890s)

"BEDFORD" TOWER

OCEAN AVE., BKLYN. (ON BAY RIDGE
BRANCH AT FORMER MANHATTAN
BEACH JCT.) (BRICK TOWER PRE-
VIOUSLY NAMED "MJ". CLOSED 19___)

"BEDFORD" BLOCK STATION

OCEAN AVE., BKLYN. (CLOSED BY 1970)

"BF" CABIN

BABYLON - JCT. OF CENTRAL AND
MONTAUK BRANCHES (LOCATED ON
CENTRAL BRANCH. CLOSED 8/21/25
WITH OPENING OF "B" TOWER)

"BH"

BRIDGEHAMPTON (PREVIOUSLY "BA") ALSO
JCT. OF MONTAUK AND SAG HARBOR
BRANCHES 1895 - 1939. JCT. RE-
MOVED WITH ABANDONMENT OF SAG
HARBOR BRANCH 1939.first picture 1936; second looking east 1970 Dave Keller

 

 

"BJ" CABIN

BABYLON (BELMONT JCT.) (TEMPORARY
CABIN BUILT 1925 DURING ELECTRIFI-
CATION PROJECT AND CONSTRUCTION
OF "BJ" TOWER. NORTH SIDE OF
TRACKS AT WEST END OF BABYLON
STATION PLATFORM. CLOSED 1925 WITH
OPENING OF "BJ" TOWER) picture looking NW James V. Osborne 1925

'BJ" TOWER

BABYLON (BELMONT JCT.) (BUILT 1925,
SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS, EAST OF
BABYLON STATION AND DEER PARK AVE.
RENAMED "BABYLON" TOWER 4/30/37)picture James V. Osborne 1925 - looking west from signal bridge

"BJ" TOWER

BUSHWICK, BKLYN. (BUSHWICK JCT.)
(GONE BY 1920s)

"BK"

STONY BROOKpicture 1972 looking east Dave Keller

 

 

 

"BLISS" TOWER

BLISSVILLE, L.I. CITY - JCT. OF MONTAUK
BRANCH AND MONTAUK CUT-OFF. (PRE-
VIOUSLY "BS", "BX" TOWERS) (SOUTH
SIDE OF TRACKS AND WEST OF GREEN-
POINT AVE. OVERPASS. CLOSED c. 1950s.
REPLACED BY "BLISS" CABIN WEST OF
ORIGINAL SITE.)

"BLISS" CABIN

BLISSVILLE, L.I. CITY - JCT. OF MONTAUK
BRANCH AND MONTAUK CUT-OFF.
(NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS, WEST OF
GREENPOINT AVE. YEAR-ROUND OF-
FICE CLOSED 1990s. RE-OPENS DURING
SUMMER MONTHS) picture of RS-3 #1557 pulling freight eastbound past S2 #444 at "Bliss" Cabin - 12/70 (Dave Keller photo)

"BN"

BABYLON

"BO"

BELLPORT

"BP"

BAYPORT

"BROOK" TOWER

FLATBUSH AVE. (PREVIOUSLY "FT"
TOWER) (CURRENT TOWER UNDER-
GROUND: E. END OF FLATBUSH AVE.
STATION)

"BS" TOWER

BLISSVILLE, L.I. CITY - JCT. OF MONTAUK
BRANCH AND MONTAUK CUT-OFF. (PRE-
VIOUSLY "BX" TOWER. SOUTH SIDE OF
TRACKS AND WEST OF GREENPOINT AVE.
OVERPASS. LATER "BLISS" TOWER.)

"BURKE" INTERLOCKING (R.C.) WEST OF HUNTINGTON (REMOVED BY 1974)

"BX" TOWER

BLISSVILLE, L.I. CITY - JCT. OF MONTAUK
BRANCH AND MONTAUK CUT-OFF.
(SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND WEST OF
GREENPOINT AVE. OVERPASS. LATER "BS",
"BLISS" TOWERS)

"BY"

BAYSHORE

"C" TOWER (PRR)

PENNSYLVANIA STATION - NY

"CH"

CONEY ISLAND (ON PROSPECT PARK &
CONEY ISLAND RAIL ROAD)

"CI"

CENTRAL ISLIP (SIGNALS RELOCATED
FURTHER EAST c. 1988 WITH STATION
RELOCATION)picture Interior view of "CI" block station and ticket office - 12/28. L. to R.: Gene Costello, clerk, Norman Mason, block opr., George G. Ayling, agent. (G. G. Ayling collection) Second Picture 1935 G. G. Ayling collection

 

"CN" TOWER (ON SIGNAL BRIDGE)

AUTUMN AVE. (CHESTNUT ST. JCT.)
(LOCATED ON ATLANTIC BRANCH WEST
OF RAILROAD AVE. AND STATION. BUILT
TO CONTROL CONNECTION BETWEEN
L.I.R.R. AND B.R.T. SYSTEMS DURING
PERIOD OF JOINT OPERATION. LATER
RENAMED AUTUMN AVE., AND "AUTUMN"
TOWER)picture James V. Osborne 1923

"COREY" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

EAST OF HUNTINGTON (REMOVED BY 1974)

"CP" CABIN

CENTRAL ISLIP (SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND WEST OF STATION. NEVER USED:
REMOVED 1916 - 1917 AND RELOCATED
TO CAMP UPTON) picture 1914 George G. Ayling collection

"CU" CABIN

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

 

"CY" TOWER

CYPRESS AVE. TROLLEY CROSSING -
EVERGREEN BRANCH (FORMERLY
TOWER 71)

"D" CABIN

DOUGLASTON DRAW BRIDGE - WEST
OF DOUGLASTON (GONE BY1929) picture James V. Osborne 1925

 

"DB" TOWER

DUTCH KILLS DRAW BRIDGE, L.I. CITY
(GONE BY 1920s)

"DE"

LONG ISLAND CITY (GONE BY 1920s)

"DF" TOWER

EAST OF FRESH POND STA. (NORTH
SIDE OF TRACKS AND WEST OF N.Y.
INTERCONNECTING R.R. TRESTLE.
LATER "POND" TOWER) picture James V. Osborne 1925

"DIVIDE" TOWER

HICKSVILLE (PREVIOUSLY "HX", "HN"
TOWERS) (JCT. OF PORT JEFFERSON
BRANCH AND MAIN LINE. LOCATED
BETWEEN LEGS OF WYE, EAST OF STA-
TION. RAZED 1962 WITH GRADE ELIM-
INATION. NEW TOWER BUILT 1962 AT
SAME LOCATION)picture looking east 1967 Dave Keller

"DK"

DEER PARK (SIGNALS RELOCATED
FURTHER EAST c. 1988 WITH STATION
RELOCATION)

"DRAW" TOWER

SWING BRIDGE - HAMMEL (PREVIOUSLY
"HJ" TOWER) (WEST SIDE OF TRACKS
AND SOUTH [RAILROAD EAST] OF
CHANNEL. DESTROYED BY TRAIN
DERAILMENT 1946)

"DRAW" CABIN

SWING BRIDGE - HAMMEL (BUILT 1946,
EAST SIDE OF TRACKS AND SOUTH
[RAILROAD EAST] OF CHANNEL. CLOSED
1950)

"DRAW" TOWER

HAMMEL (ELEVATED BLDG. AT NEW
LOCATION) (BUILT 1950)

"DUKE" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

EAST OF NORTHPORT

"DUNTON" TOWER

MORRIS PARK SHOPS (MAURE AVE.)
(PREVIOUSLY "MP" TOWER) (BUILT
c. 1910 NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS,
EAST OF MORRIS PARK SHOPS AND
WEST OF MONTAUK BRANCH CUT-OFF)

"DY"

SHEEPSHEAD BAY

 

"EAST NEW YORK"

EAST NEW YORK (CURRENT TOWER
UNDERGROUND: MANNED ONLY
DURING SPECIAL MOVES)

"EVANS" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

EAST OF NORTHPORT

"EX" TOWER F

LATBUSH AVE. EXPRESS YARD (GONE
BY 1920s)

"F"

MASTIC (FORGE) (LATER "MS")

"F" TOWER (PRR)

THOMPSON AVE., L. I. CITY, QUEENS
(NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS, WEST OF
THOMPSON AVE.) picture looking west - James V. Osborne 1925

 

"FAIR" CABIN

NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR, FLUSHING
MEADOWS 1939-40

"FK" TOWER

FLORAL PARK - JCT. OF HEMPSTEAD AND
CREEDMOOR BRANCHES WITH MAIN
LINE. (LATER "PARK" TOWER) (1ST
TOWER: WOOD, BUILT c.1904, NORTH
SIDE OF MAIN LINE TRACKS AND EAST
OF TULIP AVENUE AT WEST STATION
PLATFORM. 2ND TOWER: BRICK, BUILT
1924, SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS EAST OF
TULIP AVE. AND EAST OF THE JCT. WHEN
MAIN LINE WAS WIDENED TO 4 TRACKS
AS FAR AS FLORAL PARK)

 

"FN" TOWER

FRESH POND JCT. (FREMONT ST.) - JCT.
OF MONTAUK BRANCH WITH N.Y. INTER-
CONNECTING R.R. (EX-BAY RIDGE BRANCH)
(LATER "FREMONT" TOWER)

"FOX" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

WEST OF KINGS PARKpicture looking east 1969 Dave Keller

 

 

"FREMONT" TOWER

FRESH POND JCT. (FREMONT ST.) - JCT.
OF MONTAUK BRANCH WITH N.Y. INTER-
CONNECTING R.R. (EX-BAY RIDGE BRANCH)
(PREVIOUSLY "FN" TOWER. CLOSED
1971 AND ABANDONED. RAZED 7/00)

"FT" TOWER

FLATBUSH AVE. (LATER "BROOK" TOWER)

"FW" TOWER

FAR ROCKAWAY (LATER "ROCK" TOWER)
(SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS, EAST OF
STATION)

"FX" TOWER

FAIRVIEW AVE., HAMMEL (INSIDE WEST
END OF WYE, AT WEST STATION PLAT-
FORM. CLOSED 1925)

"FY" CABIN

FREEPORT (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND WEST OF STATION. REPLACED BY
TOWER c. 1930)picture looking east - James V. Osborne 1925

 

"FY" TOWER

FREEPORT (BUILT c. 1930, NORTH SIDE
OF TRACKS AND .3 MILES EAST OF STA-
TION. RENAMED "PORT" TOWER 4/30/37)

 

"G" CABIN

GREAT NECK (REPLACED BY TOWER)

"G" TOWER

GREAT NECK (RAZED 1934 WITH GRADE
ELIMINATION)

"GARDEN" TOWER

HEMPSTEAD CROSSING - GARDEN CITY -
JCT. OF HEMPSTEAD, CENTRAL AND
MINEOLA-HEMPSTEAD BRANCHES.
(FORMERLY "HC" TOWER. NORTHWEST
QUADRANT OF CROSSING. CLOSED:
1/27/39)

 

"GARDEN" CABIN

GARDEN CITY - JCT. OF HEMPSTEAD
BRANCH. (OPENED 1/27/39, NORTH
SIDE OF TRACKS, WEST SIDE OF
FRANKLIN AVE. CLOSED 1990s)picture looking NW 9/1971 Dave Keller

"GN"

GREENPORT (LATER "GY")

"GR"

GREENLAWN

"GREAT NECK"

GREAT NECK

"GREEN" INTERLOCKING (R.C.) EAST OF KINGS PARK

"GU"

CUTCHOGUE

"GV"

GLEN COVE

"GY"

GREENPORT (PREVIOUSLY "GN")

 

"H" TOWER

HAROLD AVE., L.I. CITY (LATER
"HAROLD" TOWER) (SOUTH SIDE OF
TRACKS)

"HA"

EAST HAMPTON

"HALL" TOWER

JAMAICA (PREVIOUSLY "JE" TOWER)
(SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS, EAST OF
STATION)picture looking NE 1974 Dave Keller

 

"HARE" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

WEST OF SMITHTOWN

"HAROLD" TOWER

HAROLD AVE., L.I. CITY (PREVIOUSLY
"H" TOWER) (SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS.
DEMOLISHED 1980s. REPLACED BY
NEW TOWER)

"HAVEN" TOWER

WOODHAVEN JCT. - JCT. OF ATLANTIC
AND ROCKWAY BEACH BRANCHES.
(PREVIOUSLY "WT", "WOODHAVEN"
TOWERS ON ATLANTIC BRANCH. SOUTH
SIDE OF TRACKS WEST OF STATION,
EAST OF JCT. RAZED - 1942 WITH
GRADE ELIMINATION)

"HAVEN" INTERLOCKING

WOODHAVEN JCT. (BELOW ATLANTIC
AVE.) JCT. OF ATLANTIC AND ROCK-
AWAY BEACH BRANCHES (BUILT 1942,
SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND EAST OF
ORIGINAL STATION SITE. CLOSED 1956)

"HB" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

HOWARD BEACH (GONE BY 1941)

"HC" TOWER

HEMPSTEAD CROSSING, GARDEN
CITY - JCT. OF HEMPSTEAD, MINEOLA-
HEMPSTEAD AND CENTRAL BRANCHES.
(OPENED JAN/1890, IN NORTHWEST
QUADRANT OF CROSSING. RE-NAMED
"GARDEN" TOWER 4/30/37. CLOSED
1/27/39)

"HF"

FLUSHING (BRIDGE STREET) (RAZED,
SIGNAL REMOVED 1932 WITH BRANCH
ABANDONMENT)

"HJ" TOWER

SWING BRIDGE HAMMEL (HAMMELS JCT.)
(WEST SIDE OF TRACKS AND SOUTH
[RAILROAD EAST] OF CHANNEL. RE-
NAMED "DRAW" TOWER 5/1/37.)

"HM" TOWER

HEMPSTEAD (OPENED SEPT/1912, EAST
SIDE OF TRACKS AND NORTH OF JACK-
SON ST. CLOSED: 1943 WHEN HEMP-
STEAD STATION AND TRACKS WERE
CUT BACK TO COLUMBIA STREET.)

"HN" TOWER

HICKSVILLE - JCT. OF PORT JEFFERSON
BRANCH AND MAIN LINE. (BETWEEN LEGS
OF WYE, EAST OF STATION) (LATER "HX",
"DIVIDE" TOWERS)

"HOLLIS" TOWER

HOLLIS (PREVIOUSLY "IS" TOWER) (NORTH
SIDE OF TRACKS AT EAST END OF
STATION PLATFORM. CLOSED: c.1960 [?])

"HOLTSVILLE"

HOLTSVILLE (W.W.I) (LATER "HV")

"HQ" CABIN

HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE (ON WEST HEMP-
STEAD BRANCH [?] - GONE BY 1920s)

 

"HU" TOWER

HAMMEL WYE (INSIDE EAST END OF WYE,
CLOSED 1932)

"HUNT - 1" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

WEST OF HUNTINGTON (NEW 1974)

"HUNT - 2" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

WEST OF HUNTINGTON (NEW 1974)

"HUNT - 3" INTERLOCKING (R.C.)

EAST OF HUNTINGTON (NEW 1974)

"HV"

HOLTSVILLE (W.W.I) (PREVIOUSLY
"HOLTSVILLE")

"HX" TOWER

HICKSVILLE - JCT. OF PORT JEFFERSON
BRANCH AND MAIN LINE. (PREVIOUSLY
"HN", LATER "DIVIDE" TOWERS) (BETWEEN
LEGS OF WYE, EAST OF STATION)

 

"IS" TOWER

HOLLIS (LATER "HOLLIS" TOWER) (NORTH
SIDE OF TRACKS AT EAST END OF
STATION PLATFORM. CLOSED: c. 1960s[?])

 

"J" TOWER

JAMAICA (LATER "JAY" TOWER) (WOODEN
TOWER AT SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND WEST OF STATION AT UNION HALL
STREET LOCATION. REPLACED BY BRICK
TOWER 1913, NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND WEST OF NEW STATION LOCATION
AT SUTPHIN BLVD., AFTER GRADE ELIMIN-
ATION.)

"JAY" TOWER

JAMAICA (PREVIOUSLY "J" TOWER) (NORTH
SIDE OF TRACKS AND WEST OF STATION)

"JC" TOWER

WHITESTONE JUNCTION - JCT. OF PORT
WASHINGTON AND WHITESTONE
BRANCHES. (OPENED 6/30/14, NORTH
SIDE OF PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH
TRACKS, EAST OF THE JUNCTION AND
WEST OF FLUSHING CREEK. RAZED
AFTER 1932 BRANCH ABANDONMENT)

 

"JD" TOWER

GLENDALE JCT. JCT. OF ROCKAWAY
BEACH AND MONTAUK BRANCHES.
(LOCATED ON MONTAUK BRANCH.
REMOVED c. 1910)

"JE" TOWER

JAMAICA (JAMAICA EAST) (WOODEN
TOWER, SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND
EAST OF UNION HALL ST. LOCATION.
REPLACED BY BRICK TOWER 1913,
SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND EAST
OF NEW STATION LOCATION AT SUTPHIN
BLVD., AFTER GRADE ELIMINATION.
(LATER "HALL" TOWER)

"JF"

PORT JEFFERSON

 

 

 

"JO"

KINGS PARK (ST. JOHNSLAND)

"JO" TOWER (PRR)

.1 MILES EAST OF PENN STATION, NY

 

"K"

MATTITUCK

"KF"

KINGS HIGHWAY, BKLYN. - ON MANHATTAN
BEACH BRANCH (FORMERLY WOODEN
TOWER #77. OUT OF SERVICE: 1924
WITH ABANDONMENT OF BRANCH)

"KH"

SHINNECOCK HILLS

"KN" CABIN

PITKIN AVE., EAST NEW YORK (GONE BY
1929) picture c. 1925 James V. Osborne

 

 

"KN" TOWER (PRR)

.1 MILES EAST OF PENN STATION , NY

"KO"

RONKONKOMA (LATER "RONKONKOMA")
(SIGNALS RELOCATED FURTHER EAST
AND RENAMED BACK TO "KO" c. 1987
DURING ELECTRIFICATION AND STATION
RELOCATION) picture looking SE - 1940 T. Sommer

 

"KO" CABIN

RONKONKOMA (SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND EAST OF STATION. CLOSED WHEN
BLOCK OFFICE WAS MOVED BACK TO
STATION BUILDING. CABIN MOVED TO
END OF WYE AS STORAGE SHED. RAZED
1988 WITH REMOVAL OF OLD YARD AND
WYE DUE TO ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT)

 

"LA" TOWER

LOCUST AVE., BKLYN. (GONE BY 1920s)

"LEAD" CABIN

SWING BRIDGE - LONG BEACH (PREVI-
OUSLY "WRECK LEAD", "WL" CABINS)
(WEST SIDE OF TRACKS AT REYNOLD'S
CHANNEL. DEMOLISHED 1980s)

"LEAD" TOWER

DRAWBRIDGE - LONG BEACH (BUILT
1980s AT REYNOLD'S CHANNEL)

"LD" BLOCK LIMIT

RIVERHEAD (NEW c. 1987)

"LOCUST" TOWER

LOCUST VALLEY (PREVIOUSLY "OY"
TOWER) (NORTH SIDE OF TRACKS AT
EAST END OF STATION PLATFORM.
CLOSED - USED AS POLICE PRECINT
ANNEX)

"LONG ISLAND CITY" TOWER

LONG ISLAND CITY (GONE BY 1920s)

"LK" INTERLOCKING

RAILROAD EAST (SOUTH) OF OZONE
PARK STA. (REMOVED 1931)

"LR" TOWER

LIBERTY AVE. (ROCKAWAY BCH. BR.)
(CLOSED 19___)

"LYNN" CABIN

TEMPORARY CABIN @ LYNBROOK STA-
TION PLAZA DURING GRADE ELIMIN-
ATION 1938. JCT. OF MONTAUK AND
LONG BEACH BRANCHES.

CABIN "M"

FREIGHT DRAWBRIDGE, BLISS - YARD A
SECONDARY TRACKS, DUTCH KILLS,
L. I. CITY, QUEENS (SOUTH SIDE OF
TRACKS AND EAST END OF BRIDGE)

"MB"

MANHATTAN BEACH

"MD"

MEDFORD

"MI" CABIN

MURRAY HILL (GONE BY 1929)picture James V. Osborne 1925

 

 

"MI"

MILLER'S PLACE (STATION BURNED 1927.
BUILDING WAS NOT REPLACED, BUT
BLOCK LIMIT SIGNAL REMAINED IN SVC.
SIGNAL REMOVED 1938 WITH BRANCH
ABANDONMENT)

"MJ" TOWER

MANHATTAN BEACH JCT. (WEST OF OCEAN
AVE., BKLYN.) - JCT. OF BAY RIDGE AND
MANHATTAN BEACH BRANCHES. (BRICK
TOWER ON BAY RIDGE BRANCH NORTH
OF TRACKS AND DIRECTLY OPPOSITE
JUNCTION WYE. RELOCATED TO EMBANK-
MENT: 1909 WITH GRADE ELIMINATION.)
(LATER "BEDFORD" TOWER)

"MK"

MONTAUK (LATER "MY")

"MO"

CENTRE MORICHES

 

 

 

"MP" TOWER

MORRIS PARK SHOPS (MAURE AVE.)
(LATER "DUNTON" TOWER) (WOODEN
TOWER SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS AND
EAST OF MORRIS PARK SHOPS AND
MONTAUK BRANCH CUT-OFF. RE-
PLACED WITH BRICK TOWER NORTH
SIDE OF TRACKS AND WEST OF
MONTAUK BRANCH CUT-OFF c. 1910) picture 1925 James V. Osborne

"MR" CABIN

MANORVILLE - JCT. OF MAIN LINE AND
MANORVILLE-EASTPORT CONNECTION
(SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN LINE TRACKS AND
WEST OF STATION AND JUNCTION.
REMOVED 1949 WITH BRANCH ABAND-
ONMENT)

 

"MS"

MASTIC (PREVIOUSLY "F") (RAZED AND
RELOCATED FURTHER WEST TO MASTIC-
SHIRLEY - 1960)

"MS"

MASTIC-SHIRLEY (MASTIC STATION
RELOCATION 1960)

 

 

"MT" TOWER

MINEOLA (BRICK TOWER BUILT 1890,
SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN LINE TRACKS AT
EAST END OF WOODEN STATION PLAT-
FORM, EAST OF MINEOLA BLVD. TO
CONTROL JCT. OF MINEOLA-HEMPSTEAD
AND OYSTER BAY BRANCHES WITH MAIN
LINE. DESTROYED IN TRAIN DERAILMENT
1922. WOODEN TOWER BUILT 1922 AT
SAME LOCATION) (LATER "NASSAU" TOWER)

"MV" TOWER

FLUSHING AVE., MASPETH (MT.OLIVET)
(NORTH SIDE OF MONTAUK BRANCH
TRACKS AND EAST OF FLUSHING AVE.
LATER "OLIVET" TOWER)picture looking west towards Flushing Ave. 1925 James V. Osborne

"MX" TOWER

METROPOLITAN AVENUE, QUEENS (GONE
BY 1920s)

"MY"

MONTAUK (PREVIOUSLY "MK")

"NA" TOWER

NEW YORK AVE. (SOUTH SIDE OF TRACKS
AND EAST OF CEDAR MANOR STA.)picture 1923 James V, Osborne

 

"NASSAU" TOWER

MINEOLA - JCT. OF MINEOLA- HEMP-
STEAD AND OYSTER BAY BRANCHES
WITH MAIN LINE. (PREVIOUSLY "MT"
TOWER) pictures Dave Keller 1966

 

"NC" (PRR)

PENNSYLVANIA STATION

"NC"

PECONIC

"ND"

HAMPTON BAYS (GOOD GROUND)

"NO" CABIN

NEW LOTS AVE., EAST NEW YORK (BAY
RIDGE BRANCH) (REMOVED c. 1930s) picture 1921 James V. Osborne

 

 

"NO" TOWER (ON SIGNAL BRIDGE)

EAST NEW YORK STATION (ATLANTIC
BRANCH) (GONE BY EARLY 1920s)

"NP"

NORTHPORT

"NS"

OYSTER BAY

"NU" CABIN

NEW UTRECHT AVE., BAY RIDGE, BKLYN.
(LOCATED ON BAY RIDGE BRANCH.
REMOVED c. 1930s) picture James V. Osborne

 

"NU" BLOCK LIMIT STATION

NEW UTRECHT AVE., BAY RIDGE, BKLYN.
(LOCATED ON BAY RIDGE BRANCH.
LATER "BAY" BLOCK LIMIT STATION)
(REMOVED BY 1970)

 

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