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Owner: Long Island Rail Road Company
Model:Alco C420Built As:LI 224 (C420)
Serial Number:6006-03Order No:21304
Frame Number:6006-03Built:8/1968
Other locos with this serial:  LI 224(C420)
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LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/1970  Upload Date: 6/18/2005 12:24:29 AM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author: 
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  529   Comments: 0
LI 202
Title:  LI 202
Description:  Two trains at Greenport ready to depart westward. Based on the orientation of the locomotives, the turntable was apparently out-of-service by this time. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/21/2008 6:56:38 PM
Location:  Greenport, NY
Author:  Mike Woodruff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 202(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  1044   Comments: 0
LI 608
Title:  LI 608
Description:  Commuter trains congregate at Ronkonkoma on a Sunday afternoon, waiting for Monday morning rush hour. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  12/1/1972  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 12:18:05 PM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Mike Woodruff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 608(Power Car) LI 224(C420) LI 214(C420)
Views:  861   Comments: 0
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  One of the first Ringling Bros trains on reactivated trackage at Mitchell Field, for the new Nassau Coliseum.
Photo Date:  11/1/1974  Upload Date: 3/4/2009 7:48:02 PM
Location:  Uniondale, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  957   Comments: 0
LIRR 224
Title:  LIRR 224
Description:  Picture was taken by Harv Khan(Deceased) I am posting so everyone can enjoy his excellent work
Photo Date:  1/1/1975  Upload Date: 10/18/2006 8:23:13 PM
Location:  Long Island City, NY
Author:  Crow T. Robot
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  453   Comments: 0
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  Actual date not known, 126 Instamatic photo.
Photo Date:  4/1/1975  Upload Date: 8/12/2016 11:00:04 PM
Location:  Oyster Bay, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  107   Comments: 1
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  Painted before the GP38-2s arrived, top stripe had to be widened! Exact date not known.
Photo Date:  1/1/1976  Upload Date: 6/17/2016 12:48:37 PM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  Back in the days of no cell phones & internet, imagine the thrill of finding something like this! Rare paint scheme, top stripe had to be made higher. Exact date not known.
Photo Date:  1/1/1976  Upload Date: 8/2/2016 9:19:26 PM
Location:  Oyster Bay, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  155   Comments: 1
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  New paint scheme with top stripe too thin! Was fixed shortly after.
Photo Date:  1/1/1976  Upload Date: 11/22/2004 7:39:29 AM
Location:  Oyster Bay, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  646   Comments: 1
LI 212,224
Title:  LI 212,224
Description:  Old & new C420s and a Bi-Centennial GP-38-2 awaiting next assignments
Photo Date:  2/1/1976  Upload Date: 11/10/2004 7:12:01 PM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 212(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  852   Comments: 0
LIRR 224
Title:  LIRR 224
Description:  Picture was taken by Harv Khan(Deceased) I am posting so everyone can enjoy his excellent work
Photo Date:  2/1/1976  Upload Date: 10/18/2006 8:22:22 PM
Location:  Queens (subdivision), NY
Author:  Crow T. Robot
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  494   Comments: 0
LIRR 224
Title:  LIRR 224
Description:  Picture was taken by Harv Khan(Deceased) I am posting so everyone can enjoy his excellent work
Photo Date:  2/4/1976  Upload Date: 10/18/2006 8:22:45 PM
Location:  Queens (subdivision), NY
Author:  Crow T. Robot
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
LI 224 profile
Title:  LI 224 profile
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/1976  Upload Date: 4/30/2012 12:01:51 AM
Location:  Oyster Bay, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  228   Comments: 2
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  Close up of horns & bracket, scanned for a friend doing a model of one!
Photo Date:  6/1/1976  Upload Date: 4/30/2012 12:02:02 AM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  EMD Alco lashup, looks like a speed bump!
Photo Date:  6/1/1976  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 9:48:11 AM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 250(GP38-2)
Views:  526   Comments: 0
LI 212
Title:  LI 212
Description:  Weekend layovers, 259 covering schedule.
Photo Date:  6/12/1976  Upload Date: 12/3/2019 4:02:46 PM
Location:  Oyster Bay, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 212(C420) LI 259(GP38-2) LI 214(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  7   Comments: 1
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  Hard to see in the scan, this is headed east to Oyster Bay, the operator is atthe crossing to give orders, and a westbound holds off in the distance
Photo Date:  8/1/1977  Upload Date: 3/7/2008 7:14:17 PM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
Still working both sides
Title:  Still working both sides
Description:  A C420 is in the midst of its train on RF 7, passing Jamaica station, as a passenger train passes behind another C 420. By this time, the LIRR had all of its 28 GP38-2s in service, and it was becoming unusual to see an Alco on a passenger train. This was quite a catch.
Photo Date:  4/10/1978  Upload Date: 12/2/2016 4:04:18 AM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
Alcos still rule, for now
Title:  Alcos still rule, for now
Description:  Even after the GP 38's were delivered in 1977, some trains, notably on the Oyster Bay branch, still continued to get Centuries. Here 224 in the "Surf's Up" scheme has a Jamaica bound train.
Photo Date:  7/17/1979  Upload Date: 11/30/2016 3:01:09 AM
Location:  Roslyn, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  Double headed C420s on a Montauk train.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 9:48:10 AM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 227(C420)
Views:  601   Comments: 0
LI 153, 602, 224
Title:  LI 153, 602, 224
Description:  Laying over for the weekend, 3 generations of diesels!
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 1/5/2007 7:15:34 PM
Location:  Oyster Bay, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 153(MP15AC) LI 602(Power Car) LI 224(C420)
Views:  733   Comments: 0
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  Wished they didn't get scrapped, the Naporano employee hated to do it knowing they still had lots of life in them. Exact date not known.
Photo Date:  5/1/1980  Upload Date: 6/17/2016 12:48:32 PM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  126   Comments: 3
LI 224,226 on a WB freight
Title:  LI 224,226 on a WB freight
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/1/1981  Upload Date: 10/12/2016 11:02:21 PM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  167   Comments: 2
LI 224
Title:  LI 224
Description:  Coming off turntable. Exact date not known.
Photo Date:  9/1/1982  Upload Date: 6/17/2016 12:48:27 PM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
Work train
Title:  Work train
Description:  In June 1984, there was a washout on the Port Washington Branch about 1/2 mile east of Little Neck, which closed the line for a couple of weeks while the repairs were made. These C 420s brought the work train out and were parked at Douglaston station, a very unusual circumstance. View is from the Douglaston Parkway overpass.
Photo Date:  6/14/1984  Upload Date: 6/26/2014 3:41:34 AM
Location:  Douglaston, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  LI 228(C420) LI 224(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  523   Comments: 1
Work train power
Title:  Work train power
Description:  A platform view of the power for the work train that had brought fill for the Little Neck washout.
Photo Date:  6/14/1984  Upload Date: 6/26/2014 3:45:28 AM
Location:  Douglaston, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 224(C420) LI 228(C420)
Views:  481   Comments: 0
Sunnyside Yard, NYC 1984
Title:  Sunnyside Yard, NYC 1984
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/12/1984  Upload Date: 12/26/2015 11:32:20 AM
Location:  Sunnyside Yard/ Hunters Point, NY
Author:  Rudolph Schubert
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
Sunnyside Yard, NYC 1984
Title:  Sunnyside Yard, NYC 1984
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/12/1984  Upload Date: 12/26/2015 11:32:24 AM
Location:  Sunnyside Yard/ Hunters Point, NY
Author:  Rudolph Schubert
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
Sunnyside Yard, NYC 1984
Title:  Sunnyside Yard, NYC 1984
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/12/1984  Upload Date: 12/26/2015 11:32:44 AM
Location:  Sunnyside Yard/ Hunters Point, NY
Author:  Rudolph Schubert
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Long Island RR C420 # 224
Title:  Long Island RR C420 # 224
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/5/1985  Upload Date: 5/26/2007 9:17:44 PM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  John Mech
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420)
Views:  394   Comments: 0
Freight at Manorville
Title:  Freight at Manorville
Description:  Westbound train RF 63 rolls through a blaze of fall color at Manorville NY en route to its tie up at Pine Aire
Photo Date:  10/22/1985  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 3:24:28 AM
Location:  Manorville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  574   Comments: 0
RF 63 at William Floyd Parkway
Title:  RF 63 at William Floyd Parkway
Description:  RF 63 heads west under a local road bridge as it approaches the William Floyd Parkway en route back to Pine Aire
Photo Date:  10/29/1985  Upload Date: 5/15/2011 10:23:36 PM
Location:  Yaphank, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  721   Comments: 3
RF 7
Title:  RF 7
Description:  While waiting for the Ringling Bros train at Hunterspoint Av, RF 7 put in an appearance, coming in from Fresh Pond with cars to swap at Yard A. The mound to the right of the station track is one of the East River tunnels, its portal just beyond the shack at left center of the photo.
Photo Date:  12/6/1985  Upload Date: 10/14/2014 2:41:23 AM
Location:  Long Island City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 226(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  381   Comments: 1
RF 91
Title:  RF 91
Description:  RF 91 was the overnight westbound freight from Pine Aire to Fresh Pond, using the power that had been on RF 63 from Riverhead. Besides doing the road haul, it also worked at Hiucksville and did local switching en route. Tonights train has an MP 15 leading, which occasionally happened if there was not a C 420 ready. Its about 0300, and the train is working the siding east of New Hyde Park on the westbound side, requiring the train to stop in the station while the switch is lined. I took advantage of the stop to get a shot.
Photo Date:  7/10/1986  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 2:38:59 PM
Location:  New Hyde Park, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 150(MP15AC) LI 224(C420)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
RF 63 start its westbound trip
Title:  RF 63 start its westbound trip
Description:  RF 63, the westbound part of the turn from Pine Aire, gathers speed as it heads back toward its terminal and the end of a day switching on the east end.
Photo Date:  10/7/1986  Upload Date: 10/5/2011 11:40:48 PM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  418   Comments: 0
Changes coming
Title:  Changes coming
Description:  RF 63 rolls past the Ronkonkoma station and under a bridge that has been smoked by E6, H10, G5 and K4 steam power. The whole scene will change in another 15 months when the Ronkonkoma electrification project is complete. Already the earthwork and utilities are being installed, as well as some grading.
Photo Date:  10/7/1986  Upload Date: 12/15/2014 3:49:29 AM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 227(C420)
Views:  446   Comments: 1
RF 63
Title:  RF 63
Description:  RF 63 passes under the Ronkonkoma Av bridge in the late afternoon sun. Work is underway for the Main Line electrification, which will open in about 15 months.
Photo Date:  10/19/1986  Upload Date: 10/8/2011 2:09:30 AM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  412   Comments: 0
Museum operation
Title:  Museum operation
Description:  No, not the Alcos, though they are getting close. The RR Museum of Long Island is adjacent to the Riverhead station. The power from RF 62 passes while working the team tracks there, in view of one of LIRRs unique double deckers.
Photo Date:  10/21/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 3:15:22 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
Pouring it on for Pine Aire
Title:  Pouring it on for Pine Aire
Description:  RF 63 rolls under the old bridge at Ronkonkoma as it hustles home to Pine Aire.
Photo Date:  10/21/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 3:19:01 AM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  LI 224(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
RF 62 nears Riverhead
Title:  RF 62 nears Riverhead
Description:  RF 62 is almost to where it will do most of its work today, passing Calverton, one of the more unremarked points on the LIRR. There is not much here at this time, just some relay rail. There was once a station, now long gone. Trains quit stopping here in the 70s.
Photo Date:  10/21/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 2:19:39 AM
Location:  Calverton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
Through the pine barrens
Title:  Through the pine barrens
Description:  RF 62 roll through the pine barrens west of Riverhead as it approaches its days objective. Fall color is starting to show on this late Octover day.
Photo Date:  10/21/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 2:21:30 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Broad view
Title:  Broad view
Description:  There was a spot near Yaphank station where you could get an across the field shot of the LIRR. It is here that we see RF 62s power, the usual pair of C 420s. I caught up to him here after chasing some commuter trains and RF 65 near Farmingdale.
Photo Date:  10/21/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 2:23:38 AM
Location:  Yaphank, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  294   Comments: 1
Past the station
Title:  Past the station
Description:  The east end of Riverhead station as RF 62s power passes
Photo Date:  10/21/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 3:16:55 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Working the team track
Title:  Working the team track
Description:  RF 63 works the team track at Riverhead as its train sits on the lead
Photo Date:  3/10/1987  Upload Date: 6/20/2011 2:06:42 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  414   Comments: 0
RF 62
Title:  RF 62
Description:  RF 62 behind the typical pair of C 420s passes the station site of Calverton, just west of Riverhead, on the Main Line.
Photo Date:  3/16/1987  Upload Date: 11/12/2011 10:56:33 PM
Location:  Calverton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
C420s and a G 5
Title:  C420s and a G 5
Description:  LIRR C 420s on RF 63 meet their predecessor at Riverhead, where LIRR G5 39 is undergoing a long restoration.
Photo Date:  3/17/1987  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 3:31:37 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 224(C420) LI 39(4-6-0)
Views:  773   Comments: 0
Working the team track
Title:  Working the team track
Description:  Once a common sight in many towns, the team track had become a rare feature. Riverhead still had one(as did Queens Village, though I dont recall seeing any cars spotted there in the 80s), here being switched by RF 62s C 420s. The crews on this train did not get radios, so hand signals were the standard way for the trainmen to communicate. It was a real lesson in old style railroading.
Photo Date:  3/19/1987  Upload Date: 4/18/2015 3:52:51 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
RF 63 and a relic
Title:  RF 63 and a relic
Description:  RF 63 passes the Riverhead station and restoration project G 5 39 as it heads down to work the team track.
Photo Date:  3/19/1987  Upload Date: 4/21/2015 3:44:13 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 224(C420) LI 39(4-6-0)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
Farm like scene
Title:  Farm like scene
Description:  The east end was once farm land, but by the late 80s, much of it had been sold off for development as real estate values became greater than the agricultural value. Manorville seemed to have escaped that trend even in the late 80s, as this scene of a red house in a rural setting shows. RF 63 rolls past behind the usual pair of C 420s.
Photo Date:  3/19/1987  Upload Date: 4/18/2015 3:56:55 AM
Location:  Manorville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
Potatoes!!
Title:  Potatoes!!
Description:  RF 63 gets ready to go west as it sits in front of what was once one of LIRRs prime traffic sources-the Suffolk Potato Exchange. The LIRR at the end of WW II would ship 110 car produce blocks from Suffolk County, one of Americas main potato producers. Now it all goes by truck, whats left of it.
Photo Date:  3/19/1987  Upload Date: 4/18/2015 4:05:06 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 224(C420)
Views:  172   Comments: 1


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