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Owner: Long Island Rail Road Company
Model:Alco C420Built As:LI 227 (C420)
Serial Number:6006-06Order No:21304
Frame Number:6006-06Built:8/1968
Other locos with this serial:  LI 227(C420)
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LI 227
Title:  LI 227
Description:  Paint was so fresh, and they forgot to remove the masking tape! Exact date not known.
Photo Date:  7/1/1975  Upload Date: 6/17/2016 12:48:41 PM
Location:  Montauk, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
LI 227
Title:  LI 227
Description:  Just arrived, 227 was just repainted!
Photo Date:  7/1/1975  Upload Date: 6/24/2016 11:06:20 PM
Location:  Montauk, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
LIRR 227
Title:  LIRR 227
Description:  Two LIRR C420s make a "BAR Geep sandwich" on an eastbound Montauk train at Bay Shore, NY.
Photo Date:  8/3/1975  Upload Date: 2/24/2006 12:44:57 PM
Location:  Bay Shore, NY
Author:  Vincent J. Benkovitz
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  758   Comments: 2
LI 219
Title:  LI 219
Description:  Typical Morris Park early afternoon scene, before they left to cover Eastbound rush hour trains.
Photo Date:  11/1/1975  Upload Date: 11/15/2009 5:35:39 PM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 219(C420) LI 227(C420) LI 215(C420)
Views:  515   Comments: 0
LI 227 roof detail
Title:  LI 227 roof detail
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/1976  Upload Date: 4/30/2012 12:01:56 AM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  279   Comments: 0
LIRR 227
Title:  LIRR 227
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/30/1977  Upload Date: 4/16/2009 1:37:06 PM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  342   Comments: 0
LI 227
Title:  LI 227
Description:  Night train waiting to head west to Jamaica, with an ex-KCS coach
Photo Date:  4/1/1977  Upload Date: 12/1/2004 12:11:13 PM
Location:  Oyster Bay, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  642   Comments: 2
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 8 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:  180   Comments: 0
Monkey in the middle
Title:  Monkey in the middle
Description:  The LIRR was not your typical freight carrier. Their focus was primarily commuters, and they are the busiest commuter road in the US, with 90% of their revenue coming from passengers. Their freight operations were largely an afterthought under the MTA, and could get kind of odd. One such unusual practice was running power mid train. This facilitated switching facing point customer sidings, of which there were quite a few. Thus we find RF 7 with C 420 227 working from the middle as it passes Jamaica station on one of the bypass tracks south of track 8.
Photo Date:  4/10/1978  Upload Date: 11/30/2016 4:53:38 AM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Long Island Rail Road C420 227
Title:  Long Island Rail Road C420 227
Description:  Morris Park Shops, Jamaica, New York, USA, 24 September 1978.
Photo Date:  9/24/1978  Upload Date: 9/17/2016 4:29:49 PM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  Bill Wilcox
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  2164   Comments: 1
Morning line up
Title:  Morning line up
Description:  A set of C 420s is on the ready track at Holban Yard, ready to move out with whatever the yardmaster has put together for them. Theyll go east later in the day. Holban, a combination of HOLlis and st alBANs, sat between the two sections of Queens, in a triangle shape, bounded by the Main Line on the north, and the Montauk Branch on the south. The Montauk Branch is seen behind the power, its viaduct crossing over the eastbound Main Line and yard lead just west of the yard at a place called Hillside, where there was an abandoned station. It is used by trains going to Babylon, as well as a few diesel trains going farther east.
Photo Date:  4/26/1979  Upload Date: 11/30/2016 5:04:32 AM
Location:  Hollis, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 227(C420) LI 228(C420)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
LI 227
Title:  LI 227
Description:  Red, white, and blue scheme, on an Oyster Bay train.
Photo Date:  8/1/1979  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 10:05:58 AM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  325   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:  430   Comments: 0
LI C420 227
Title:  LI C420 227
Description:  Long Island Rail Road C420 227 at Jamaica, New York on an unknown day in June 1980, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 227 was built by Alco in August 1968 ( c/n 6006-06 ), class L-2 on the Long Island.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 3/20/2018 1:36:34 PM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
LI C420 227
Title:  LI C420 227
Description:  Long Island Rail Road C420 227 at Jamaica, New York on an unknown day in June 1980, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 9/17/2013 11:42:06 AM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
LIRR 227
Title:  LIRR 227
Description:  LIRR C420 227 powers a work train at Jamaica, Queens
Photo Date:  6/23/1982  Upload Date: 1/27/2008 1:17:00 PM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  Donald Albertson
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Freight power
Title:  Freight power
Description:  The power for the freights running from Holban Yard often sat out on a ready track along the main line. At that time, C420s were the usual power on the road trains, with MP15s handling the lighter work. Heres a pair of Centuries and an MP15 waiting for their next trip east in the evening.
Photo Date:  7/12/1983  Upload Date: 11/23/2013 1:57:31 AM
Location:  Hillside, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420) LI 159(MP15AC)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
Long Isiand Railroad In The 80s
Title:  Long Isiand Railroad In The 80s
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/28/1983  Upload Date: 8/28/2008 3:39:09 PM
Location:  Central Islip, NY
Author:  Chris.J Allen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  443   Comments: 1
Long Isiand Railroad In The 80s
Title:  Long Isiand Railroad In The 80s
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/28/1983  Upload Date: 8/28/2008 3:47:35 PM
Location:  Central Islip, NY
Author:  Chris.J Allen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  424   Comments: 0
ALOC C420
Title:  ALOC C420
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/28/1983  Upload Date: 8/28/2008 3:42:29 PM
Location:  Central Islip, NY
Author:  Chris.J Allen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
Long Isiand Railroad In The 80s
Title:  Long Isiand Railroad In The 80s
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/28/1983  Upload Date: 8/28/2008 3:44:34 PM
Location:  Central Islip, NY
Author:  Chris.J Allen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
Long Isiand Railroad In The 80s
Title:  Long Isiand Railroad In The 80s
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/28/1983  Upload Date: 8/28/2008 3:46:08 PM
Location:  Central Islip, NY
Author:  Chris.J Allen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  383   Comments: 0
Holban power
Title:  Holban power
Description:  A set of power waiting to go out sits on the ready track at Holban Yard.
Photo Date:  9/13/1983  Upload Date: 11/25/2013 1:36:20 AM
Location:  Hillside, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420) LI 228(C420)
Views:  379   Comments: 2
M.T.A. American Locomotive Company Century 420 227
Title:  M.T.A. American Locomotive Company Century 420 227
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/2/1984  Upload Date: 4/1/2008 9:40:08 AM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  andrew koenigsberg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  881   Comments: 0
LI 227
Title:  LI 227
Description:  Eastbound Frieght - The area around the track looks totally different today
Photo Date:  7/12/1986  Upload Date: 12/25/2012 10:03:30 AM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Richard Gorddard
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  430   Comments: 1
No room
Title:  No room
Description:  A westbound train from Ronkonkoma rolls into Pine Aire station while RF63 looks on from the siding. An eastbound train waits for the westbound to clear. No room at the inn this morning. In an hour, it will be empty.
Photo Date:  8/10/1986  Upload Date: 12/7/2014 4:38:09 AM
Location:  Pine Aire, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 172(MP15AC) LI 161(MP15AC) LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  461   Comments: 0
Mixed meet
Title:  Mixed meet
Description:  A GP 38 powered commuter train meets RF 63 at DK
Photo Date:  8/12/1986  Upload Date: 6/20/2011 1:56:45 AM
Location:  Deer Park, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420) LI 250(GP38-2)
Views:  497   Comments: 1
Switching the team track
Title:  Switching the team track
Description:  RF 63 switches the team track at Riverhead.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 6/20/2011 1:59:00 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  486   Comments: 3
Ground work underway
Title:  Ground work underway
Description:  The prep work for the Ronkonkoma electrification is underway as FR 62 rolls into Ronkonkoma. The electrified line will open in about 16 months, on Jan 18 1988. The C 420s will hang on another few years after that.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 12/9/2014 2:13:21 AM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LI 226(C420) LI 227(C420)
Views:  277   Comments: 0
Switching
Title:  Switching
Description:  RF 62 often did extensive switching at Riverhead where there were several sidings and an active team track. Here the power backs down to a hitch with a boxcar as the rest of the train sits on the main. This train did not have radios for the crews, and all moves were coordinated by hand signals.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 2/12/2012 10:51:39 PM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  494   Comments: 1
Made it back
Title:  Made it back
Description:  RF 63 is in the siding at Pine Aire, having made its Riverhead turn and and upstream trip against the tide of Ronkonkoma bound commuters. Its power will become RF 91 to Fresh Pond later tonight.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 12/9/2014 2:15:15 AM
Location:  Pine Aire, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Headed west
Title:  Headed west
Description:  RF 63 has completed switching in Riverhead and is ready to work back to Pine Aire.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 2/12/2012 11:09:01 PM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
Meeting an eastbound
Title:  Meeting an eastbound
Description:  The challenge for FR 62/63 was to get out to Riverhead, do whatever work it had to get done along the way, and get back to Pine Aire in time to beat the rush hour. They usually made it, though would start to run up against the leading edge of the rush hour parade as they got west of Ronkonkoma. Heres RF 63 meeting train 254 behind class unit 250 at Deer Park. Almost home.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 12/7/2014 3:39:12 AM
Location:  Deer Park, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420) LI 250(GP38-2)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
Getting underway
Title:  Getting underway
Description:  RF 63 is out of town and getting a roll on westbound. It will have work at Yaphank before it heads back to Pine Aire.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 12/7/2014 3:41:24 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
Rolling out
Title:  Rolling out
Description:  RF 63 has made its pick up at YA siding, and is now heading out onto the main with a typical blast of Alco smoke.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 12/7/2014 3:49:03 AM
Location:  Yaphank, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  284   Comments: 1
Working the siding
Title:  Working the siding
Description:  RF 63 works the siding at Yaphank
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 12/7/2014 3:49:49 AM
Location:  Yaphank, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
Making him wait
Title:  Making him wait
Description:  RF 62 waits in the hole as a westbound Ronkonkoma branch train rolls past.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 12/9/2014 2:28:55 AM
Location:  Pine Aire, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 274(GP38-2) LI 227(C420)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
All Alco meet
Title:  All Alco meet
Description:  The origination point for RF 62, the Riverhead freight, was at a small station in Pine Aire in Suffolk county. The train would switch its cars and a local customer in between rush hour commuter trains, clearing up for each one til the morning rush was over. Here we see RF 62 in the hole for an early morning westbound behind FA 2 606
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 2/12/2012 11:46:16 PM
Location:  Pine Aire, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 226(C420) LI 227(C420) LI 606(Power Car)
Views:  403   Comments: 0
Hooping them up
Title:  Hooping them up
Description:  The operator at KO block station in Ronkonkoma hands up orders to westbound freight RF 63. C 420's were typical power for this train. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  8/19/1986  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 10:13:10 PM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  556   Comments: 2
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:  301   Comments: 1
LI 227
Title:  LI 227
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/1986  Upload Date: 9/23/2017 12:30:56 AM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Richard Gorddard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
RF 7
Title:  RF 7
Description:  LIRR RF 7 heads east past the station at Bellerose NY. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  10/19/1986  Upload Date: 10/5/2011 11:28:25 PM
Location:  Bellerose, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420) LI 228(C420)
Views:  497   Comments: 0
Quiet at Queens Village
Title:  Quiet at Queens Village
Description:  RF 11, with consecutively numbered C 420's, cools its heels at the Queens Village station as it waits for a late night parade of passenger trains. There will be an eastbound Montauk train, followed by an Oyster Bay train. Once they clear, the freight will get the board to go east to Pine Aire with 64 cars and cabin #64. Tonights train is unusual, having three C 420s. This train almost always got two units.
Photo Date:  1/15/1987  Upload Date: 5/22/2011 3:01:00 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 228(C420) LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  473   Comments: 0
Waiting for the board
Title:  Waiting for the board
Description:  RF 11 was pulled up to the signal on track 4 at Queens to wait for traffic, not uncommon as there was a flurry of passenger trains around 1 AM every night. Todays train has three C 420s instead of the usual two. Pennsys position light signals were always interesting to watch, especially so at night. Hell get going after the Oyster Bay train clears going east.
Photo Date:  1/15/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 2:50:27 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Station,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  LI 228(C420) LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
Waiting at the station
Title:  Waiting at the station
Description:  RF 11 was cooling its heels waiting for traffic at Queens Village in this platform shot, also showing the waiting area on the westbound platform across the tracks. Lead unit 228 seems to have a new coat of paint.
Photo Date:  1/15/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 3:04:18 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 228(C420) LI 227(C420) LI 226(C420)
Views:  230   Comments: 1
Passing the potato exchange
Title:  Passing the potato exchange
Description:  RF 63 passes the Long Island potato exchange. Potatoes were once a significant source of traffic on the LIRR, but have long since gone to trucks by this date.
Photo Date:  2/3/1987  Upload Date: 6/20/2011 2:01:26 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  LI 222(C420) LI 227(C420)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
RF 63 at Riverhead
Title:  RF 63 at Riverhead
Description:  RF 63 with a pair of C 420s about to head back west to Pine Aire. When the train arrives there, it will work its train and tie up. Later that night, after rush hour, it will work to Fresh Pond as train RF 91.
Photo Date:  2/3/1987  Upload Date: 5/22/2011 3:02:54 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  LI 222(C420) LI 227(C420)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
Under the bridge
Title:  Under the bridge
Description:  RF 63 passes under an old local bridge as seen from the William Floyd Parkway. This is one of the more rural scenes on Long Island at the time.
Photo Date:  2/3/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 4:16:18 AM
Location:  Yaphank, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  LI 222(C420) LI 227(C420)
Views:  262   Comments: 1
Rolling for Pine Aire
Title:  Rolling for Pine Aire
Description:  RF 63 rolls west through the pine barrens approaching Medford on a snowy afternoon.
Photo Date:  2/5/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 4:04:05 AM
Location:  Medford, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  LI 222(C420) LI 227(C420)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Starting west
Title:  Starting west
Description:  RF 63 has just left Riverhead and is working its way to a pick up at Yaphank and hopefully no rush hour delays getting back to Pine Aire.
Photo Date:  2/5/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 4:08:18 AM
Location:  Riverhead, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  LI 222(C420) LI 227(C420)
Views:  192   Comments: 0


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