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Owner: Long Island Rail Road Company
Model:Rebuilt Alco Power CarBuilt As:WM 301 (FA2)
Serial Number:78494Order No:
Frame Number:Built:1/1951
Notes:blt 1/51 as WM FA2 301
Other locos with this serial:  WM 301(FA2) LI 609(Power Car)
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LI 609
Title:  LI 609
Description:  Ready to depart Port Jeffereson, LI 609 was originally WM 301. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  11/1/1973  Upload Date: 12/3/2010 11:00:16 AM
Location:  Port Jefferson, NY
Author:  Stephen J. Benkovitz
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  244   Comments: 1
LI 609
Title:  LI 609
Description:  Push-pull trainset has just arrived from Port Jefferson. LI 609 was originally WM 301. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  2/1/1974  Upload Date: 12/8/2010 11:34:40 AM
Location:  Huntington, NY
Author:  Stephen J. Benkovitz
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
LI 609
Title:  LI 609
Description:  Not sure of exact date.
Photo Date:  4/4/1975  Upload Date: 1/6/2016 10:52:54 PM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  98   Comments: 1
Sleepy station
Title:  Sleepy station
Description:  The look of the Ronkonkoma station area is that of a sleepy outpost in the pine barrens. This was the terminus of most trains on the Main Line at the time-the LIRR had just extended a pair of rush hour runs to Yaphank-but was a fairly quiet place, compared to its counterparts on the north(Port Jeff) and south (Babylon and Patchogue) shores. There was a single track main, and a small yard with a wye just east of the station. The station had an agent/op who handled tickets and cleared trains past block station KO, as well as handing up orders to freights. In ten years, this will be a completely different place. We see a westbound preparing to depart with the typical train set, an FA on the west end, three cars(five was more common), and a GP 38 on the east end.
Photo Date:  4/10/1978  Upload Date: 12/3/2016 3:53:31 AM
Location:  Ronkonkoma, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  85   Comments: 1
LI 398 prepares to take 609 to the shop.
Title:  LI 398 prepares to take 609 to the shop.
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/1/1978  Upload Date: 6/9/2016 2:35:26 PM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LI 398(25 Tonner) LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  91   Comments: 3
LIRR 609
Title:  LIRR 609
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/11/1979  Upload Date: 2/27/2015 9:36:17 AM
Location:  Queens (Borough), NY
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  555   Comments: 0
609
Title:  609
Description:  LIRR 609 rolling east on the rear of a Port Jeff train. Note the red border stripes on the unit, one of several paint variations.
Photo Date:  7/12/1983  Upload Date: 11/23/2013 2:09:48 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  160   Comments: 1
Oyster Bay
Title:  Oyster Bay
Description:  FA 609 in new paint brings up the rear of an Oyster Bay train as it clears Nassau and heads up the branch toward East Williston
Photo Date:  6/5/1984  Upload Date: 6/30/2014 3:57:58 AM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
FA 2 609
Title:  FA 2 609
Description:  FA 2 cab car leads westbound train at St James NY, LIRRs oldest station, built 1873. Date of photo is approximate
Photo Date:  1/1/1986  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 10:52:35 PM
Location:  Saint James, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
Old classics
Title:  Old classics
Description:  An FA leads a westbound Port Jefferson train toward a New York connection at Huntington, making its stop at St James, the oldest existing station on Long island, built in 1873. Note the railfan chase vehicle parked at lower left-the gray Chevelle with white top. I chased a lot of trains in that car, putting 68000 miles on it in three years.
Photo Date:  3/4/1986  Upload Date: 11/18/2014 2:36:14 AM
Location:  Saint James, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
Rolling away
Title:  Rolling away
Description:  An eastbound Ronkonkoma train has an FA 2 taking up the rear position today.
Photo Date:  3/11/1986  Upload Date: 11/15/2014 11:48:27 PM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  87   Comments: 1
Ronkonkoma going away
Title:  Ronkonkoma going away
Description:  The rear of a Ronkonkoma train passes Bellerose headed east.
Photo Date:  6/1/1986  Upload Date: 11/24/2014 1:31:01 AM
Location:  Bellerose, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
What we came to see
Title:  What we came to see
Description:  As the 80s wore on, we all knew the FAs would not last forever. I took every opportunity to shoot them as often as possible. Heres 609 trailing a Ronkonkoma train
Photo Date:  10/12/1986  Upload Date: 12/16/2014 3:54:49 AM
Location:  Bellerose, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Oyster Bay late night
Title:  Oyster Bay late night
Description:  The late night Oyster Bay train is making its stop at Mineola. I caught the rear end while it was there.
Photo Date:  11/12/1986  Upload Date: 12/22/2014 4:32:55 AM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  78   Comments: 0
Locust Valley
Title:  Locust Valley
Description:  Locust Valley was the last station with double track on the Oyster Bay branch. Here we see it at night as an eastbound stops with an FA trailing.
Photo Date:  3/7/1987  Upload Date: 11/28/2012 1:18:16 AM
Location:  Locust Valley, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
Working through
Title:  Working through
Description:  This Ronkonkoma train is pushing up the grade and into Floral Park as it rolls on into Jamaica for west end connections.
Photo Date:  8/30/1987  Upload Date: 5/25/2015 2:01:15 AM
Location:  Floral Park, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
Under the position lights
Title:  Under the position lights
Description:  AN OYster Bay train rolls under the signals at the west end of Queens interlocking, seen behind the train. In the right distance a Hempstead train can be seen waiting for this train to pass so it can cross over to make the station here.
Photo Date:  10/18/1987  Upload Date: 6/9/2015 3:42:08 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  99   Comments: 2
Busy time
Title:  Busy time
Description:  Queens Village was at the end of the four track Main Line. East of here, the two tracks to Hempstead separated at Queens, with the two Main Line tracks going on to Hicksville. As such, there was a lot of action. Here we see a Hempstead train pulling away, having just discharged its riders as an Oyster Bay train blows past on track 3. The Hempstead train will stay where it is, taking that track to Garden City, where it will turn south to the end of the line. The Oyster Bay train will cross over one track to the left and continue out Main Line track 2 to Mineola.
Photo Date:  12/20/1987  Upload Date: 6/18/2015 1:44:54 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Snowy day on the branch
Title:  Snowy day on the branch
Description:  An FA trails an Oyster Bay train as it clears the Main Line at Nassau two days after a 14" snowfall, making for this Christmas like scene.
Photo Date:  12/20/1987  Upload Date: 6/18/2015 2:26:53 AM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
FA in the dark
Title:  FA in the dark
Description:  FA 609, leading this westbound Oyster Bay train at Glen Street in Glen Cove, is pulled down past the station lights to platform the open cars.
Photo Date:  1/7/1988  Upload Date: 6/21/2015 3:08:01 AM
Location:  Glen Cove, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Night,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
Waiting for time
Title:  Waiting for time
Description:  A westbound train is ready to leave Oyster Bay for a trip down the branch to the Main Line at Mineola. Just waiting on the timetable. How about that Valiant?!
Photo Date:  1/7/1988  Upload Date: 6/21/2015 3:10:35 AM
Location:  Oyster Bay, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Night,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  47   Comments: 0
Great light
Title:  Great light
Description:  One of the things about the winter was the low light, which offset the short days. An afternoon westbound from Ronkonkoma rolls toward Jamaica as the low sun lights up the FA leading the train.
Photo Date:  1/9/1988  Upload Date: 6/22/2015 3:54:44 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
Going up the branch
Title:  Going up the branch
Description:  FA 609 trails this eastbound train crossing Willis Av as it heads to Oyster Bay.
Photo Date:  4/21/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:17:04 AM
Location:  Mineola, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  52   Comments: 0
Power Pack 609 with C-420s  225 and 229 all ALCO products
Title:  Power Pack 609 with C-420s 225 and 229 all ALCO products
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/5/1989  Upload Date: 10/13/2012 9:15:25 PM
Location:  Morris Park, NY
Author:  Richard Gorddard
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
LI 609
Title:  LI 609
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/9/1989  Upload Date: 1/24/2017 9:12:54 PM
Location:  Garden City, NY
Author:  Richard Gorddard
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
Crossing Clinton
Title:  Crossing Clinton
Description:  The Kabin Kar Trek has gone as far out on the Mitchell Field line as it can, and changed ends. It now approaches the old Clinton Rd station in Garden City in a display only an Alco can provide.
Photo Date:  9/10/1989  Upload Date: 11/27/2015 4:57:09 AM
Location:  Garden City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 225(C420) LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Clinton Rd station
Title:  Clinton Rd station
Description:  The one remaining station on the Mitchell Field Secondary is at Clinton Rd in Garden City. The Kabin Kar Trek ran out as far as they could go, then stopped here for photos. This is the train behind a pair of MTA painted C 420s smoking past the old station.
Photo Date:  9/10/1989  Upload Date: 11/28/2015 3:57:36 AM
Location:  Garden City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 225(C420) LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
Street side
Title:  Street side
Description:  The trip has passed Clinton Rd station, and is now backing up for another go. This time we look from the street side of the station.
Photo Date:  9/10/1989  Upload Date: 11/28/2015 4:05:39 AM
Location:  Garden City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 225(C420) LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
Last lap
Title:  Last lap
Description:  The Kabin Kar Trek is on its last leg as it rolls through Floral Park on its way to drop the tired but happy riders at Jamaica.
Photo Date:  9/10/1989  Upload Date: 11/28/2015 4:10:58 AM
Location:  Floral Park, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 229(C420) LI 225(C420) LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Fantrip meet
Title:  Fantrip meet
Description:  The LIRR Kabin Kar Trek-a fantrip where passengers could ride in one of eight cabooses on the train-is overtaken by a Port Jeff train as they pass the team tracks.
Photo Date:  9/10/1989  Upload Date: 11/27/2015 4:30:41 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 254(GP38-2) LI 609(Power Car) LI 225(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Kabin Kars
Title:  Kabin Kars
Description:  The LIRR ran a Kabin Kar Trek on this Sunday, covering some of the freight only areas on the west end, including Bushwick Terminal and the Bay Ridge Branch. After swapping power at Jamaica, it ran out the Mitchell Field Secondary behind a set of Alcos. Here is is passing the Queens Village team yard with FA 609 leading a pair of C 420s repainted in the MTA scheme from the 1960s. The Centuries still have their 251 engines, but the FA has had its 244 removed and a Caterpillar engine/generator set installed. It's just along for the ride, but an Alco cab leading a pair of Centuries is still a good looking consist.
Photo Date:  9/10/1989  Upload Date: 11/27/2015 4:38:51 AM
Location:  Queens Village, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car) LI 225(C420) LI 229(C420)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
Still the same-thankfully
Title:  Still the same-thankfully
Description:  The LIRR had been using FAs on the rear of trains since the early 70s when everything was powered by C 420s. Now, late in the GP 38 era, they were still in service, though not for much longer. Ten years hence, new power and cars would send these old warriors to scrap. This one is taking up the rear on an Oyster Bay train.
Photo Date:  3/30/1991  Upload Date: 3/18/2015 1:29:13 AM
Location:  Bellerose, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
FA from Oyster Bay
Title:  FA from Oyster Bay
Description:  A late afternoon westbound Oyster Bay run approaches New Hyde Park with the usualy FA power pack. The "12 M1" sign marks where an eastbound 12 car M 1 train should stop its head end to platform the cars correctly.
Photo Date:  8/12/1991  Upload Date: 2/28/2015 4:47:05 AM
Location:  New Hyde Park, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LI 609(Power Car)
Views:  90   Comments: 0


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