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Robert M. Emery Long Island Rail Road Collection

Type of Material: Detailed pencil drawings by Emery of Long Island Rail Road tracks, with explanatory notes; over 5,000 identified photographs and postcards of construction, wrecks, engines, trains, depots, conductors, and other railroad scenes; 262 timetables; and other material relating to the railroad.
Personal Name: Robert M. Emery
Collection ID: Collection 243
Creator: Robert M. Emery
Extent: 73.5 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1880-1974

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION    

Title
Robert M. Emery Long Island Rail Road Collection.

Creator
Robert M. Emery.

Provenance
The collection was purchased from Robert M. Emery in 1976.

ExtentScope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of 73.5 linear ft. of: detailed pencil drawings by Emery of Long Island Rail Road tracks, with explanatory notes; over 5,000 identified photographs and postcards of construction, wrecks, engines, trains, depots, conductors, and other railroad scenes; 262 timetables; and other material relating to the railroad. Items date from 1880-1974.

Biographical Sketch 
Robert M. Emery (b. 23 March 1925, d. 1 August 1995) joined the Long Island Rail Road in 1943 and retired in 1976, after 33 years of service. His first job after graduating from Mattituck High School (NY) was as a trainman; he was a conductor at the time of his retirement.
Source: Newsday, September 7, 1976, p. 19.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Scrapbooks arranged geographically by railroad line; timetables arranged chronologically.
Finding aid updated May 2013 by Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives/University Archivist.

Language(s)
English.

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction. Items from the collection may not be photographed or photocopied by researchers. Requests for reprographic services (maximum of five items) can be facilitated by the department.

Ownership
Stony Brook University Libraries.

Preferred Citation
[Item], [Box], Robert M. Emery Long Island Rail Road Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries.

BOX LIST

Box 1

Book 1
Atlantic Branch, or "Old Southern Road."
12" x 18"; 36 p.
Jamaica Central Railways.
Photograph boxes: 1A, 1B

Book 2
Montauk Branch. Hillside to Valley Stream.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Also showing "Atlantic Branch," Springfield Junction to Valley Stream, and the "Long Beach Branch," Valley Stream to Lynbrook, and the New York and Long Island Traction Co.'s Line.
Photograph boxes: 2A, 2B

Book 3
Montauk Branch. Valley Stream to Baldwin, showing New York and Long Island Traction Company.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Photograph boxes: 3A, 3B

Book 4
Montauk Branch. Baldwin to Wantagh.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Freeport Railroad Company and New York and Long Island Traction Company.
Photograph boxes: 4A, 4B

Box 2

Book 5
Montauk Branch. Wantagh to Babylon.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Babylon Railroad Company, South Shore Traction Company; Huntington Railroad Company.
Photograph boxes: 5A, 5B

Book 6
Montauk Branch. Babylon to Blue Point.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Suffolk Traction. South Shore Traction.
Photograph boxes: 6A, 6B

Book 7
Montauk Branch. Patchogue to Quogue.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Manorville Branch. Suffolk Traction Map.
Photograph boxes: 7A, 7B, 7C

Box 3

Book 8
Montauk Branch. Hampton Bays to Montauk.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Sag Harbor Branch.
Photograph boxes: 8A, 8B, 8C

Book 9
Montauk Branch. Montauk.
12" x 18"; 17 p.
Photograph boxes:: 9A, 9B

Book 10
Main Line. Rockaway Junction to Floral Park in "two track days." Belmont Park Branch.
12" x 18"; 18 p.
Photograph boxes: 10A, 10B

Book 11
Main Line. Hillside to New Hyde Park.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Belmont Park Branch.
Photograph boxes: 11A, 11B

Box 4

Book 12
Main Line. Merillon Avenue to Hicksville.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Minneola to Garden City.
Photograph boxes: 12A, 12B

Book 13
Main Line. Hicksville to Pinelawn.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Bethpage Branch.
Photograph boxes: 13A, 13B

Book 14
Main Line. Pinelawn to Medford.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Photograph boxes: 14A, 14B, 14C

Box 5

Book 15
Main Line. Medford to Riverhead.
12" x 18"; 50 p.
Camp Upton Branch.
Photograph boxes: 15A, 15B

Book 16
Main Line. Riverhead to Greenport.
12" x 18" 51 p.
Photograph boxes: 16A, 16B, 16C

Book 17
Creedmore Branch.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Flushing, North Shore Central Railroad Company.
Great Neck Junction to Creedmore Central Branch.
Floral Park to "HC" Tower.
Hempstead Branch "HC" Tower to Hempstead Central Extension.
"HC" Tower to Salisbury Plains.
Photograph boxes: 17A, 17B

Book 18
Central Extension.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Salisbury Plains to Bethpage Junction Central Branch.
Bethpage Junction to Babylon West Hempstead Branch.
Long Beach Branch.
Photograph boxes: 18A, 18B

Book 19
Oyster Bay Branch.
12" x 18"; 42 p.
Minneola to Locust Valley.
Nassau County Railway.
Glen Cove Railroad.
Photograph boxes: 19A, 19B

Book 20
Oyster Bay Branch.
12" x 18"; 50 p.
Locust Valley to Oyster Bay Whitestone Branch.
Photograph boxes: 20A, 20B

Box 6

Book 21
Glendale Cut-off and Rockaway Beach Branch.
11" x 14"; 64 p.
Photograph boxes: 21A, 21B

Book 22
Far Rockaway Branch. Cedarhurst cut-off.
11" x 14"; 57 p.
Photograph boxes: 22A, 22B

Book 23
Wading River Branch. Hicksville to Kings Park. Huntington Railroad Company.
12" x 18"; 49 p.
Northport Traction Company.
Photograph boxes: 23A, 23B, 23C

Book 24
Wading River Branch.
12" x 18"; 44 p.
Kings Park to Port Jefferson.
Photograph boxes: 24A, 24B, 24C

Book 25
Wading River Branch.
12" x 18"; 46 p.
Port Jefferson to Wading River.
Photograph boxes: 25A, 25B, 25C

Box 7

Book 26
North Shore Branch.
12" x 18"; 20 p.
Winfield to Corona.
Photograph boxes: 26A, 26B

Book 27
North Shore Branch.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Corona to Port Washington.
Photograph boxes: 27A, 27B

Book 28
Atlantic Branch.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Atlantic Branch: Woodhaven to Morris Park in 1929.
Atlantic Branch: Morris Park to Jamaica, Beaver Street in 1908.
Montauk Branch. Richmond Hill to Hillside in 1908, 1922.
Main Line. West of Jamaica to Hillside in 1908, 1929.
Photograph boxes: 28A, 28B

Book 29
Atlantic Branch.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Flatbush Avenue to Woodhaven.
Photograph boxes: 29A, 29B

Box 8

Book 30
Atlantic Branch. Dunton to Jamaica 1940.
12" x 18"; 48 p.
Montauk Branch. Richmond Hill to Hillside 1940.
Main Line. Westbridge to Hillside 1940.
Photograph boxes: 30A, 30B, 30C

Book 31
Montauk Branch. Fresh Pond to Richmond Hill.
12" x 18"; 30 p.
Photograph boxes: 31a, 31B

Book 32
Morris Park: Shops, and locomotive terminal.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Photograph boxes: 32A, 32B, 32C, 32D, 32E

Book 33
Montauk Branch. Long Island City to Fresh Pond.
12" x 18"; 58 p.
Photograph boxes: 33A, 33B

Book 34
Main Line, including "New York Ferry Term."
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Long Island City to Woodside.
Photograph boxes: 34A, 34B

Book 35
Main Line. Woodside to Westbridge.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
North Shore Freight Branch.
Sunnyside Yard (Pennsylvania Railroad)
Photograph boxes: 35A, 35B

Box 9

Book 36
Bushwick Bridge. Evergreen Bridge.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Bay Ridge Bridge and Manhattan Beach Bridge before grade crossing eliminations.
Photograph boxes: 36A, 36B

Book 37
Bay Ridge Branch.
12" x 18"; 60 p.
Fresh Pond to Manhattan Beach Junction.
Photograph boxes: 37A, 37B

Book 38
Bay Ridge Branch.
12" x 18"; 56 p.
Parkville to Bay Ridge Manhattan Beach Branch.
Photograph boxes: 38A, 38B

Box 10

Book 39
Scenes around the system.
12" x 18"; 56 p.
Photograph boxes: 39A, 39B, 39C

Book 40
Scenes around the system.
14" x 17"; 42 p.
Photograph boxes: 40A, 40B

Box 11

Framed photograph: Chesapeake & Ohio train no. 13, at Covington, Virginia. Feb., 1949. Engine 547, a 4-8-2 type.

Framed photograph: Sunday train No. 4206, east of Cutchogue, Long Island. Pennsylvania Rail Road engine no. 3805, a K4s type. March, 1942.

Box 12

Emery, Robert M. Directory of Long Island Rail Road Albums. Spiral notebook.
Page:
1: Key
2-40: Listing, by album, of names of photographers and total number of photographs in each album, for albums 1-39.
46-48: Class G5s locomotives--listing of album and page numbers.
49-50: Class H10s locomotives--listing of album and page numbers.
50: Class G53sa locomotives--listing of album and page numbers.
51: Class C51s2 locomotives--listing of album and page numbers.
52: Class H6sb locomotives--listing of album and page numbers.
53-54: Electric locomotives--listing of album and page numbers.
54: "Oil Electric" (Diesel) locomotives--listing of album and page numbers.
55-58: Diesels--listing of album and page numbers.
60-67: Long Island Rail Road 1920 Roster
60: 4-4-2c
4-6-Oc
2-6-2T
61: 4-4-Oc
62-63: 4-4-O
63: 4-6-O
64:
64: 4-6-Oc
65: 2-8-Oc
2-8-O
66: O-6-O
67: 4-4-O
68-69: Long Island Rail Road ca.1897-ca.1900 Roster.
68: "Old" 4-4-O types.
69: New York & Rockaway Beach R.R. locomotives
Long Island Railroad 500 class locomotives
Prospect Park & Coney Island RR
0-4-0T
2-4-6T
70-71: Ca.1880-1905 Roster.
70: Long Island Railroad "Forney Types" 0-4-4T
2-4-2T
0-4-6T
71: 4-6-0
0-6-0
2-4-0
72: N.Y.N.H. & H R.R. Locomotives used on Long Island Rail Road Steam, electric, and diesels listed.
73: Reading Company locomotives used on Long Island Rail Road Sperry Cars [Rail detectors] used on Long Island Rail Road Central Islip State Hospital
76: Long Island RailRoad "Self-propelled" gasoline or diesel cars
Budd car
Battery cars
Marine Division--Ferryboats, Tugboats.
77: Trolley cars: Glen Cove Railway, Nassau County Railway, Ocean Electric Railway, Huntington Railroad Company, Northport Traction Company
78: Wooden cars
79-87: Steel cars
88: Foreign railroad cars on loan to Long Island Rail Road
89: Foreign railroad cars purchased by Long Island Rail Road
90: Long Island Rail Road Parlor Cars
92-93: Caboose
94: Long Island Rail Road Freight Cars
95-113: Pennsylvania Rail Road Locomotives taken on Long Island Rail Road and in Sunnyside Yard, etc.
97: 0-6-0
98: 4-4-2
99: Electric locomotives
100: Class E6s--4-4-2
101: Class E7s--4-4-2
102: Class G5s--4-6-0; Pennsylvania Rail Road Gas-Electric cars used on Long Island Rail Road
103: Class H--2-8-0
104: Class K2 & K3--4-6-2
105: Class L1s--2-8-2
106: Class K4s--4-6-2
107: Class K4s--4-6-2
110-112: M of W; etc.
113: Push Pull Power Units (Class PC-6)

Pennsylvania Rail Road. Pennsylvania Tunnel and Terminal Rail Road. Special instructions. Effective September 1, 1910.

Pennsylvania Rail Road System. Operating Department. Rules for conducting transportation. Approved by the Boards of Directors. Effective April 26, 1925.
Rules of the Long Island Rail Road Company for the government of the Operating Department. Effective 2: 40 a.m., July 1st, 1926.

The Long Island Rail Road Company. List of stations and sidings and instructions for making reports to the car record office and other information. Taking effect...March 1st, 1913. (C.R. 4)

The Long Island Rail Road Company. List of stations and sidings and instructions for making reports to the car record office and other information. Taking effect...July 1st, 1924. (C.R. 4)

Box 13

Flat timetables, 1895, 1898-1925, 1928, 1930-1932, 1934, 1936, 1938-1945

Box 14

Flat timetables, 1947, 1949-1950, 1953-1957, 1959, 1963-1964, 1966, 1969-1974
Bound timetables, 1908, 1921, 1923, 1925-1933

Box 15

Bound timetables, 1933-1943

Box 16

Bound timetables, 1944-1953, 1955

Box 17

Bound timetables, 1955-1964

Box 18

Bound timetables, 1964-1970, 1974

Box 19

Timetables 1975-1992

Brake and train communicating signal instruction book, 1975

Box 19a

Assorted timetables, 1960-1970

Box 20

The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Cuba
March 1937

Box 21

Spiral notebook
MTA map, July, 1998
Assorted articles

Box 22

"A Comprehensive Look at Operations and Equipment over the Years including Rosters."

Box 23

Unpublished memoir
Robert Emery
LIRR

Box 24

Framed photograph: NY-Atlantic City train no. 1073 leaving Trenton with K4s no. 5426. Train is ascending grade on Bordentown Branch just west of station. Taken on a hot summer day.
June, 1953

Framed photograph: "Steam Days" at Patchogue
June, 1942
Train 55 "The Noon Train" about ready to leave the station

Framed photograph: "On that wonderful day of the past"
Nov. 26, 1967
No. 60 climbs into the Shinnecock Hills near M. Post 83

Framed photograph: Engine 24 pulling Tr. 610, tops the 1% grade east of Smithtown
March 5, 1955

Framed photograph: "On that wonderful day out of the past"
Nov. 26, 1967
Passing P.D. tower in Patchogue

Framed photograph: "Last Day of Steam on Dl W RR"
June 5, 1953
Eng 1137, 4-6-2 type heads train 1055 on the Benton Line near West End Tower, J. City

Framed photograph: "Erie Main Line Scene"
1949

Framed photograph: PRR K4s No. 3655 on train No. 725
Sea GIRT N.J.
July 14, 1952

Framed photograph: Pennsylvania Rail Road No. 1179 on Tr. 627 at Port Jefferson, NY
Sept 7, 1942
Eng. Is class E6s

Framed photograph: Chesapeake Ohio 1626, a 2-6-6-6 type.
Westbound with 143 empty coal hoppersTaken east of Covington, Va. on the James River Line
March, 1949

Box 25

Two scrapbooks
Memorabilia and ephemera
Montauk Steamboat Company
Postal covers
Framed photographs: 1941 (4)

Boxes 26a, 26b, 26c

Assorted Long Island Rail Road papers

Timetables

Maps:

Map of Long Island, Showing the Long Island Railroad System and Montauk Steamboat Company's Lines (1904).
22 X 56 cm. (Special Collections G3802 .L6 P3 1904 - Map)

Map of Long Island Showing Long Island Railroad. 1927. Copyright Rand, McNally and Company, New York and Chicago, 1927. 130.5 X 50.5 cm. (1 map dissected in 2 pieces; sheets 57 x 68 cm.). (Special Collections G3802 .L6 P3 1927 .R28 - Map).


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