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[PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020

Things are happening at Mineola station with the third track program in full swing. (All photos June 28, 2020)
From the garage overpass looking west. A NY Penn train waits for departure.

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Looking east, the waiting room building that seemed to there forever was demolished.
At the Mineola Blvd overpass, you can see where the new third track will go.

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The classic old station building will remain. Both east ends of the platforms were closed. Temporary platforms were installed at the western end.
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Another view of the platform.
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Another parking garage rooftop view just east of the station. The Oyster Bay branch diverging off in the distance.
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The old substation will be demolished. Get your shots now.
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Nassau Tower is also to be history. It's sitting where the new third track will be.
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Because of the Glen Cove Rd bridge replacement, all service was terminating at Mineola.
After discharging passengers, the train then relays to East Williston on the Oyster Bay branch.

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Let's zoom in.
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Looking back from the garage rooftop at Mineola station.
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Thank you for viewing and your comments in advance.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 28 16:10:15 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

Nice shots. 2 weeks ago I went by the New Hyde Park Station. They have a temporary station about 2 blocks west with pilings in for the 3rd track. Unless they use those ramps that they used at Woodside a few years ago, there will be no eastbound stops for quite a while.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by https://salaamallah.com/ on Sun Jun 28 16:18:16 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

WOW THE M3s ARE GONE

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:26:57 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by https://salaamallah.com/ on Sun Jun 28 16:18:16 2020.

WOW THE M3s ARE GONE

I can't say for sure. Though more M-9's are on the property.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:31:03 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 28 16:10:15 2020.

Nice shots. 2 weeks ago I went by the New Hyde Park Station. They have a temporary station about 2 blocks west with pilings in for the 3rd track. Unless they use those ramps that they used at Woodside a few years ago, there will be no eastbound stops for quite a while.

Thanks, yeah that should be interesting when sections of the third track are installed at the new platforms. Gonna be interesting.

Remember that hobby shop you talked about ? E-mail me.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 28 17:11:53 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:31:03 2020.

Done. Waiting for you

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by qveensboro_plaza on Sun Jun 28 18:12:18 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

This was supposed to be completed nearly 20 years ago -- but that was before the NIMBYS got involved. Good to see it limping toward reality in any event.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 18:18:24 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 28 17:11:53 2020.

Done. Waiting for you.

Sorry, I broke for dinner.

Check your e-mail.

Bill Newkirk


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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 18:19:34 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by qveensboro_plaza on Sun Jun 28 18:12:18 2020.

This was supposed to be completed nearly 20 years ago -- but that was before the NIMBYS got involved. Good to see it limping toward reality in any event.

Progress at the speed of a snail. lol

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sun Jun 28 18:21:20 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 18:19:34 2020.

Escargot Construction (dids)Services Limited.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Joe V on Sun Jun 28 18:36:11 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by https://salaamallah.com/ on Sun Jun 28 16:18:16 2020.

Like the R32's, in storage and not needed right now with 10% service reduction, and some M-9's running around.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Joe V on Sun Jun 28 18:40:50 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

It's a shame about the tower. I wonder if it structurally could have survived a move ?

Will the old substation remain ?

Did you stop and eat at the Station Plaza diner ?

Is Willis Hobbies RR inventory pretty much depleted ?

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Charles G on Sun Jun 28 18:59:55 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

Thanks Bill -- Great shots. I've wanted to get out to LI and take a look at things in person. This is the next best thing.



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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Charles G on Sun Jun 28 19:01:28 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 18:19:34 2020.

To be fair - once they decided to "go", they have been moving very fast.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 28 19:08:38 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Joe V on Sun Jun 28 18:40:50 2020.

There was a group who were trying to save the tower but it was not to be

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Joe V on Sun Jun 28 19:30:37 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Charles G on Sun Jun 28 19:01:28 2020.

Unfortunately with design flaws. Oyster Bay trains in both directions must use normal westbound local track. It would be better if it were to be 2 island platforms.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 19:46:22 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Joe V on Sun Jun 28 18:40:50 2020.

Will the old substation remain ?

No, to be demolished for a parking lot.

Did you stop and eat at the Station Plaza diner ?

No

Is Willis Hobbies RR inventory pretty much depleted ?

Don't know.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Union Tpke on Sun Jun 28 20:12:59 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

Great pictures! There is so much for two island platforms. Thanks a lot Prince Andrew! Idiot.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Michael549 on Sun Jun 28 20:31:19 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

Is there a track map or design schematic type track map of what these changes and improvements will look like?

Mike



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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by kp5308 on Sun Jun 28 20:47:38 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

Good job documenting the scene Bill. I hope updates will appear from time to time :)

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by mkeit on Sun Jun 28 22:10:26 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:31:03 2020.

The temporary platforms are movable. They will be relocated to the top of the Third Track as it is built.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Jun 29 06:59:42 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Michael549 on Sun Jun 28 20:31:19 2020.

Is there a track map or design schematic type track map of what these changes and improvements will look like?


This may be of some help.


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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bob Andersen on Mon Jun 29 08:45:59 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

Great pictures!

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Jersey Mike on Wed Jul 1 18:42:30 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

Damit, I didn't think to use the parking deck for photos when I was there last.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Wed Jul 1 19:41:38 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Jersey Mike on Wed Jul 1 18:42:30 2020.

Damit, I didn't think to use the parking deck for photos when I was there last.

Yep, lotsa parking garage upper decks to use in Mineola.

In fact, there's a new parking garage under construction. I don't know how close to the tracks it will be.

I think a trip to Mineola is in order.

Bill Newkirk



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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by NIMBYkiller on Tue Jul 7 15:14:48 2020, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Joe V on Sun Jun 28 19:30:37 2020.

Agreed 100% The design for Mineola is mind boggling-ly flawed! EB OBs will now have to foul the middle and then wb track (AND STOP ON THE WB TRACK) and they're going to have to build an entirely new eb platform, where as they could've just built the 3rd track on the south side of the EB platform. That would allow eb OBs to pull in and stop on the middle track, then proceed when wb track is clear (as currently done) while other main line eb trains could just bypass or pull in simultaneously on the southernmost track. More $$$ being spent for less operational flexibility. And then even if they go to fix the issue so eb OBs don't have to foul the wb track while making the stop, they'll still have to foul the ENTIRE main when departing Mineola.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola

Posted by NIMBYkiller on Tue Jul 7 15:17:06 2020, in response to [PHOTOS] Third Track Project At Mineola, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sun Jun 28 16:03:01 2020.

I still can't get over the idiotic track layout they will be employing at Mineola. MAJOR BLUNDER!

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