Tuesday, August 4, 2009

long island railroad double-decker

Long-Island-Rail-Road-Double-Decker
please click on photo to see train up close



have you ever ridden one of these? though I have ridden the lirr many times, I've never been on a double-decker before. I've always wondered what it was like. curious to find out more for this post, I googled lirr and found out some other interesting facts. for instance, the lirr is the oldest railroad still operating under its original name and it is also the busiest commuter railroad in north america. for more info, please go here.

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20 comments:

Martha Z said...

You make me think, I have ridden Los Angeles' Metrolink and I think it is double deck but I'm not sure. I'll have to look next time I'm down there.

Pietro said...

Lily, we have double decker trains only in some local lines: they are very spacious and comfortable.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi lily !! In India we have same trains but have a length of 1 Kms.They are very slow but still a life line...THanks for the post..Unseen Rajasthan

chrome3d said...

Then you have to ride it someday to experience it! I have also seen double decker trains here too but never used one.

Alexa said...

I'm very familiar with these—take one whenever I go out to the Hamptons or the North Fork. (I like to ride in the lower level. It's a view you don't normally get from the train.)

sixstars said...

Yes I have ridden in a double decker train in Sydney Australia I like the upstairs but you have to know when your station is coming up and get downstairs.

Sylvia K said...

I've ridden a double decker across country, but never on a local line, not sure there is one in Seattle -- at least that I know of! Interesting post, Lily! Let me know what it's like if you do ride one!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Wolynski said...

Now that's a good idea. I once got stuck on the LIRR forever - took the wrong line and had to go all the way back to Jamaica and start over - it was very hot.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nope. Never saw one that looked like this. Ages ago when I rode a train to California from Ohio, I got on a super chief in Chicago for California and it had a lounge car with a double deck. I was not in it though. Thank you for stopping by and helping me make history on my Pick a Peck of Pixels blog.

bobbie said...

I've never even seen a double decker. I do like train travel though - except for the food they offer.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

while i have not ridden a double-decker here in the states, i have ridden one in italy just a few months ago. was fun though the windows needed cleaning.

have a fab week.

Anonymous said...

yes, I've riddent the double decker out to the Hamptons a few years back (was actually going to Tanger Outlet). I find sitting in the small middle section (neither up nor down, makes it easiest to exit the train.

Fellow Fdaler

Daryl said...

Cool shot .. are those sleeping berths in the upper?

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh I love double decker trains, we don't get them in the Uk but I've travelled on a few in Europe...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I have never even seen a double decker train before. Try it and let us know! On another note, we, at GDP, thought of you as today, we posted a photo of a lily and hydrangea!
Jan
GDP

SandyCarlson said...

Never saw one of those before! Neat.

Marka said...

Hopefully each level is tall enough for us taller folk. I remember being on an overnight ferry-liner where the bunks were a bit short, both vertically and horizontally, for myself and the gentleman I shared a cabin with.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Never rode on a double decker as yet -- just imagine how many people are on one!

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

We have the double decker here at the Islip line...so usually the last stretch of a train ride home from the city, will have you on a double-decker. the extra height is nice cuz it gives you extra visibility into people's backyards :-)

Marju said...

Beautiful!!