Staten Island Rapid Transit.

Here’s today’s logical continuation from Sunday’s Tracking the Light.

Lumix LX7 photo.
Lumix LX7 photo.

On arrival at St. George, Staten Island, I had exactly 40 minutes to explore and photograph the old Staten Island Rapid Transit (Staten Island Railway).

Compared with more than 40 years photographing Amtrak, or 18 years photographing Irish Rail, that isn’t a lot of time.

Here’s what I came up with in that short span.

Here's the face of the Staten Island Railway.
Here’s the face of the Staten Island Railway.
St. George terminus.
St. George terminus.

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Staten Island Railway with the Narrows Bridge. Contrast adjusted in Lightroom.
Staten Island Railway with the Narrows Bridge. Contrast adjusted in Lightroom.
Lots of rules and warnings on the line. Gosh!
Lots of rules and warnings on the line. (see: ‘Code of Conduct’ to the left of the station sigh). No this, no that. Gosh!
The railway has an unusual off-center logo. I wonder if that signifies something?
The railway has an unusual off-center logo. I wonder if that signifies something?

All photos were exposed with my Lumix LX7.

Tracking the Light posts Every Day!

2 comments on “Staten Island Rapid Transit.

  1. Anonymous on said:

    Brian
    While working for the NY Cross Harbor RR I lived on Staten Island and rode the SI RR on a regular basis. They had alcohol switches that always needed parts which we had a warehouse full of. I gained many favors from them. I also traveled to NYC via the SI Ferries. Great memories….thanks
    Bob

  2. Al G on said:

    Staten Island, whilst a borough of New York City, is much closer in temperment to its neighbour across the Arthur Kill, New Jersey.
    The Staten Islanders as opposed to the Islanders of Nassau & Suffolk Counties, speak like Jerseyans and the political tendencies are radically different than the other 4 boroughs. Like Texas, Staten Island occasionally has desires to secede from NYC & become part of Jersey.
    That’s why the logo is off centre.
    Oh yes, SIRT was once owned by the B&O RR & had a nice freight business. You can observe the remnants of the once numerous sidings & industry if you ride all the way out to Tottenville. The track is jointed & not maintained as well as the rest of the NYC Subway system IMHO.