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physical routes of the Long Island Railroad network.
The goal was to permit some focus on the freight
operation in its own right.” According to Victor, even
though the two systems shared yards, tracks, and en-
gines, they were really two separate businesses with
different sets of clients and different operating man-
dates. “The similarity ends with the gauge,” he quips.
Victor expounds on the railway’s genesis and how it
interfaces with its progenitor - the LIRR: “The conces-
sion, or the transfer agreement of the operation, was
granted to the entity that became the New York & At-
lantic Railway Company,” Victor says. (The company is
a subsidiary of the Anacostia Rail Holdings Company,
which owns and manages six U.S. railroads operating
in seven states.) “And in a parallel transaction, the rail-
road needed locomotives,” he continues. “At that time,
it made sense to lease locomotives that were perform-
ing the same services to the Long Island. So, for the
bulk of the operations of the company, the primary
source of power has been locomotives on long-term
lease by the New York & Atlantic from the Long Island
Railroad Company.”
The New York & Atlantic Railway
A short line railroad providing freight ser-
vice over the tracks of the Long Island Railroad
Ridgewood, N.Y.
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