History: 1909 Photo of LIRR Wreck in Bay Shore


Photo shows two trains that collided near Fifth Avenue.

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Photo: Contributor, Anderson, M. J., photographer. Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication. No renewal found in copyright.

The photo above captures a wreck of a Long Island Railroad train near Fifth Avenue in Bay Shore taken on July 10, 1909. A caption from the archival photo says that the picture shows the wreckage of a railroad train after it collided into the rear of another railroad car. Bystanders nearby watch as two men, probably railroad employees, look over the damage.


The original photo copyright says it was taken 1909 by M. J. Anderson, Bay Shore, N. Y. The copyright registration title is “Railroad wreck on Long Island railroad, Bay Shore, L. I., July 10, 1909.”