LIRR Form 19 History

nyandw Sep 4, 2012

  1. nyandw

    nyandw TrainBoard Member

    The Long Island Rail Road has finally reached the end of an era. . . an era where train movements were ordered by lightweight, onion-skin-style paper train orders nicknamed "flimsies" which were issued to the conductor and engineer of a train.

    General Notice GN 4-16 which effectively ends the long use of the Form 19 train order on the Long Island Rail Road. September 4, 2012
    Research/photos thanks to Dave Keller
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Bummer. As a big time fan and collector of such items, I am sad to see this come to a close. There is very little true use of actual flimsies left anywhere. Except museums, which rarely do an accurarate portrayal. Looks like I need to get mine scanned and a LIRR page created for my web site!

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