The Long Island Rail Road's Freight Department

  • Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ, 07960 United States

Author Gene Collora presents at the Tri-State Railway Historical Society's monthly membership meeting. Collora is a lifelong railroad photographer and a 38-year veteran of the Long Island Rail Road. Specializing in large-format black and white photography, Collora’s images have been universally praised for their superb quality and composition.

Collora has combined his skills in photography with his Long Island Rail Road career to bring us this unique presentation on the LIRR’s often-forgotten freight operations. Gene’s photos from the 1960s and 1970s will showcase the LIRR’s complex blend of passenger and freight operations. For example, passenger locomotives sometimes moved freight in between morning and evening rush hour!

Collora’s work has been featured in multiple articles, books, and other railroad publications over the past several decades, and he has recently written two of his own photo books for The Garbely Publishing Company. These limited edition hardcover books will be available for sale at the presentation for $40 each.

As always, attendance is free, and all are welcome!