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#41 brianpmcdonnell17

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:05 PM


From the LIRR bulletin.

Cannonball East

The Cannonball East departs Penn Station on Fridays at 4:06 p.m. from Penn Station - May 27th through September 2nd and travels non-stop to Westhampton in 95 minutes, also stopping at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk. For the July 4th holiday weekend, the Cannonball East departs on Friday July 1. Hamptons Reserve seating is $49.25 one-way. The remaining cars are filled on a first come, first-served basis priced at the regular one-way peak fare of $28.25

 

Even if I shave the trip to 100 miles to WestHampton in 95, that is pretty fast for LIRR. Wouldn't bet on it being on time too often.....It is unique in that it doesn't stop in any of the places like Woodside or Jamaica or Hicksville.....

I think it does stop in Jamaica going one way. As for Hicksville and Woodside, many trains on the Montauk Branch don't stop at those stations. Some trains don't even go through Hicksville.

Edited by brianpmcdonnell17, 15 April 2018 - 06:06 PM.

Routes Travelled: CL WAS-CHI, Card. CHI-WAS, Caro. CLT-RGH, CS SEA-LAX, CZ CHI-RIC, Cre. BAL-ATL, EB SEA-CHI, ES NYG/NYP-NFL, LSL BOS/NYP-CHI, ML ALB-NYP, NER FBG-RVR+WAS-BOS, PS LAX-ANA, Pen. NYP-PGH, Pie. RGH-CLT, SM ORL-NYP, SS MIA-NYP

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:09 PM


From the LIRR bulletin.

Cannonball East

The Cannonball East departs Penn Station on Fridays at 4:06 p.m. from Penn Station - May 27th through September 2nd and travels non-stop to Westhampton in 95 minutes, also stopping at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk. For the July 4th holiday weekend, the Cannonball East departs on Friday July 1. Hamptons Reserve seating is $49.25 one-way. The remaining cars are filled on a first come, first-served basis priced at the regular one-way peak fare of $28.25

 

Even if I shave the trip to 100 miles to WestHampton in 95, that is pretty fast for LIRR. Wouldn't bet on it being on time too often.....It is unique in that it doesn't stop in any of the places like Woodside or Jamaica or Hicksville.....

It is ~45 miles from Westhampton to Montauk. It is ~75 miles in 95 mins, which makes sense.

This was my old stomping grounds. I lived on LI (Suffolk County) for five years, so this is not theoretical based on studying maps and time tables. Been there done that both by train and car many times


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Edited by jis, 16 April 2018 - 06:22 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:21 PM

My error on the distance between WH and Montauk. I only go Jamaica to/from Penn to catch Amtrak, or once in a while after a game at the garden, back to Forest Hills. I hate to say I've only taken the train to Montauk once, and it was a special Parlor Car Train for the Tricentennial of Queens County in 1983 boarded in LIC after breakfast, only stop was Jamaica then straight out to Montauk for festivities. One of my friends had to buy tickets because his boss was tight with Queens County politicos.....

 

Cannonball "West" does add Jamaica....Just about nothing on Montauk timetable through Hicksville, but almost everything out of Penn is a change at Jamaica .



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:37 PM

My error on the distance between WH and Montauk. I only go Jamaica to/from Penn to catch Amtrak, or once in a while after a game at the garden, back to Forest Hills. I hate to say I've only taken the train to Montauk once, and it was a special Parlor Car Train for the Tricentennial of Queens County in 1983 boarded in LIC after breakfast, only stop was Jamaica then straight out to Montauk for festivities. One of my friends had to buy tickets because his boss was tight with Queens County politicos.....
 
Cannonball "West" does add Jamaica....Just about nothing on Montauk timetable through Hicksville, but almost everything out of Penn is a change at Jamaica .

The trains on the Montauk Branch that involve a change at Jamaica are diesel east of there, with most trains operating via Hicksville but not stopping. There are also a few trains a day that do stop. In addition, Montauk Branch trains are sometimes routed via the Babylon Branch. Any Montauk Branch train with a change in Babylon rather than Jamaica operates this way, as it is entirely electric east of Jamaica while the Central Branch from Hicksville to Babylon is diesel-only.
Routes Travelled: CL WAS-CHI, Card. CHI-WAS, Caro. CLT-RGH, CS SEA-LAX, CZ CHI-RIC, Cre. BAL-ATL, EB SEA-CHI, ES NYG/NYP-NFL, LSL BOS/NYP-CHI, ML ALB-NYP, NER FBG-RVR+WAS-BOS, PS LAX-ANA, Pen. NYP-PGH, Pie. RGH-CLT, SM ORL-NYP, SS MIA-NYP

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:59 PM

Yes, going through but not stopping is the more accurate way to say it.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:00 PM

 

Done that! Esp. with beep beep noise when the doors are closing. You'll gain nearly 1,890 feet from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.

 

 

Despite several trips to Albuquerque over the years, I have yet to do this. It's still on my bucket list. :)

 

I've been to Santa Fe a couple of times (beautiful town), but we drove.

 

 

Clean restrooms; low prices; fast service; friendly conductors/ticket takers. Obviously, they never "learned" from Amtrak.

 

Been ABQ-->Belen once round trip and ABQ <-->Santa Fe about half a dozen times. Been on it every time we go back to visit our hearts.






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