Work in Progress
Long Island C420 225 is seen slumbering away the weekend in the Oyster Bay, NY yard in the company of a couple of FA power cars. It looks like the 225 has just received a fresh coat of blue-and-yellow paint, but has been pressed back into service without receiving the customary "M" (for MTA/Metropoltan Transportation Authority) which normally should have appeared on the yellow side of the cab.
It was fairly unusual to see LIRR locomotives operating "short hood forward" like this in those days, as the railroad preferred to run them long hood forward to provide the engine crew greater protection in the event of a grade crossing accident.
The 225 was part of the second and last group of C420's acquired by the LIRR (29 in all). Delivered in 1968, these last units lasted until the late 1980's.