James C. Eichhorn Sr. and L.G. Griffing

Photographer unkown
1937

Enginemen No.1 and No. 2 not only had their pictures taken but they were honored at a dinner at the Henry Perkins Hotel in Riverhead in July 1937 for 50 and 51 years of service to the Long Island Rail Road. At left, is James Cornelius Eichhorn Sr., No. 1, who had covered nearly three million miles from Jamaica to Montauk. He received a gold service pin. At right is L.G. Griffing, who was pensioned that summer at the age of 70 from the Jamaica to Greenport line. At the time, two of Mr. Eichhorn's sons were working as enginemen and a grandson as a fireman, adding up to about 100 years on the railroad for three generations of the family.
James C. Eichhorn Sr. and L.G. Griffing