B. Thayer Associates was responsible for the architectural and structural design, and construction phase services for the new enclosed train wash facilities at the existing railroad yards in both Ronkonkoma and Babylon. The train wash facilities were designed to accommodate all LIRR equipment types including diesel and duel mode locomotives, diesel hauled bi-level passenger coaches and single-level multiple unit electric trains. The buildings were designed to house train wash equipment and systems, including overhead walkways, overhead crane supports and ancillary spaces. B. Thayer Associates coordinated with the LIRR Engineering and Maintenance of Equipment Departments for both projects.
LIRR Babylon Train Wash Facility
Location: Babylon, New York
Client: Long Island Rail Road
Cost: $25.5 Million (Babylon);
$22 Million (Ronkonkoma)