Lack of labor derails beloved Greenport miniature train

The operator of the Peconic County Miniature Railroad put the brakes today on the 30-year-old business that has given hundreds of thousands lasting memories.Frank Field,

GREENPORT - The operator of the Peconic County Miniature Railroad put the brakes today on the 30-year-old business that has given hundreds of thousands lasting memories.

Frank Field, a former Long Island Rail Road mechanical engineer, designed the tracks and did most of the labor. The train runs one-half mile through his property. The cars were built in the 1940s and 1950s.

Field, 80, says he can no longer find enough volunteers to help him run the train.

More than 220,000 people have ridden on the train over the years. Field says he will continue to maintain the trains for his family to ride on.

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