New engines for NYA

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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Uncle Cheapo » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:51 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Will these units take a trip to Morris Park and get their ASC gear tested and oked for use on LIRR?

No need for that.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby freightguy » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:26 pm

The 300/301 today were in Morris Park today for LIRR personnel to look over.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:53 pm

UC,There was a NEED for the LIRR to inspect and test the new NY+A power.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby freightguy » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:35 pm

Backshop,

I think LIRR is looking to piggyback off the NYA order for their work engine fleet. It was brought there for familiarization puropses. Like all gensets supposedly the pulling power is much left to be desired. Same with the current rebuilds at MNRR of the GP35 fleet by Brookville. Nothing beats the old stuff!
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby gregorygrice » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:10 pm

300 is working with 2200 and a MP15 today.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:49 pm

You have to remember that NY&A is a "guest" on LIRR,and retained the right to inspect and allow/reject
any of NY&A's power as lead or trail only away from the Lower Montauk Secondary.
The PR 20B's are the 1st new power with LIRR ASC installed since the GP38-2's and the MP15's arrived on the island.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby freightguy » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:13 pm

The NYAR geeps and 15's already have an upgraded ATC package, not the originally stuff from 1970's. I'm not sure if it's in all units.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Crabman1130 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:00 am

Backshophoss wrote:The PR 20B's are the 1st new power with LIRR ASC installed since the GP38-2's and the MP15's arrived on the island.

What about the DE/DM fleet?
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:11 pm

The DM's/DE's are special built power for the C-3 fleet,like the power units on the CB&Q Zephyr fleet,
the only saving grace,they have regular couplers on both ends. Unusable otherwise.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Uncle Cheapo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:48 am

freightguy wrote:Backshop,

I think LIRR is looking to piggyback off the NYA order for their work engine fleet. It was brought there for familiarization puropses. Like all gensets supposedly the pulling power is much left to be desired. Same with the current rebuilds at MNRR of the GP35 fleet by Brookville. Nothing beats the old stuff!

Not a genset. Cat prime mover. So far outperforms a gp38 switching. Road trials soon to follow.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby SwingMan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:03 pm

The 300 and 301 made their first trip on the Main Line today (4/28). Under the designation RS-70/RS-71, they made a round trip to Hicksville.
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Teutobergerwald » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:18 pm

Did they run light, or deliver/pick-up cars at Hicksville Yard ?
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby gregorygrice » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:37 pm

Light to Divide and back
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Train2009 » Tue May 10, 2016 6:35 am

Just now this morning I saw 2 videos on Youtube with #300 and #301 running in regular freight service, it did its first run yesterday on RS40/RS41 and last night on RS80.
Here is a link in a YouTube search: https://www.youtube.com/results?q=LIRR& ... %253D%253D
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Re: New engines for NYA

Postby Crabman1130 » Tue May 10, 2016 8:46 am

I heard a train blow for the Staples St. crossing on the Central yesterday. It sounded similar to the horn in the video. Were they out there then?
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