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Ed Case

Postby H.F.Malone » Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:54 am

Do any of you LIRR Veterans remember Ed Case? He was an asst. CMO or something similar when the 39 Project was getting under way in the late 70s. He was friendly and helpful to a bunch of preservationists, and wasn't freaked out at such things as moving the 5 rolling tenements from Westhampton to Riverhead. A good guy, as I recall. What happened to him? Retired, or what?
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Postby N340SG » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:45 am

I did not personally know Ed, but in any event, he retired some time ago.

When the LIRR hung isolated power supplies for the M-1 ATC, an extra wire needed a designation. They called it EFC+ for Ed F. Case. True story.

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Postby H.F.Malone » Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:05 pm

Very cool. Can't imagine too may of the "current era" supervisory folk being accorded that sort of respect.....
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Postby N340SG » Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:45 pm

Can't imagine too may of the "current era" supervisory folk being accorded that sort of respect...


No, we have other names and nicknames for some of the "new breed", many of those people being outsiders.

I can't recall anyone ever saying anything bad about Ed, if that matters.

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Postby WILLIAM H. JONES » Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:13 pm

Ed and I were Electrician Apprentences at the same time, starting in 1957. His mother, Marion, worked in Jamaica Station as a sectretary, of some importance. In 1988, he was the Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer based in the Machine Shop in Morris Park. Both Jack Miccio and I were surprised that Ed didn't come out of his office for our retirement party. Ed was always fair and friendly around the job.
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Postby N340SG » Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:38 pm

Ed and I were Electrician Apprentences


All right, some more fellow apprentices. I got into the Electrician Apprentice program in 1985, after a little over 3 years on the broom.
It does seem strange that Ed, given what we have heard about him, did not go to your party.

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Re: Ed Case

Postby Ed Case III » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:41 am

Hello to all the RR guys out there. I am Ed Case's son and was poking around this website when I found this thread. I asked my dad about the story and he shared with me the behind the scenes. Ed and Linda are retired and doing well in Florida and he has finally started to build his model railroad after talking about it for so many years. I am working on him joining the site but in the meantime will post his email back to me about the EFC+.

....... nice to know that some of the guys remembers me. So I am now going to tell
the whole story behind the EFC+.
In the early 80"s the federal gov. (FRA) was going to change the
requirement of the wiring resistance to ground from 250,000 ohms to 1megohm
(1,000,000) for automatic speed control systems. this would have crippled
our M-1 fleet since we were lucky we could reach 250,000 ohms on dry hot
days. The problem was all the B-3 minus's on the M-1s were bused together,
close to 10 miles of wire in one married pair of cars. We spoke to GE, the
builder of the equipment, and they told us it would be impossible to
isolate and separate the speed control system, period. I went to Jim Yeager
the Chief Mech Off. (I was his Asst CMO at the time) and said give me a
shot at this, I think we can do it. I told him to let me have this one new
electrical engineer Tom S. and this one electrician Tim, that I had worked
with on a big door control modification, three weeks a away from my desk, a
pair of cars to be held out of service for me, and last but not least the
rear of 8 track pit in Dunton shop, that had a deep pit, didn't want to go
banging my head under the car if I can help it. We also made a deal with
the Electricians Union to let me use tools and any equipment I might need,
we explained to them it was in there best interest because if we were able
to do it both the Carmans Union and the Electricians Union would get the
work on the rest of the fleet. Jim Yeager went for it with the
understanding that if I didn't do it I was going to pay dearly for those
three weeks away from my desk. So Monday morning the three of us showed up
in Dunton Shop and started cutting and splicing wires. Tim and I did the
wiring changes and Tom wrote it all down so we could write an equipment
change letter. There were a couple of times I had my doubts but we found a
way. We had it done in two weeks and spent the last week just cleaning up
loose ends. There were some new wires we added and some we reused after
remarking them I said to Tom and Tim.. Let's take some credit here so the feed
from the new power supply to the speed control system became EFC+ , there
was also a TomS- and Tim got a wire also. but along the line I think the
TomS wire got dropped in the final equipment change letter.
So there you have the story of the EFC+.
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Re: Ed Case

Postby kmart » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:53 am

I also entered the apprenticeship program in 1985...after 6 years on the broom..left apprenticeship program in "87 for engine service..I do remember Ed Case as well..N340SG..perhaps we know each other..
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Re: Ed Case

Postby M7 Warrior » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:38 pm

N340SG are you the guy who put 340 stickers on all the overhead cranes in WSSY?
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Re: Ed Case

Postby Head-end View » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:05 pm

Hmmm............N340SG? Was he the gentleman who kept us informed about the number of each series of cars in service during the transition from M-1's to M-7's? If I remember that period right, the man had a good attitude to all of us and added a good deal to this forum. Hope he's enjoying retirement.
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Re: Ed Case

Postby M7 Warrior » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:45 am

He broke me in on second trick at West side shop . Great guy ejoy your retirement and buy some Peter Luger sauce he will get the reference.
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Re: Ed Case

Postby LongIslandTool » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:57 pm

This is quite a little reunion here... and Tool was there too with all of you...
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Re: Ed Case

Postby Bartmann » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:18 pm

Just saw this post while searching for Jack Miccio. Didn't know of the efforts correcting the GTL issues. In 1987 I left the railroad, I entered the electricians apprenticeship in 1978 and knew M1s like the back of my hand. I remember Ed Case, he was a real gentleman, Jim Yeager, not so much. Thanks for these posts, brought back memories. My uncle retired as a Master Mechanic, and my last job was in the Babylon Electric Car Shop.
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Re: Ed Case

Postby BuddR32 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:00 am

Bartmann wrote:Just saw this post while searching for Jack Miccio. Didn't know of the efforts correcting the GTL issues. In 1987 I left the railroad, I entered the electricians apprenticeship in 1978 and knew M1s like the back of my hand. I remember Ed Case, he was a real gentleman, Jim Yeager, not so much. Thanks for these posts, brought back memories. My uncle retired as a Master Mechanic, and my last job was in the Babylon Electric Car Shop.



When did they close the Babylon Shop? Or for that matter the Brooklyn shop too?
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Re: Ed Case

Postby Railwayrog » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:43 pm

kmart wrote:I also entered the apprenticeship program in 1985...after 6 years on the broom..left apprenticeship program in "87 for engine service..I do remember Ed Case as well..N340SG..perhaps we know each other..


Hey kmart I came on in 85 as an Electrician and went to engine service in 87. I'm sure I know you but don't recognize the name kmart.
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