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Postby jonvit69 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:38 am

is darth ready for the pending snowstorm?will it be possible to keep a update so we can see it in operation on the ronkonkoma greenport line?
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Re: darth

Postby Crabman1130 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:49 pm

Do they run it in 6" of snow?
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Re: darth

Postby Bad Luck » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:49 pm

The spreader was already brought out to KO in preparation by the RF1 crew back in November.
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Re: darth

Postby LINYARailfan » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:44 pm

Any word on when darth will be working the mainline east of KO? Late tonight or early tomorrow morning?? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: darth

Postby Crabman1130 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:59 pm

All major roads are banned for non-essential vehicles. So unless you're on a firetruck I don't see how you're going to get there.
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Re: darth

Postby workextra » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:02 pm

Considering that the LIRR primarily no longer had means to "turn" a train or car by means of Wye or Turntable at many terminals, getting only 1 plow was a huge failure. They should have bough at Least 2 "darth" and "vader". This would permit them to place however many locomotives between the pair as neeeed and they can turn the consist the same way they turn passenger trains having a plow end on both sides.

Just because you open the line going east, it might not remain open going west!
And it also provides for Moves in the direction the 1 unit wasn't set up to run on a point to point operation.
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Re: darth

Postby nyandw » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:37 pm

Any photos of Darth? :-) Yup, here we go!
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Postby RRJS3 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:35 pm

Oakdale 1/27/15, Ronnie Schnepf photo

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Postby Teutobergerwald » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:31 pm

Commandeered NYA power...
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Re: darth

Postby Uncle Cheapo » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:43 pm

Not quite, NYA crews run those Gp's.
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Re: darth

Postby Lirr168 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:36 pm

Why use NYA power for it? Can the MP15s not handle it?
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Re: darth

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:46 pm

LIRR retained the right of recall of any of the power turned over the NY&A for freight ops.
LIRR recalled the 2 GP38-2's for plow duty
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Re: darth

Postby nyandw » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:01 am

[quote="nyandw"]Any photos of Darth? :-)

Any Darth shots available? Thank you.
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Re: darth

Postby tj48 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:06 pm

2 MP15ac's with Vader bracketed between them eastbound through Deer Park this morning.
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Re: darth

Postby Engine 277 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:59 am

They would have been better off with a plow, and not a spreader. With the all high platforms, close clearances and third rail, there are few places they can actually use the "wings" on it.
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