Arch St. Shop activity

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Arch St. Shop activity

Postby amtrakhogger » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:37 pm

I noticed last night that the Arch St. Shops had the doors open and inside were around four MN M7A cars and one
LIRR M3. Has repair work resumed at the shop or are those cars stored there?
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:02 pm

PTC work I think.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby SwingMan » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:54 pm

Yes, it is PTC installation. '


The LIRR M3s at Arch Street are decommissioned and most have been there for 5+ years.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby Crabman1130 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:54 am

I read that MN crews bring the cars to New Rochelle where they are picked up by LIRR crews.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby DogBert » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:57 pm

Sounds about right. If it's anything like similar moves in the past, LIRR diesels run over hell gate to facilitate the move. I believe it was mostly an overnight or weekend move.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby amtrakhogger » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:03 pm

SwingMan wrote:Yes, it is PTC installation. '


The LIRR M3s at Arch Street are decommissioned and most have been there for 5+ years.


Yes, that long string of M3's has been there for quite awhile, but there actually was one M3 inside the building along with the M7A's.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby Bad Luck » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:05 pm

That one has been in there for quite some time; over two years now.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby BuddR32 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:53 pm

The one M3 in the shop is 9775. It's mate long gone. Work had begun to make this an alcohol/sandite to replace the M1 sandites. For wahtever reason they decided to pull the plug on it, maybe they'll go to an M7 sandite.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby gregorygrice » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:03 pm

PHOTO: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/591119/

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/UAcEM1uBI3o

A 4 car set of M7A's were transferred between Metro North & Long Island Railroad crews for a move to Arch Street Shops in Long Island City via Amtrak's Hell Gate Line. Metro North North Extra 102 brought the cars from Croton Yard to New Rochelle Station. After handed to the Long Island Railroad crew, the cars are towed from New Rochelle Station to Arch St Shops. All of Metro North's M7A railcar fleet will make the journey to LIC little by little to have PTC (Positive Train Control) equipment installed by Bombardier.

Pairs brought down on this move;
-MNCR 4146/4147
-MNCR 4105/4104
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby GojiMet86 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:59 pm

At around a little before 10PM Thursday, two Engines passed by Astoria heading north on Hell Gate, hauling the four Metro-North M7A cars.

EDIT:
At around 1:15AM Friday at Astoria, another batch was sent down.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby DogBert » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:13 am

Assuming my math is right, If they do 4 per week, it will take roughly a year and a half to finish them all.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby tahawus84 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:39 pm

There is a set of LIRR M7s outside the building in the yard. Maybe they will make them sandite. They have the car number on the middle of the car under the window unlike the other M7s I have seen in service. I believe one car number was 4100.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby BuddR32 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:18 pm

That's M-N, not LI. There's a few subtle differences, one of them is the car number in the center under the window, LI's don't have that. Also, LI M7 is 7000 series car numbers, M-N is 4000.
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby DogBert » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:17 pm

Looking back at this thread, 9775 has been inside the shop building since July 10, 2013.
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=99755&hilit=Arch+street&start=15
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Re: Arch St. Shop activity

Postby GojiMet86 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:55 pm

Two engines with 4 MNRR cars passed by Astoria at 11:51 PM.
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