2016 Holiday Express

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Postby nyandw » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:01 pm

Publius Plunkett wrote:New uniforms for Engineers? Visible, loose fitting and comfortable. Could use more pockets though. Gender neutral and very well designed. I like it. Do they come in different sizes or just XXXL?


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Re: 2017 Holiday Express Trains - Ronkonkoma AND BABYLON

Postby MACTRAXX » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:03 pm

Everyone:

The LIRR has announced that there will be TWO 2017 Holiday Express trains from both Ronkonkoma and
Babylon this year...
Saturday December 16 leaving Ronkonkoma at 9:35AM and Sunday December 17 leaving Babylon at 9:50AM.

Both trains will be nonstop expresses to Penn Station using holiday decorated bilevel dual mode trains.
Prices: Adult-$35.75 from Ronkonkoma and $33.50 from Babylon which includes a reserved seat charge.
Children 5 to 11 ride for $1 each accompanied by a paying adult.

http://www.mta.info/lirr/getaways/holidayexpress

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Postby LINYARailfan » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:31 pm

Does anybody think maybe not this year but in the future the LIRR will add a Holiday Express Eastbound? Penn to Ronkonkoma in the Saturday afternoon? Penn to Babylon in the Sunday afternoon? If this is possible how would the LIRR coordinate this on the Mainline and the Babylon Branch? Thanks
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Re: 2017 Holiday Express Trains - Ronkonkoma AND BABYLON

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:20 am

MACTRAXX wrote:The LIRR has announced that there will be TWO 2017 Holiday Express trains from both Ronkonkoma and
Babylon this year... Saturday December 16 leaving Ronkonkoma at 9:35AM and Sunday December 17 leaving Babylon at 9:50AM.
Around what time would they arrive into NYP?
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Re: 2017 Holiday Express Trains - Ronkonkoma AND BABYLON

Postby LINYARailfan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:08 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
MACTRAXX wrote:The LIRR has announced that there will be TWO 2017 Holiday Express trains from both Ronkonkoma and
Babylon this year... Saturday December 16 leaving Ronkonkoma at 9:35AM and Sunday December 17 leaving Babylon at 9:50AM.
Around what time would they arrive into NYP?

My anticipation is if all goes according to schedule the one on Saturday should arrive in Penn around 11:05 and the one on Sunday should arrive in Penn around 11:15. If you want to get pictures of them though the earlier you get their the better spot you will have to get a picture of the drumhead and the decorated train. My only question is is the one on Sunday leaving Babylon at 9:50AM; is this Holiday Express train going to go on the Babylon Branch or the Central Branch-Mainline? Hope this helps and Thank you.
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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Postby LINYARailfan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:43 am

The holiday express passed through Mineola at around 10:20. It was a sight to see with fresh snow on the ground. Wish there would be more days like this on the LIRR during this time of the year. Hope this helps.
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