bingdude wrote:LIRR is not electrified east of Huntington on the Port Jeff line, east of Babylon on the Montauk line and east of Ronkonkoma on the main line. Not sure where the Port Washington electrification ends but I believe it does also. The Diesels are for service to these points. And as the Wikipedia article probably states, some of the diesels were ordered as Dual Mode so they can run as electric locomotives into Penn Station (and soon to Grand Central). A few work diesels exist. Freight service is not operated by the LIRR.
deadhead350 wrote:Im nearby the main line(babylon branch to be specific i think?) and most if not all of it is elevated and i would imagine its all electrified so i guess there may be some weight restrictions due to the elevated tracks thats why i seldom see much diesels but when the cargo trains pulling dumpsters, fuel tanks,etc pass by you definitely can tell the difference
Thanks all for the input