DaveBarraza wrote:Slippy wrote:So are there daylight trains out on the East End presently?
larryk1949 wrote:I spent a week in AH loading these M1"s with the help of the LI wreck crew and Hultcher Rail service from Baltimore. We then brought them in to go off line to West Virgina to be scrapped. There were lots of issues with these cars and many people unhappy that the RR dropped then in the middle of Calverton. on their way to be scrapped in West Virginia rounding the curve at Divide. They had to be loaded onto 90ft flat cars because of numerous FRA violations.
freightguy wrote:Re: "AH" Calverton
Postby 452 Card » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:15 am
LIRR M1 and M3 cars were NOT delivered on flatcars. Only the 10 derelict M1s that were in Calverton during the Hillside Boneyard track renewal for the M7 burn-in project left on flats because they were unserviceable and had their blue cards retired. ALL M7 cars were delivered on flats, which were then reloaded with the next pair(s) of M1s to ship to Mexico for scrapping. The saying at the time was "asbestos can only go south". All M7 unloading and retired M1 loading occurred in Holban at a ramp constructed by Bombardier for that purpose.
Don't forgot about the young lady who took them west of the overhead bridge at Fresh Pond on Lower Montauk and sprinkled the asbestos all over Fresh Pond yard. The m1's on flatcars opened up like a misplaced tractor trailer on the Northern State Parkway.