M8's to the LIRR

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Re: M8's to the LIRR

Postby EM2000 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:51 pm

Non-Compatible? All the Cab Signal would do is drop to it's more restrictive aspect. Train Orders have nothing to do with this.
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Re: M8's to the LIRR

Postby rr503 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:55 pm

And all you have to do to make them compatible is retrofit 3rd rail shoes and CS equipment. Not that difficult at all. And anyway, PTC will begin to supplant such equipment, making such a crossover easier.
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Re: M8's to the LIRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:01 am

PTC is not a replacement for cab/atc the system used in east is ACSES it only supplements existing system.
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Re: M8's to the LIRR

Postby edflyerssn007 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:12 pm

Since they are here for Dual-Purpose shoes, is there a consideration of sharing M8 or M7 equipment between the fleets for "reasons of the future" going on? I'm guessing it would be easier to retrofit new shoes than to lay all new electric rail.
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Re: M8's to the LIRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:03 pm

no sharing, cab signal is not compatible , and the pair has been returned to MN and taken to New Haven.
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Re: M8's to the LIRR

Postby Slippy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:52 pm

The pair was returned to MN few nights ago on an Arch St move.
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Re: M8's to the LIRR

Postby RailTrek » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:25 am

DutchRailnut wrote:no they will not fit in ESA and why would they divert trains from GCT to ESA ???


My guess is that these were used for testing for the eventual 4 new MN line stations that are going to run through CO-OP City.
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Re: M8's to the LIRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:58 pm

no they were being tested for third rail contact.
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