Old Equipment in Port Jeff

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Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby tahawus84 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:19 pm

I saw this photo and thought the date was wrong, I didn't know they still had an engine painted in those colors still:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/598621/

Then tonight when I got off the train I walked over the crossing and saw the coaches there. I do not know if the engine is there as it was too dark and I could not see it. Looking at the picture it appears that the engine is missing parts an not in service. Whats going on here?
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby LINYARailfan » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:40 pm

Due to a major construction project on the site of the Boneyard in Morris Park all of the equipment that is stored there in derelict, had to be moved out of Morris Park or would be cut up for scrap to make way for the new facility. The old equipment in the Port Jeff yard includes EX LIRR P72 2909 and 2966 which are on hold for the NYC Transit Museum. Although I do not know if these cars will ever be on display in the transit museum due to the fact that they cant fit in the NYC Subway tunnels due to the really tight curve and the height restrictions. The other two EX LIRR P72s 2935 and 2956 are on hold for the Oyster Bay RR Museum. These cars will eventually be put on display at the historic train yard in Oyster Bay as soon as there is room for them up in Oyster Bay. There are a total of three LIRR MP15ACs that came here from the Boneyard as well. LI 162 oos since 2002 and LI 169 oos since late 90s are the engines that you see in the old LIRR blue and white livery. These two engines have been stripped for the majority of their parts to maintain the rest of the LIRR MP15AC fleet. Also in this consist is LI 170 oos since 2011 which is not seen in this photo. Hope this helps.
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby gamer4616 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:13 pm

Emptying the boneyard so a wye can be built. This will be the end of the turntable in mp.
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby BuddR32 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:11 am

Where did the other equipment from MP go? All that is left there is the carcass of 503.
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby tahawus84 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:55 pm

thanks for the answers. going to see if I can get some daylight shots
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby jhdeasy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:20 pm

LINYARailfan wrote:Due to a major construction project on the site of the Boneyard in Morris Park all of the equipment that is stored there in derelict, had to be moved out of Morris Park or would be cut up for scrap to make way for the new facility. The old equipment in the Port Jeff yard includes EX LIRR P72 2909 and 2966 which are on hold for the NYC Transit Museum. Although I do not know if these cars will ever be on display in the transit museum due to the fact that they cant fit in the NYC Subway tunnels due to the really tight curve and the height restrictions. The other two EX LIRR P72s 2935 and 2956 are on hold for the Oyster Bay RR Museum. These cars will eventually be put on display at the historic train yard in Oyster Bay as soon as there is room for them up in Oyster Bay.


Thank you for verifying former LIRR 2909, 2935, 2956 and 2966 are currently stored at Port Jefferson awaiting future movement to new homes, after being moved out of storage at Morris Park.

I've updated my roster of LIRR P72/P75 passenger car dispositions, compiled thru my research and with help from "Trainspot". Copy available at http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/lirr/lirrp72p75classes.pdf

Updates/corrections will be appreciated.
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