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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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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby LINYARailfan » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:18 pm

I heard rumor that the P72s stored in Port Jeff yard were moved out of Port Jeff today. Does anybody know where these P72s were moved to today and the reason why? Is the LIRR moving these cars up to Oyster Bay or out to Riverhead? If so will the move be happening sometime in the next 24 hours? Thanks
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby nyandw » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:23 pm

Riverhead this evening west of the station: Image
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Since I was several hundred feet west of the RVHD station in an area where I had never seen an engine, it piqued my interest. What I found were 2 engines, MTA (Long Island Railroad) 150 and 161 on the lead track to the museum yard. Several yards east of the engines was a coach also in a location where no cars are spotted.
The exact location is between Osborne Ave and Sweezy Ave on the northern most track. Engine 150 was running; 161 was not. The coach is 935. I didn't see anyone, neither by the locos, coach nor the museum yard.
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby deandremouse » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:15 pm

See no mention of 3100 the power pack. Did it get cut?
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby BuddR32 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:59 am

deandremouse wrote:See no mention of 3100 the power pack. Did it get cut?


Still in Morris Park. (as of last week)
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby John 61 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:00 am

The coaches still in Port Jeff are # 2909 & 2966. MP-15's #'s 169-162-170.
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby workextra » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:45 pm

I have to say that's it's nice to see these relics move on their own wheels and home road.
But it be better to see them moving with fare paying passengers providing goodwill to the carrier and serving a purpose other then a canvas for the underprivileged youth and a breeding ground for gangs and drugs.

Proof is in the movement that these things can be restored, can't hide that fact. The time to restore the "can do" sprit is now. Enough with the "I can't, I won't, we can't and we won't" attitude that has crippled the LIRR and even LI as a whole.
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby Train2009 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:34 pm

BuddR32 wrote:
deandremouse wrote:See no mention of 3100 the power pack. Did it get cut?


Still in Morris Park. (as of last week)


I saw it as it was still in Morris Park this morning.
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby John 61 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:43 pm

Some photos from March 4, 2017 plus a quick video I took.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnOFQdG85CI
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Re: Old Equipment in Port Jeff

Postby MADDOG » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:36 pm

P72's #2935 and #2956 have been moved out to Riverhead and belong to Oyster Bay RR Museum to join our BM-60.

As soon as the weather turns warmer for more than a day, we can go out and paint the cars. Damn shame that everyone had to tag the cars-Rats.
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