SW-1001's

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Re: SW-1001's

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:36 am

As for ESA protect/East River Tunnel protect,something along the lines of what Brookville built
for the NYCTA should work out for both protect services,and be able to get to Flatbush Ave(Alantic term)
as well.
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:14 am

Think you mean the R156 made by Motive Power Industries.
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby nyandw » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:12 am

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EMD SW1001
Numbers Built Serial Class
100-107 03-1977 766042-01 to 766042-08 E1
101-102, 104-105 E10Ms*

**Classed as E10Ms ability to MU with electric trains as protect power.

The EMD’s started to arrive on the property in 1976 to replace the L1s as well as switchers to replace the aging fleet of Alco power.

-The SW1001s were delivered with single chime Leslie #25 horns mounted in front of the cab. This has since been changed on some units.
-Trucks were AAR B switcher trucks.
- EMD added marker lights to hood and cab ends.
-Most, if not all have holders for a compromise coupler.
-These were delivered with no MU capabilities (since modified on some).
-102 & 104 modified for use as “Harold Protects” with M1 control stands and pin couplers on the cab end only.
-4 hole SP style jack pads.
-Some have rear lower left window plated over.
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby BuddR32 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:31 pm

These engines are on the property slightly longer than I'm on this earth. One thing I've always wondered is why we refer to them a E-10, E-15, E-20? I know that the 10, 15, 20 is horsepower, and E is possible ENGINE? But why didnt the RR just refer to them by model? MP15, GP38 etc,
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby DogBert » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:16 pm

The E number, maybe that refers to the order contract? Similar to subway cars & maintenance locomotives which received R numbers

101 and 105 were originally used as the Harold protects, and I think they were set up specifically for that duty. This switched to the 102/104 in the mid 1990s, with 101 & 105 going to NY&A soon after. Prior to this switch, 102 & 104 were on yard and freight duty.
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:46 pm

Engine designations were from the days when LIRR was a ward of the PRR,the "E" was EMD, the numbers was based on the engine's
horsepower,E-10= SW 1001,E-15= MP-15's(both AC/DC versions),E-20=GP38-2's,and the L-2= Alco C420's(the 2nd order)
This might have been "corrupted" a bit by the MTA.

PC designated the FL-9 as EP-17e,following the PRR practice till the end of PC,as an example.
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby nyandw » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:43 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Engine designations were from the days when LIRR was a ward of the PRR,the "E" was EMD, the numbers was based on the engine's
horsepower,E-10= SW 1001,E-15= MP-15's(both AC/DC versions),E-20=GP38-2's,and the L-2= Alco C420's(the 2nd order)
This might have been "corrupted" a bit by the MTA. PC designated the FL-9 as EP-17e,following the PRR practice till the end of PC,as an example.


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Re: SW-1001's

Postby BuddR32 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:28 am

Thanks Backshophoss!
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