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Re: SW-1001's

Postby Bad Luck » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:35 pm

You would think!
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby newkirk » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:17 am

Mirrodie,

Why were those SW-1001's on the Atlantic Ave el ?
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:06 am

retrieving the two bumperblock m-7's. those SW-101's are only engines allowed .
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: SW-1001's

Postby AlKaLI » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:47 am

@ Bad Luck:

Thanks for your reply about the current roster and units in service.
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby MACTRAXX » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:58 am

Bad Luck wrote:The 101 was not one of the two returned by NYA..

100 - LI in service
101 - NYAR green in service (borrowed by LI for the Atlantic Term move but still NYAR)
102 - LI 1990s orange/grey, OOS Sheridan Shops
103 - LI in service
104 - LI 1990s orange/grey, OOS Morris Park/Atlantic Ave
105 - Returned to LI in new orange/grey, OOS Morris Park/Atlantic Ave
106 - Returned to LI in new orange/grey, OOS Morris Park/Atlantic Ave
107 - LI OOS Morris Park/Atlantic Ave


Bad Luck and Everyone:

I will second that...Thanks for the updates about the current status of the SW1001s.
It is hard to believe that they are just two months short of 40 years since they were built by EMD.

In case anyone is unaware the SW1001s are the only diesel locomotives that are cleared for use
on the elevated structure and the close confines of the tunnel W of Nostrand Avenue into Atlantic
Terminal on the Atlantic Branch. Without the SW1001s what would have been used to clear out
the derailed M7s in the aftermath of the recent mishap at Atlantic Terminal?

The SW1001s are important to the LIRR and NYA. Any chance of the four stored units being
returned to service?

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Re: SW-1001's

Postby deandremouse » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:07 am

What's this about the LIRR not wanting to use the two that recently came back from NY&A because of asbestos? Is it in the cab insulation or elsewhere in the locomotive?
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby grobtech » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:15 am

DogBert wrote:Unless LIRR gets some replacements that can fit in the Atlantic ave tunnels (and maybe ESA?), it would be smart of them to rebuild and/or keep some of these running.


The LIRR is in the development stage of a procurement for two new protect locomotives. These engines will have a clearance envelope compatible with the ESA tunnels (the E10s do not meet this size constraint). These new locomotives will be designated as 3G-20.
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby MACTRAXX » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:29 pm

GT and Everyone:

Interesting information about the LIRR seeking to design and purchase two new custom designed
protect locomotives for ESA service. I knew about the ESA tunnels being limited to MU cars and
did not realize that the SW1001s would not clear into the ESA tunnels therefore the need here...

I also recall reading recently someplace that end cab switchers are becoming an extinct species
and that railroads find using mid size locomotives in switching duty is more economical...
Many end cab switchers are older models that are just right for their service applications...

That explains to some extent the long lifespans that some small end cab switchers have. This
new 3G-20 design may be something that railroads could look into but more then likely they
will have limited "niche" appeal such as the ESA necessity...

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Re: SW-1001's

Postby NaugyRR » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:51 pm

I almost wonder if it'll end up being a design similar to the R156s
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby mirrodie » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:52 pm

@newkirk, the thread here mentions a "hospital move"

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=164395&start=75
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby mirrodie » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:01 pm

Yeah, can't get enough SW1001 action

https://youtu.be/V1cGzGeO2Do

Oh, BTW, as the rear switcher pulls up, that gent on the tracks w/ the glasses, anyone in the know, know if his initials are "C.D.?"
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby MACTRAXX » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:54 am

mirrodie: Good video of the move from Atlantic Terminal to the Hillside Facility of the damaged M7
pair involved in the AT mishap...There were two videos posted of the move and interestingly both
do not show the front end of car #7553 - where any significant damage may have been.

Was there any noticeable damage as well to the front truck which made physical contact with
the bumper block? This is not discernible in either posted videos...

Everyone:

After reading this topic I became more interested in the EMD SW1001 series. I found that this was
not a rare but not common locomotive type - 230 were built between September 1968 and June of
1986. The eight LIRR units date from March 1977 and as we know they are 40 years old this year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_SW1001

http://www.american-rails.com/emd-sw1001.html

http://www.railpictures.net has 297 SW1001 photos posted including some of the eight LIRR/NYA units.

After finding that SW1001 models in HO or N scale are not available ready-to-run I will ask if
anyone has modeled the LIRR or NYA versions of SW1001 units?

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Re: SW-1001's

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:16 pm

They made the "hospital move" at night,to keep the local press from making more "sensational" coverage of the wrecked pair.
As for an HO scale model,you will need to "chop" the cab down,lowering the cab roof,for starters. :wink:
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby murfunit » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:09 pm

Here Is an SW1001s from my LIRR HO roster
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Re: SW-1001's

Postby Crabman1130 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:26 am

Did you paint that? Nice job.
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