LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Postby Teutobergerwald » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:17 pm

I heard the MTA conveyed LIRR Alco S-1 switcher #407 in-house to Staten Island Transit in the late 1970's when the new SW-1001's and MP-15ac's arrived. Is this true? Can anyone elaborate on this? Interesting, if true. Floated across on car float??? Thanks.
Searching for the eagles of the XVII,XVIII & XIX Legions in Germania.
Teutobergerwald
 
Posts: 775
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:01 am

Re: LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Postby RGlueck » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:09 pm

Not only true, but removed on a barge! The locomotive is working on a tourist line, I believe in NY state.
407 and another, I believe of US Army heritage, although perhaps B&O, were rescued at the 11th hour (actually 11th hour and 59 minutes), by preservationists. These were expensive moves, but thank goodness someone saved a "purebred"!
RGlueck
 
Posts: 528
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:59 pm

Re: LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Postby Crabman1130 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:17 pm

RGlueck wrote:Not only true, but removed on a barge! The locomotive is working on a tourist line, I believe in NY state.
407 and another, I believe of US Army heritage, although perhaps B&O, were rescued at the 11th hour (actually 11th hour and 59 minutes), by preservationists. These were expensive moves, but thank goodness someone saved a "purebred"!

Catskill Mountain RR.




Image
Crabman1130
 
Posts: 847
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:00 am

Re: LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Postby nyandw » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:29 pm

Image
Ex-LIRR Alco S-1 #407 c.2000 Photo: Tom Healy

Image
Ex-LIRR Alco S-1 #407 Clifton 05/25/2007 Photo: Bobby J. Kasza

From: SIRT page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/sirt/sirt.htm

#407 April 6, 1977 to SIRTOA from the LIRR. Data: John Scala
Staten Island Rapid Transit, will be sold when new power arrives. Clifton, NY 05/25/07 Photo: Bob Anderson
Sold to: Catskill Mountain Railroad Departed Staten Island by truck on April 30. Unit was delivered to Mt. Tremper on May 6, 2010 reassembled and running on May 7. Info: Otto Vondrak

From: S1-S2 page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrS1-S2/lirrS1-S2.htm

Former Alco S-2 #821 Sold to Catskill Mountain Railroad: http://catskillmtrailroad.com/cmrr_407.php

Image
Loaded up and ready to leave Staten Island on April 30. Photo by Tom Healy


Alco #821 http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/Locopicture.aspx?id=159473
at Saratoga and North Creek Railway
User avatar
nyandw
 
Posts: 3044
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:41 am

Re: LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:11 am

Splendid !!!! Is Catskill Mountain a viable operation or is the 407 living day-to-day there?
Searching for the eagles of the XVII,XVIII & XIX Legions in Germania.
Teutobergerwald
 
Posts: 775
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:01 am

Re: LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Postby RGlueck » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:49 am

I know Downeast Scenic Railroad would love to have her, if Catskill decides to part ways with the S1. So long as the locomotive remains in serviceable condition, I am certain she would have a good home in Maine.
RGlueck
 
Posts: 528
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:59 pm

Re: LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Postby Crabman1130 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:38 pm

When I was there 407 worked the western portion of the railroad which is no longer in operation. I believe it's cut off from the eastern portion which is the portion in operation. I'm sure if they wanted they could truck the unit to the east.

Kingston is a nice town with enough attractions to make a trip there worth while. Beside the CMRR there are maritime attractions on the river. There's also a trolley museum and ride there too.
Crabman1130
 
Posts: 847
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:00 am

Re: LIRR / SIRT Alco S-1 #407

Postby eehiv » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:13 pm

CMRR 407 is being maintained and cared for in Phoenicia, NY:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=235435

The CMRR placed the engine and its train on isolated trackage owned by the railroad in Phoenicia, NY last January. It will remain there until the CMRR builds its new yard in Kingston, when it will be moved to Kingston by road, or the CMRR resumes service in Phoenicia.

EH
eehiv
 
Posts: 1654
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:05 pm
Location: New York


Return to Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests