LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summer)

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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby gamer4616 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:41 pm

I'm hearing the MARC cars will not be returning this summer season. Can anyone confirm?
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby LINYARailfan » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:41 am

If the MARC cars will not be returning to the LIRR this summer season, then what equipment will be used to free up the C3 fleet for use on the Montauk branch when there is equipment shortages?
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Silverliner II » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:32 am

And, LIRR kept three MARC cars over the winter for use on test trains with C3 cab cars.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby RGlueck » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:36 am

Budd cars? If you could find them.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby tahawus84 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:05 pm

Please don’t come back. I didn’t like them.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby ConstanceR46 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:42 pm

They'll gather up the P-72s, or use NF D60s to make a top-gear esque bustrain.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby SwingMan » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:06 am

Silverliner II wrote:And, LIRR kept three MARC cars over the winter for use on test trains with C3 cab cars.



They did not. The last test trains were in late September-early October, at which point they were sent back.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:54 pm

With Amtrak and NJT leasing MARC equipment,there may not be any cars available for a LIRR lease,also MARC has "K" cars still being rebuilt,
that places a "cap" on how many cars can be leased out.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Silverliner II » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:18 am

Backshophoss wrote:With Amtrak and NJT leasing MARC equipment,there may not be any cars available for a LIRR lease,also MARC has "K" cars still being rebuilt,
that places a "cap" on how many cars can be leased out.

NJT is supposed to be getting around 20 of them (nobody knows if they have even made the trip north yet).... Amtrak is getting several cab cars (at least three are up in Albany now with one spotted at Harmon after a test run recently). MARC has been using about 2 dozen in service (my count after doing inventory on an entire AM rush last fall) in addition to the rest of their available Kawasaki and multilevel fleet... which still leaves nearly 20 single level cars available for lease without hurting current MARC service even with the few Kawasaki cars out at a time.

Plus, after all this time, nobody has said one way or another (officially) that MARC had to break the lease with LIRR yet. as they had a multi-year deal.

SwingMan wrote:
Silverliner II wrote:And, LIRR kept three MARC cars over the winter for use on test trains with C3 cab cars.


They did not. The last test trains were in late September-early October, at which point they were sent back.


Okay. I just saw a photo somebody shot of an LIRR test train with 3 MARC coaches, a C3 cab and either a DE or DM shoving, and the caption inferred that the photo was shot either in mid-December or early January, hence the basis of my comment "over the winter." If they were gone before that, then away they went... and under the radar at that, since all of us down here missed the return completely.
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