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 cr9617 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:55 pm

3 MARC cars westbound through Harold this morning between DE #413 and C3 cab car.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

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

Postby Bad Luck » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:03 pm

Some of the cars returned back as Tim says - another handful are being tested now this week for future use with a C3 cab since MARC doesn't want any mods done to their own cabcars. Rightfully so
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:20 pm

The MARC cab cars are set up with ACSES as well as NEC Cab Signals. It's going to be awhile untill ACSES is installed on LIRR.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:08 pm

ACSES can be cut out , but you simply can't make a 4 aspect cab signal into a 5 aspect cab signal without heavy modifications .
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby ConstanceR46 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:10 pm

Marc cars, 412 and the C3 were laid up at LIC today.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby SPEONKNY » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:25 pm

Observed the same there at LIC this past Sunday, SEP 24, at 9am.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Train2009 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:54 pm

A test train was seen this morning at 10:50 AM between Woodside and Forest Hills in Queens with C3 #5020 leading, MARC cars, 7754 7714 and 7707 with trailing power #413. This was headed westbound towards Long Island City.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby DogBert » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:40 am

That test train lays up in LIC. Rare to see a train down there on the weekend, much less a specialized one.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby SouthernRailway » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:43 pm

The MARC cars were in LIC again today, on a short train with a locomotive and a bi-level coach as well.

Is it too late to ride a regularly-scheduled LIRR passenger train with the MARC cars?
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Silverliner II » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:57 pm

Yes. Five of them are already back at MARC. These three are just hanging around for testing.

They'll be back in the late spring/early summer 2018.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby onorclose7 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:33 pm

They are in LIC for training purposes. Crews are being taught how to operate the equipment
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby SPEONKNY » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:49 am

If MARC cab cars are not to be used as such by LIRR why did almost half the leased fleet consist of cab cars? Don't you lose a few seats with the cab configuration? Or was this a situation of having to take whatever was available at the time? 3 out of 8 seems like a high ratio of cab cars in any case.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby SwingMan » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:58 am

I believe only the cab cars have bathrooms, thus the need for so many cab cars.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Silverliner II » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:10 am

Their trailer coaches ending in xx90-xx99 also have bathrooms. 7799 was among the eight leased, IIRC. Not sure if that is among the 3 that remain.
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