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 trainspot » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:14 pm

Amtrak 624 just passed Trenton, NJ with some going back to MARC.
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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

Postby Crabman1130 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:39 pm

cr9617 wrote:3 MARC cars westbound through Harold this morning between DE #413 and C3 cab car.

Saw video and pictures on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576908292628997/?fref=nf
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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 .
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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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

ConstanceR46 wrote:Marc cars, 412 and the C3 were laid up at LIC today.

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

SouthernRailway wrote: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?

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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