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 Silverliner II » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:53 pm

Hopefully they will at least add a 6th car to that set when the remaining 3 cars arrive.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby MCL1981 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:21 pm

gregorygrice wrote:
MCL1981 wrote:Whoa, how did that train behind it get in so close?!?


The beauty of signals and cab signaling.

There's signals everywhere around here. And nothing ever gets that close!
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby deandremouse » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:49 pm

Yes they do all the time, especially Mineola around AM and PM rush notice how close those trains get
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby SwingMan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:58 pm

MCL1981 wrote:
gregorygrice wrote:
MCL1981 wrote:Whoa, how did that train behind it get in so close?!?


The beauty of signals and cab signaling.

There's signals everywhere around here. And nothing ever gets that close!


The train in question likely received a Stop-and-proceed or Restricting aspect after his route was lined, allowing for the movement up close to the train in front of it. It is not at all unusual, and is a heavily used function in allowing the railroad more flexibility with getting trains over the road on-time.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby MCL1981 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Sorry, "Here" is MARC territory in Maryland.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:23 pm

It's possible that Divide tower Operator let the following train "flag" by the Home board at stop,with the caveat of" train ahead in block".
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Amtrak7 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:11 pm

Silverliner II wrote:Hopefully they will at least add a 6th car to that set when the remaining 3 cars arrive.


The conductor on 664 said there will be two more cars added Monday, and to corroborate that, and the remaining 3 cars were reported making their way up the Corridor tonight.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby MACTRAXX » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:04 am

Everyone:

Good information and videos of the MARC cars on the LIRR.
If anyone has access please list the car numbers...

AM Peak train 613 leaves Port Jefferson at 6:57am making all stops to Huntington at 7:45AM
then Hicksville at 8:00am and Mineola at 8:07am. Arrives/leaves Jamaica 8:21/8:25am and
terminates at Hunterspoint Avenue at 8:43am.

PM Peak train 664 leaves LIC at 5:30pm; HPA at 5:47pm; Arrives and leaves Jamaica at 6:04/6:07pm
running express to Greenlawn at 6:48pm then all stops to Port Jefferson arriving at 7:30pm.

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

Postby gregorygrice » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:42 am

The train consist is as follows;

+LI 411 (DE30AC)
-MARC 7754 (MARC II Cab Car)
-MARC 7706 (MARC II Coach)
-MARC 7756 (MARC II Cab Car)
-MARC 7707 (MARC II Coach)
-MARC 7747 (MARC II Cab Car)
+LI 418 (DE30AC)


The other 3 cars arrived last night and were brought straight to Port Jeff Yard. 2 of the 3 are supposed to be added to the train leaving one as a spare.

Also here's my video of the train coming into LIC yesterday: https://youtu.be/xWOzKpoZzHM
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Fan Railer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:01 am

My grab of 664 @ Greenlawn yesterday:
https://youtu.be/wgAMa9X6rTg
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby tahawus84 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:43 am

The extra coach is spoted at the end of the port jeff Wye along hallock ave.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby John 61 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:37 am

Train 613 had 7 MARC coaches today westbound through Smithtown 7/3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nudNITH7iTg
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby tahawus84 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:11 am

Why can't they also run the spare coach with these? I am assuming it is a platform length issue.

I know I'm dreaming but any chance they can lease some additional power as well?
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby gregorygrice » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:28 am

That would be defeating it's purpose as a spare. It's there to replace any of the other cars if an issue arrises.
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Re: LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summe

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:57 pm

7 MARC cars might be the limit of a single DE HEP Inverter, 1 more then the 6 C-3 car limit .

(The Inverter is rated at 800 kw,and the main air compressor is on this inverter to boot!)
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