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Power Pack #623 ?

Postby newkirk » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:15 am

Was this unit to be Power Pack #623, or just a parts donor ?
Some interesting stuff in the yard too.

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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby alcoAL » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:18 am

That looks like it probably was what it was for. The diesel roster here has it listed: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrdieselroster2009.htm
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:09 pm

A 5th F7 was purchased, B&O 4535. It was to become LIRR #623 but it never
materialized and was parted out and scrapped.
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby newkirk » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:23 pm

"A 5th F7 was purchased, B&O 4535. It was to become LIRR #623 but it never
materialized and was parted out and scrapped".

Thanks Dutch.
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:21 pm

The Turbine M-1 is of more significance
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby newkirk » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:02 am

"The Turbine M-1 is of more significance"

Something tells me the GTE's pictured are the Garrett Research cars.
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby trainspot » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:25 am

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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby trainspot » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:08 am

Here's one after they arrived.
http://trainspot.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=64715

And yes, the backshop always had interesting things to see, a modified P54, burned out M-1s and wrecked & older coaches. Always looked there when I went to Morris Park back in the day!
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby glennk419 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:02 pm

Not sure where to post this but 615 and 622 are severely endangered. LIRR historians, might be the last chance to save these if not already too late.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=160371&p=1450166#p1450166
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:01 pm

i mean didn't we just scrap a couple p72 coaches to get more space? i mean powerpacks were a symbol of the lirr diesel ops, it's the second best thing to pulling a c420 out, i feel like this has the chance to be a sucess story or a missed opportunity
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:38 am

Under SEPTA 615 and 622 were in track washer and possibly sandite spreading services,the historical group in Va,possibly could not match what
SEPTA wanted for the "remains" or were rejected for Interchange by CSX.
Like the P72's and P75's, had barely FRA legal maintenance done to keep them in service till all the C-3's were online.
Sandite is like road salt and can be very corrosive on metal underframes,trucks and carbody sheet metal.

One of the "FA" power packs has been partly restored back to a FA on the Valley RR in Conn in NH colors.
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby cr9617 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:42 am

Sandite is nothing like road salt. It is no more corrosive than regular water. Its three ingredients are water, silica, and a clay called fuller's earth. The railroad recently switched from a BASF product and there was much hoopla over if the new product was safe for us to handle. In fact we have problems with it freezing when its cold.
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:22 am

the F unit(622) at Septa got cut up, the FA might be next on monday.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby glennk419 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:07 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:the F unit(622) at Septa got cut up, the FA might be next on monday.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1


Rats. I wonder if Andy Muller could have even used it as a body parts donor for the 2 F7's he just acquired from SRNJ. Guess it's too late now.
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Re: Power Pack #623 ?

Postby RGlueck » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:19 am

Scuttlebutt has six FL9's belonging to Cnn. Trans Authority going up for auction in short order. None have run in several years. I hate to see New Haven FL9's get the ax.
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