FL9 #300 at LI City 1992

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FL9 #300 at LI City 1992

Postby nyandw » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:24 pm

I thought you folks might enjoy these two photos:

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FL9 #300 eastbound in LI City crossing 11th St. to duck under the Pulaski Bridge approach ramp. View N 11/1992 Archive: Dave Keller

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Hunters Point 53rd Ave at 11th St. - Queens Midtown Tunnel LI Expressway tolls View N 7/15/2003 Photo: Bernard Ente

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Re: FL9 #300 at LI City 1992

Postby frankie » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:52 pm

Sweet! If I recall, LIRR had 300, 301 & 302. Love those 6 wheel rear trucks. Reminds me of the C-Liners.

Steve, didn't you write something about the FL-9's a few years ago on this or one of the forums?

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Re: FL9 #300 at LI City 1992

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 pm

FL-9's 300-302 were the prototypes of the DM-30's, were fitted with 645 prime movers and AC traction motors.
Were setup to work with the C-1 cars and had M-1 type couplers on the B end of the unit and used on the C-1 cars.
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Re: FL9 #300 at LI City 1992

Postby kro52 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:00 am

Greetings,
The LIRR FL9's were fitted with 12/710 prime movers.
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Re: FL9 #300 at LI City 1992

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:32 am

correct 12/710G3 , they are now running on some oil rig as generators.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: FL9 #300 at LI City 1992

Postby 452 Card » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:33 pm

I was running that train. We still had not gotten the OK from the FDNY to transit the East River tunnels, so we ran to LIC until we could. Later, if the E-mode failed we were redirected to LIC instead od PSNY which made the "customers" VERY unhappy.
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Re: FL9 #300 at LI City 1992

Postby nyandw » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:25 pm

frankie wrote:Sweet! If I recall, LIRR had 300, 301 & 302. Love those 6 wheel rear trucks. Reminds me of the C-Liners.Steve, didn't you write something about the FL-9's a few years ago on this or one of the forums? Frankie


I believe I posted the roster:

Numbers Built Serial Heritage Class
300 07-1957 21949 ex-NH 2003, PC/CR 5003, MN 2001
301 01-1957 21946 ex-NH 2000, PC/CR 5000, MN 2025
302 ?-1960 21993 ex-NH 2047, PC/CR 5047

Anyone know the build date on #302

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LIRR #302 Port Jefferson 11/1998 Archive: Dave Keller

The FL9s were rebuilt in 1991 by Republic Locomotive Works into FL9ACs to run on LIRR over riding 3rd rail and Diesel power.
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