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De-Icer Train

Postby newkirk » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:13 am

Last night I heard the sounds of diesel horns of a slowly moving train. Went to the window and saw two MP-15's with TWO M-1 or M-3 cars acting as the De-Icer cars. Usually there was one ex-M-1 car sandwiched between two MP-15's. But to my surprise, I saw two cars. I couldn't see the numbers but something tells me these two cars are former M-3's. Am I correct ?
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby Bad Luck » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:33 am

You would be correct. The longhorn conversion completed last year is designed to be operated as a pair but have the ability to be separated if need be. E775 & E932 are the numbers.
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby newkirk » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:21 pm

Bad Luck wrote: You would be correct. The longhorn conversion completed last year is designed to be operated as a pair but have the ability to be separated if need be. E775 & E932 are the numbers.


Thank you for your response.

So this new pair supplements or replaces the two M-1 De-Icer/Sandite cars ?
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:18 pm

The M-1's that were deicer/sandite cars have been sent to the scrapper in Ohio.
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby Bad Luck » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:19 pm

My pleasure. These supplement the two M1 conversions as well as the temporary M7 restroom retrofits that also get used.

Backshophoss wrote:The M-1's that were deicer/sandite cars have been sent to the scrapper in Ohio.


The two M cars sent out to Frontier were M3s, not the alcohol/sandite M1s.
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby SwingMan » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:20 pm

The E401 and E591 have not been scrapped and are being used as we speak. The new cars are in addition to those cars.
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby newkirk » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:34 pm

Bad Luck wrote: E775 & E932 are the numbers.
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So their former numbers were 9775 & 9932 ?
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby nyandw » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:56 pm

newkirk wrote:
Bad Luck wrote: E775 & E932 are the numbers.
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So their former numbers were 9775 & 9932 ?



Any photos of these cars?
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:59 pm

Any photos of the M7s, specifically the insides? If i'm reading right they literally rigged the toilets to spew sand
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby nyandw » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:38 pm

ConstanceR46 wrote:Any photos of the M7s, specifically the insides? If i'm reading right they literally rigged the toilets to spew sand

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrmow.htm#Alcohol%20Cars
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby BuddR32 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:27 am

Bad Luck wrote:You would be correct. The longhorn conversion completed last year is designed to be operated as a pair but have the ability to be separated if need be. E775 & E932 are the numbers.


The E775 is the alcohol car, it carries the related equipment, the 9932 was converted into a crew car so they dont have to ride in the same car as the equipment like with the M1 conversions. E932 gets its power for the lights and heat from the generator in the E775
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Re: De-Icer Train

Postby Bad Luck » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:44 pm

Correctamundo
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