LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby Crabman1130 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:14 pm

mikey cruz wrote:LIRR shoulda gave a bunch to the museum out in Riverhead to be used & maintained for fan trips.

I don't think they have enough capital to maintain a number of cars.
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby Tadman » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:37 pm

Wow, talk about the middle of nowhere. I thought we sold that part of Michigan to the darn Canadians... Seriously that's nowhere near the tracks, which are now a rail-trail for snowmobilers.
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby keyboardkat » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:38 pm

Judging from the trucks, that car was not a P-72, but was rather an MT-72, or cabless EMU motor car. The locomotive-hauled P-72s had trucks similar to the PRR P-70s. The key feature is the placement of the brake cylinders. The EMU version had the brake cylinders mounted low, and at the end of the truck, to keep the brake rigging away from 660-v.d.c. electrical cables. If you look closely, you'll see this feature on the trucks.
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby trainspot » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:22 pm

P72s also had a small vent on the roof that the MP72s didn't.
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby Doc Emmet Brown » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:27 am

could they be worlds fair zip cars?
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby trainspot » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:18 am

Too big for zip cars! 72's had a taller appearance, and square windows. 75s had rounded windows.
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby Crabman1130 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:39 am

The number on the car appears to be 2836.
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby jhdeasy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:29 pm

Former Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2020 and coach 2837 have a new home adjacent to the University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice stadium in Columbia SC. It appears they will join the collection of cabooses and heavyweight passenger cars, known as "The Cockaboose Railroad", which have been refurbished for comfortable tailgating parties before, during and after USC football games.

http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/lirr/r2020.html
Current photo of x-LIRR 2020 parked in Columbia SC contributed to LIRR Parlor Cars website by David P. Reddy.
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:01 am

ex-LIRR 2940, which served briefly as an "inspection car" on the New York & Atlantic, has since found a new home on the Catskill Mountain Railroad. It is in the process of being refurbished for use on its Kingston City Limited trains.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=212411

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=212410

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=212409

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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby jhdeasy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:02 pm

I've received a report that the former LIRR cars stored at Cumberland Valley Business Park (the former Letterkenny Army Depot) at Culbertson PA were cut up for scrap 3 to 4 years ago (circa 2010) after the owner(s) failed to pay for track lease/storage. Based on my roster information, the cars scrapped included Sunrise Fleet parlor cars 2001, 2012, 2017 and 2019.

2001 was only one of two Sunrise Fleet parlor cars that were dual mode, in that they could take power from the HEP train line, and were self-contained with their own diesel generator. The 2002 had identical capability.

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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:38 pm

A P72 has found itself in a rare position: in tow behind a historic #63 Leviathan. Anyone know the number?
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby jhdeasy » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:26 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:A P72 has found itself in a rare position: in tow behind a historic #63 Leviathan. Anyone know the number?


Lorraine & West Virginia has the 2919 and 2938, now LWVX 2919 and 2938.
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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby eehiv » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:42 pm

The CMRR now has 2940, 2949 (formerly 2977) and 2962. We are very pleased to have three identical coaches to work with.

Interestingly, the 2940 and 2962 have type 26 brake valves, but the 2949 has D22 brake valves. Anyone know why there is a difference?

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Re: LIRR P72 coaches... where'd they go?

Postby jayrmli » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:20 am

Not sure why...but about half in the fleet were 26C and some were D-22. Possibly some in the fleet were upgraded during their time on the railroad.
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