James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

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James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby deandremouse » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:02 pm

I didn't know their fair went to Brookhaven,


http://www.strates.com/event_schedule.htm

http://www.brookhavenfair.com/

According to that the fair is next month

So does this mean another circus train handled by the LIRR
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:21 pm

This should be interesting,if it happens,it will get very crowded at KO or a Looong bus ride from the Garden/Mitchell Secondary.
If the website info is correct,this train is as long as the RBBX train was earlier this year.
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby northpit » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:18 pm

they mite have room in the new freight yard in yaphank
put it on the north pit
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby Doc Emmet Brown » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:01 pm

The reason why the circus train is layed up on the garden mitchel secondary is because its adjacent to the nassau coliseum.
If this train makes it to LI it will probably be layed up on sidings on the main line east of KO.
There are sidings on the main line that are not used for meets because only the scoot runs out there now.
In this video, looked like 55 cars, many of which had tractor trailers on them, which would seem to indicate they are very adept at moving the equipment some distances from railroad sidings.
Perhaps they will use yaphank.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5iYTrolKFs
For all I know they could lay it up in NJ and truck the things to LI. However my thinking would be a siding or 2 on the mainline... maybe tool knows.
Last time I saw this train, a few years ago at the westchester county fair, it had an old LIRR coach in the consist. So perhaps an old LIRR coach will return home for a visit.
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:26 pm

61 cars at 85 feet per car is 5,185 feet +/-,with a little room to load/unload equipment.
I don't remember a yard at YA,just a "small siding" good for 39 cars(at 50ft per car,1,950 ft)
only other option would be to "slice+ dice" the train at Farm1 and Farm 2 plugging up every siding in the area!
Maybe Doc Brown or nyd+w have better ideas?
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby Doc Emmet Brown » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:42 am

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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby SwingMan » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:18 am

It seems like the BRT/ siding at YA are the 2 options if this train is in fact coming to LI..of course whether it is or it isn't is the question.
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby jayrmli » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:22 pm

At present, there are no plans I know of for the circus train at Brookhaven Rail Terminal.

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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby jayrmli » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:26 pm

Based on their schedule they are upstate for the show before and after Long Island. My guess is the train will be upstate and they will find other means to bring what they need for the Long Island show.

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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby jhdeasy » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:27 am

Doc Emmet Brown wrote:Last time I saw this train, a few years ago at the westchester county fair, it had an old LIRR coach in the consist. So perhaps an old LIRR coach will return home for a visit.
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby ajt » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:15 pm

Strates' train is in Middletown NY. They unloaded there and trucked to Wappingers Falls for an engagement there. They will next truck to Brookhaven, then return to Middletown for a show there. They go to western NY following Middletown.
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby jayrmli » Tue May 01, 2012 9:32 am

Also, going back to a suggestion that Doc mentioned, laying the train up on a couple of the Main Line sidings probably wouldn't work. Looking at the train, there may be some cars that are higher than 17 feet (at least when loaded), which wouldn't fit under the bridge west of Yaphank station...

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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri May 25, 2018 3:14 pm

Strates on Long Island per their FB page.
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby Backshophoss » Fri May 25, 2018 8:05 pm

The unknown is will the Strates Train clear both MN and LIRR 3rd rail.
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Re: James E Strates Fair Train in Brookhaven?

Postby Crabman1130 » Sat May 26, 2018 9:44 pm

When is it coming?
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