LIRR C LIners

Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

Re: LIRR C LIners

Postby nyandw » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:35 pm

Anyone can comment on the pilot change from red to orange dates?
User avatar
nyandw
 
Posts: 3065
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:41 am

Re: LIRR C LIners

Postby philipmartin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:16 am

C-LINER 2001 wrote:My Dad was assign #2001 in 1963-64, worked it from Jamaica to Upton JCT and return Daily, this picture of Dad and his C-Liner was taken in 1963, he "Loved" that engine!.

Perhaps he found the cab more comfortable than that of a K4s or G5s, just wondering.
User avatar
philipmartin
 
Posts: 3652
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:42 pm
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Re: LIRR C LIners

Postby RGlueck » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:36 am

It would be interesting to find out if engineers had commentary on the switch from steam to Diesel, with regard to experience, enjoyment, any of the things we railfans think of as the essence of railroading. Firemen and engineers, probably , saw it from another angle altogether.
RGlueck
 
Posts: 535
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:59 pm

Re: LIRR C LIners

Postby trainspot » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:56 am

I've always been curious why they chose the B-A1A wheel arrangement since they were known to "pick switches". Seems a FM CFA would have been a better choice. And did the FL-9s ever cause issues with its 3 axle trailing truck?
User avatar
trainspot
 
Posts: 653
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:41 pm
Location: Eastern, PA

Re: LIRR C LIners

Postby scopelliti » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:36 am

The extra unpowered axle was used to help distribute the weight of the steam generator.
Pat
User avatar
scopelliti
 
Posts: 500
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:35 pm
Location: Big Flats, NY

Re: LIRR C LIners

Postby trainspot » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:41 am

Thank you Pat! And just found this today! Huntington, 1950:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4805838
User avatar
trainspot
 
Posts: 653
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:41 pm
Location: Eastern, PA

Re: LIRR C LIners

Postby frankie » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:54 pm

I spend many evening rush hours train watching in Mineola during my high school years in the early '60's. The C-liners were the highlight with their distinctive sound especially during accelerations from the station. Music to my ears!
Mineola, NY is my real home, however I live 60 miles from Mineola, MO. No LIRR here!
frankie
 
Posts: 241
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:54 pm
Location: St. Peters, Missouri

Re: LIRR C LIners

Postby nyandw » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:50 pm

C-liner info: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrCliners/lirrCliners.htm

Image
Saturday Evening Post 11/18/1950
User avatar
nyandw
 
Posts: 3065
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:41 am

Previous

Return to Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests