LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Service

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LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Service

Postby jhdeasy » Tue May 23, 2017 7:15 am

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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby jcepler1 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:27 pm

These cars are on quite the journey. First SEPTA, then LIRR, and now, onto New Jersey Transit.
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby STrRedWolf » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:55 pm

Interesting quote:
NJ Transit will also be swapping a locomotive for 20 rail cars from Maryland in a lease deal, she added.


I wonder what locomotive we're going to get...
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:20 am

Reportedly a NJT PL-42 will be sent.
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby blockline4180 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:22 pm

Any further updates on when the MARC cars are going to head north?? Havent heard of when or what is going on with the PL42 going down.
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby CNJGeep » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:42 pm

blockline4180 wrote:Any further updates on when the MARC cars are going to head north?? Havent heard of when or what is going on with the PL42 going down.

It's not. MARC wants a GP40 or similar.
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:26 pm

A GP40H? MARC should get a Motor,not a Diesel,if the intention is to use it on the NEC!
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby STrRedWolf » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:29 pm

Backshophoss wrote:A GP40H? MARC should get a Motor,not a Diesel,if the intention is to use it on the NEC!


MARC runs the diesels on the NEC on a regular basis. In some cases, those diesels rescue Amtrak trains when power dies. Remember the remaining GP40WH-2?
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:02 pm

Yea,but they barely make track speed,a Motor would be able to keep up with the ACS-64's at least.
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:06 am

Backshophoss wrote:Yea,but they barely make track speed,a Motor would be able to keep up with the ACS-64's at least.
And not drive the DS nuts!

MARC MP36 is good for 90 in the timetable
NJT GP40 is good for 100 in the timetable
NJT ALP46 is good for 100 in the timetable
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Re: LIRR Seeking to Lease MARC Coaches for Summer 2017 Servi

Postby STrRedWolf » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:43 am

The GP40WH-2 (MARC 68) is used to rescue trains (including freight), and is regularly stationed in Odenton at the Amtrak MoW yard.

The diesels that are regularly run are GP39H-2's and the MP36PH-3C's. The SC-44's (Chargers) are being tested now -- Trains magazine had them being tested on CSX lines in January and it was reported here of the Amtrak test last month.
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