NYAR to replace engines

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NYAR to replace engines

Postby BM6569 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:04 am

Not sure if this was posted elsewhere.

"he Long Island Rail Road has reached an agreement with its freight rail operator to replace several high-polluting diesel locomotives with more environmentally friendly locomotives, officials with both agencies said.
At a Monday meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s LIRR Committee, LIRR president Phillip Eng announced the agreement with New York & Atlantic Railway, or NYAR, to “replace one-for-one existing diesel locomotives with green locomotives.”
The agreement follows meetings involving the LIRR, NYAR, elected officials and civic activists who have long raised concerns about the air pollution caused by freight locomotives that NYAR either leases from or has already purchased from the LIRR. The fleet includes five locomotives designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as “Tier 0” for their high diesel pollutant emissions."

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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:18 pm

For NY&A, a good way to clean up the roster with PR20B's and a few switchers(MP-15's,SW1001's).
For LIRR,a long overdue replacement of the battle weary work,and "tow truck" Fleet of MP-15's.
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby grobtech » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:10 pm

At the last MTA LIRR Committee meeting the LIRR president indicated that even the locomotives that NYAR purchased would be replaced - the E15's. The LIRR will be buying these engines back from NYAR.
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:53 pm

Most of the NY&A GP-38-2's(E-20) were leased from LIRR,they were recalled at times by LIRR for work train service,and snow plow duty out east.
When the next batch of PR20 B's is online,the GP-38-2's return to Morris Park.
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:57 pm

I hope the geeps get one last grind of MOW out or at least one finds it's way to a museum...
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:25 pm

A GP-38-2 would be a good mate for LIRR 39 if brought back to the island if OBRM has the room for it.
A MP-15 at RMLI Riverhead would be nice,if there's room for it.
The above are pipe dreams,for all purposes,all the current/former LIRR power is "trade in fodder" for the PR20B's
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby freightguy » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:40 pm

Gotta love the shady dealings of the MTA, especially since NYAR just rebuilt the MP15's. Someone who ran the newer units said the originally geeps are actually better. Hopefully progress delivers a decent product.
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby grobtech » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:44 am

THE RFP was pretty much written to see that EMD/Progress gets the deal. One of the requirements stated in the RFP was that the engine must be Caterpillar or Cummins. That pretty much seals it.
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:31 pm

Any rebuilt power as the NY&A MP-15's is NY&A owned,bought off the LIRR,should not be part of the deal,this is LIRR owned/leased to
NY&A power only
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby gregorygrice » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:06 am

Backshophoss wrote:Any rebuilt power as the NY&A MP-15's is NY&A owned,bought off the LIRR,should not be part of the deal,this is LIRR owned/leased to
NY&A power only


Correct. The MP15s are not scheduled to be replaced. Once the geeps are replaced by what we hope would be the PR24B, the MP15s will remain in yard service. This is years to come though.
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby Trainman14 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:13 am

How many GATX GP38-2s does the NYAR have and what numbers are they?
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby gregorygrice » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:14 am

Trainman14 wrote:How many GATX GP38-2s does the NYAR have and what numbers are they?


2200
2127

Also leased are;

CITX 402
USWX 400/ 010
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Re: NYAR to replace engines

Postby Trainman14 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:00 am

Thanks.
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