Holiday Express

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nyandw
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Re: Holiday Express

Post by nyandw » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:07 am

Train2009 wrote:December 1 (Saturday) and December 2 (Sunday) are this year's schedule runs.

http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/holid ... oOykZc3tBI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Same logo and drumhead as last year?

LINYARailfan
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Re: Holiday Express

Post by LINYARailfan » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:31 am

Holiday Express just passed through Mineola with DM30 520 and 513 trailing

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Re: Holiday Express

Post by Train2009 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:42 pm

LINYARailfan wrote:Holiday Express just passed through Mineola with DM30 520 and 513 trailing
Caught it in Queens Village at 10:36 AM this morning.

MACTRAXX
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Re: Holiday Express

Post by MACTRAXX » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:11 pm

Everyone:

What surprised me about the 2018 Holiday Express runs was the comparable lack of interest this
year in comparison to both of the 2017 runs and the inaugural 2016 run west from Ronkonkoma.
There was just the two posts above mine about the Saturday train - and I found just four videos
(these two were recorded at Pinelawn and Seaford respectively) of the Holiday Express trains:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUWNZhSs0jw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzLdas2apYs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Steve - From the videos the same Holiday Express drumhead sign looks to have been used.
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nyandw
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Re: Holiday Express

Post by nyandw » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:11 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:Everyone:

Steve - From the videos the same Holiday Express drumhead sign looks to have been used.
MACTRAXX
Yes and the the same ad logo to kick it off... :-(

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Re: Holiday Express

Post by mainline » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:50 pm

I was at Ronkonkoma on Saturday. Didn’t see anybody taking photos. But the the train wasn’t platformed right. Too close to west end of the platform. No good views. With the second track install they also removed the signal tower at Smithtown Ave. Caught them at Wyandanch. Not bad shot. The protect set was blocked by the eastbound MU set to Ronkonkoma. The Dual Modes were not decorated above the drumhead like 2017.


Bill

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Re: Holiday Express 2019

Post by MACTRAXX » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:38 pm

Everyone:

The LIRR released the 2019 Holiday Express service information:

http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/holidayexpress

Saturday December 7 from Ronkonkoma departing at 10 AM
Sunday December 8 from Babylon departing at 10 AM

Adult Fares: $37.25 from Ronkonkoma and $35.00 from Babylon.
These fares include a reserved seat charge.

The LIRR Holiday Express has become a successful special operation entering its
fourth Holiday Season...

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