Holiday Express

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Post by nyandw » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:01 pm

Publius Plunkett wrote:New uniforms for Engineers? Visible, loose fitting and comfortable. Could use more pockets though. Gender neutral and very well designed. I like it. Do they come in different sizes or just XXXL?
Nice... :-) :wink:

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Re: 2017 Holiday Express Trains - Ronkonkoma AND BABYLON

Post by MACTRAXX » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:03 pm

Everyone:

The LIRR has announced that there will be TWO 2017 Holiday Express trains from both Ronkonkoma and
Babylon this year...
Saturday December 16 leaving Ronkonkoma at 9:35AM and Sunday December 17 leaving Babylon at 9:50AM.

Both trains will be nonstop expresses to Penn Station using holiday decorated bilevel dual mode trains.
Prices: Adult-$35.75 from Ronkonkoma and $33.50 from Babylon which includes a reserved seat charge.
Children 5 to 11 ride for $1 each accompanied by a paying adult.

http://www.mta.info/lirr/getaways/holidayexpress" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Post by LINYARailfan » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:31 pm

Does anybody think maybe not this year but in the future the LIRR will add a Holiday Express Eastbound? Penn to Ronkonkoma in the Saturday afternoon? Penn to Babylon in the Sunday afternoon? If this is possible how would the LIRR coordinate this on the Mainline and the Babylon Branch? Thanks

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Re: 2017 Holiday Express Trains - Ronkonkoma AND BABYLON

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:20 am

MACTRAXX wrote:The LIRR has announced that there will be TWO 2017 Holiday Express trains from both Ronkonkoma and
Babylon this year... Saturday December 16 leaving Ronkonkoma at 9:35AM and Sunday December 17 leaving Babylon at 9:50AM.
Around what time would they arrive into NYP?
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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Re: 2017 Holiday Express Trains - Ronkonkoma AND BABYLON

Post by LINYARailfan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:08 pm

My anticipation is if all goes according to schedule the one on Saturday should arrive in Penn around 11:05 and the one on Sunday should arrive in Penn around 11:15. If you want to get pictures of them though the earlier you get their the better spot you will have to get a picture of the drumhead and the decorated train. My only question is is the one on Sunday leaving Babylon at 9:50AM; is this Holiday Express train going to go on the Babylon Branch or the Central Branch-Mainline? Hope this helps and Thank you.

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Post by LINYARailfan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:43 am

The holiday express passed through Mineola at around 10:20. It was a sight to see with fresh snow on the ground. Wish there would be more days like this on the LIRR during this time of the year. Hope this helps.

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Post by Train2009 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:19 pm

The Holiday train went by this morning in New Hyde Park at 10:23/10:24 AM with #500, 6 C3 cars and #521 trailing. The Protect train came right behind it at 10:28 AM 5 minutes later with #506, 8 C3 cars and #513 trailing.

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Post by Amtrak7 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:42 pm

Both Holiday Expresses are scheduled into NYP 10:46a. The Babylon one is scheduled to Montauk but of course that can change.

I wonder why they changed this year's Ronkonkoma to leave 3 minutes ahead of the regular. As expected, it delayed the regular by almost 10 minutes. Last year with was in the 809x slot at the top of the hour.

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Post by FrankAndCindy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:48 pm

Hello to all and MERRY CHRISTMAS, My daughter Cindy made this trip with her son, SHANE. She reports that the trip went off without a hitch. The train cars were decorated very nice .The christmas characters were wonderful . The trip was one to be proud of. Kudos to the LIRR and Macys. Lets hope they do it again.FRANK NAD CINDY

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Re: 2016 Holiday Express

Post by nyandw » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:21 am

Anyone photoed the 2017 Holiday Express Drumhead? Thanks.

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Re: Holiday Express

Post by nyandw » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:19 pm

Hi Folks: Here's what I came up with for the 2017 Holiday Express: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrCh ... istmas.htm
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Penn Station, NY 12/17/2017 Thanks to: Marc Glucksman photo

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Re: Holiday Express

Post by LINYARailfan » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:12 pm

Is the LIRR going to be operating the Holiday Express this year? I have not seen or heard any announcements regarding a Holiday Express this year on the MTA LIRR webpage.

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Re: Holiday Express

Post by CentralValleyRail » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:51 am

LINYARailfan wrote:Is the LIRR going to be operating the Holiday Express this year? I have not seen or heard any announcements regarding a Holiday Express this year on the MTA LIRR webpage.
The fall foliage runs haven't even gone yet and your asking about Christmas???

http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/holid ... /index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; says coming soon.

Even when ToysRus was in business their holiday mag wasn't out until the last week of Oct...

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Re: Holiday Express

Post by MACTRAXX » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:59 am

CentralValleyRail wrote:
LINYARailfan wrote:Is the LIRR going to be operating the Holiday Express this year? I have not seen or heard any announcements regarding a Holiday Express this year on the MTA LIRR webpage.
The fall foliage runs haven't even gone yet and your asking about Christmas???

http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/holid ... /index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; says coming soon.

Even when ToysRus was in business their holiday mag wasn't out until the last week of Oct...
LINYA: As CVR mentions - check back in November...MACTRAXX
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Re: Holiday Express

Post by Train2009 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:31 pm

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

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