M3 converted Sandite Cars

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M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by nyandw » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:18 am

Converted M3's to sandite service: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrmo ... hol%20Cars" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Are there more than those two; besides the previous:
E401 M1 ex-9401
E591 M1 ex-9591
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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by Kelly&Kelly » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:35 pm

What kind of horns are those?

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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by Backshophoss » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:53 pm

Believed to be off a Texas longhorn bull.
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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:58 pm

not Wabtec made is only valid answer
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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by BuddR32 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:28 am

9901-2 are or will be in alcohol/sandite/laser service

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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by BobLI » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:09 am

Do those cars run as a set off third rail power or split and between MP-15?

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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:17 pm

no longer self propelled , for power they have a generator, they get pulled with locomotives.
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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by newkirk » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:32 pm

I see the orange bonnet is a nod to the gray & orange days.

Is that color orange spot on ?
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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by MACTRAXX » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:22 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Believed to be off a Texas longhorn bull.
BSH and Everyone: M3 Sandite Cars E775 and E932 front ends are the burnt orange and white
colors of the Texas Longhorns football team. From what I heard mentioned there was a LIRR
manager or employee either from Texas or a big fan of U.T. that these colors are meant for.
I never realized that E775 has a pair of bullhorns displayed under the center headlight...

9901-9902 (now E901-E902) have entered service - the front ends are painted dark blue with a
bright yellow stripe - making them stand out (as E775 and E932 do) among other M3 cars.

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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by Tadman » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:41 pm

Man, Long Island is about as different from Texas as you can get. Kinda funny, kinda weird. If you love Texas, LI isn't the place to be.
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Re: M3 converted Sandite Cars

Post by nyandw » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:19 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:
Backshophoss wrote:Believed to be off a Texas longhorn bull.
9901-9902 (now E901-E902) have entered service - the front ends are painted dark blue with a bright yellow stripe - making them stand out (as E775 and E932 do) among other M3 cars. MACTRAXX
Thanks. I look forward to seeing them. Post 'em up folks!

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