FL-9 #2003 (On Topic)

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FL-9 #2003 (On Topic)

Post by newkirk » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:22 pm

On topic because I photographed this on the LIC branch in Queens. The overpass in the background should be Woodhaven Blvd.
Any idea what this FL-9 is doing here in LIRR property ? This was not one of the three dedicated FL-9's that ran with the C-1 bi-levels, those engine numbers were #300, #301 & #302.
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Re: FL-9 #2003 (On Topic)

Post by krispy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:57 pm

Nice catch! I don't know, but I would venture a guess some sort of work done at Morris Park shops and it's going back to Bliss for a trip over the Cut-off to face the right way for a trip back to the Mets on the Hellgate.

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Re: FL-9 #2003 (On Topic)

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:32 pm

it went to LI for clearance testing for the FL-9AC 's arrived.
main concern was the 3 axle truck at some points.
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Re: FL-9 #2003 (On Topic)

Post by RGlueck » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:28 am

You can dress a New Haven locomotive anyway you want, but it's still a New Haven locomotive.

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Re: FL-9 #2003 (On Topic)

Post by 452 Card » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:48 am

We also used the 2003 for stop distance testing. It would develop a nasty f-end truck wobble at 61 mph, enough to be concerned about. M of E took it to the back shop and found the truck side bearings to almost non-existant. THEN we knew why MNR sent us that one!
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Re: FL-9 #2003 (On Topic)

Post by 452 Card » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:54 pm

Closer inspection of the pic shows the MNCRR shoe beams removed for use on LIRR territory. As an addition to the last post- The LIRR back shop rebuilt the f-end truck in-house. I hope they appreciated that work up there!
I was probably running that engine that day. Why we would be on #2 track westward escapes me.
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Re: FL-9 #2003 (On Topic)

Post by nyandw » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:22 pm

Interesting material, folks.

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