Turnaround Provision.

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railfan365
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Turnaround Provision.

Post by railfan365 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:40 am

What I ask here directly, even with it being alluded to before, is this: With turnaround provision remaining in only a few places in the LIRR track network, would it be worthwhile for NYA to restore some of the eliminated wyes and/or turntables? Or are they flexible enough for change of direction in double ending some of their trains and running the engines around on others?

Backshophoss
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Re: Turnaround Provision.

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:12 pm

Since NY&A uses 2 units on their freight(topped and tailed in some cases),there's no need to use a wye,if a car needs to be faced a certain
way to be unloaded,that car will be turned at the wye at Pond if needed.
There are some Freight only runaround tracks scattered around the LIRR,where NY&A can run around their train if needed.
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vin5581
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Re: Turnaround Provision.

Post by vin5581 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:14 pm

What turntables are out there for restoration???

Backshophoss
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Re: Turnaround Provision.

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:36 am

NONE,the last ACTIVE turntable is at Morris Park Yard,the turntable at Greenport is a Museum piece!
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nyandw
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Re: Turnaround Provision.

Post by nyandw » Wed May 18, 2016 8:52 pm

http://www.obrm.org/development-desk/ Oyster Bay Railroad Museum

"...◾The 1903 vintage turntable that was used to turn steam and, later, diesel locomotives, upon their arrival in Oyster Bay for their trip back west, has been restored and awaits permanent electrical supply..."

I'm not implying it will be for operational use for NYA/LIRR.

Crabman1130
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Re: Turnaround Provision.

Post by Crabman1130 » Thu May 19, 2016 9:04 am

There are no tracks leading to the OB turntable.

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num1hendrickfan
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Re: Turnaround Provision.

Post by num1hendrickfan » Fri May 20, 2016 6:59 pm

There will be tracks leading to it in the future, but not for active train service in the sense. Might play host to an excursion or two depending on how everything progresses and how willing the LIRR is to work with this fine museum.

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