The only convient connection between MNR and LIRR is via Amtrak's Hellgate line from Harold to New Rochelle.
Amtrak's Empire Connection could be used as a emergency connection.
LIRR via NY&A(freight operator)can connect with the P+W,CSX,and NJNY(Port Authorty of NY/NJ)
at Fremont/Fresh Pond/Bay Ridge.
MNR connects with CSX(via Amtrak's Hudson line),P+W,and CSOR at New Haven,PAR at Waterbury,
and an "unfriendly" connection with HRRC at Danbury.
In the past,there have been equpiment moves on the Hellgate route between MNR and LIRR,
MNR isplanning on service on the Hellgate route,AFTER LIRR's service begins on the ESA
line to GCT.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!