• LIRR seeks to lease 8-21 MARC coaches (for Montauk Summer)

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by Bad Luck
Some of the cars returned back as Tim says - another handful are being tested now this week for future use with a C3 cab since MARC doesn't want any mods done to their own cabcars. Rightfully so
  by Backshophoss
The MARC cab cars are set up with ACSES as well as NEC Cab Signals. It's going to be awhile untill ACSES is installed on LIRR.
  by DutchRailnut
ACSES can be cut out , but you simply can't make a 4 aspect cab signal into a 5 aspect cab signal without heavy modifications .
  by Train2009
A test train was seen this morning at 10:50 AM between Woodside and Forest Hills in Queens with C3 #5020 leading, MARC cars, 7754 7714 and 7707 with trailing power #413. This was headed westbound towards Long Island City.
  by SouthernRailway
The MARC cars were in LIC again today, on a short train with a locomotive and a bi-level coach as well.

Is it too late to ride a regularly-scheduled LIRR passenger train with the MARC cars?
  by Silverliner II
Yes. Five of them are already back at MARC. These three are just hanging around for testing.

They'll be back in the late spring/early summer 2018.
If MARC cab cars are not to be used as such by LIRR why did almost half the leased fleet consist of cab cars? Don't you lose a few seats with the cab configuration? Or was this a situation of having to take whatever was available at the time? 3 out of 8 seems like a high ratio of cab cars in any case.
  by Silverliner II
Their trailer coaches ending in xx90-xx99 also have bathrooms. 7799 was among the eight leased, IIRC. Not sure if that is among the 3 that remain.
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