LIRR heavyweight in St. Louis

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LIRR heavyweight in St. Louis

Post by frankie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:17 pm

With credit to Facebook (St. Louis Mo Friends & Neighbors) this photo was taken circa 1979-80 in St. Louis's Union Station when the station was abandoned and in a state of disrepair. The LIRR car along with a few from other railroads were stored there for a few years until renovation started to transform the station to a shopping destination.

Can anyone shed light on this particular car? It's hard to read the name below the center windows, but certainly an oddball to see a beloved road name that I grew up with a 1000 miles away from home.

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Mineola, NY is my real home, however I live 60 miles from Mineola, MO. No LIRR here!

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Re: LIRR heavyweight in St. Louis

Post by Bad Luck » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:28 am

That is club car Oyster Bay, #2002. As the platinum mist paint indicates, it lasted quite late for a clestory roof heavyweight and was operated with the P72/PT72C/etc. fleet. I would have to look back at my rosters to see when it was finally retired as I do not recall; I’d imagine it was gone just before the EMDs showed up.

Jack Deasey’s site has some nice information here: http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/lirr/page7.html

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Re: LIRR heavyweight in St. Louis

Post by jhdeasy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:35 pm

Bad Luck wrote:That is club car Oyster Bay, #2002. As the platinum mist paint indicates, it lasted quite late for a clestory roof heavyweight and was operated with the P72/PT72C/etc. fleet. I would have to look back at my rosters to see when it was finally retired as I do not recall; I’d imagine it was gone just before the EMDs showed up.

Jack Deasy’s site has some nice information here: http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/lirr/page7.html
To the best of my knowledge, the former LIRR 2002 OYSTER BAY heavyweight commuter club car (x- Pullman 12 section 1 drawing room sleeper BELFAST) is still "stuffed and mounted" next to a private residence in Norvell Township, Michigan.

This car did not have a DC power trainline, so it would have been dependent on a steam generator equipped locomotive (Alco Century 420) for heat and hot water; it may have had a self-contained generator installed, but I doubt that it had that capability. I will speculate that LIRR retired the car sometime between 1972 and 1975.

http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/ ... r_bay.html

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