Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

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Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by nyandw » Sun May 26, 2019 2:15 am

A coach in the "Tichy" (1949-55) paint scheme that has "escaped" from the Dunton yard shop area. When did this happen?
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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by Kelly&Kelly » Sun May 26, 2019 1:46 pm

Not sure when this one happened, but it preceded a double decker which suffered the same fate at the hand of a car mover who moved on to become a General Foreman. He did similar work as a foreman and so was offered to the Transportation Department where he served as a Transportation Manager. We know he reads this, so we won't name him. Today, as then, a Republican committeeman. Must have been some ride.

I know of at least four MU's that visited the Van Wyck Boulevard or Expressway in this manner, though only two actually became partially airborne. It was downhill from Jamaica via the Lead, and as Dunton was a repair shop it wasn't uncommon to service cars with faulty brakes. Bad combination.

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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:19 am

Based on the cars, early-mid 50s. The Van Wyck was built 1950-52, starting first from Kew Gardens and reaching Idlewild.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by nyandw » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:01 am

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Based on the cars, early-mid 50s. The Van Wyck was built 1950-52, starting first from Kew Gardens and reaching Idlewild.
Thanks for the confirmation! I listed it as 1950's Wreck at Dunton Yard, Jamaica http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrwr ... wrecks.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by RGlueck » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:25 pm

I guess one could call that a "tichy situation"?

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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by nyandw » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:42 pm

RGlueck wrote:I guess one could call that a "tichy situation"?
Yup, seems there wasn't a good-fellow around to help out! :-)

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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by RGlueck » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:53 pm

Things only got gray-er.

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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by mcgrath618 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:48 pm

It was only trying to get Dun-town.

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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by nyandw » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:08 pm

An early attempt at Road n' Rail... :-)

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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:23 am

That's what you get for not turning on the(air) compressor breaker! :P :P :P
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Re: Tichy Coach "overrun escape" onto the Van Wyck - When?

Post by jhdeasy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:07 pm

So much for setting the handbrake and chocking the wheels.

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