MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by 452 Card » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:50 pm

MNRR built a new Croton? I don't follow the MNCR page
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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:35 pm

new shop area, but not even close to Croton east yard or were material storage is , part disposal would not be Metro North but the contractor who bought the 10 FL9ac's
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by Backshophoss » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Croton East was the bitter end of the Hudson line 3rd rail,yard was next to Croton North station little used after the NEW Rte 9A highway
isolated the station from the town It became the dumping ground for old derelict equipment.
The Garden tracks were the old 3rd rail lead tracks to West Croton yard,(freight)) and was where parts units would be kept
a bunch of Fl-9's E-8'sS-motors and the last P-motors laid there to supply parts,then scrapped.
Also Passenger cars were dumped there as part supplies as well.
Some of the ex-NH 4400's found their way to Croton east for scrapping.
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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by nyandw » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:15 pm

newkirk wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:24 pm
452 card wrote: I have a pic of that day, but I can't figure out how to post it here. Duh.
What date did this occur?

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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by newkirk » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:33 pm

Backshophoss wrote: Croton East was the bitter end of the Hudson line 3rd rail,yard was next to Croton North station little used after the NEW Rte 9A highway isolated the station from the town It became the dumping ground for old derelict equipment.
Posting three photos to answer Backshophoss' post, not going off topic.
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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by Backshophoss » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:46 pm

Nice shots of the "garden tracks" between the shop and Croton west yard,also the old leads to the Croton east Yard were part of the "Garden"
Croton East yard was where the last pair of M-1a's was stored(M central logo)/scrapped.

That center pic shows the retaining wall for rte 9A highway
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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by nyandw » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:16 am

newkirk wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:24 pm
452 card wrote: I have a pic of that day, but I can't figure out how to post it here. Duh.
Here ya go !
"...The 301 was the unit that almost went into the turntable pit at Morris Park. The F-end truck dropped down after the belly tank bottomed on the end of the rail on 19 track. After that it became a parts store..."

When did this occur?
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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by 452 Card » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:08 pm

Steve,
I went through my old timebooks and couldn't locate the event. I would say it occurred sometime around 1996-99.
I guess I was so PO'ed about it that I didn't make a note of it.
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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by nyandw » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:12 pm

452 Card wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Steve, I went through my old timebooks and couldn't locate the event. I would say it occurred sometime around 1996-99.I guess I was so PO'ed about it that I didn't make a note of it.
Thank you for all the effort! :-)

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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by Norton » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:51 am

If the dates on this page are accurate, it occurred some time between 8/2/97 and 3/14/98.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPi ... ?id=174702

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Re: MNCR/LIRR FL-9AC Test Engines

Post by nyandw » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:50 pm

452 Card wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:17 am
Every time I try to submit the pic, it comes in upside down. I even tried to rotate it in reverse, but it still appears 180 degrees out.
What day is your picture? Send it to me and I'll fix it, yes?

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