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Post by Crabman1130 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:46 am

Where is she? She looks cold.

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Post by SwingMan » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:18 pm

Wow! She looks good for being out it the snow and not having grafiti :-)


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Post by Nova55 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:34 pm

Looks can be deceiving.

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Post by Mr rt » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:49 am

The Riverhead/Greenport group already has RS3 1556.

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Post by Crabman1130 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:28 pm

What wrong with having an S1 too? Would look good at OB or Riverhead.

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Post by midwest fred » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:20 am

417 is scrap fodder. The block is cracked. Friction bearing, and missing couplers last I heard. Wheels worn as well, very unevenly. If you guys want it, it will need to be trucked (or flatcar) out of Albany - it will cost more to move it than the scrap value it has. Take your last pics and say goodbye. RMLI considered it many years ago.


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Post by trainspot » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:30 pm

There are better options if a former LIRR S-1 was to be acquired. But I think the focus should stay on what the museums have, and preventing them from a fate that met RPO 4209.

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:47 pm

I see the Oyster Bay Museum has opened a Preview Center.


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OBRM Preview Center

Post by MADDOG » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:00 am

In order to start reconstruction of the Historic Oyster Bay RR Station which is destined to become the headquarters of the Oyster Bay RR Museum (OBRM), We had to move out and get the building empty.

We were able to secure a store within a few hundred feet of the station at 102 Audrey Ave in Oyster Bay and have created a museum & gift shop within. This "Preview Center" is a mini museum which gives us somethings we do not currently have at the station, heat & a restroom. One of the trustees is the Curator for the Cradle of Aviaition n Mitchel Field and he has crafted many fine displays, some which are interactive for the kids. Our evening opening (by invitation only) was well received and the center was packed for that night. Our Grand opening the following Saturday was also very well attended from 12-5 and we were (and still are) the talk of the town. We will be setting our hours for the center and will post them here ASAP.
If anyone wishes to keep up on our upcoming events & progress, our website is:
you can email us at:

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LIRR P72 Window Glass being ordered

Post by midwest fred » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:33 pm

I am in the pocess of finalizing an order for FRA Type II window glass for ex-LIRR 2900's. I have 3 cars worth to order so far. Am looking to place my order in late March for May delivery. Current ballpark price is $160 each for a total of about $7000 per car just for the glass - does not include the porthole windows in the doors. If we can get to aprox. 7 cars worth of glass, I can probably get another 10% off the unit price.

Does anyone on LI want to get in on the order? This will be (tinted) glass (NOT Margard) made by JT Nelson. It will not include the gaskets or shipping, JTN can provide at additional cost.

Please let me know ASAP if anyone at OBRM or RMLI is interested in going in on the glass order. Payment can probably be handled individually with the company but a firm commitment (downpayment) will need to be made prior to ordering.

Email me off-line if you are interested.


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Post by Mr rt » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:54 am

Fred, You might try reaching out to NY & Atl. they have a couple of cars that they put plexaglass in so they can't use them for the public for more then static display. They may not be willing to pay that much to make them raod worthy, but it's a shot.

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Post by midwest fred » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:41 pm

Who do I contact there?


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Post by jayrmli » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:59 pm

I wouldn't even waste my time. They're not even going to come up with $100 for that car, much less $7,000.00

Fred, just so you know RMLI has a stockpile of the Margard widows which were purchased for the cars. I doubt there will be any interest there either.

You may want to get in touch with Ken Bitten. While he may not want windows for the cars he still owns, he may be able to reach out to any owners of LIRR coaches who bought from him.


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Post by midwest fred » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:43 pm

Ken is already inolved.

How many windows do you guys have? Enough for all your cars?


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