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

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by commuterjoe
Hopper cars filled with ballast are a common sight on maintenance trains, especially with the addition of the third track to the main line. Where does the LIRR get the ballast? Via what route is it delivered? Can the LIRR maintenance hoppers travel on the tracks of other railroads?
  by DogBert
They are loaded in CT, and are hauled by P&W via Fresh Pond. The cars can be interchanged anywhere, though they only need to run to the mine in CT.
  by Backshophoss
Likey interchanged to the P&W for reloading in Ct at Fresh pond/Fremont with NY&A Freight interchange