Backshophoss wrote: ↑Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:16 pm LIRR barely does surface prep work,they just scrap off the loose material and then paint it over it.Only tool they have for interior repairs is blue duct tape,and usually they're cheap on that! But when Helena was in charge, I was on the same C3 for 3 days in a row with one of the ac units dead. Conductor informed me that she reported it multiple times. I emailed Helena (when the mta.info site still had an email the president function) - next day the car was off that train, and Helena got back to me that it would be repaired. I got to know her a bit - she had zero tolerance for the non-stop screwups that we constantly encountered. I also reported one senior conductor who would hit me daily to wake me up to see the same monthly he'd seen for a couple weeks already - I saw him one more time, he kept his hands and body as far away from me as he could, and I never saw him again. Another conductor told me that the union considered him an embarrassment.
There might be more than 6 layers of paint on the locos......
Morris Park is the home of the diesel fleet,basically a running repair barn at best.
Hillside gets the C-3's for HVAC repairs,and interior repairs.,not their strong suite
photobug56 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:01 pm Is 511 also out of service? Anyone know, overall, how good or bad the maintenance, repairs, PM, etc. is on LIRR locos? Considering how often I get notices of broken down trains in diesel country, some of course from broken doors, seems like the locos and cars are not in great shape.Based on this forum, I would assume that ever since the Speonk crash in May last year, the engine got a bent frame and is sidelined as a parts engine. Unlikely to return to service as replacements for this engine, probably Siemens Chargers, will be testing soon. For further info on this engine, please see the first page of this discussion, and my top 15 DE/DM30AC List on youtube.