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

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  by ConstanceR46
452 Card wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:57 am There is no frame. All the DE-DMs have a moncooque base section constructed by welding the various assemblies together. Once that section is wracked, just like a modern automobile, it is beyond repair and becomes "Salvage". If the engineers who assessed the damage came to this conclusion, it is the end of the line. Bye Bye. Seeya. Gone. Kaput. Parts Donor.
Is this not the standard for most modern cowl units?
  by eolesen
Passenger locomotives like the P42 and Charger, yes.

Freight locomotives all have a frame

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