Unlike NYC Transit, LIRR does not seem to understand the concept of historical preservation of important equipment. In fact, the only preserved LIRR equipment I've ever seen on MTA premises was at the Transit Museum.
photobug56 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:58 pm Forgot to mention one of the most idiotic LIRR decisions - to scrap all three of the FL9AC locomotives. Beautiful, historic. Their biggest problem was, as I understand it, insufficient inverter cooling. They should have been preserved, given to museums.PB - Any mention of the three LIRR FL9s (300-301-302) and C1 bilevel cars (3001-3010) is off the original M3
newkirk wrote: ↑Mon May 09, 2022 8:48 am M-3's on flat cars seen going through Fairport, NYGreat catch, coincidence that those cars started their lives in the same place (20 years apart) and will end them in the same place (same time)
Cue to 6:53 mark.
gamer4616 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:25 am Some notes from recent notices put out by the railroad...That 80 is now 100, 80 with PTC, 20 without which will have to ride in the belly of a consist.
- Approximately 80 M3’s will be returning to revenue service over the next 6 months.
- The first set of M3's used to carry passengers was on September 10, 1985 from Jamaica to Penn Station.