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

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  by Head-end View
 
And speaking of the M-9's operating features, I'm told they have an interesting new something for stopping or slowing more smoothly than the M-7's. Called "safe stopping" or some similar name? Any engineers on here who could explain to us about that?
  by BuddR32
 
Head-end View wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:47 pm I'm surprised LIRR did that. I thought they would try to save money by not doing the M-3's since they're going to be gone anyway as the new M-9's take their place, if the rest of them get into service anytime soon. Kudo's to LIRR for having sense enough to keep some of the M-3's available.
Not much choice, operationally, PTC must be online the end of 2020. There wouldn't be enough M9s in service to meet the car availability need. 80 M3 cars were equipped with PTC, the other 40+ would not and cannot be the controlling units of the consist. Those will be the first to go, with the M9A replacing the remainder.
  by Head-end View
 
So does anyone know if any more M-9's have been delivered or gone into revenue service since August? It's been a while since we've heard any news about this.
  by freightguy
 
Passing by on a work train it looks like class units 9101 and 9102 are ready to finally make their way to the LIRR from Yonkers. Looks they’re being prepped for shipping soon.
  by Pensyfan19
 
I have heard that more M9s are testing lately. Does anyone know how many are in service and how many are currently in service?
  by Head-end View
 
I saw an M9 test train today at Jamaica and the east car # was 9090, which surprised me. That's a much higher number than what we've seen up to now. Maybe some long awaited progress is finally being made.
  by gregorygrice
 
Head-end View wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:00 pm I saw an M9 test train today at Jamaica and the east car # was 9090, which surprised me. That's a much higher number than what we've seen up to now. Maybe some long awaited progress is finally being made.

They are into the 9100s now.
  by Head-end View
 
Anyone know how many are actually in-service? Back in July we were told it was 52 at that time.
  by gamer4616
 
Head-end View wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:18 pm Anyone know how many are actually in-service? Back in July we were told it was 52 at that time.
This was the fleet availability today...

Engines
DE30 24 units - 17 available
DM30 21 units - 13 available
Totals 45 units - 30 available
66% available

Diesel Coaches
C3 134 units - 116 available
86% available

MU Coaches
M3 142 units - 0 available
M7 836 units - 750 available
M9 78 units - 70 available
Totals 1056 units - 820 available
77% available


So 70 available M9's. Whether that's the number used in revenue service, I don't know. There's usually a train set in the Hillside Boneyard used for non-revenue testing.
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