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

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  by GojiMet86
 
gregorygrice wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:31 pm
Jeff Smith wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:29 pm Assuming on the Oak Point link, right?
Correct. Yonkers to Oak Point Yard, run around and go directly to Fresh Pond. Each move is done as a straight shot with no "layover" at Oak Point.
Are there specific days when they come down? For a while it seemed like Wednesday was one.
  by trainspot
 
Kawasaki report 5/25/21, from what I could confirm:
9139,9141,9142, 9110 & maybe 9109. Just delivered on trailers, no end stripes:
9150,9155,9161,9162,9166
  by newkirk
 
trainspot wrote: 9110 & maybe 9109.
Why are those low numbered M-9's finally being delivered ?

Were they sent back for some reason ?
  by Jake Rothman
 
Been a long time since this forum was active. Here's what's gone down since the last post. 9015-9016 back on the testing roster after sitting for a while at arch street. 9077-9078 was also recently spotted as a leader with the test trains. 9013-9014 still hasn't entered service and continues to work with the test train. At least up to 9116 seen on Railroad property. 9137-9138-9139-9140 all recently delivered along with another unknown pair last night. Cars that have entered service as of today (6/30/21) are the following: 9079-9080-9083-9084-9085-9086-9089-9090-9091-9092-9097-9098-9099-9100-9101-9102-9105-9106-9107-9108. Cars still testing in this range are 9081-9082-9087-9088-9093-9094-9095-9096-9103-9104. 26 cars waiting in Yonkers. 24 cars at Arch street under testing preparation and 16 cars testing currently. The last car, 9202 has begun shell fabrication at the Nebraska factory. So, yeah, quite the update for sure !
  by M1 9147
 
Highest number so far to be in service obviously skipping a bunch is 9123-24 on the east end of a 12 car train.
  by trainspot
 
Passed Kawasaki today and saw the following cars:
9148,9152,9153,9154,9156 and newly arrived (no side stripes yet) 9178,9179,9180.
  by Head-end View
 
And how many total cars are in this order?
  by Patch Hog
 
Head-end View wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:57 pm And how many total cars are in this order?
202 but LIRR has been trying to negotiate another 54 on top of that.
  by Head-end View
 
So then the M-9's will make up about 25% of the electric car fleet.
  by Jake Rothman
 
9117-9118 pressed into service as of 9/8/21. 9123-9124 has also been in service for a few months. 9110s and 9130s seem to be the common testing units on the tracks nowadays.
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