njtmnrrbuff wrote: ↑Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:13 pm Those are not very good numbers of what's on the current roster. It sounds like NJT a couple of years ago. Once the 3rd track project and Eastside Access is completed, I really hope that there is enough equipment available to cover the extra trains.I remember when the current diesel fleet was coming into service, and it was an open secret that LIRR had 1. ordered politician designed locos, 2. did not buy anywhere near enough cars and cab cars, 3. did not buy anywhere near enough DM's or locos in general.
gamer4616 wrote: ↑Thu Dec 16, 2021 10:19 pm M3's are retired and awaiting being scrapped. I don't know why they have their numbers included anymore.80 M3s are parked because of reduced service levels but are available for return to service when needed.
Engines / Cars are out due to a number of factors. Flat Wheels caused by slip slide, periodic inspections, repair work, etc...
The maintenance forces may have some manpower shortages right now, leading to delays in repair work.