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

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  by Pensyfan19
MattW wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:08 pm Will these all be dual mode, or will this be another split fleet?
So far I think they'll all be dual mode, since the LIRR never stated any interest to split it into DEs and DMs. I think this is also similar to how NJT ´s ALP-45s are replacing most of the diesel fleet of the railroad, and there isn't a diesel-only variant of the locomotive.
  by MattW
electricron wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:07 am I fully expect a split fleet because I see no reason why they should buy trains to run on a voltage they do not have to use.
I don't understand this at all. What do you mean "a voltage they do not have to use?" If they go into Penn Station they have to use some kind of external power whether it's the third rail or the catenary.