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

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  by RGlueck
 
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  by RGlueck
 
Bay Ridge line, kids threw a switch before this NH freight came by.
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  by newkirk
 
Questions:

1) What was the stations of those B&W MP-54 images ?

2) What year was the Bay Ridge branch wreck ?
  by RGlueck
 
MP54's were W. Hempstead, probably 1970. The New Haven wreck was in the 60's, but I don't quite recall when - I'll guess 1963.
  by newkirk
 
RGlueck wrote: The New Haven wreck was in the 60's, but I don't quite recall when - I'll guess 1963.
That year would probably be right. You have to figure when the Bay Ridge branch was de-electrified. Most likely the late 60's when Penn Central was ushered in.

Wasn't that switch be locked or did the vandals cut the lock and throwing the switch ?
  by RGlueck
 
The switchlock was broken by the kids involved. They were caught and sent before a judge, but I don't believe the punishment fit the crime.
  by newkirk
 
Long disused elevated structure that freights accessed Atlantic Terminal.
All photos except Steve Zabel : Bill Mangahas (September 1980).

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Overpass at Carlton Ave.
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At the back of "VD" yard, a lone MP-54 baggage motor sat there for many years. MP-72's in MTA paint
should give a clue that the photo was taken probably in the early 1970's . (Photo: Steve Zabel collection)
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Some time after I took this photo in September of 1980, the car was either cut up or removed from the property.
I was told that until the last days, the cars heat and lights were still functional. If anyone out there could shed some information on this baggage motor, let us know.
Photo: Bill Mangahas (September 1980)

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  by newkirk
 
Some selected images from the Electric Railroaders Association tour of Morris Park shops .
All photos : Bill Mangahas (September 20, 1980)

"Power pack" #620 looking fresh from the paint shop.

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Some MP-15's about three years of age all lined up.
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Inside the shops, diesel hauled coaches undergoing overhaul.
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Interior view of a World's Fair "Zip" car undergoing an overhaul.
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#2810 in the final stage of overhaul and ready for "the road".
As far as the MTA paint scheme goes, I always preferred the blue strip going through and not below the windows.

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An M-1 gets the finishing touch with a repainted blue strip.
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I believe this was a parlor car that had its fluting removed and replaced with plate steel. Can anyone confirm what car this was ?
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GP 38-2 in the paint shop getting it's red strip painted.
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This is where the spare fiberglass M-1 end bonnets were stored.
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GT/E gas turbine unit for your approval. The green destination side sign reads "Croton Harmon."
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M-1 #9264 sporting sideswipe damage. Was this car repaired or scrapped ?
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Another damaged M-1 became a parts donor.
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What's the story with #W-74, is it still there or scrapped long ago ?
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A pair of M-1's undergoing repair.
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  by Pensyfan19
 
Outstanding photos, Newkirk! I´ve always been interested in what locomotives/rolling stock looked like while being rebuilt or repainted. Thanks for providing this very rare footage of the behind the scenes maintenance of the LIRR.
  by Teutobergerwald
 
Love the picture of 620 and the E-15s.
  by newkirk
 
Pensyfan19 wrote: I believe 9264 was eventually repaired and placed back in service as of 1988. Not sure if it still runs today though.
The M-1's were retired and scrapped some time ago.
  by RGlueck
 
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This image is currently on eBay. LIRR 202 in Alberta, Canada. Not damaged headlight. What are those bars added along the body cabinet?
  by dieciduej
 
RGlueck wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:53 pm What are those bars added along the body cabinet?
They look like 2x4s, most likely during shipping to prevent the cabinet doors from coming open.
  by RGlueck
 
I thought possibly DeGaussing strips to prevent magnetic mines!

No, seriously, is 202 one of the lucky survivors?
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