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

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  by Crabman1130
 
I read that when these cars are done testing they will be going back to Yonkers for refitting to production standards.

Anyone else here this?
  by MattAmity90
 
Someone posted a video on YouTube of a six-car consist of M9's (without aid of M7's) flying through Wantagh with the horn blaring. They look smooth, run smooth, and the horn is a clear difference with a mix of the M7 horn and one that I've never heard before.
  by Head-end View
 
Interesting. I possibly saw that same set of M-9's testing westbound thru Massapequa yesterday around 7pm. Lead car #9013. :-D
  by BuddR32
 
Head-end View wrote:Interesting. I possibly saw that same set of M-9's testing westbound thru Massapequa yesterday around 7pm. Lead car #9013. :-D
I see this and still think M-1. It will take a while to adjust.
  by MattAmity90
 
The M1's were delivered between October and November 1968 before the first revenue using the new cars on December 30th, 1968. They even had the motto, "14 by Halloween."

First revenue M1: Babylon Branch.
First revenue M7: Long Beach Branch.
First revenue M9: What branch do you think will get lucky?
  by Head-end View
 
Hey BuddR32! We're both old school guys. I still remember the first time I rode cars 9001-9002 in the Summer of 1969!
  by newkirk
 
Today in Farmingdale:
  by LINYARailfan
 
M9 test train just passed through Mineola westbound
  by newkirk
 
LINYARailfan wrote: M9 test train just passed through Mineola westbound
Probably the one I just photographed, heading back to Hillside for the day.

That train passed at least three times in both directions today.
  by nyandw
 
Folks are posting photos over at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LongIslandRailRoad/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

1. What might be the spotting differences between M9 and M9A?
2. I see no photos, yet, of M9 #2009 and #2012, as they are paired behind #2010 and #2011, thus no front images.

Oops #9009 and #9012 ;-)
Last edited by nyandw on Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by nyandw
 
I started this page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/M-9/M-9.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for M9 info/history we can add to.

"Nines at Republic" Long Island Rail Road & Kawasaki Heavy Industry's M9 Test Train head west past the former Republic Station on LIRR Main Line, 3/11/2019. The six car train is making several runs throughout the LIRR system, testing each function the railcars have to offer. Republic station, which opened in 1940, served Republic Airport and employees of Fairchild Aircraft manufacturing company until being closed in 1980. All that remains are the staircases that lead passengers from NY Route 110 to the platform which are seen in the foreground and background of this photo. Photo/Archive/Info: Greg Grice
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  by gregorygrice
 
"Nines at B" Long Island Rail Road & Kawasaki Heavy Industry's M9 Test Train head east past BETH's easterly limits on the LIRR Main Line. The six car train is making several runs throughout the LIRR system, testing each function the railcars have to offer.

Photo Link: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/690410/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
GG1_8754 B RPW.jpg

nyandw wrote:Folks are posting photos over at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LongIslandRailRoad/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

1. What might be the spotting differences between M9 and M9A?
2. I see no photos, yet, of M9 #2009 and #2012, as they are paired behind #2010 and #2011, thus no front images.
None of the M9s are numbered in the 2000's. They're all 9000's.
  by trainspot
 
Crabman1130 wrote:I read that when these cars are done testing they will be going back to Yonkers for refitting to production standards.

Anyone else here this?
Quite possible from what I saw today. At the Kawasaki plant on trucks was the 9002 & 9018 with their mates. Also there on truck tires were 9027,9028,9029, 9030,9031,9032. Some PATH cars there also
  by gregorygrice
 
Those are the cars that were damaged in Chicago.
  by trainspot
 
Which cars & what happened?
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