M3 Retirement Thread

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SwingMan
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M3 Retirement Thread

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May as well start this up finally, more cars are heading out this week.

9771 - scrapped (split from 9772, which was paired with 9869)
9776 - scrapped (9775 turned into E775 after almost a decade after the sideswipe that damaged the 9776)
9779-80 - scrapped
9781-82 - scrapped
9783-84 - scrapped
9789-90 - decomissioned (currently sitting in Holban awaiting move to Bliss)
9795-96 - scrapped
9801-02 - retired (fire training - Calverton)
9811-12 - scrapped
9819-20 - scrapped
9821-22 - scrapped
9843-44 - scrapped
9851-52 - scrapped
9863-64 - scrapped
9870 - scrapped (Brentwood incident 2013)
9881-82 - scrapped
9891-92 - scrapped
9893-94 - decomissioned (Holban)
9901-02 - Lazer Train
9931 - scrapped


I believe there are more undocumented.
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Cars equipped with new fiberglass noses:

9807-08
9825 (first car to receive new nose, April 2019)
9865-66
9889-90
9927-28

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If LIRR is scrapping this many M-3's already, I hope they're really sure that substantial numbers of M-9's will be coming into service very shortly. We wouldn't want to see a repeat of the summer of 1970. That was when they began retiring the ancient rattletrap MP-54's only to have large numbers of new M-1's start breaking down and had to cancel a half dozen rush-hour trains for several months that summer 'til the M-1's got repaired and modified. What a nightmare of a summer that was........

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Post by ConstanceR46 »

I'd think this would include the cars stripped for parts and then sent to FICX?
china does trains better
nationalize the class 1s

DogBert
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Post by DogBert »

Yup, a bunch of these are cars that went to Frontier after sitting for a few years at Arch street. The vast majority of them had parts picked off, though there was one pair that looked to be in pretty decent shape. I forget the numbers offhand.

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SwingMan wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:23 pm
May as well start this up finally, more cars are heading out this week.

9771 - scrapped (split from 9772, which was paired with 9869)
9776 - scrapped (9775 turned into E775 after almost a decade after the sideswipe that damaged the 9776)
9779-80 - scrapped
9781-82 - scrapped
9783-84 - scrapped
9789-90 - decomissioned (currently sitting in Holban awaiting move to Bliss)
9795-96 - scrapped
9801-02 - retired (fire training - Calverton)
9811-12 - scrapped
9819-20 - scrapped
9821-22 - scrapped
9843-44 - scrapped
9851-52 - scrapped
9863-64 - scrapped
9870 - scrapped (Brentwood incident 2013)
9881-82 - scrapped
9891-92 - scrapped
9893-94 - decomissioned (Holban)
9901-02 - Lazer Train
9931 - scrapped


I believe there are more undocumented.
9779-80 is still in service as of today
9789-90 is still in service as of today

Missing are 9785-6 & 9799-800. 9785 is gone off the property, 9799 is in Hillside being harvested for parts

9893-4 FYI this is the pair with the updated style interior.
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I had started a M3 Retirement, scrapping thread. Maybe the mods can merge the two?

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BuddR32 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:27 am
9779-80 is still in service as of today
9789-90 is still in service as of today

Missing are 9785-6 & 9799-800. 9785 is gone off the property, 9799 is in Hillside being harvested for parts

9893-4 FYI this is the pair with the updated style interior.
Thanks for the confirmation, I should have written the numbers down.

The 9799 was the only car that was heavily gutted. The cab was pretty much completely cleaned out. The last brake slip was dated sometime in mid-October.

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9893-4 is kind of bittersweet. It sat on 6 track in hillside for years while one of the Overhaul Gang Foreman worked on the updates. He wanted to do the whole fleet in the updated interior. They’d work on the pair, then money would get pulled and it would sit there, be picked off parts, then He’d get money to start again, and so on. It looked nice when he was done, but he was never really allowed to give it what it was worth and that was the only pair ever done.

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BuddR32 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:01 pm
9893-4 is kind of bittersweet. It sat on 6 track in hillside for years while one of the Overhaul Gang Foreman worked on the updates. He wanted to do the whole fleet in the updated interior. They’d work on the pair, then money would get pulled and it would sit there, be picked off parts, then He’d get money to start again, and so on. It looked nice when he was done, but he was never really allowed to give it what it was worth and that was the only pair ever done.

It's a shame they never put any money back into the equipment, nor give any credit when someone puts in the time to create a better image for the company.

The Metro North M3A overhauls just go to show how jacked up things are here when it comes to fleet maintenance.

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