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

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  by Pensyfan19
Does anyone happen to know when and where the first run of the DE/DM30AC was? Just curious and I'm trying to find old info about these locomotives.
  by Pensyfan19

I would guess some time in mid-1999 on the Oyster Bay or Port Jeff branch. Is that correct?
  by grobtech
Dual mode service with the DM30ACs to Penn Station began on Monday, 11/15/99. Then railroad president, Thomas F. Prendergast was aboard that train. In an interview featured in Newsday or the NY Times (I don't remember which) Prendergast detailed his vision of a 'platoon' of nine dual mode runs into Penn Station every day from points east. A Newsday article from the day prior details the plans for the deployment of the DE and DM fleets and the eventual introduction of the M7 fleet.
Newsday 11.14.99 P1.jpg
Newsday 11.14.99 P2.jpg
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