• C420 #211 reported to be parted out.

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

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by RGlueck
 
On RYPN it's reported DL is parting the old girl out to support their LV C420's and she's going to be cut up. Anybody verify or shoot down the story?
  by RGlueck
 
Whether she's gutted or not, it would be a fine piece of a shell for a LIRR display. I find it difficult to accept the huge C-420 fleet which served the commuters so well has all but disappeared.
  by Pensyfan19
 
Anyone interested in purchasing it or will it be restored by DL? I would think the RR Museum of Long Island would be interested if it were for sale.
  by ConstanceR46
 
I don't think they would. Even if you can buy an engine at bargain-bin prices, you still have to transport it the 300 miles from Scranton to NYC.
  by Backshophoss
 
Figure that a good chunk of the air brake system parts are salvaged/out of date,carcass would be unmovable