Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Ridgefielder
 
Jeff Smith wrote: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:42 pm I suppose you could, but why though? I'm not sure of the asbestos remediation status in the cars. There's really no point in maintaining them for that purpose.

Maybe the Danbury mayor can get CtDOT to string some catenary on the Maybrook to run his shuttle over to Brewster lol.
Don't give him any ideas!
  by Jeff Smith
 
Electrify all the things!

Seriously, I do understand the OP's question; there's just no reason to do it.
  by NaugyRR
 
It would be neat though, almost like an interurban kind of feel
  by DutchRailnut
 
it would run out of parts real real quick guaranteed.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Only place I could see is on the New Canaan; shades of the 4400's back in the early days of MNRR and ConRail.
  by DutchRailnut
 
again even New Canaan has not seen single pair operation for two decades. the Risk of signal problems due to not shunting and Crossing activations simply did no longer warrant using singles and both FRA and MN agreed to limiting trains to 4 car minimum.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
If only DRM could tow their ACMUs like 1105 down in Kentucky. Might need a LIRR MP72/75 style coach conversion with HEP.
  by DutchRailnut
 
and were would they tow it, to fence line ?
they have no rights outside the gate.
  by CRail
 
DutchRailnut wrote: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:30 pmthe Risk of signal problems due to not shunting and Crossing activations simply did no longer warrant using singles and both FRA and MN agreed to limiting trains to 4 car minimum.
So I suppose if they have to send an engine out for a rescue they'll have to find 4 cars to send with it? Such an excursion wouldn't have to run at track speed and could run under the restrictions of a light engine move. Guarantee they'll run out of parts? Why? I'm not sure how many car preservations you've been involved in but I've got several under my belt and in every one obtaining parts and maintenance procedures is part of the acquisition. How much of a parts supply will 2 cars with minimal if any mileage need?
  by DutchRailnut
 
engine has much more weight than a pair of MU cars.
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