As of this morning, 776, 777, 778 and 779 are in Oak Island Yard. I got a picture of them there yesterday afternoon:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1469109
Someone who viewed the picture commented that he had seen them up close and they are actually lettered for Staten Island Railroad with MTA stickers. So now that it is confirmed that they are SIR, I am wondering how they will get onto the Rapid Transit tracks. It's my understanding the old north shore line from Port Ivory to St. Georges is severed, so they will have to go via truck or barge I am guessing. I think I'd identify the most efficient route to be taking them across the Arthur Kill Lift Bridge via rail and then trucking them the few miles to St. Georges (or wherever). At least they wouldn't have to cross any highway bridges that way. Alternately, they could be put on the carfloat at Greenville and floated across the harbor. Does anyone have any insight into how the final leg of their journey will occur? Or why does the SIR need them?