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

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  by nyandw
 
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Pinelawn at MP33 view W 3/1/22021 Photo: Daniel Foran

LIRR MP15 #167 eastbound at MP33 with a DM unit in tow, perhaps?
  by 4behind2
 
Change of Engine Crew. These are normal moves.
  by Pensyfan19
 
*DE30AC with engine 418. CE Moves like this aren't too common and are pretty good to catch, often consisting of an MP15 towing/switching a DE or DM.
  by Crabman1130
 
Can a DE/DM run lite?
  by gamer4616
 
Crabman1130 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:00 pm Can a DE/DM run lite?
Yes
  by Crabman1130
 
gamer4616 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:12 pm
Crabman1130 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:00 pm Can a DE/DM run lite?
Yes
So is this move with the switcher due to there being no way to turn the engine at Greenport or Oyster Bay?
  by BuddR32
 
Crabman1130 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:44 am
gamer4616 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:12 pm
Crabman1130 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:00 pm Can a DE/DM run lite?
Yes
So is this move with the switcher due to there being no way to turn the engine at Greenport or Oyster Bay?
Likely the reason yes, but it can also be low on fuel or disabled.

Often times when making a move like this, they'll operate east from the DE, and west from the 1500
  by nyandw
 
BuddR32 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:07 am
Crabman1130 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:44 am
gamer4616 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:12 pm
Crabman1130 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:00 pm Can a DE/DM run lite?
Yes
So is this move with the switcher due to there being no way to turn the engine at Greenport or Oyster Bay?
Likely the reason yes, but it can also be low on fuel or disabled. Often times when making a move like this, they'll operate east from the DE, and west from the 1500

Thus, it would be NOT "...a Change of Engine Crew. These are normal moves.." Correct?
  by freightguy
 
I think a few years back LIRR added a conductor to the CE( Change engine runs). If not mistaken the engineers ran these on solo missions to swap out engines. Let's say MP15's at Hicksville or a swap or grab a DM/DE in Port Jeff for years by themselves being dispatched with an engine.