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EMD DE30AC at Penn


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I take LIRR often, mostly by Atlantic Terminal, but on occasions I do take ones from Penn.

 

Now I never knew that the diesel engines occasionally served Penn Station. Because when I take them they usually terminate at Jamaica or Long Island City. How often is this and to where? Oyster Bay? Port Jefferson?

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DMs can run to Penn Station because they act like FL-9s, the can run on third rail. The DEs can't because they're straight diesel and diesel are banned from the tunnel due to ventilation concerns.

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I take LIRR often, mostly by Atlantic Terminal, but on occasions I do take ones from Penn.

 

Now I never knew that the diesel engines occasionally served Penn Station. Because when I take them they usually terminate at Jamaica or Long Island City. How often is this and to where? Oyster Bay? Port Jefferson?

I've personally seen a diesel run from Penn Station to the Pt. Jefferson branch. It was in dual mode.

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Looking at the PJ timetable I see two peak AM runs that operate directly into NYP: train 605 which departs PJ at 5:44a and arrives in NYP at 7:20a. I also see train 615 which leaves at 7:35a and arrives at 9:23a.

 

There could be more, these are the two that stuck out to me.

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The 6:16 PM train to Oyster Bay starts at Penn Station. So does the 4:19 and 4:49 PM trains to Port Jefferson. There's a Speonk train that leaves around 5:10PM (from Memorial Day to Labor Day it's extended to Montauk).

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I take LIRR often, mostly by Atlantic Terminal, but on occasions I do take ones from Penn.

 

Now I never knew that the diesel engines occasionally served Penn Station. Because when I take them they usually terminate at Jamaica or Long Island City. How often is this and to where? Oyster Bay? Port Jefferson?

 

During the AM rush, there are 2 Port Jeff, 2 Speonk, and 1 Oyster Bay DM run to Penn. During the PM rush, there are 2 to Port Jeff and 1 to Speonk and Oyster Bay. Most other DE/DM runs terminate or originate in LIC or Hunterspoint Ave, with a few at in Jamaica or Babylon. On major holidays or special events, there is usually a roundtrip DM run on the port Jeff and occasionaly Speonk too.

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