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Wow! Awesome catch! I never the work diesel street running before, it didn't even know they was allowed to operate outside of the subway system!

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Wow! Awesome catch! I never the work diesel street running before, it didn't even know they was allowed to operate outside of the subway system!

 

They did it to bring in the R44's back in the days, and I'm sure with the SBK here and there they may run diesel engines on the street level tracks from time to time, but yeah, I was also really surprised with what Brighton Local's pics reveals for us in terms of MTA transit operations. Didn't see this one coming, lol.

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They did it to bring in the R44's back in the days, and I'm sure with the SBK here and there they may run diesel engines on the street level tracks from time to time, but yeah, I was also really surprised with what Brighton Local's pics reveals for us in terms of MTA transit operations. Didn't see this one coming, lol.

 

*Oops. I meant SBR, trainfan22, not SBK.

 

@ Brighton Local: This is a really great set of pics. Thank you.

 

to respect the rules of this section, I'm just gonna post these pic's i dug up as links, but you can see they've gone bigger in the past.

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?26268

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?26268

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?26269

 

Wow. I'm looking at pic # 26269. They ran BMT Triplexes on fan trips via the SBR? I had no idea. I'm getting schooled in this thread.

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Nice.

I didn't knew that New York has track in the middle of the road like that.

Where this track leads?

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DSC_8310A_zps22116375.jpg

 

Wait a minute, hold the phone .....

 

http://mta.info/news/stories/?story=663

 

Is that one of the brand new R156 diesel-electric locomotives under the curtain being delivered, designed and built for work service on the MTA subway system specifically? Those machines are serious state of the art new technology locomotives. My understanding is that these machines are even equipped to take advantage of CBTC technology. 

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#1, it IS SBK, South BrooKlyn railway. SBR was already taken.

 

#2, the R156s are basicly the only things that are being delivered at the moment to brooklyn. IIRC the 188s being done in yonkers are trucked in and out of 207.

 

#3, they have to be CBTC capible, or else they would be useless. Want to make a quick buck, design a portalbe CBTC system for the museum trains, they're gonna need it.

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Nice.

I didn't knew that New York has track in the middle of the road like that.

Where this track leads?

The Waterfront areas of Brooklyn used to be full of freight terminal railroads operating in the middle of the street.

 

The last in use section runs up 1st ave from Bay Ridge yard to 39th street as New York New Jersey Rail, formerly known as New York Cross Harbor. it provides a car float from brooklyn to New Jersey, moving freight cars across the bay. at 39th street, it connects with the South Brooklyn Railway, a wholely owned subsidary of New York City Transit.

 

Other such lines from the past are the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal RR and the Jay Street Connecting railroad. These two were actually made of isolated sections, and required thier own floats to move cars between each section and the mainline network.

 

http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/IndustrialLocos.html

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