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Name the Loco Contest!

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The MTA has started a naming contest for the 2 Dinkies. Here are the pics from the MTA site:

 

Loco1.jpg

Loco2.jpg

Loco3.jpg

 

Contest:

 

http://wx3.lirr.org/lirr/NameTheLocomotive/

 

We would like your help to pick an appropriate name for two retired LIRR locomotives - No. 397 and No.398 - that are being loaned to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum as part of the year-long celebration of the LIRR's 175th anniversary. The two locomotives were used as 'switching locomotives' in the LIRR's Morris Park diesel servicing and repair yard in Richmond Hill, Queens.

These diminutive locomotives (150 horsepower) were used to 'switch' or move passenger and freight locomotives throughout the diesel facility - especially when locomotives were unable to operate under their own power while in the shop for repair. The 'locomotives' also push or pulled diesel coaches - passenger train cars - into or out of the diesel car repair shop and the wheel truing facility where flat spots were removed from train car wheels.

 

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I picked cannonball & sunnyside because they are very famous terms associated with LIRR.

 

- A

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