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Date: 01/13/21 09:54
question for Long Island RR folks
Author: FT

I thought the FA's on LI were just controll cars, no prime mover. In ths shot at Huntington, NY 7-29-73, there seemes to be exhaust as if
a normally operating locomotive. Any info?

Keith A (ft)




Date: 01/13/21 10:29
Re: question for Long Island RR folks
Author: stevelv

The HEP in the power cars often threw out some smoke to make it look like it had a prime mover.   This was less prevalent after the original HEP engines were replaced by Detroit Diesel HEP sleds.  More info here  http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrFA/lirrFA.htm



Date: 01/13/21 12:02
Re: question for Long Island RR folks
Author: FT

stevelv,

Thanks for the info. I should of guessed they had a small HEP unit. Not enough smoke to be Alco anyway.

ft



Date: 01/13/21 14:13
Re: question for Long Island RR folks
Author: LV95032

600 - 604 always retained the Alco 244 engine  and all survive to this day. Former 602 has been restored to an operational locomotive.
RWJ

stevelv Wrote:
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> The HEP in the power cars often threw out some
> smoke to make it look like it had a prime mover. 
>  This was less prevalent after the original HEP
> engines were replaced by Detroit Diesel HEP
> sleds.  More info
> here  http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrFA/li
> rrFA.htm



Date: 01/13/21 14:20
Re: question for Long Island RR folks
Author: FT

So it was, and still is, a REAL FA!  Super. At some point it would be fantistic to see ithe 602 reborn. Great work.

ft



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/21 14:22 by FT.



Date: 01/13/21 14:49
Re: question for Long Island RR folks
Author: LV95032

No traction motors  - the 244 drove the standard generator to provide elactricity to the train.
RWJ


FT Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> So it was, and still is, a REAL FA!  Super. At
> some point it would be fantistic to see ithe 602
> reborn. Great work.
>
> ft



Date: 01/13/21 15:11
Re: question for Long Island RR folks
Author: march_hare

LV95032 Wrote:
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> No traction motors  - the 244 drove the standard
> generator to provide elactricity to the train.
> RWJ
>
>
> FT Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So it was, and still is, a REAL FA!  Super. At
> > some point it would be fantistic to see ithe
> 602
> > reborn. Great work.
> >
> > ft

Kinda like a vasectomy. Most of the main parts are there, but connections have been severed. 



Date: 01/14/21 08:36
Re: LIRR FAs
Author: timz

LV95032 Wrote:

> the 244 drove the standard generator
> to provide elactricity to the train.

Power to the train was DC?



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