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Re: Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo

Posted by Joe V on Sat Jan 5 20:07:29 2019, in response to Re: Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sat Jan 5 19:59:45 2019.

So was ordering M-1's. They had to fight LIRR management. They simply wanted to keep buying MP75's.

Then LIRR rebuilt 10 double-deckers, because they did't want the entire post-war fleet scrapped or converted to diesel service either. Roan was not impressed and they lost that battle too. 620 M-1's cars were enough to scrap the MP54's, all the MP70's, and send the T72's to pushpull service. Then another 150 M-1's (by Canadian Vickers, assembled by GE in Erie) finished off the MP72's and MP75's by 1972.

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