The Kawasaki M9 made its first revenue run on 9/11/19. It started the day as the 1621 out of Huntington to Hunterspoint Avenue. After its run was done, it headed to Long Island City and stayed there for about an hour, waiting as the diesel westbounds made their runs. 423, the former DM30AC 507 converted into a DE30AC, made an appearance.
Posted by randyo on Sat Sep 14 15:55:32 2019, in response to LIRR Kawasaki M9, posted by GojiMet86 on Thu Sep 12 19:26:06 2019.
While like the idea of NYS colors on the rolling stock, I think a blue stripe bordered by the gold (yellow) beneath the window line where the solid blue stripe was on the M-1s through M-3s would look better. Another comment pseudo related to the M-9s, since the M-9s have the more or less traditional subway style pantograph gates, why weren't those installed on the NYCTís NTTs since the end excess problem with them on the 75 footers does not exist?
on Wed Sep 18 08:05:56 2019, in response to Re: LIRR Kawasaki M9, posted by Jsun21 on Tue Sep 17 16:12:15 2019.
To get to LIC Yard from Grand Central would require the train to go into Harold and do a reverse move somewhere to get to the tracks that lead to Hunters Point and the LIC yard. Not saying it is isn't possible but how many times are they going to want to do that?