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LIRR MP-41 MU's
 
« on: Jan 6th, 2017, 12:01am »
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Fellow Thurdraylers:
 
Gone now for nearly 70 years, LIRR's first MU's, the MP-41's, have all but been forgotten by all but the most astute LIRR and rapid transit buffs.
 
These early MU's closely resembled the new INTERBOROUGH subway cars of that era; technically speaking, THE MP-41's could MU with the IRT cars.
 
The MP-41's were also equipped with steps and vestibule traps, features certainly not needed on INTERBOROUGH subway equipment.
 
More resembling rapid transit equipment than rolling stock more suited to a heavy duty electrified commuter railroad, the venerable and distinctive MP-41's lasted in service for decades, not being retired until the early 50's.
 
These ancient electrics (sadly, none were preserved) deserve to be remembered......
 
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Re: LIRR MP-41 MU's
 
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Here is an excellent page dedicated to the MP-41's.....
 
http://sbiii.com/lirrmp41.html
 
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Here are two old views of the MP-41's during their service years; again, the close resemblence to the original INTERBOROUGH subway cars is apparent.....
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/lirr/htm/lirr034.htm
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/lirr/htm/lirr035.htm
 
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For comparison, here are several views of original INTERBOROUGH subway cars......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45143
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45138
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?87716
 
(courtesy: nycsubway.org)


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« Reply #4 on: Jan 6th, 2017, 12:45am »
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In speaking of the halcyon early days of LIRR MU operation and the very early INTERBOROUGH era, this excellent, well-illustrated page is a more than fascinating trip back into the past........
 
http://arrts-arrchives.com/irtconn.html
 
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One of the original INTERBOROUGH "Gibbs" Hi-V cars survives today at the Seashore Trolley Museum.
 
#3352 had been equipped with center doors several years after entering service, but these were removed after donation to the museum, thus restoring the car to its original 1904 appearance.
 
Again, note the resemblence to the MP-41......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?6887
 
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