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Lirr's Ronkonkoma Branch [west Side]

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by kiyoko91, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Active Member

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    The LIRR's Ronkonkoma Branch opened 1837-44. With 8 stations between Hicksville & Ronkonkoma itself; including Bethpage, Farmingdale, Pinelawn [Limited service], Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, and Central Islip. Six Greenport Branch stations on the east side without electrified, just diesel trains. A brand new third track between Floral Park & Hicksville. And a double track it's now been completed to avoid delays between Ronkonkoma & Farmingdale by waiting a train one at another. You have the Central Branch @ the Bethpage station to/from the Montauk Branch via the Babylon Station, and possible reopening the Republic station. On rush-hours, trains will run express or local, some trains will run to/from Farmingdale in Long Island & Atlantic Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn; also stopping at Mineola on weekdays, bypass on late nights & weekends. The R.B. carried M7 EMU, the upcoming M9 trains [replacing the M3 cars], EMD DE30AC, and DM30AC with C3 coaches a.k.a. the Cannonball will be used on Oyster Bay [north of Mineola], Port Jefferson [east of Huntington], Greenport [east of Ronkonkoma] & Montauk [east of Babylon] Branches. And station enhancements is now occurred between Floral Park & Westbury.
    R.B. runs between Ronkonkoma & Penn Station only. About 50-85 minutes.

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    The train bound for Farmingdale (probably for the 2009 U.S. Open Golf Championship), Hicksville, and Jamaica leaves Deer Park (LIRR station).


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    Train Number 7466 making its way to Ronkonkoma on the Ronkonkoma Branch.



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    Train Number 9013 M9 leaving the Brentwood Station.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronkonkoma_Branch
    http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Branch/RonkonkomaBranch.pdf
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M7_(railcar)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M9_(railcar)
     
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  2. Factor41

    Factor41 Member

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    While any extra track is welcome, I think the GWE needs extending more than the LIRR does. More loco choice would also be good, but not sure the M9 would add that much over the M7 (I might be wrong) so maybe that diesel would be a good add-on?
     
  3. UnlimitedMagic

    UnlimitedMagic Well-Known Member

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    Agree
    Oxford and the branch lines
     
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  4. Factor41

    Factor41 Member

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    I'm guessing all of this is wishful thinking when there are new routes to produce that we'll happily pay fresh money for.

    Have they ever actually been back and extended an existing DLC after its release?
     
  5. UnlimitedMagic

    UnlimitedMagic Well-Known Member

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    No
     
  6. UnlimitedMagic

    UnlimitedMagic Well-Known Member

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    But honestly I would prefer a separate GWE with class 387’s and 800’s with Oxford. I would pay for that then a extension to the Original GWE
     
  7. mrchuck

    mrchuck Active Member

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    Ronkonkoma would be awesome for TSW for a lirr Dlc.
     
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  8. Jaaymo

    Jaaymo New Member

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    I second this proposal
     
  9. Jaaymo

    Jaaymo New Member

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    I’ll also share my opinion of an extension to port Washington DLC for LIRR as well
     
  10. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Active Member

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    I'm already proposed that route.
     

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