RailPictures.Net Photo: LI 4230 Long Island Railroad Harsco Spreader at Ronkonkoma, New York by LawnGuylander
 
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Long Island Railroad (more..)
Harsco Spreader (more..)
Ronkonkoma Yard (more..)
Ronkonkoma, New York, USA (more..)
January 27, 2015
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LI 4230 (more..)
Extra 4230 East (more..)
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The LIRR's Harsco Spreader dubbed "Darth Vader" makes its official mainline run in the snow, mainly for the media to show the tax payer that their $1.5 million investment isn't rusting to the rails. It has been used for ballast spreading, though tonight it will plow the rails clear between Ronkonkoma and Riverhead, eventually ending up in Montauk later in the evening. Two NYAR GP38-2s are providing 4,000 HP to get this beast over the road. This is the train exiting Ronkonkoma Yard via the electric lock switch for the South Side track.
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