"Rail Reclaim Under Atlantic Ave"
Long Island Railroad's RFX7 tows the rail reclaim train up the Atlantic Branch at East New York on the morning of January 10th, 2021. Atlantic Avenue, from which the line derives it's name, is directly overhead. The rail reclaim train picks up old rails along the right of way to send out for scrap and recycling. The train was also used to drop small sections of new rail where a normal Continuous Welded Rail train would not fit. The train consists of LIRR's only two running EMD SW1001s (103 & 105) for power and 7 open-ended gondolas. These moves mark the first time a diesel has ran on the Atlantic Branch east of East New York in 4 years and prior to that, over a decade.