LIRR Modernization Numbers

LIRR MODERNIZATION NUMBERS
(Compiled by Mike Boland, Art Single and Dave Keller)
New Cars:  1-222 had red circle with yellow numbers and borders.
Modernized Old Cars:  1-496 (+/-) had yellow circle with red numbers and borders.

LIRR Modernization Numbers Roster
LIRR's car modernization program and renumbering began in December, 1954.

Part One: NEW Cars (red circle with yellow numbers and borders) 

p72coach1anthonydebellis.jpg (39570 bytes)  # 2906 modernization #5 P-72 Coach Photo: Anthony Debellis

 

 

 


 

Self-Propelled Rail Diesel Car:  Budd RDC 2 #3121 = 1 

lirr3121MPkNov60.jpg (67860 bytes) #3121 Morris Park 11/1960

 

 

 


 

 

Steam-type or Diesel-hauled cars:

2901-2925 = 2-26
2926-2980 = 136-190

MU Cars: 

2501-2522 = 27-48
2601-2642 = 50-91 (note: 2642 was built a year after 2641)
2801-2844 = 92-135
2643-2674 = 191-222
 
Self-Propelled Rail Diesel Car: Budd RDC 1 #3101 = 49 

LIRR3101atGreenport9-27-59.jpg (227133 bytes)
LIRR #3101,  #3121 at Greenport 09/27/1959

Part Two: MODERNIZED Old Cars (yellow circle with red numbers and border)

RPO-BaggageCar7737closeupModernizationNumber.jpg (31973 bytes)   RPO Baggage Car #7737 close up of Modernization Number 487 Archive: Dave Keller

Steam Cars P54D/E, PB57, P74:

      6 = 242
1761 = 71
1856 = 66
7002 = 258
7014 = 75
7137 = 35   
7393 = 27
7395 = 26
7397 = 23

7527 = 408
7534 = 415
7544 = 442

Steam Baggage & Bag/Mail Cars B60B, BM60, BM62:

724 = 126   (this car was later renumbered 7724 and wore the same mod. #)
7613 = 419
7617 = 384
7715 = 138
7716 = 315
7717 = 468 (note this differs from OBRM website, where they say 468 was 7738)
7719 = 169
7721 = 174
7724 = 126
7737 = 487
7738 = 394 (note this differs from OBRM website, where they say 7738 was 468)
7743 = 65
7753 = 432
7755 = 441
7756 = 446

MU Control Motor Cars MP54A/B/C/D1, MP62, MBM62,MPB54 (renumbered into 4000 series):

4135 = 225
4146 = 226
4150 = 217
4153 = 401
4160 = 370
4171 = 349

4205 = 458
4206 = 481
4207 = 456
4209 = 477
4210 = 486
4212 = 125
4215 = 480
4381 = 461

lirr4381MPB-54eastendBabylonYard08-62JGillin.jpg (66971 bytes) LIRR #4381 MPB-54 east end Babylon Yard 08-62 Photo: James Gillin

 

 

 

 

 


4692 = 79
4761 = 10

LIRR #4761 MP54 Jamaica 08/1961 Photo: James Gillin

 

 

 

 

 

 

4835 = 187
4856 = 66   (circle number applied as car 1856 before modernizing)
4862 = 143

4900 = 30
4906 = 178
4938 = 41
4982 = 430


MU Motor Cars Lacking Controls and ASC MP54BT, MP54CT (renumbered into 5000 series):


MU Trailer Cars T54A, T54B (renumbered into 6000 series):
6431 = 85
6855 = 496
 
Rev. 01/08/2013


R2-18 Westbound east of Lindenhurst, August 1964 Photo: Jim Gillin