NYAR Train Sighting Thread

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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:24 pm

#300 and #155 were seen this morning in Richmond Hill at 9:11 AM on RS40 as they were headed to Kleet, they were seen again in Jamaica at around 9:15 AM. At 9:31 AM it went passed New Hyde Park, for the trip back from Kleet it went by the station at 1:15/1:16 PM.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:32 pm

RS41 went by westbound this morning at 11:32 AM in Carle Place with #271 leading and #261 as it was headed from Kleet. #261 was sandwiched between the second and third Lumber cars.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby LINYARailfan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:28 pm

Train2009 wrote:RS41 went by westbound this morning at 11:32 AM in Carle Place with #271 leading and #261 as it was headed from Kleet. #261 was sandwiched between the second and third Lumber cars.

What time does the RS40 leave Fresh Pond heading eastbound to kleet on Saturdays?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Teutobergerwald » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:10 pm

There are two dark red center beams at Kleet now, one empty- closer to Park Ave. and the other loaded, down the spur closer to the switch.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:28 pm

MP15AC #159 went out of Fresh Pond yesterday morning Friday 2/16 on the CSX transfer train to Oak Point in The Bronx, this loco was bound for Juniata to be rebuild. This is as per a post on Facebook's Amtrak's Northeast Corridor railfans group.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby LINYARailfan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:24 pm

Train2009 wrote:MP15AC #159 went out of Fresh Pond yesterday morning Friday 2/16 on the CSX transfer train to Oak Point in The Bronx, this loco was bound for Juniata to be rebuild. This is as per a post on Facebook's Amtrak's Northeast Corridor railfans group.

Any time frame how long the work will take and when the 159 will return?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby trainspot » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:16 pm

Didn’t get to see it, but it came thru NJ & PA on CSX Q403 today.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:11 pm

Last Sunday morning 2/18 RS70 was seen in New Hyde Park at 10:40 AM with #151 and #300 for power as it was headed westbound, in the afternoon at Jamaica at 12:57 PM #271 and #261 were the power for the trip back to Pine-Aire.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby LINYARailfan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:48 pm

trainspot wrote:Didn’t get to see it, but it came thru NJ & PA on CSX Q403 today.

trainspot,
was the 159 on the CSX Q403 headed for Altoona or back to LI when it came through NJ & PA today?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby trainspot » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:51 pm

LINYARailfan wrote:
trainspot wrote:Didn’t get to see it, but it came thru NJ & PA on CSX Q403 today.

trainspot,
was the 159 on the CSX Q403 headed for Altoona or back to LI when it came through NJ & PA today?
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Heading to Juniata.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby tj48 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:05 am

I seem to remember the NY&A bought an MP-15ac from the LIRR, is 159 the unit?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby trainspot » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:59 pm

tj48 wrote:I seem to remember the NY&A bought an MP-15ac from the LIRR, is 159 the unit?

I believe so.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby freightguy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:41 am

I think the 156 was purchased by NYA and was first to go to Altoona a few years back. I guess eventually LIRR will get a woek fleet order that will include NYA freight engines after the debacle with the first purchase.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby gregorygrice » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:30 pm

freightguy wrote:I think the 156 was purchased by NYA and was first to go to Altoona a few years back. I guess eventually LIRR will get a woek fleet order that will include NYA freight engines after the debacle with the first purchase.


156, 159, 155, 156 are owned by NYAR now.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby rr503 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:12 pm

Fascinating write-up. A tidbit for fair use:

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20 ... icials-are

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GROWTH PLANS

Bonner, 40, began his career in railroading at age 20, pounding spikes on freight tracks in western Kansas. He started at New York & Atlantic in 2013 as a sales and marketing executive. In 2016 he was named president of the line. This year he expects the company to move 32,000 cars—5,000 more than when he joined.

To add customers, the railroad has been developing delivery depots along its roughly 20-mile rail network. It recently renovated a 12-acre rail yard it controls on 53rd Avenue in Long Island City. That $10 million project, done in partnership with the MTA and the city, included 300 feet of new track and the renovation of a building to house cargo. Right now the site is used to service a cooking-oil company, but Bonner sees it as a bigger food hub where flour, rice, cornmeal and other commodities can be delivered in bulk to wholesalers and manufacturers.

By the end of the year, the Port Authority plans to finish scaling up its float system at Greenville Yard, increasing what it barges each year to Brooklyn from 4,000 railcars—about 15% of New York & Atlantic’s traffic—to as many as 24,000. That is the equivalent of nearly 100,000 trucks. The Fresh Pond yard is fed by other lines as well and can sort only about 40,000 cars a year without costly upgrades. So some trains will have to be diverted to other nodes to take advantage of the upgrade.

Bonner plans to boost business in southern Brooklyn, particularly among food customers, by bypassing Fresh Pond and steering trains to the southernmost section of the railroad’s track, along the border of Dyker Heights and Borough Park. To make drop-offs there, New York & Atlantic plans to build a small yard along 61st Street and another in East New York, each of which could sort and unload up to 4,000 cars a year.

Future upgrades to Greenville Yard could render it capable of floating in as many as 75,000 cars annually, which, when combined with what New York & Atlantic receives from areas north of the city, could allow the rail line to remove as many as half a million trucks from the road—enough to appreciably reduce congestion.

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