NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

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NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby emfinite » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:34 am

First off, I had heard through the grape vine that NYAR purchased the 156 outright from LIRR for an undisclosed amount. Wanted to see if this was true or not.

Second, I was forwarded a picture of the 156 going through Oak Point this morning coupled behind CSX engines. I heard a few months ago this engine was going out for rebuild to tier 2 compliance. Any truth to these rumors? And my guess is it would be headed to Altoona.

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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:21 pm

emfinite wrote:First off, I had heard through the grape vine that NYAR purchased the 156 outright from LIRR for an undisclosed amount. Wanted to see if this was true or not.

Second, I was forwarded a picture of the 156 going through Oak Point this morning coupled behind CSX engines. I heard a few months ago this engine was going out for rebuild to tier 2 compliance. Any truth to these rumors? And my guess is it would be headed to Altoona.

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hph ... 9720_n.jpg


I'll look out for it on CSX tonight. So far it isn't on Q704, so that leaves Q430.
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby freightguy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:50 pm

Emfinite,

It's supposed to head to Juniata(Altoona) for rebuild. I was suprised it didn't go out via NYNJ/NS? Some may argue with me but it was a really good puller and was the last MP15 to stay in the original LIRR scheme before being painted into NYA colors.
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby gregorygrice » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:47 am

Wasn't on any of tonight's CSX northbounds so most likely tomorrow night.
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby Uncle Cheapo » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:47 am

Yes NYA purchased it, it is going for a new crankshaft, and tier compliance. NYNJ will not handle any foreign engines anymore since they got stuck with the Sills road engine. CSX will handle it to Oak Island, NS will take it from there.
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby emfinite » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:46 am

It's nice to see the Company finally making investments into locomotives (and finally buying one) after 17 years of existence. Thanks for the info fellas.
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby gregorygrice » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:51 pm

NYAR 156 on Q704 tonight. Cleared Croton West Yard about 15 mins ago.
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby Uncle Cheapo » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:50 pm

Is that the trash train?
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby Train2009 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:10 am

Uncle Cheapo wrote:Is that the trash train?


Yes.
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby gregorygrice » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:23 am

Uncle Cheapo wrote:Is that the trash train?


Yes and here's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7bygzOC5MA
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby tj48 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:43 am

What is tier 2 compliance?
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby Crabman1130 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:35 am

Was it under power? It sounded like it was.
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby Uncle Cheapo » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:25 pm

Crabman1130 wrote:Was it under power? It sounded like it was.

With no crankshaft?
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby jtunnel » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:45 pm

Tier 2 refers to the EPA emission requirements.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Sta ... _standards
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Re: NYA 156 leaves for rebuild?

Postby railfan365 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:34 am

Does anyone have an idea to how long it should take for 156 to come back with the work done?

Also, with regard to how poorly the LIRR paint jobs on the MP15' have been holding up - why is it that that's at the same time that NYA's paint jobs have been lasting quite well?s
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