NYAR Train Sighting Thread

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NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby emfinite » Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:01 pm

This thread will be for New York & Atlantic operations sightings. Post your sightings of NYAR train movements.

Just heard the RS51 going through Farmingdale @ 9:56 PM, undoubtedly led by the 271.

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Postby JMBethpage » Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:05 am

Good idea emfinite, I have a lot of sighting because my office overlooks Hicksville Divide.

3/15 10:44 E/B Pt. Jeff branch 155/151 with 2 boxcars
3/15 1:55 W/B P. Jeff branch 151/155 with 4 boxcars, 1 empty centerbeam

3/16 10:50 151/155 E/B Ronkonkoma branch 151/155 with 2 empty centerbeams, 1 boxcar

Last saw the 270/271 on 3/3, since then it's been 151/155.
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Postby emfinite » Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:50 pm

3/16 @ 1:24PM heard an MP15 on the mainline in Farmingdale
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Postby JMBethpage » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:52 pm

Yes! and it made it to Hicksville at 1:40 with 3 empty centerbeams and 1 boxcar.
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Bay Ridge Sighting

Postby BMT » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:40 pm

Well, at about 7:40 pm last night (Tuesday, March 16) the RS-100 passed through Flatlands with two diesels on either end of -- IIRC -- a five-car train of boxcars. If I had a camera handy, I could have gotten some nice Christmas season-type shots of the engines plying through a snow-covered ROW...
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Postby JMBethpage » Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:24 pm

On 3/19 I spotted the 270/271 W/B from Ronknokoma Branch through Hicksville Divide with 2 boxcars, 3 hoppers and 1 full centerbeam lumber car at 1:01 First time I've seen those engines here since 3/3, the past 2 weeks have been the 151/155.

On 3/18 we had the 151/155 W/B at 12:10 with 2 boxcars and 3 gondolas, on Pt. Jeff branch, the morning E/B run was at 9:55 but I couldn't see it because an M7 was in my way.
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Postby emfinite » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:25 pm

3/19 8:35pm 155/151 head the RS51 w/b through Farmingdale with 19 cars
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Postby Legio X » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:57 pm

I saw a pair of NYA GP38-2's E/B through Queens Village with a mixed bag of boxcars and tankcars around 1015 this morning, maybe 9-10 cars.
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Postby emfinite » Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:20 pm

The Geeps went through Farmingdale at 12:20pm (Sunday)
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Postby SeldenJrFireman » Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:14 pm

If it was at Farmingdale at 8:35, it should get out by me between 9:30 and 10:00, if it doesn't stop.
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Postby emfinite » Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:23 pm

The 8:35pm is the usual time <b>WESTBOUND</b> through Farmingdale, so you won't see it go east (some nights it does). The road jobs ending in "1" denote a westbound movement while the "0" denotes an eastbound movement, ie: RS51 = westbound
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Postby SeldenJrFireman » Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:44 pm

Thanks Joe. The one reason i said that is during the summer a freight out by 56 became a usual sight rollin past on a tuesday night during the summer.



PS-I'm going to the ECLSTS to get a GP38-2 and plan to paint it NYA #270 or #261. I will post pics when I;m done.
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Postby emfinite » Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:35 pm

Here are my toys, lol:

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Postby SeldenJrFireman » Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:27 pm

Wanna paint mine when I get it? If I were you I would put those diesels in a model contest. When my train club (LIMRRE) gets their layout up and running, feel free to come out and run them if you want.




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Postby emfinite » Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:59 pm

Mike,

John Volpi, fellow member of the forum here, painted them up for me. You should private message him here on the forum and wait for a response. I don't think he would like it if I posted his email address. His work is really amazing.

I would love to come out to your model RR club, just let me know details. There is one here in Farmingdale too called West Island which I have been meaning to join up with.

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