NYAR Train Sighting Thread

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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby DogBert » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:44 am

There's a lot in there - probably needs it's own thread.

Not terribly surprised by any of these findings. I'm curious how the proposed traffic light at maspeth ave would work. That intersection is a hot mess during daylight hours. It would help if it gives some advanced indication that a train is in the area (not just at the crossing).

These road improvements that require NYC DOT help will take some time I imagine.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby murfunit » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:18 am

Meanwhile on a beautiful fall day I caught NYA Freight with gondolas heading east through Mineola.

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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby tahawus84 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:42 pm

630pm on 10/5 I saw a train tied down west of Hickville with a string of trash cars and 2 of the new engines
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby rr503 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:09 pm

I'm assuming this car is just being used for storage?
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6596267 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby freightguy » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:40 pm

If that is the Freeport team yard the last active costumer was Quality Lineals who took carloads of plastic in early NYA days. I'm not sure if LIRR lays up work trains or track cars there.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby rr503 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:50 pm

Yup. Just wondering what that hopper was doing there ~10 years after they stopped receiving...
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:55 pm

This morning at 11:02 AM RS40 went by Queens Village with #300 and #268, in the afternoon RS41 went by at 2:57 PM. Late post, on 10/29 I caught #300 with #151 in Carle Place after 10 AM in the morning with Lumber cars for Kleet and returned westbound at 1:06 PM with box cars. Before it went to Kleet on that same Saturday morning it was serving Belmont Park.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby rscott417 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:57 pm

#300 & #268 were on the hell gate bridge yesterday, I don't know the reason why they went to oak point.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Bad Luck » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:44 pm

CSX had power issues
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Crabman1130 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:11 am

I saw 300 and 301 EB through Bethpage around 1 pm this afternoon. They were pulling a string of hoppers and one boxcar. The boxcar was yellow with what looked like the type of numbers a subway car would have. Anyone else see this or know what it was?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:51 pm

Last Saturday 11/26 #300 was leading RS40/RS41 alone as it was headed up to Kleet as seen in Queens Village at 9:57 AM (eastbound), before 2:30 PM (Westbound). Yesterday afternoon #300 and #301 were seen at 12:25 PM in Queens Village with a mix of cars, red box, stone, a red lumber and C&D cars as it went eastbound.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:38 pm

This morning at 10:29 AM #268 and #271 was leading a train from Pine - Aire to Fresh Pond as it went past Queens Village westbound. It came back past Queens Village this afternoon at 1:21 PM eastbound to Pine - Aire.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby gregorygrice » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:39 pm

Train2009 wrote:This morning at 10:29 AM #268 and #271 was leading a train from Pine - Aire to Fresh Pond as it went past Queens Village westbound. It came back past Queens Village this afternoon at 1:21 PM eastbound to Pine - Aire.


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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:30 am

Yesterday NYA and LIRR had a PTC Braking test train with 3 westbound trips made on the Port Jefferson Branch between Huntington Station and AMOTT Interlocking. The reason for this test run was to determine the proper braking distances that would allow freight/work trains operating on the grades around Huntington to safely comply with Positive Train Control. The power had GP38-2 #271 and MP15AC #155 on the west end and #300 and #301 on the east end with 40 cars, it went by Queens Village in the afternoon at 2:27 PM headed westbound to Fresh Pond.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby tj48 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:47 pm

NYAR eastbound freight through Deer Park just now. Two GP38-2/MP15AC sets on the head end for power and 41 cars.
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