The 158 & 166 got around today. I saw them at Hollis pushing a loaded 20-car train of LIRR hoppers into Holban Yard, later saw them running light west through Jamaica, and then later on again running light east through Queens Village. Both looked and sounded horrendous, especially the 166.
Searching for the eagles of the XVII,XVIII & XIX Legions in Germania.
#154 was with 2 flat cars of ties east of Woodside this morning, #167 on a work train as it went by Queens Village before 9:50 AM from Belmont Park yard, #164 was sitting by its self east of Jamaica station. I noticed this afternoon #164 was coupled with the same cars which I saw earlier with #167.
Last Saturday 9/13 at At 9:38 AM the Hicksville freight yard crew with MP15AC #152 and #172 was going by Carle Place as it was headed westbound lite to Queens. Then in the afternoon at 2:16 PM the same Locos went eastbound on RF1 with 7 gondola cars.
Yesterday I saw a number of MP15ACs, #167 and #164 was seen sitting east of Jamaica station with a Ballast train, in Queens Village at 10:50 AM #160 and #150 was running lite westbound to Jamaica to joined #167 and #164. At 11:12 AM #154 was pulling a work train and backed up to the Queens Village team yard, at around 12:45 PM in the afternoon #171 and #172 arrived lite into the team yard and took some cars into Belmont Park yard. After 2:00 PM the work train came back into to the team yard, then later #154 got coupled with #171 and #172.
4 MP15ACs were seen in action this afternoon in Queens Village, at 12:50 PM #172 and #161 were running lite westbound and at 1:55 PM #157 and #153 with a work train headed eastbound. Late posting reports: on Sunday 9/28 at 10:44 AM #166 and #172 went by Bellrose lite westbound and at 11:16 AM #163 was towing the Greenport Shuttle set down to Morris Park.
#164 was the Jamaica switcher today, there was a MP15AC on the fuel pad this morning (unit # unknown) and at 11:46 AM late this morning #172 and #166 on the Hicksville yard crew were pulling a 2 car Gondola train past Bellerose. It stopped in Queens Village and headed up the Hempstead Branch to Garden City Secondary, at 12:56 PM this afternoon it came back with 6 Gondola cars.
I just saw one heading east on the Oyster Bay branch going through the East Williston train station. It was at the rear of the train, hood-forward. The train almost snuck past me, since I wasn't looking for it. I saw it out of the corner of my eye out the back door and only looked up in time to catch a clear view of the locomotive. I didn't notice what was ahead of it, but it looked silver. Perhaps it was a C-3 or another locomotive. The MP-15AC was remarkably quiet.
I couldn't figure out what I was looking at at first. The paint was so gnarly that it almost blended in with the trees.
At 9:57 AM #168, #164 and #166 was leading 6 Hopper cars this morning headed east in Queens Village, at 12:04 PM this afternoon #154 was towing a CE car eastbound from Morris Park. #152 was seen sitting in Jamaica on switching duty, this afternoon a unknown MP15AC was sitting near the fuel pad at Morris Park.