MP-15ac's out & about

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Crabman1130 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:31 pm

cam36 wrote:Hi,

What job does this train do at Jamaica? I'm a commuter and I see one parked just east of Jamaica everyday, just wondering what its role is?

Thanks!

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby cam36 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:41 am

Crabman1130 wrote:
cam36 wrote:Hi,

What job does this train do at Jamaica? I'm a commuter and I see one parked just east of Jamaica everyday, just wondering what its role is?

Thanks!

Protect Engine

It stands by in case it's needed to tow a disabled train.


Ah, makes sense. Thanks!

And is there a reason all of them have old faded paint? They are cool looking trains, I bet they'd look even cooler with new paint!
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby mwichten » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:30 pm

164 is the Jamaica Protect - 163 and 168 were bracketing the alcohol car just west of the station about 5 minutes ago westbound.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby mwichten » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:39 pm

And another 4 in Hicksville - 152 and 167 were amongst them.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Crabman1130 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:13 pm

cam36 wrote:
Crabman1130 wrote:
cam36 wrote:Hi,

What job does this train do at Jamaica? I'm a commuter and I see one parked just east of Jamaica everyday, just wondering what its role is?

Thanks!

Protect Engine

It stands by in case it's needed to tow a disabled train.


Ah, makes sense. Thanks!

And is there a reason all of them have old faded paint? They are cool looking trains, I bet they'd look even cooler with new paint!

Lack of pride.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby SwingMan » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:28 pm

It costs too much money, manpower, and time to paint them. There has not been a dedicated paint shop in years (all paint has been rolled on since at least the early 1990s). It's only a matter of time before they either get replaced or extensively rebuilt, so don't count on them looking spiffy anytime soon.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:38 pm

At 11:20 AM/11:21 AM #167 and #150 were running light long hood forward westbound past Queens Village late this morning.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby mwichten » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:47 pm

164 at the East side of Jamaica still.

167 and 172 on the sidings west of Hicksville.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:39 am

#172 was the Jamaica protect yesterday.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:41 pm

#161 was on a work train today west of Woodside with 2 red flat cars, #160, #168 and a unknown unit was at Morris Park. #164 was the Jamaica protect, #157 and #166 were running light past Queens Village westbound at 11:05 AM. #166 and #157 went back past Queens Village at 2:02 PM eastbound as it went home to Atlantic pipe light.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:49 pm

#167 was sitting near the fuel pad this morning, #164 still the Jamaica protect, the RF1 crew with a single Loco #161 was pulling 3 Gondola cars westbound to Fresh Pound at 9:55 AM. #161 came back eastbound light at 11:40 AM as it went to Belmont Park to picked up #150 and #153 with a work train featuring the recently restored last operational caboose car C-66. The work train went westbound past the station at 12:09 PM this afternoon bound for Holban Yard, #161 came back light eastbound back to Atlantic Pipe at 1:58 AM

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby AlKaLI » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:56 pm

#167 was the Jamaica protect this evening at 6:00 PM. While 168 + 2 others were on the east end of the rail train east of Jamaica station.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby nyandw » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:06 pm

Train2009: C66 in action! Thanks for the shot. Where was this photo and when was it put back in operation? :-)
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:07 pm

Like the shot with the NYA train of empty center beam flatcars.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:04 pm

nyandw wrote:Train2009: C66 in action! Thanks for the shot. Where was this photo and when was it put back in operation? :-)


You're welcome sir!!!, it was shot in Queens Village and my guess is last week it was back in service.
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