MP-15ac's out & about

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby MACTRAXX » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:26 pm

[quote="MACTRAXX"]SM and DE402:

The C3 stripes are actually not paint at all - they are reflective sheeting likely to be Scotchlite. I have noticed myself that these C3 stripes are fading
and/or cracking on some cars. The DE/DM30s have them applied on their sides and they seem to be holding up better then the C3 striping has.
The yellow front end stripes on the cab cars is also reflective sheeting and has been replaced on some cars.
The MTA/LIRR lettering and logo is fading also on some C3 cars.

SM, DE402 and Everyone:

I looked closely at some C3 cars in this past week and discovered that the C3 cars have 6 inch wide medium blue sheeting on their sides.
This is in non-reflectorized sticker or decal form and more then likely is applied and cut (the angle breaks) to size.

The DE/DM30s do have 4 inch wide blue reflective tape on their sides which fits between the fluting on the stainless steel body shell.
That more then likely is Scotchlite...

This should further describe what is used for the LIRR Diesel fleet color scheme...MACTRAXX
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:29 pm

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

Postby Head-end View » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:06 pm

Saw four of these going east thru Westbury at mid-day today with some loaded hoppers sandwiched between them.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:41 pm

#166 and #164 were on RF1 out of Hicksville a few days ago on Friday 8/5 as seen in Queens Village headed westbound with a flat car. #166 and #164 came back east at 1:55 PM in the afternoon with #158, #172 and #160 with a Ballast train as it was for this past weekend's track work on LI. #157 was the Jamaica switcher on that day.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:42 pm

The other morning Saturday 8/27 #154 and #167 were sitting near the fuel/washing area at Morris Park, #168 running light on RF1 was seen headed westbound in New Hyde Park at around 10:42 AM. #166 and #150 were on a work train in Jamaica also that morning, at 11:33 AM the work train with #166 and #150 went past Queens Village as it was going to dropped off the cars at Belmont Park. After making the drop off at Belmont the 2 locos went light westbound after 12 PM to Morris Park, #157 was the Jamaica protect.

Last weekend Saturday 8/20 RF1 power had #172 and #164 with a work train which it had open ended gons and a back hoe headed westbound past Queens Village at 10:59 AM.

Saturday 8/13 #172 was the Jamaica protect, at 10:44 AM RF1 power had #163 and #167 as they were running light past Queens Village bound for Fresh Pond westbound. #163 and #167 came back eastbound at 3:10 PM in the afternoon.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:03 pm

#166 was the Jamaica protect today, #164 and #171 were on RF1 this morning headed eastbound past Queens Village at 10:25 AM with 3 gondola cars from Holban Yard
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:35 pm

#163 and #150 went by Carle Place this morning at 10:33 AM on RF1 with 3 black gondola cars westbound. It came back east after 12 noon this afternoon with one gondola.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:48 pm

#166 and #168 were hanging out at Morris Park this morning. #164 and #171 were on RF1 out of Atlantic Pipe as seen in Queens VIllage at about 11:48/11:49 AM headed westbound to Holban Yard with 4 regular and 2 open cut gondola cars. #171 and #164 came back eastbound before 1:10 PM past Queens Village light from Holban to Atlantic Pipe. #153 was the Jamaica protect today.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby cam36 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:09 am

Saw 2 of these on a siding in Freeport last night and this morning. Didn't catch the numbers, but pretty cool- didn't know that track was still used. Looks so old and untouched.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby gregorygrice » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:05 pm

MP15ACs at Metro North's New Rochelle Station

PHOTO: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/591119/

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/UAcEM1uBI3o
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby LINYARailfan » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:54 pm

Any word on when the next set of Metro North M7s will be towed by the LIRR MP15s from New Rochelle to Arch Street shops in Long Island City? Thanks.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Bad Luck » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:35 pm

Late night on Thursdays
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:50 pm

How are they getting into former Yard "A",with the Montauk cutoff OOS,is there access from Amtrak's Sunnyside yard,
or off the Loop tracks?
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby gregorygrice » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:13 am

Hell Gate Line to Hunterspoint Ave Station. Shove the train around the loop at SSYD.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby murfunit » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:10 pm

Saw 154-156 heading east through Mineola today.
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