MP-15ac's out & about

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby tahawus84 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:58 pm

Nice video thanks for sharing. What were they doing on the secondary?
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby LINYARailfan » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:20 pm

tahawus84 wrote:Nice video thanks for sharing. What were they doing on the secondary?

They don't always go on the secondary but then again they do go down the secondary. They usually go only to Garden 3W block which is approximately 1500 feet east of Garden interlocking. The reason they go onto the secondary is because the sandite train crew needs to stay clear of the regular scheduled passenger trains on the Hempstead Branch and if there is not enough time in the schedule to spin in Hempstead yard, they go onto the secondary and wait there for clearance to head back west to the mainline.
But this is a first for me as this is the first time I have ever seen the sandite this far east on the secondary.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:41 pm

I noticed the third rail after the train crossed Washington Ave. When was that installed there? Also, is there a signal controlling movement from the Secondary onto the Hempstead Branch? Thanks.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:50 pm

There should be a Dwarf P/L at Garden to allow moves off the Secondary to Hempstead Single main track.
The 3rd rail dates back to when the Hempstead Branch was electrified,this allows a MU set to clear the main ,then change ends to head east.
Garden was an interlocking, remoted to Queens tower.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:09 am

Late post sorry!
This past Saturday 12/15 #154 with 3 gondola cars loaded of black ties and #171 went past Queens Village at around 2:30 PM in the afternoon headed westbound to Holban Yard. It returned eastbound at 3:48 PM but this time with #165 leading and #154 trailing.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby LINYARailfan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:07 pm

Today 12/30,
172 and 165 were seen on the Garden City Secondary with twelve ballast hoppers in tow at around 3:35PM and at 3:51PM they headed back west.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:12 pm

#172 and #165 went by New Hyde Park at 11:55 AM/11:56 AM westbound light and by Stuart Manor at 3:14 PM yesterday.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Patch Hog » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:28 pm

This was a test of the laser cleaning of the rail head using E901-2.
The equipment's been removed and the car readied for alcohol when needed.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby LINYARailfan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:04 pm

Yesterday 1/2,
165 and 172 were seen on the Garden City Secondary with FTSX concrete ties. They dropped off the FTSX concrete ties and at 2:45PM 172 headed back west.
Later that evening, 172 was on the CE Extra and was back on the Garden City Secondary at around 10:55PM
Today 1/3,
150 and 154 were seen on the RF1 heading westbound lite in Mineola around 10:08AM.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:26 pm

Today 1/12/2018,

#165 was seen in the Harold interlocking area today on a work train with an open cut Gondola and flat cars

As for RF1 it had #150 and #167 - It stopped in Queens Village this morning at 9:59 AM westbound from Atlantic Pipe as it was headed up today to the Garden City Secondary. It returned westbound at 3:06 PM this afternoon with FTSX cars, one car had a load of concrete ties and the rest were empty as it was headed to Belmont Park.

Earlier this morning after 9 AM there was no protect at Jamaica but when I went passed this afternoon #153 was there.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby LINYARailfan » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:17 pm

Today 1/19 at around 12:35PM 167 and 172 were seen on the Garden City Secondary with two NOKL gondolas.
At around 3:29PM they headed back west with two LI gondolas and a string of FTSX flat cars.
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