NYAR Train Sighting Thread

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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby tj48 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:03 pm

This morning I caught an NYAR westbound passing Pinelawn. 4 engines (2 MP15ac's leading 2 GP38-2's) and 5 loaded scrap gondolas.
Just now on the grade between Wyandanch and Deer Park the same power lashup heading eastbound with 32 cars. It was an assortment of boxcars, centerbeams, tankers, stone cars and 1 huge BNSF reefer.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby railfan365 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:16 am

It's been discussed at length that every NYA train has at least 2 engines. But is 4 engines totalling 7,000 horses really necessary for a small or a modest number of vars as described?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:08 am

railfan365 wrote:It's been discussed at length that every NYA train has at least 2 engines. But is 4 engines totalling 7,000 horses really necessary for a small or a modest number of vars as described?


It's easier to leave the Pineaire power (4 engines) together instead of separating the power and setting it over to another track.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby rr503 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:10 am

Which customer gets the BNSF reefer?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby freightguy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:23 pm

The BNSF reefer could be coming out of DiCarlo foods in Holtsville, NY. The siding was built in 2005 and had a pretty decent derailment recently. The only other place I could think of is maybe a transload car in Elm Trucking off the back track in Pineaire.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:38 pm

freightguy wrote:The BNSF reefer could be coming out of DiCarlo foods in Holtsville, NY. The siding was built in 2005 and had a pretty decent derailment recently. The only other place I could think of is maybe a transload car in Elm Trucking off the back track in Pineaire.


Reefers to NYAR only go to two places; Brooklyn Terminal Market/ Circus Fruits & DiCarlo Foods.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby tj48 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:31 pm

Again today 4 units (2 GP38-2's leading 2MP15ac's) rolling westbound through Deer Park with 13 (loaded centerbeams and stone cars) cars.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby gregorygrice » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:50 pm

tj48 wrote:Again today 4 units (2 GP38-2's leading 2MP15ac's) rolling westbound through Deer Park with 13 (loaded centerbeams and stone cars) cars.


And Coastal cars
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby DogBert » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:57 pm

268/301(?) picking up and dropping off trash cars in Blissvile around noon today. Didn't realize NY&A had any trains on sundays.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby gregorygrice » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:37 pm

DogBert wrote:268/301(?) picking up and dropping off trash cars in Blissvile around noon today. Didn't realize NY&A had any trains on sundays.


RS-20 (yard & secondary territory job) & RS-70 (road job from Pineaire) run Sundays.

Take any photos?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby LINYARailfan » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:43 am

gregorygrice wrote:
DogBert wrote:268/301(?) picking up and dropping off trash cars in Blissvile around noon today. Didn't realize NY&A had any trains on sundays.


RS-20 (yard & secondary territory job) & RS-70 (road job from Pineaire) run Sundays.

Take any photos?

Does the RS 70 work the mainline east of KO on Sundays? If so what time do they leave Pineaire and do they ever go to Calverton or Riverhead on this run on Sunday? Is it a daytime run Sunday morning or is it a nocturnal move on Sunday night?
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:43 pm

LINYARailfan wrote:
gregorygrice wrote:
DogBert wrote:268/301(?) picking up and dropping off trash cars in Blissvile around noon today. Didn't realize NY&A had any trains on sundays.


RS-20 (yard & secondary territory job) & RS-70 (road job from Pineaire) run Sundays.

Take any photos?

Does the RS 70 work the mainline east of KO on Sundays? If so what time do they leave Pineaire and do they ever go to Calverton or Riverhead on this run on Sunday? Is it a daytime run Sunday morning or is it a nocturnal move on Sunday night?



The RS-70 is a daytime Pineaire-based job that basically supplements the RS-50 & RS-60, mainly the 60. The job is there to do whatever needs to be done out of Pineaire to alleviate the 60. They usually run round trip to Fresh Pond on Sundays though.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Train2009 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:57 pm

At 12:39 PM this afternoon a Fresh Pond bound train went by New Hyde Park with MP15AC #151 and GP38-2 #268 pulling a box car and empty Lumber cars from Kleet.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby upton » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:30 pm

RS-70 westbound with three (3) GP-38's.
Same location, many years ago westbound Shelter Island Express.
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Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:02 pm

NYA switched Kleet Lumber in Huntington this morning around 1140- the 270 on the west end, leading, with a UP boxcar (SP reporting marks....hmmm) and three center beam flatcars, with the 268 trailing on the east end.
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