MP-15ac's out & about

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:27 pm

Teutobergerwald wrote:Saw the 157 westbound, cab-forward, through Northport with a single double-decker car, yesterday afternoon around 2:25pm. Don't know if it was just a coach, or a control cab car. The 157 looks like a blue & white heritage engine, at this point.


That Loco was seen today in Jamaica on the protect job, meanwhile #154 was hanging out by the Fuel station at Morris Park this morning.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Train2009 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:41 pm

#160 and #152 went by New Hyde Park late this morning at 11:57 AM on a light move westbound.
#154 was seen coupled to a other MP15 (Unit # unknown) on the fuel station at Morris Park, #161 was also sitting in the yard this morning.
#153 was the Jamaica protect, but before 4 PM this afternoon it was not there.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby newkirk » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:18 am

Forgive me for going a bit of topic.

Just nostalgic for the days when the MP-15's had a decent paint job for photography.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby MACTRAXX » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:25 am

BM: A historical photo of #150 at Mill Neck back in September 1982 is not off the MP15 topic.
What caught my eye is the single 9'5" warning sign for the low bridge. Today there will be multiple
markings on the bridge itself along with the required signs to warn tall vehicles about the height
restrictions on this road...MACTRAXX
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby newkirk » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:15 pm

MACTRAXX wrote: A historical photo of #150 at Mill Neck back in September 1982 is not off the MP15 topic.
What caught my eye is the single 9'5" warning sign for the low bridge. Today there will be multiple
markings on the bridge itself along with the required signs to warn tall vehicles about the height
restrictions on this road...MACTRAXX


I understand there will be a low clearance bridge near Locust valley to be replaced very soon. Since the Mill neck bridge is low clearance, is that up for replacement too ?

But getting back to that photo, it was a pleasure to photograph the MP-15's in their original MTA livery. I saw a blue/yellow repainted MP-15 on Sunday where the blue paint is starting to wash off ! I know the LIRR doesn't have an OSHA approved paint booth, but can the LIRR at least use oil base paint ?
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby trainspot » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:04 am

Saw a stripped MP15 at Morris Park yesterday, was it one of the 3 at Hicksville or another? Shot it from the train. Thanks for any ID help!
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby trainspot » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:04 pm

After a little detective work, I saw 170 in another photo I took, so 162 seems to be the answer. Let me know if I'm wrong please, thanks!
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Bad Luck » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:39 pm

The three dead E15s in Morris Park are the same three from Hicksville/LIPA and Port Jefferson. They'll eventually make it to Wheelspur on their way out. The one in your photo is the 169, with 162 and 170 out of view behind.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby trainspot » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:48 pm

Bad Luck wrote:The three dead E15s in Morris Park are the same three from Hicksville/LIPA and Port Jefferson. They'll eventually make it to Wheelspur on their way out. The one in your photo is the 169, with 162 and 170 out of view behind.

Thanks Bad Luck! It was a 50/50 chance I’d guess right. Found photos to make me guess 162 was the end unit.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:09 pm

Will the E15s, tho? I'm pretty sure they're tradein fodder and not going to FICX.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby grobtech » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:28 pm

As per the RFP for new Low Emission Diesel Locomotives, all of the MP15ACs and SW1001s - working and nonworking are being traded in as credit towards the purchase of 20 new work engines.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby newkirk » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:48 pm

I don't know if this was reported or not.

But the three MP-15's are gone from the Hicksville Lilco siding.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby LINYARailfan » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:48 pm

Will all of the E15s and SW1001s in the RFP be traded in at the same time or will it be done over a two to three year period of time?
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:29 pm

They haven't listed anything about the Geeps so it can be logically assumed they're going to stay alive forever.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Postby Bad Luck » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:02 am

ConstanceR46 wrote:Will the E15s, tho? I'm pretty sure they're tradein fodder and not going to FICX.


I never said that Frontier purchased the units, I said they were going to Wheelspur. They would be refused at interchange if they were to move on their own trucks in their present condition.

No problem, Tim. The 169 still retains its small nose M decal from 1984.
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