NYA MP15AC 159?

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NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby LINYARailfan » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:13 am

I heard that NYA purchased the 159 outright from the LIRR at an undisclosed amount and was sent out to Altoona PA for rebuild? If this is indeed true, when will the 159 be on the move back to LI? And what are the chances of seeing it on the Horseshoe curve? If it hasn't happened already?
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:43 pm

That would be cool to see.
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby chrisf » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:21 pm

LINYARailfan wrote:I heard that NYA purchased the 159 outright from the LIRR at an undisclosed amount and was sent out to Altoona PA for rebuild? If this is indeed true, when will the 159 be on the move back to LI? And what are the chances of seeing it on the Horseshoe curve? If it hasn't happened already?

Horseshoe Curve is west of Altoona. Chances of the seeing this loco on the curve are about zero.
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby Ðauntless » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:12 pm

It went over the curve about 4 hours ago...
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:25 pm

Did NS pull a page from the CSX/Selkirk Black Hole "playbook" and misroute NY&A 159 to the west?
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby jayrmli » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:30 am

Did NS pull a page from the CSX/Selkirk Black Hole "playbook" and misroute NY&A 159 to the west?


Probably went on a train to Conway and then return on another freight or engine move going to Altoona. Easier than clogging up the Pittsburgh Line to set off a locomotive.
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby Espee9180 » Sun May 13, 2018 4:40 pm

Here's 159s status as of May 2nd, 2018 at the Juniata Locomotive Shops.
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby LINYARailfan » Sun May 13, 2018 8:18 pm

Espee9180 wrote:Here's 159s status as of May 2nd, 2018 at the Juniata Locomotive Shops.

Kind of a ridiculous question but taking a look at the 159 in this photo I noticed the horn was removed from above the cab. Does the mechanics in the Juniata shops do that or did NYA do that before sending it out for rebuild?
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby Bad Luck » Wed May 16, 2018 4:36 pm

The P was removed in Fresh Pond.
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby Teutobergerwald » Wed May 16, 2018 4:58 pm

Complete rebuild for 159 ????
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby gregorygrice » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:47 pm

All 4 MP15ACs were purchased by NYAR and will be rebuilt. 155 was sent the other day.
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby grobtech » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:40 pm

What are the plans for the E20's? Replace and return to the LIRR as new tier four engines come in?
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:23 pm

The GP-38's are still LIRR owned and subject to recall by LIRR,believe they are to be returned to them when the new power is accepted by NY&A
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby Train2009 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:19 pm

There is a New York and Atlantic Loco which is the fourth trailing on CSX Q434 this afternoon as it got reported at 2:30 PM in Bergenfield, NJ. NYA unit # was not given.
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Re: NYA MP15AC 159?

Postby gregorygrice » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm

Train2009 wrote:There is a New York and Atlantic Loco which is the fourth trailing on CSX Q434 this afternoon as it got reported at 2:30 PM in Bergenfield, NJ. NYA unit # was not given.


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