MP-15ac's out & about

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Patch Hog » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:28 am

2 MP15s on the Hempstead branch today with an M3 alcohol or leaf treatment car. Layed up on GC secondary for an hour or so.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Train2009 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:16 am

At 1:40 PM in the afternoon on 9/15 #161, 153 on the east end and #160 on the west was leading a westbound Ballast train past Queens Village.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by tahawus84 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:25 pm

There is what appears to be a FRA coach with an mp15 on both sides parked at Hicksville yard.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by trainspot » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:06 am

Ballast train west of Mineola, I think 165 was the East end motor.
163 Jamaica protect, paint looked new-ish

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by PlaneLoverA380 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:19 am

Sandite 2 with E591 and I believe 160 and 163 were doing leaf treatments yesterday on the Oyster Bay Branch. A schedule would be appreciated.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by krispy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:51 pm

No more 'sandite', that's been gone for some time. There's a pressure washer (look for the tank car) and a laser train. No schedule, they work as directed by the Low Adhesion desk. It depends on what the track work schedule is, engineer reports and input from MofW etc. as to where and when.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by PlaneLoverA380 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:15 pm

I know they don’t use sandite anymore, me and the other railfans just refer to the trains as “Sandite 1”, “Sandite 2”, “Sandite 3”, and “Sandite 4”.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Train2009 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:16 pm

2 Sandite trains were seen on November 10, at 3:21 PM in New Hyde Park headed westbound with #171 and #160 then a half hour later at 3:52 PM east of Jamaica with #153 and #165 by Hall tower.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by PlaneLoverA380 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:23 pm

Yesterday 512 led 167 out to Oyster Bay, 167 brought 516 back westbound.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Train2009 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:52 pm

RF1 was caught twice in New Hyde Park yesterday Sunday 12/29/2019, at 10:52 AM in the morning running light westbound with #165 and #171 and headed eastbound in the afternoon at 2 PM with 4 Hopper cars loaded with Ballast.

On 12/28 the Jamaica protect was #163 and on 12/29, 172.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Pensyfan19 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:46 pm

This is kind of old but remember how 167 has been painted in primier for the ptc test train back in november, will any other mp15s be painted in that scheme? I heard it would be easier to paint than the completely blue and yellow livery which washes off too easily.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by gregorygrice » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:19 pm

Pensyfan19 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:46 pm
This is kind of old but remember how 167 has been painted in primier for the ptc test train back in november, will any other mp15s be painted in that scheme? I heard it would be easier to paint than the completely blue and yellow livery which washes off too easily.
Primer is not a scheme. Lol

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Pensyfan19 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:47 pm

gregorygrice wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Pensyfan19 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:46 pm
This is kind of old but remember how 167 has been painted in primier for the ptc test train back in november, will any other mp15s be painted in that scheme? I heard it would be easier to paint than the completely blue and yellow livery which washes off too easily.
Primer is not a scheme. Lol
Sorry. My bad. What I'm trying to ask is if 167 will be staying in primer or if any other mp15s will become primer or will 167 soon be repainted.
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