MP-15ac's out & about

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Teutobergerwald » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:42 pm

Saw the 152 pulling a single bi-level coach westbound through Northport at the crossing right on the heels of a late-afternoon westbound LIRR passenger train around 4:30 or so.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by islanddon » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:02 pm

I don't know if this counts as out and about, but I got these three pictures on my pocket computer a few months ago from a trip by train to some friends in Jersey. (By the way, a pleasant experience on both sides of Penn.)

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Train2009 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:05 pm

#152, #168 and #157 were seen twice in Carle Place, at 10:37 AM this morning headed west and 1:04 PM headed east as it was pulling Welded Rail Train. When the train left this morning headed west it was coming from the Atlantic Pipe siding in Hicksville. #158 was the Jamaica switcher.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Train2009 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:34 pm

#153 and #154 was near the fuel pad on 12/26/2014 (Late post), this morning 1/10/2015 #166 was the Jamaica switcher and right after 10 AM #158 ran lite past Queens Village eastbound.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Crabman1130 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:14 am

168 eastbound running light on the central yesterday around 3:45 pm.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Train2009 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:40 pm

Crabman1130 wrote:168 eastbound running light on the central yesterday around 3:45 pm.
#168 is now the Jamaica switcher as of today, #167 was in action running lite at around 1:50 PM this afternoon also in Jamaica. At Morris Park there was one coupled with a CE Car (unit # unknown) and a other coupled with 6 CE cars (also unit # unknown).

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by RGlueck » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:56 am

Of the original order of these MP15ac's, how many remain on the roster, and which have been removed, and to what end?

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by LINYARailfan » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:33 pm

RGlueck wrote:Of the original order of these MP15ac's, how many remain on the roster, and which have been removed, and to what end?
Of all of the MP15acs that are on the LIRR Roster, here is a list of which ones I think are still on the roster.
150-in service
152-in service
153-in service
154-in service
157-in service
158-in service
160-in service
161-in service
162-OOS since 2002
163-in service- saw this unit on the RF1 this past Friday on the Garden City Secondary
164-in service
165- OOS in Morris Park
166-in service on the RF1
167-in service
168-in service
169-OOS since ?
170-OOS since 2011
171-in service
172-in service
If this information is correct there are a total of 15 MP15acs left on the LIRR roster not counting 151,155,156 and 159 which are used by NYA.
Hope this helps

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by RGlueck » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:27 am

Thank you.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by murfunit » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:41 am

Saw MP15 150 towing DE 506 westbound through Mineola at 11:35 this morning.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Crabman1130 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:38 pm

murfunit wrote:Saw MP15 150 towing DE 506 westbound through Mineola at 11:35 this morning.
Do they do that because the unit is OOC or because it's facing east?

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by railfan365 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:46 pm

LINYARailfan wrote:
RGlueck wrote:Of the original order of these MP15ac's, how many remain on the roster, and which have been removed, and to what end?
Of all of the MP15acs that are on the LIRR Roster, here is a list of which ones I think are still on the roster.
150-in service
152-in service
153-in service
154-in service
157-in service
158-in service
160-in service
161-in service
162-OOS since 2002
163-in service- saw this unit on the RF1 this past Friday on the Garden City Secondary
164-in service
165- OOS in Morris Park
166-in service on the RF1
167-in service
168-in service
169-OOS since ?
170-OOS since 2011
171-in service
172-in service
If this information is correct there are a total of 15 MP15acs left on the LIRR roster not counting 151,155,156 and 159 which are used by NYA.
Hope this helps
19 of the original 23 still in service? That's pretty good for a fleet that is fairly old now.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Teutobergerwald » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:43 pm

The 165 has been sitting with the 102 derelict for months, perhaps even a year or more, on the track next to Atlantic Ave., and the door on the godforsaken thing has been left open the entire time. I pass by it on Atlantic Ave fairly often, and I would not be surprised if birds or vermin have taken up residence in the cab. Anybody know what happened to 165, and 102, and are they to be repaired, for that matter? Also, the earlier post said the 170 shaat the bed. What happened to it, and when? Where is it being stored now? Thanks.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Doc Emmet Brown » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:21 pm

If you see an MP-15 towing a DM or DE, its one of two things. A roustabout taking an Engine Back to the shops, or a Change of Engines.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Fla East Coast Chris » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:25 pm

The little critters and birdies need a small home to live also.. Unka how are ya... :P Hammertime!!!!

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