MP-15ac's out & about

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Train2009 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:14 pm

RF1 with #161 and #153 were running light westbound to Fresh Pond past Queens Village this morning at 10:31 AM right after train #8011.
It came back eastbound light this afternoon at 2:24 PM following trains #7708 and #6752.

#157 was on the fuel pad at Richmond Hill this morning and #150 was the Jamaica protect.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by LINYARailfan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:47 pm

168 was the Jamaica Protect yesterday.
Today 161 and 153 were seen in Mineola on the RF1 headed westbound around 10:12AM

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by newkirk » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:06 pm

With the Ronkonkoma Branch out this weekend for switch work east of Farmingdale, caught this work train after the snow stopped this morning.Train is not moving. On #166, I noticed the white decals on yellow paint doesn't look good.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by tj48 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:53 pm

150 and 152 sitting just east of Wyandanch Station with a empty welded rail train.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by C-LINER 2001 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:46 pm

Hello tj48, the #152 is special to me and my family, my Dad retried in 1977 and # 152 was his engine that day, its good to hear its still running and did they repaint it yet?

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by mirrodie » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:34 am

Sitting on a westbound Huntington train at speed and passed at least 3 MPs on a siding just west of Hicksville station
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by tj48 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:27 am

150, 164 and 161 (cab painted blue and yellow, the rest still in its old very ratty paint) slowly working east with a welded rail train dropping rail on the original main between Wyandanch and the Deer Park Ave overpass.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by newkirk » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:26 am

tj48 wrote: 150, 164 and 161 (cab painted blue and yellow, the rest still in its old very ratty paint) slowly working east with a welded rail train dropping rail on the original main between Wyandanch and the Deer Park Ave overpass.
I saw that welded rail train Saturday morning. Also caught flats with concrete ties last week. What's exactly going on with track replacement on the Ronkonkoma branch ?
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by PlaneLoverA380 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:25 pm

Saw 157 and 153 with what looked like some gondolas going westbound at Mineola around 9:50 AM today. 157 was leading.

Edit: Both of the noses were in new yellow paint. Sides not so much.
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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by LINYARailfan » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:47 pm

Yesterday 4/27,
161 and 150 were seen on the Garden City Secondary at a little after 5pm with four LI yellow flat cars.
Today 4/28,
150 was seen picking up thirteen stone cars on the Garden City Secondary with 161 sandwiched between the stone cars and four LI yellow flat cars at around 11:40AM.
They held on the secondary and followed train 6751 at around 12:26PM.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Dump The Air » Tue May 07, 2019 8:07 pm

all those years of rollerjobs have really gone a long way to protect the original paint on these units

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by Train2009 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:13 pm

RF1 was seen on 5/17 at Queens Village at 12 PM westbound with #171 and #160 which it was pulling a yellow flat car loaded with track pieces, a gondola with ties and 4 FTSX concrete tie cars with a load. The last 2 FTSX cars were black ones, RF1 came back past Queens Village at around 1:10 PM in the afternoon headed out from Belmont Park westbound after it dropped off the 2 black FTSX cars as it was headed to Holban Yard with the rest of the cars. #172 was the Jamaica protect on that day.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by tj48 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:51 pm

160 &168 on the head end of a good size concrete tie insertion train sitting on the original main between Wyandanch and the Deer Park Ave. overpass.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by tj48 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:18 am

165 & 157 dropping ballast on the original main between Wyandanch and Deer Park Ave.

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Re: MP-15ac's out & about

Post by LINYARailfan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 pm

Today 6/15,
168 and 158 were seen on the Garden Mitchell Secondary with the welded rail train at around 2:00PM.
At 2:38PM the RF1 was seen at Nassau Blvd on the Hempstead Branch right after train 6752.

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