NYAR Train Sighting Thread

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JMBethpage
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Post by JMBethpage » Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:09 pm

I'll give you the last 2 weeks at Divide, date, time, branch and direction:
3/31 10:20 E/B PJ
3/31 11:59 W/B PJ

3/29 10:12 E/B Ronk.

3/25 10:15 E/B PJ
3/25 1:50 W/B PJ

3/24 4:38 W/B Ronk.

3/23 10:05 E/B PJ

3/22 11:33 E/B PJ

3/19 1:01 W/B Ronk.

3/18 9:55 E/B PJ
3/18 12:10 W/B PJ

3/17 4:59 W/B Ronk.

3/16 10:50 E/B Ronk.
3/16 1:40 W/B Ronk.

I don't claim to see everything that goes by, so there may have been others. Most mornings you can expect to see a freight consist of 2-10 cars go through Hicksville E/B between 9am and noon.

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Post by emfinite » Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:57 pm

4/1 - 8:35pm - RS51 west through Farmingdale - 271/270 w/ 7 cars

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John 61
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RS-30

Post by John 61 » Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:51 pm

badneighbor,
Seems the 30 goes where it's needed that day. For the last few weeks it seemed that it would go up the Pt. Jeff branch on Monday and Thursday. This week it came out to Huntington on Wed. They go to points east of Babylon via Main line at Hicksville and then onto the central branch. Anyone know if they work the mainline east of Hicksville? Good Luck.

badneighbor

Post by badneighbor » Fri Apr 02, 2004 5:30 pm

ok. i know i have seen them on south shore on a tuesday and a friday once or twice in the last month. but i am not in 'hunt' mode when i am stuck at work. thank you all for the contributions.

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Post by John 61 » Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:16 pm

I guess I'm lucky since I am "at work" when the 30 goes by. Too bad they don't go out to Port Jeff that much.

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Post by emfinite » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:52 am

4/2 - 9pm - 270/271 w/b through Farmingdale. I heard it but didn't see it.

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Post by JMBethpage » Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:51 pm

4/5 at Divide:

9:25 E/B 270/271 w/2 boxcars PJ branch
4:50 W/B 270/271 w/1 boxcar PJ branch

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Post by JMBethpage » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:57 pm

4/5 at Mineola:
9:55pm 155/151 W/B w/32 cars

badneighbor

Post by badneighbor » Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:42 pm

ok... my day was similar, Smithtown at 1030am, 270/271 with two boxcars, never to return... apparently still trying to reach Wading River Depot. Then, after coming home for a break, Deer Park at 8:50pm, 155/151 with the 32. better ending to the day than the beginning. See ya'll Tuesday.

Legio X

Post by Legio X » Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:33 pm

This morning, on the Montauk Cut-off in L.I.C., two SW-1001's with a cut of cars, I guess for the team yard. This was at about 0940 or so. I was passing by in the first car of a Penn-bound m.u.

Last week I thought I glimpsed a black tank car in the team yard while passing by w/b on the L.I.E. I say glimpsed because that's all I got, on account of the new shop building next to the team yard that now blocks the view from the L.I.E. Is there an off-line customer who now gets tankcars at the team yard, or was this car just left there for now reason?

Knife-Switch

Post by Knife-Switch » Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:21 am

Is there an off-line customer who now gets tankcars at the team yard, or was this car just left there for now reason?
Well ya see this guy Saddam asked us to keep that tank car there about a year ago....Actually its calcium chlorate (not boom-boom material but ice melt) I believe its for a company called velvettop.

SeldenJrFireman

Post by SeldenJrFireman » Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:00 pm

I think i saw 155 monday sitting on a siding just east off deer park station. not to sure of the #'s

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Post by JMBethpage » Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:20 pm

At Divide:

4/6: 11:57 W/B on PJ line, 155/151 w/4 boxcars & 1 empty centerbeam

4/7: 4:13 W/B on Ronk. line, 155/151 w/2 hoppers & 1 oilcar

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Bay Ridge Action

Post by BMT » Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:11 pm

Well, gotta report that RS-100 came down the Bay Ridge branch two nights in a row (last night and tonight). As a matter of fact the guys woke me up cuz their return trip occurred at 3 a.m. this morning!!!

Now at about 10 mintues ago a frieght westbound (to the floats) passed by near Vanderveer, but I couldn't make out the consist as their was little to no light to discern the equipemnt.

badneighbor

Post by badneighbor » Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:59 pm

On Wed 4/7, i heard the PD operator calling NYA on the radio, but couldn't hear them. I tried finding them east, but i never did. We did video the rail inspection car in eastport, but no NYA today
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On Tues 4/6, NYA 271/270 were found WB at Calverton, I videoed them switch into the side to scoop up the scrap cars, and await the LIRR revenue units to pass. then the GPs split WB. Nice day out there. If any of the posters were on the train, i am in the green van

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