mikey cruz wrote:That ramp is actually one the new ones that MPi built for the MTA, there's another new one in the SBK yard right at the BQE. Or it could be the actual ramp was moved, maybe NYCT was havin problems unloadin in that little yard.
I was going thru some RailPace issues, and I believe the May 2013 issue has an answer.
There are two images, the first is the MPI locomotive tarped and riding on a 89ft flat car (I believe it's a National Steel flatcar, the style with "Wheel Wells"), bracketed by 2 NYCT switchers on First Avenue.
The text states "Due to the flat car's length, it could not negotiate the tight curves nears 39th Street between Third and Second Avenue. NYCT train crews brought the unit back to NYNJ Bush terminal yard where...the [was] engine unloaded using a temporary ramp"
This was according to the image caption March 21, 2013, and so that ramp could be the "temporary" one mentioned in the caption.
The second image is the MPI locomotive being hauled along SBK trackage on it's own wheels to NYCT property.