• NYAR Train Sighting Thread

  • Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
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  by emfinite
 
This thread will be for New York & Atlantic operations sightings. Post your sightings of NYAR train movements.

Just heard the RS51 going through Farmingdale @ 9:56 PM, undoubtedly led by the 271.

Joe

  by JMBethpage
 
Good idea emfinite, I have a lot of sighting because my office overlooks Hicksville Divide.

3/15 10:44 E/B Pt. Jeff branch 155/151 with 2 boxcars
3/15 1:55 W/B P. Jeff branch 151/155 with 4 boxcars, 1 empty centerbeam

3/16 10:50 151/155 E/B Ronkonkoma branch 151/155 with 2 empty centerbeams, 1 boxcar

Last saw the 270/271 on 3/3, since then it's been 151/155.

  by emfinite
 
3/16 @ 1:24PM heard an MP15 on the mainline in Farmingdale

  by JMBethpage
 
Yes! and it made it to Hicksville at 1:40 with 3 empty centerbeams and 1 boxcar.
  by BMT
 
Well, at about 7:40 pm last night (Tuesday, March 16) the RS-100 passed through Flatlands with two diesels on either end of -- IIRC -- a five-car train of boxcars. If I had a camera handy, I could have gotten some nice Christmas season-type shots of the engines plying through a snow-covered ROW...

  by JMBethpage
 
On 3/19 I spotted the 270/271 W/B from Ronknokoma Branch through Hicksville Divide with 2 boxcars, 3 hoppers and 1 full centerbeam lumber car at 1:01 First time I've seen those engines here since 3/3, the past 2 weeks have been the 151/155.

On 3/18 we had the 151/155 W/B at 12:10 with 2 boxcars and 3 gondolas, on Pt. Jeff branch, the morning E/B run was at 9:55 but I couldn't see it because an M7 was in my way.

  by emfinite
 
3/19 8:35pm 155/151 head the RS51 w/b through Farmingdale with 19 cars
Last edited by emfinite on Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

  by Legio X
 
I saw a pair of NYA GP38-2's E/B through Queens Village with a mixed bag of boxcars and tankcars around 1015 this morning, maybe 9-10 cars.

  by emfinite
 
The Geeps went through Farmingdale at 12:20pm (Sunday)

  by SeldenJrFireman
 
If it was at Farmingdale at 8:35, it should get out by me between 9:30 and 10:00, if it doesn't stop.

  by emfinite
 
The 8:35pm is the usual time <b>WESTBOUND</b> through Farmingdale, so you won't see it go east (some nights it does). The road jobs ending in "1" denote a westbound movement while the "0" denotes an eastbound movement, ie: RS51 = westbound

  by SeldenJrFireman
 
Thanks Joe. The one reason i said that is during the summer a freight out by 56 became a usual sight rollin past on a tuesday night during the summer.



PS-I'm going to the ECLSTS to get a GP38-2 and plan to paint it NYA #270 or #261. I will post pics when I;m done.

  by emfinite
 
Here are my toys, lol:

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  by SeldenJrFireman
 
Wanna paint mine when I get it? If I were you I would put those diesels in a model contest. When my train club (LIMRRE) gets their layout up and running, feel free to come out and run them if you want.




www.limrre.com

  by emfinite
 
Mike,

John Volpi, fellow member of the forum here, painted them up for me. You should private message him here on the forum and wait for a response. I don't think he would like it if I posted his email address. His work is really amazing.

I would love to come out to your model RR club, just let me know details. There is one here in Farmingdale too called West Island which I have been meaning to join up with.

Joe
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