Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

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  by Roadgeek Adam
 
This picture is not the greatest, and it took some editing to get this (because my camera likes being a pest if I hit the shutter without focusing), but I saw 152 in the Jamaica area and spotted 157 in Hicksville yesterday morning while riding the 9:13 out of Jamaica to Hicksville. The photo is of the latter, which was running idle at the time:

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Considering I don't know my equipment very well, this thread is what made me realize what a MP15AC was so when I spotted it, I knew what it was. Thanks. :)
  by Roadgeek Adam
 
nyandw wrote:Roadgeek: A bit more info for you: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrMP15.htm
LIRR #157 Morris Park c.1990s Photo: Bobby Kasza
Fair enough, I've just never been a big equipment person. There are the basics that I keep in mind (ALP-46s, the Dual Mode 45s for NJ Transit, the M-2s and M-8s for Metro-North, MP54 for Pennsy and various Erie & Lackawanna equipments, but that's it).

Stations have always been my thing.
  by nyandw
 
Roadgeek Adam wrote:Stations have always been my thing.
Here's a few: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/statio ... tions.htm Stations
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrstationnames.htm Station name changes
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirrphotos/ ... ISTORY.pdf LIRR Station History
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrcontents.htm
LIRR page: Station pages alphabetical listing
  by Roadgeek Adam
 
nyandw wrote:
Roadgeek Adam wrote:Stations have always been my thing.
Here's a few: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/statio ... tions.htm Stations
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrstationnames.htm Station name changes
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirrphotos/ ... ISTORY.pdf LIRR Station History
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrcontents.htm
LIRR page: Station pages alphabetical listing
I read your site all the time. I'm not a novice. I just don't get the hardon for equipment, so I don't study it. I study station histories for many roads in the northeast and midwest.
  by SwingMan
 
There were three on a Work Extra out of Atlantic Pipe earlier. 168-157 with 164 bringing up the tail of the train.
  by jonvit69
 
seen 166 and 168 with about 10 hoppers loading with stone on the siding in ya this a.m. work looks great.does this mean more trains out to the east end with increased speed?
  by Train2009
 
#166 was the Jamaica switcher today, at 10:15 AM this morning as seen in New Hyde Park #172, #157 and #167 was running down the Main Line lite to Garden City. The #172, #157 and #167 went back to Hicksville at 1:58/1:59 PM this afternoon.
  by SwingMan
 
CE brought 167/171 back west from Atlantic Pipe at 7:00.
  by murfunit
 
Saw two MP15s heading east bound, light, on the Mitchell Secondary by Clinton St. at approximately 12:40PM. The rear engine was P161.
  by Frank
 
Speaking of the MP-15AC's, are they due for replacement? They lately look a worse for the wear.
  by SwingMan
 
They're worn out, but still reliable (which is something that new stuff doesn't seem to have anymore). Just because they don't paint them doesn't mean they are in poor operating condition. As one Amtrak worker at the Wilmington shops once said, "If it looks clean and in good shape, that means it's a trouble maker."
  by Backshophoss
 
If you don't prep the surface(media blast off the old paint),you get a crappy paint job!!
There are 10 layers of paint on the MP-15 by now! :(
  by wintower
 
At 2:05p. this afternoon saw an unknown MP15 pulling 3 bilevels and an unknown DM w/b from the PJ branch just east of Divide.
  by Train2009
 
#166 was sitting at Morris Park this morning, #152 was running lite past Queens Village this morning at 10:50 AM headed east and #164 was the Jamaica switcher.
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