View Full Version : Senga, dont tell me you are into diesels too!

2006-11-12, 01:24 AM
SEnga, I love the 310 and love the pics/.

And dont tell me ou are into diesels too! Is that the Fl9Avatar? dude, we have to go railspotting now! LOL

2006-11-12, 03:52 AM
Hi Mario,
Yes I am railfan! :) Been a Railfan since the late 90s. I didn't know you were into Trains. Railspotting? sure PM me we can talk about it! :)

Yessirreebob! that is the NH2014 FL9 unit shot it last winter at Stanford, CT Station. Glad to get a shot fo one of those NH FL9s... last operator of the type in revenue service!
i LUUUUUv E and F units the best.

Hows this one for you Mario?
Baltimore Yard


2006-11-12, 02:22 PM
Senga, you've shown me those before, but I gotta say it again.. those are beautiful examples.

PHL Approach
2006-11-12, 10:38 PM
Glad to get a shot fo one of those NH FL9s... last operator of the type in revenue service!

Last I heard MNRR retired their FL9s from service... Last time I was going up to NY, I was sitting in a NJT Comet V and saw a NH P32 branching off of the NEC. Damn that thing looks good.

Shall we make a railfan thread in off topic or so for photos. Theres three of us.

2006-11-12, 11:05 PM
Did someone say trains?

Add one more to the list of "foamers" on the board. Ed and I frequent the railroads of the Philly area (or one of them at least). Unfortunately the local CSX mainline has been unkind to us lately and feels it nescessary to run 80% of their trains through after 9 PM.

I guess there's always the Grayscale Railroad, er... I mean Norfolk Southern. :D


2006-11-13, 11:35 AM
hope you like video, I have tons of fly bys!

2006-11-13, 05:13 PM
Just got back from Washington again,
I'm glad to see there are some Train enthusists on the NYCA forums.

Ed McCoy,
Do you know when they retired them?.. The"Official" Retirement was last November 2005 and they were basically reduced to yard work until they were sent to museums etc. Have they now actually ceased operating the NH FL9s totally?

I'd love to get out more and shoot but being that NJ is the main spotting place in this area I have been a little discouraged to go shoot. After all its NJ. I saw some pretty cool stuff when I Drove through Wilmington, DE a little while back.

There a a few yard in NJ I still have to chekc out though!

That be interesting to see..don't forget to brig some to the next show :)'
Do you know if MTA is still operating 413?
If you have any shots to share please post!

PHL Approach
2006-11-14, 12:22 AM
Senga, I don't know if 413 is still running. I know they are scrapping some in that scheme. I see a P42 in the back. When I had to go to GCT to make a connection with MNRR to go up to Mammaroneck. I was running and got on the back car just before it left. I got off and heard a diesel and looked to the front the find that I was in a push pull with a P42 leading in the front. I was so heated from trying to make that connection that I jumped on a push pull and didnt even know it!

Unfortunately I not been able to go and do heavy spotting of MNRR and LIRR as much as I would like to. Here are some shots of our area stuff I've taken over the past 6 months.

Budd Silverliner II's stopping at Prospect Park-Moore southbound on the NEC (R2)

GE Silverliner IV's southbound on the R3 Neshaminy Line slowing for Woodbourne Station.

AEM-7 pulling a morning express Push Pull on the R3 after just blowing by a crossing between Rydal and Noble stations and about to join the mainline at Jenkintown.

2006-11-14, 12:46 PM
Nice shots Ed, I really like the second one.

Are you mainly into commuter lines?


2006-11-14, 03:53 PM
Since it seems like we're talking about the FL9s now, I was out last year on the official "Farewell to the FL9" trip that Metro-North ran. I don't know how many are still around, but I think there are still a few that are used on work trains, and occassionally end up on subbing for a broken P32 on the outlying shuttle service.


2006-11-14, 04:59 PM
Fantastic shot Phil,
I think I have come accross your shot before on one of the sites. Do recall getting an email from me regarding the status of the FL9s last January or so?


2006-11-14, 05:03 PM
Fantastic shot Phil,
I think I have come accross your shot before on one of the sites. Do recall getting an email from me regarding the status of the FL9s last January or so?


I don't think so, but I'm willing to bet that a lot of people have shots very similar to that one, since it was a trip loaded with railfans and cameras, and that was a big photo spot. There were a lot of people there, though you wouldn't know from the photo.

PHL Approach
2006-11-14, 06:13 PM
Nice shots Ed, I really like the second one.

Are you mainly into commuter lines?

Thanks Senga, actually no I have been shooting alot of frieght since I got back into railfanning. But generally our freight lines run right next to SEPTA. So once in a while you gotta take a shot, our railroad division or as we like to think of them Light Rail service has the most bland equipment. SEPTA gets very boring.

Acela Express passes Cornwells Heights Station in the winter sunset.

CSXTs "Trash Train" K207 passes West Trenton Station in Ewing, NJ. Full of your stinkin NY trash. Your trash comes through about three times a day.

"Trash Train" K277 emerges from the trees as it passes Lawncrest (Cheltenham Station on the R8)

NS W987 climbs the Wood Connector from the CSX Trenton Line mainline then to reverse to the NS Morrisville Line, it's carrying "Air Products" heat exchanger to Morrisville Yard for journey to Yemen. If anyone has ever been to the Udvar-Hazy Museum, if you look overhead you will see these things. They are just massive, words cannot describe.

SEPTA's rebuilt SW1200 pulls a disabled R3 Express that had a compressor failure at Yardley Station.

I'll put some of my NJT shots up sometime.

2006-11-15, 12:42 AM
Great shots guys!!! Love them all.

I've so many prints of LIRR diesels I have to get them online one day.

I love your stuff guys!

2006-11-15, 01:30 AM
More awsome shots there Ed. Most of my shots consist of yard operations and similar places.
What the heck is that NS SD70 pulling? Looks liek a Scud missle :)

I'll post a few more of mine

Matt Molnar
2006-11-15, 02:17 AM
I don't feel comfortable that we allowed that thing to be shipped to Yemen.

2006-11-15, 04:16 PM
Great shots guys!!! Love them all.

I've so many prints of LIRR diesels I have to get them online one day.

I love your stuff guys!

I take it you mean the older ones. The new DE/DM units are very "meh" (much like Amtrak's P42s and NJT's new PL42ACs).

I never really got much into the LIRR; I suppose it's only because I dealt with it at all in recent years, and I only spent a year living on Long Island (2005-2006). I did get out to Patchogue for the last days of PD Tower and the hooping of train orders, though.

2006-11-15, 04:55 PM
Heres a few of my shots.
Unfortunatly I dont hav any of my slides scanned better pix in there.
So I'll just have to use some of these prints.


PHL Approach
2006-11-15, 05:21 PM
Love the Metra, both SPs and that MARC F unit looks sweet!

2006-11-15, 06:31 PM
Thanks Ed,
That MARC F unit is a Control Cab..I was a little disappointed when I ran it through the MPR but oh well its still cool to get.
The Southern Pacific (5102) B23-7 was one of the first units I photographed.

hiss srq
2006-11-15, 11:21 PM
I do not know alot about trains but that black thing up near the top is pretty funky looking

PHL Approach
2006-11-15, 11:23 PM
Looks like a 44 Ton Switcher

2006-11-16, 01:54 AM
50 Ton
ABC-NACO Whit 50DE57b #501

Looks like it would get REALLYT hot during the summmer inside.


2006-11-16, 06:31 PM
Count me in as a railfan as well. I too, Mario, have a bunch of prints. Nothing digital though....after all on LI, there is just about NOTHING to spot on the rails. I still love the switchers that the "NY & A" run, the former LIRR SW1200's.

2006-11-18, 12:35 AM
Yeah, John, I hear ya. Nothing really to shoot and I dont follow NYA too much.

I got a lot of video and pics from 99 until the last week of old dielse service. GOt a few cab ride videos too. AS I used to work on the RR, it was not a problem back in the day. Have a few stories with throttle up and horns too :)

Even have some pics of me when the C420s were still around.
Great times. Great consists. One of the last great consists I saw was at Babylon, headed westbound, was 2 MP15acs, 2 GP38s and a single P72 Coach car. GOt a quick shot of it.

Next time we get together, remind e, gonna bring out the old goodies!