On March 10, 2004, about 2:18 p.m., the crew of a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train, assigned to reposition equipment in various locations, left a locomotive (LIRR 160) unattended with only its air brakes applied. The locomotive was left on a descending grade in the Fresh Pond yard of the New York & Atlantic Railway (NYAR) in Queens, New York. The locomotive rolled away and traveled through the yard and onto the Bushwick Branch of the NYAR, where it passed over seven passive grade crossings and struck numerous vehicles before coming to a stop. Four occupants of three struck vehicles were seriously injured. A fire occurred when the locomotive came to a stop, after its collision with the last two vehicles. The LIRR estimated equipment damages of $83,000; the NYAR estimated minimal damages.