Current M&E Roster

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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby therudycometh » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:03 pm

21 is off Troy Hills Road at the new transload facility.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby riffian » Thu May 04, 2017 8:13 am

Is there any substance to the report that the 18 may go to the Illinois Railway Museum to be reincarnated as TP&W 800?
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby thebigham » Thu May 04, 2017 12:23 pm

The Illinois Railway Museum want to buy it, but need $60k.

Supposedly a scrap dealer has offered the M&E $50k for #18.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby riffian » Mon May 08, 2017 9:42 am

Haven't heard anything about the new (old) MP15s, nor anything recently about the GP-7/9s. Are they all in service? Have they been repainted? A current rundown on M&E loco assignments would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby mandealco » Mon May 08, 2017 4:04 pm

Hi
I'm probably not quite up to date myself, but from 12,000 miles away, I'll try to answer.
Only one of the B&A Geeps has been painted and put in service, #23 is at Bayway. Judging by the oil stains visible on the hood in a couple of photos, all is not well with the 23. Maybe this is what prompted them to get more modern power in the MP-15s.

So we have at Morristown, the awesome 18, plus 20 and 2354, 764 would also appear to be operational.

At Bayway there is Geep 23 and MP-15 2408, is the black SSB also still there?

In storage waiting for a call to service is the third MP-15. Also stored are the other Geeps and 3574 (serviceable) & 4204, plus 19 and 21. So still 5 Alco's on the property, though only 18 is active. Too many EMD's for this Alco fan, but as long as 19 gets preserved, I can still keep my user name!
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby riffian » Fri May 12, 2017 5:28 pm

Belated thanks for the power update. Anyone have information on the number of crews (jobs) regularly called on a daily basis and start times. Thanks again.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby backroadrails » Mon May 21, 2018 9:23 am

What is the current roster of the M&E? I haven’t seen any updates in over a year.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby NJRAILNUT » Mon May 21, 2018 11:26 am

Been wondering the same thing myself. I saw #18 working the other week, so I guess the rumor that it was going to be retired by the end of 2017 has proven untrue? Anyone know of the plans for the last active Alco on the M&E?
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby backroadrails » Mon May 21, 2018 11:50 am

I remember hearing IRM was trying to buy it.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby cnj1524 » Thu May 31, 2018 6:07 am

18 has been sold to IRM,still at morristown inside shop
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby DogBert » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:32 am

Many of the ex NS cab enders outside the shop last weekend, along with 4202. Safe to assume 4202 is also for sale?
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Re: Current M&E Roster

Postby Teutobergerwald » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:54 pm

Confirmed on the Illinois Railway Museum's website that they bought the #18.
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