M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby ACeInTheHole » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:52 pm

therudycometh wrote:
Steve F45 wrote:must be odd hearing that emd whine compared to the gurgling alco's you've been used to. Are there plans for it to be painted or patched this year?

Can't even hear the EMD over the Alco idling next to it! No concrete plans, but the other side of the engine got tagged during its trip through Kearny, so we'll have to do something to it.

Now whats the situation with the 21 and 79?
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby BigDell » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:22 am

Not much to show, but this a photo of it idling.



Ahhhh, thank you............ Nice to just see it there, running and (almost) ready for action. It's a good looking engine. Someday when it's painted and shined it's going to look great. Congrats!
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby mandealco » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:22 pm

Hi Rudy
Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but are you still planning to repaint the 3573? Your artwork for it looks really sharp.
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby therudycometh » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:55 am

ACeInTheHole wrote:Now whats the situation with the 21 and 79?

21 is next in line into the shop once they're done tinkering with 23. 79 is after 21. Right now, the plan is to have all three run, but if for some reason that's not possible, 79 will likely be the odd man out.

mandealco wrote:Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but are you still planning to repaint the 3573? Your artwork for it looks really sharp.

Thanks! Not sure exactly what the plan is, still waiting for a truck rebuild before a paint job....
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby ACeInTheHole » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:44 pm

therudycometh wrote:
ACeInTheHole wrote:Now whats the situation with the 21 and 79?

21 is next in line into the shop once they're done tinkering with 23. 79 is after 21. Right now, the plan is to have all three run, but if for some reason that's not possible, 79 will likely be the odd man out.

mandealco wrote:Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but are you still planning to repaint the 3573? Your artwork for it looks really sharp.

Thanks! Not sure exactly what the plan is, still waiting for a truck rebuild before a paint job....

Aw man. From an outside railfan perspective 79 is my favorite of the three, Ive always liked high hood GP9s, yet thats just personal taste. 79 should get least priority to run since 23 and 21 are identical.
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby therudycometh » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:34 pm

ACeInTheHole wrote:Aw man. From an outside railfan perspective 79 is my favorite of the three, Ive always liked high hood GP9s, yet thats just personal taste. 79 should get least priority to run since 23 and 21 are identical.

It's also the only one that has never been rebuilt since the 1950s. 23 and 21 were rebuilt in 1980 and 1979, respectively. They have all new electronics, 645 power assemblies, etc.
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby BigDell » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:04 am

Any updates Rudy? Anyplace to go see the new motive power in action?
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby therudycometh » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:02 pm

BigDell wrote:Any updates Rudy? Anyplace to go see the new motive power in action?

Not in service yet. Not sure of any new updates.
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby BigDell » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:35 pm

Thank you Rudy - will check back regularly...
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby cnj1524 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:56 am

Are there any update on the engines & the 1 in maine??
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby BerndinMA » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:24 pm

cnj1524 wrote:Are there any update on the engines & the 1 in maine??

Can I second this?
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby BerndinMA » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:36 pm

BerndinMA wrote:
cnj1524 wrote:Are there any update on the engines & the 1 in maine??

Can I second this?

Another vote for this Rudy. Could you post a set of updates? both locomotives and on the ME status in Maine. thanks in advance.
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby therudycometh » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:30 pm

No updates on the new Geeps, unfortunately. As of last week, SW1200 #563 is back in service. Now that that's out of the shop, we'll see what happens next.
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby therudycometh » Fri May 01, 2015 10:24 am

M&E #23 was test run this morning on the hill in Morristown. All looks good!

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Postby kilroy » Sat May 02, 2015 4:38 pm

All looks good


Even the paint job?
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