ME equipment disposition list

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ME equipment disposition list

Postby PARfan » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:42 pm

Site Admin: please see the post immediately following this post. This post has been reported as a "troll" post. Since another member has reported the corrected information, I will leave the thread unlocked but redact this post.

Ok I couldn't find anything about the Maine Eastern units disposition or the other rolling stock.
I have gathered the following info to what might happen.


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Feel free to correct me as needed! :-D
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby therudycometh » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:42 pm

Apologies for being blunt, but literally none of that is true.

- M420W #3573 does not have a cracked block and is intended for service in NJ. It is en route to NJ now.
- GP9 #764 will be used on the Morristown Division. No immediate plans to repaint it. It is en route to NJ now.
- FL9s #488 and #489 are in NJ and will be used for excursion service, both in Whippany and elsewhere.
- There are no plans for GP7 #100 at this moment.
- The MERR caboose #5 will be retained and used as a caboose. Not that I'm in a rush to paint over my own paint job from 2014, but we're working on getting it repainted.
- The snow plow has been sold, but not to CMQ. I can't give details, but you'll find out in a couple weeks.
- MHC and both Adirondack cars will be retained for storage.
- Passenger cars will enter excursion service with the FL9s.
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby mandealco » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:36 pm

Many thanks for the update Rudy. How will the arrival of the Maine Eastern units impact on the existing fleet, especially 18 & 19?
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby therudycometh » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:56 pm

mandealco wrote:How will the arrival of the Maine Eastern units impact on the existing fleet, especially 18 & 19?

It will make a lot more work for them, since now we have 15 more pieces of equipment for 18 & 19 to move around!
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby mandealco » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:39 pm

LOL. I now have an image of Alco's pushing Geeps and FL-9s into corners of the empire, never to be seen again. Just my active imagination.
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby MERailFanJay » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:34 pm

Will #488 and #489 be repainted before their new service? New logos on the pax cars?

Sad to see the caboose will be repainted. It was one of the best I've ever seen.
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby therudycometh » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:10 am

MERailFanJay wrote:Will #488 and #489 be repainted before their new service? New logos on the pax cars?

All of it will eventually bear M&E colors, but when you have 15 pieces of equipment to paint, it's a little overwhelming.
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby DogBert » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:50 pm

Does Bayway have a backup locomotive, or ever need one?
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby therudycometh » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:54 pm

DogBert wrote:Does Bayway have a backup locomotive, or ever need one?

#20 is the main locomotive down there, and #563 is there right now as a backup.
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby DogBert » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:45 pm

Oh yeah, forgot about that one. (Guess I was thinking maybe one of the merr lot might be a backup there, if needed).
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Re: ME equipment disposition list

Postby BigDell » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:32 pm

Rudy, is there a schedule of any upcoming excursions? I didn't realize the Maine equipment was coming back....

Also, I really need to get myself up that way and railfan your line a bit. Central NJ is great, but I need to see some M&E. Will look on the company site and see what's accessible to photography.
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