TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2016

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2016

Postby ccutler » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:43 pm

At the M&E/CSX interchange track near Harrison, I saw 2 covered hoppers and 2 loaded centerbeam cars waiting for M&E pickup, today around 6:30pm, while riding NJ Transit into NYC.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2016

Postby sean3f » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:03 pm

on Monday 10/17 I was getting my hair cut in Flanders and I noticed the distinct wheel squeaking. Here comes 2 alcos (17 & 18?) across the bridge. Followed by 3 covers hoppers and a long string of tank cars. I assume they are shuffling the tank cars around due to the issues near Morristown. Any case it was neat to see such a long consist on that ex Jersey Central line.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2016

Postby jhdeasy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:28 pm

The M&E Railway 2016 Polar Express Train Ride should provide both a fun experience for children riding onboard the train, and an interesting photo/video opportunity for trackside observers. The M&E has invested substantial resources in this operation --- they have been working on upgrading a bunch of their passenger cars and I believe they have a trainset of about 10 cars ready for this big professional theatrical production.

http://www.whippanythepolarexpressride.com

There are numerous scheduled departures from Whippany between November 25 and December 30. Some are already sold out, but there are others with seats available.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2016

Postby ccutler » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:25 pm

Saw a lone covered hopper at the CSX harrison/kearny interchange track today.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2016

Postby ccutler » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:02 pm

Saw a covered hopper and empty centerbeam at the CSX interchange in Kearny today.
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