TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

Postby Sandy Burton » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:16 pm

Whippany is about fice miles from the Morristown RR Station. If the trains run west from Whippany, then the west end of the run probably is about four or five blocks from the station. However, the excursions for Whippany normally run east, almost to the end of the line. So that would be a looong walk just to get to Whippany. I have no idea if you could take a taxi to Whippany or how much it would cost.

Sorry that I don't have more encouraging information.

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

Postby PVRX1 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:36 am

Sorry shape???

Unit ran fine when it was at Tropicana. It was sidelined due to derailment damage, not engine problems. Probably being worked on.

Only 4240 in the batch of five (4216, 4223, 4228, 4231, 4240) was in sorry shape when acquired.

Time will tell.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

Postby ns3010 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:14 am

I was just saying that it's not looking too hot right now. If it runs, although it doesn't look that good on the outside, than that's great. If not, but the MnE shops are working on it to make it operable, than that's great too.
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M & E #18

Postby apcjr01 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:06 pm

Anyone know why this unit with a caboose is parked next to the Mill Tavern in Rockaway Boro? I first saw them there on Saturday, 9/12. They're still there today.
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Re: M & E #18

Postby blockline4180 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:35 pm

apcjr01 wrote:Anyone know why this unit with a caboose is parked next to the Mill Tavern in Rockaway Boro? I first saw them there on Saturday, 9/12. They're still there today.



I think it was the #19, and I asked this in another thread... I had no idea why.
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Re: M & E #18

Postby airman00 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:28 pm

I think I know why. I went to the Whippany railroad museum today and my family rode on the caboose train. I though an engine there was going to be the power for the train (website said #21 would pull train) Anyhow #18 showed up with a caboose (#100 I believe) and an sw1200, RRPX #563. The sw1200 switched the cabooses from the siding to the main and hooked them up to the #18 and the one caboose it came in with. After that the #563 was unhooked and the #18 was the power for the caboose train runs today.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

Postby PVRX1 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:58 pm

Sept 22:

18 working on the Whippany Line, east of Whippany.
19 & 563 at Morristown
487? way back on 4 track outside the shop
22 on the Ridgedale runaround
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

Postby gravelyfan » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:12 am

M&E 19 and a UP Boxcar going west on NJT over the Passaic River in Newark at 11:05 am Tu 10/13
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

Postby blockline4180 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:30 am

gravelyfan wrote:M&E 19 and a UP Boxcar going west on NJT over the Passaic River in Newark at 11:05 am Tu 10/13


Anyway you can find out where that car is going??
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

Postby Angus202 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:14 pm

The 19 has cab signals to lead on transit? Aren't these sister TP&W units? I thought #18 and #20 were qualified for NJT and that's that aside from the various amtrak stuff they've assembled (anyone see the FL-9's in the M&E scheme rescue a midtown direct train some years back?!). Can I get some clarity here?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

Postby gravelyfan » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:55 am

Angus202 wrote:The 19 has cab signals to lead on transit? Aren't these sister TP&W units? I thought #18 and #20 were qualified for NJT and that's that aside from the various amtrak stuff they've assembled (anyone see the FL-9's in the M&E scheme rescue a midtown direct train some years back?!). Can I get some clarity here?


I checked with a source at M&E and was told that 19 does now in fact have cab signals.

Another interesting item - M&E 18 was spotted going west on the NJT Main line through Paterson around 10:20 am on Friday, presumably was destined to Passaic Jct but was sent up the Main LIne to Ridgewood Junction to reverse down the County to BT, I'm guessing due to single tracking on the Bergen County Line.
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