Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

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Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby biker » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:59 pm

Did anyone else see the Humvees on TTX flat cars in Wharton today? There were 5 flat cars with 5 Humvees on each. Where would the M&E deliver these too??? If they are headed toward the ports, why weren't they just sent via NS over the Lehigh Valley or CNJ lines? Neat to see though.
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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby NYS&W142Fan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:13 am

Biker, the flats with the Hummers have been coming down from PA on the NS H02 run. There have been a number of flats that have come through Hackettstown. I have added a links to the forums where the discussion has been taking place. Some said that they were being unloaded? at the Jefferson Team track on the M&E and at Kenvil. Still trying to figure where they are going.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=127&t=21373&start=1845#p744530

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=57105&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=15#p748971
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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby RAHWAYVALLEY » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:06 pm

The TTX cars departed Chester Junction, for Morristown, late in the afternoon on Monday, December 28. Today they were off loaded at a location along the Whippany Line.
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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby RS115 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:07 pm

I noted over this past weekend that there were a number of flats with military vehicles on them stored in the new siding to the east of South Jefferson road. I couldn't get a count from the road but it was several cars.
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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby blockline4180 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:26 pm

RS115 wrote:I noted over this past weekend that there were a number of flats with military vehicles on them stored in the new siding to the east of South Jefferson road. I couldn't get a count from the road but it was several cars.


Yes, my father caught M&E (presumably 18) pulling the flats and military equipment, plus 2 tankers heading east through Mt. Tabor. He was shocked to see this.

Anyone know how long these shipments will last?? Thought the team track in Whippany was for another use, but I guess not?
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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby Sandy Burton » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:17 pm

There were eleven TTX flat cars carrying four HUMVEEs each that were unloaded at Jefferson Road on Tuesday.

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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby Tri-State Tom » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:58 pm

Sorry for a tardy post but FWIW, today mid-a.m. observed an NS Geep arriving BAKER from the West hauling a single empty flat car. It crossed-over to the M&E lead and proceeded down the hill where I lost sight of it.

Why would NS be delivering an empty flat to the M&E ?
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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby RS115 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:18 pm

Tom how far were you able to see down the hill? I ask only as I have seen NS pull in alongside the Staples/M&E driveway to fuel the units. The flat could have been along for the ride - not being delivered. Just a theory.
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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby Tri-State Tom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:50 am

RS -

I thought about that as well but in light of these Hummer moves, just guessing this flat car was somehow connected plus couldn't think of where/to who else NS would be bringing a single empty flat.

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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby Teutobergerwald » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:41 pm

I believe these vehicles are back from getting repaired and refurbished after use in Iraq by the NJARNG's 50th Infantry Brigade. Were they desert tan or woodland green/black/brown camouflage-painted? Did they have the armored gunner's station up on the roof? 95% of the HMMWV's used in Iraq & Afghanistan have had those armored gunner's stations retrofitted, at in-theater depots or here stateside before being shipped over.
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Re: Military HUMMERs on Flat Cars In Wharton

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:17 pm

Any more moves of Army equipment on the M&E lately?
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