TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

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TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:16 am

Here's the thread, to post your M&E stuff, for this year. Have a great New Years, everyone.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Tri-State Tom » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:36 am

#18 just went Eastbound @BAKER hauling a box and 2 tankers....bound for the meadows for interchange with CSX ?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Btkspot89 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:32 am

Drove by the the ME shops and looks like Ex CP 4240 is getting scrapped. The whole hood was taken off and the ME crane was taking stuff out of it.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ns3010 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:47 pm

Ok, then that confirms it. Back in November, I caught them bring 4240 east through Dover, and then later saw it at the shops, and everyone here assumed it would have parts removed for 4216 and then scrapped.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby PVRX1 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:17 pm

Yes, thats the way I found 4240 this afternoon as well. long hood removed, engine block showing. Crane had roof section of long hood attached (sitting on ground) but no one working at that point.

4216 appears to be at Jefferson Road.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby gravelyfan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:35 pm

M&E 18 pulling the Stourbridge BL2 #54 and one tank car west over Newark Draw at 1:30pm today.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby gravelyfan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:17 pm

And after sitting out some time in Summit yard for the single tracking Summit - Baker, 18 & 54 are now moving west of Summit at 3:15
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby The tram man » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:47 pm

I allways thought that museum railroads were supposed to preserve, and not scrap vehicles.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby mandealco » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:35 am

Hi
Although the M&E may appear to be a museum friendly railroad, they are primarily a business, and as such must take business decisions to make a profit. I am a huge Alco fan, but to make the few live longer it is necessary to do organ transplants from the terminally ill. 4240 was terminally ill.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby The tram man » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:43 am

I now know that but its still sad, right?
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Feb 17 2010 sighting.

Postby TREnecNYP » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:11 am

Saw a lone ME loco on the industrial track on the property that sits between the prr/path main and the dl&w tracks. Was hooked to at least one tank car, however yesterday I did spot several tank cars sitting alone on same track. Spotted 9:50 am.

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Re: Feb 17 2010 sighting.

Postby Angus202 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:08 pm

Sounds like this was the Center St. branch. They do some light interchange with CSX here.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ns3010 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:47 pm

I found 4240. It's hanging out on that siding (don't know what it's called) that you can see from 287.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby RS115 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:55 pm

Did some poking around this morning and M&E did some moving around this week.

Started at Morristown - 489 and 487 nose to nose on 4 alongside the shop. Otherwise nothing else visible.
Ridgedale Ave run-around - empty except for 3562 (think that's the number - the M420)
Junction - 7215 - don't know where 4240 went but I could have missed it.
Jefferson Road - 4216 in the short siding
New long run-around/storage track east of Jefferson Road (anyone know if they've given this a name?) - a bunch of MHC's, one of the ore/ballast cars, 22, 559, 563, 4231

Didn't make it to Whippany
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