TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby bvesbc » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:29 am

Btkspot89 wrote:Drove past the ME Shops the BL-2 was sitting out side with it appearing to be idling with the smoke coming out of it. ME 18 was sitting next to it. 563 and another ex Amtrak SW 559 were also sitting outside. Photos from today are on my picasa enjoy.
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Its great to see the old hog outside smoking away, I cant wait to get it back on the SBR!
Upright and on the rail any deviation from this is a problem.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby thebigham » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:29 pm

I visited the Morristown shops on Friday, April 16.

What I found is in this picture:

http://picasaweb.google.com/btkspot89/M ... 5812265026

54 out in front of the shop

489 and 484 nose to nose

559, 563, blue passenger car and 3562 in the Ridgedale siding
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:38 pm

563 was at Whippany on Saturday.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Tri-State Tom » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:21 pm

R36 -

563 was at Whippany on Saturday.


Yes....was idling providing power for maintenance work on one of the PV's.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ns3010 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:57 pm

They crossed Morris Ave. on the D&R for some switching this morning between 10:25 and 11.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ccutler » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:19 pm

Driving eastbound on I-80 today I saw [in the nanosecond I had to look] a considerable cut of freight cars on the Whippany line. It looks like business must be pretty decent on that line right now. How much traffic does the Whippany line process each week?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby joe k » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:38 am

You cant see the M&E Whippany line from East Bound Route 80, you are several miles away......
Was this 287 North or South maybe? Looking down at the M&E Cedar Knolls Team Track or the long siding near Eden Lane ?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby blockline4180 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:59 am

joe k wrote:You cant see the M&E Whippany line from East Bound Route 80, you are several miles away......
Was this 287 North or South maybe? Looking down at the M&E Cedar Knolls Team Track or the long siding near Eden Lane ?



Unless he was talking about the D&R??
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby joe k » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:22 pm

I know there is equipment storage on the new run-around track just east of Jefferson Rd on the Whippany line........ viewable from 287.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:03 pm

Yes, there are several Comet I-Bs and other miscellanous equipment parked here.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Btkspot89 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:17 pm

Wow its been dead here! ME 19 just crossed railroad Ave in Kenvil, they picked up a UP labeled boxcar that was sitting behind an auto shop and then crossed Railroad Ave again with the boxcar heading Eastbound . on another note it appears ME 20 is back from the Bayway Refinery.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby JPG76 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:03 pm

I was 18 and 19 coupled together, no cars (18 in the lead) heading west through Wharton this morning.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ns3010 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:32 pm

20 has been home for a few weeks now.
http://ns3010.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2300844

I know that they needed the Chester Branch in service today to switch out Holland. That is probably where the UP boxcar came from.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby X4401 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:44 pm

JPG76 wrote:I was 18 and 19 coupled together, no cars (18 in the lead) heading west through Wharton this morning.


I saw them also pulling 3 or 4 brown box cars down the Chester Branch from Holland in the direction of Lake Jct. They don't sound the same without the *squeak squeal rattle rattle bang bang* and repeat of the old rail lol.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Ken S. » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:27 pm

What is the M&E's current schedule? I have a friend in NYC who would like to catch them.
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