TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Sandy Burton » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:46 am

The reason that you did not see the 4240 was that it has been scrapped. :(

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby RS115 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:22 pm

When/where did they do that Sandy - Jefferson Road or elsewhere?

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ns3010 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:40 pm

Well, we have a two week period when it could have taken place (last seen on the 27th, gone by the 14th). As to where, I don't know.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby RAHWAYVALLEY » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:31 pm

Scrapping took place on March 11, 2010 in Morristown, NJ, Link to a photo as follows:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=317125
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ns3010 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:41 pm

Thanks. Sad to see it go, but at least it'll be used to keep the rest in operable condition.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Btkspot89 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:22 pm

Had time to drop by the Shops today. The BL-2 sat partially outside while work continued on it. The FL-9 489 sat facing the Ex Amtrak FL-9. Then 18 came up from the Whippany line dropped the conductor off, waited for the conductor to get back on. Then jumped on the NJT line. Took photos as well, click on my photo album links on my signature if you want to take a look.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Tri-State Tom » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:15 am

M&E C424 #18 and Norfolk Southern GP40-2 #3010 were in charge of the Whippany Museum's Easter Bunny trips on Sunday. Nice contrast in horns coming and going on each trip !

Consist included ex-Pennsy Alder Falls and M&E's Birken bracketing 3 ex-NJT Comet I coaches now painted in E-L maroon, grey and yellow with museum lettering.

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Btkspot89 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:42 am

Ah so that's why the 3010 was sitting outside the ME shops. I was expecting the BL 2 to be used, but I did not get my hopes up. Any guesses as to when the BL 2 will be going home?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ns3010 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:03 pm

I heard 54 would be used IF it could be done in time, which it seems it was not for this past weekend. Maybe it will be for next week?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby airman00 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:36 pm

Hey just curious why don't they use #563 (sw1001?) as power for the whippany rail musuem train runs?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby ns3010 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:31 pm

I'm not sure what the status of 563 is. It was at the shops for a while recently, and is currently in storage.

And BTW, I believe it's actually a SW1200
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby airman00 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:36 pm

I was on the caboose train last september and while #18 was the power for the move, #563 was brought along to help drill the cabooses off of the siding and onto the main. If that's the case, why not just use 563 altogether, since it wouldn't matter regards to hep because it's just cabooses your pulling.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby RS115 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:52 pm

Last I saw it (maybe 3 weeks ago) 563 was in the new run-around east of South Jefferson Road with the 22 and 4231 apparently drained/stored for the winter.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby Btkspot89 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:12 pm

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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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:20 pm

airman00 wrote:I was on the caboose train last september and while #18 was the power for the move, #563 was brought along to help drill the cabooses off of the siding and onto the main. If that's the case, why not just use 563 altogether, since it wouldn't matter regards to hep because it's just cabooses your pulling.
Which unit are HEP equipped from museum/excurion runs? I'd assume 18 is.
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