SBRR BL-2 54

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SBRR BL-2 54

Postby chief » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:10 pm

The SBRR. BL-2 was picked up by SU-100 this am. Look for it on M&E for an overhaul
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Re: BL-2

Postby Btkspot89 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:20 pm

Are you saying the ME acquired this BL-2 and they will overhaul it? Or the ME will simply move it to its destination?
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Re: BL-2

Postby RS115 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:27 pm

The BL-2 is in Morristown, sans bell - I hope it was removed for shipment and not stolen.
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Re: BL-2

Postby mandealco » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:14 am

Hi
I believe the BL-2 is owned by Wayne County and is used on their excursion trains. M&E who now operate the Stourbridge line the trains run on, are going to overhaul the old EMD.

What I'd like to know is what is being sent to the SBRR in the meantime?
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Re: BL-2

Postby Btkspot89 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:32 am

I dont have time to drop by the Morristown Shops today to take pictures, does anyone have any pictures of said BL-2 in question? Also what Road number is it?
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Re: BL-2

Postby tim5405 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:43 pm

The road number is #54 (SBRR 54) form BAR 54
Somewhere near mp 110 and 136
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Re: BL-2

Postby photorailfan » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:14 pm

Here is a shot of it in either honesdale or hawley at the station in 2005.
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Re: BL-2

Postby Btkspot89 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:46 pm

I actually found some spare time to go take photos today of the BL-2. here is the link to my photo site:
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The photos of the BL-2 are towards the end of the album. Also as you can see the ex CP 4240 has clearly seen better days but oh well. Her scrapping continues. Enjoy!
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Re: BL-2

Postby Sid Farkus » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:27 pm

I bet this engine will be used on the Easter bunny trains. Just a hunch...
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Re: BL-2

Postby Btkspot89 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:19 am

That would be a cool thing to see. However I am just curious as to how long it will take the ME to overhaul it.
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Re: BL-2

Postby Pull Man » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:31 pm

Photos of the move are available at...

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Re: BL-2

Postby scottychaos » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:03 pm

Susquehaniewikiwokiwani wrote:I bet this engine will be used on the Easter bunny trains. Just a hunch...


sort-of looks like a bunny already! :wink:

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they totally should do that..
would be a huge draw for families with little kids..
would take a bit of creative enginerring to make the big ears, but it could be done..

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Re: BL-2

Postby ns3010 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:37 pm

I was able to make my way out to Morristown yesterday to see it:
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And there's a few more in the set:
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Scot, that is great! It does look like a bunny... :-D
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Re: BL-2

Postby Sid Farkus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:59 pm

I imagine it's going to be similar to what they did with the Maine Eastern FL9s. Brought them to NJ in the off season for maintenance, kept it for the museum trains, and then sent them back. However, they kept the FL9s for the train rides because they are the only HEP equipped locomotives ME has. If they use the BL2 they would have to use the Birken for HEP, as what they do for the majority of the time.
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Re: BL-2

Postby Sandy Burton » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:22 pm

For those interested, the bell for the BL-2 is safe and sound in the engine house.

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