SBRR BL-2 54

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Re: BL-2

Postby RS115 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:22 pm

Glad to hear that Sandy - I figured that was the case. Given it's highly visible location they likely rightfully assumed it might walk during transit. I was by the enginehouse on Wednesday and the BL-2 and a comet coach were up on the old Interchange Track 3. Does anyone know are they trying to finish up 489(?) first then start on the BL-2? 4216 was out at Jefferson Road, did they hit a snag in putting her back on the road?

7215 is sitting, and has been, in the siding at the junction. Does anyone know what happened ton 7210 and the other all black 72XX? I remember there being discussion of them being leased out and possibly sold but don't remember a definitive conclusion.
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Re: BL-2

Postby Btkspot89 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:40 pm

The other all black ME Unit is 7205 (ex Erie Mining 7212) No clue where that went. It could have been leased out by the RRPX it was the RS-11 that didnt get lettered in the ME livery. Last I saw the 7205 was not lettered at all. The last time I saw 489 it didnt even have her engine put back in yet..... and the 4216 I can only hope they get running soon. I am still curious what the ME is going to do with 22......
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Re: BL-2

Postby ns3010 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:07 am

489 doesn't have a prime mover? I just assumed it went back up in the summer...
22 is in the Runaround along with 559, a passenger car, and what I think is a flatcar. I haven't been up that way in a few weeks, and every time I would pass, things would be moved, so I'm not sure what's there now.
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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:29 pm

Photos of SBRR 54 from June 2007.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ottomatic7 ... 868006784/

From what I understand, the proper reporting marks are "SBRR" as "LASB" would be the old Lackawaxen & Stourbridge, a DO property. Or am I splitting hairs?

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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:36 pm

More 54 at Morristown (Feb 18):

http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=314674
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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby ns3010 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:50 pm

This was on the 11th
http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/53375/NY%20ME%20024.JPG

Otto, I'm 99% sure the reporting marks are SBRR
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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby 56-57 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:42 am

Otto, I'm 99% sure the reporting marks are SBRR


They are..

As for the 22, if you are referring to the former MEC/GTI GP7, as far as I know that is still privately owned.. Perhaps Al can confirm or deny that for us...

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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:11 pm

Thanks for confirming "SBRR" as I've seen some people label their current pictures "LASB."

Speaking of current pictures, I swung my Morristown this morning, the 54 must be moved inside, as there was nothing outside except for ME 489 and a modernized hw coach.

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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby Sandy Burton » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:28 pm

Otto,

The BL-2 traded places in the shop with FL-9 489, probably on 2/18/10. I photographed 489 outside on 2/18 around noon and 54 was inside then.

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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby ns3010 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:51 pm

What about the 487 and 4240? The 487 hasn't moved in months, and I was there twice in two weeks, and 4240 had only moved over one track...
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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby RS115 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:14 pm

Otto - when were you there? I had to wait for a friend this morning and sat in the Staples parking lot reading. I was there from 8:00 till a little after 9:00.

487 is the one all the way in back on Track 4? It's been a lawn ornament there for the better part of a year - I think the brought it in to get some parts from it.
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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:29 pm

I got there probably around 10:15... Morristown is only a 45-minute hop over the bridge for me, so I didn't feel too bad that I missed it...

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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby ns3010 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:05 pm

Yeah, 487 is in the back of track 4.
As of the 11th, the 4240 was on track 4, infront of the 487 and behind the SOU bulkhead flat. 563 was on track 5.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ns3010/4351586957/

So where did they put 4240 and 563? Considering that the 4240 looked the same on 1/27 and 2/11 (although moved from 5 to 4), I doubt they killed the rest of it off that quickly...
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Re: SBRR BL-2 54

Postby bvesbc » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:50 am

Horns and bell for BL2 # 54 will be delivered to MoTown TODAY!, Look for the M & E 19 to go to the SBRR tuesday and the SBRR 54 on the M & E easter trains!
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