TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

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TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:24 pm

Here's the spot, for your 2011 Trainspotting posts, on the M&E Railway. Have fun, be safe and Happty New Year!!
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby ns3010 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:25 pm

They were on the D&R some time Friday morning. At 7:30 am, the tracks at Morris Ave. were still covered. By 12:30 pm, the flanges at the crossing had been cleared.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:46 pm

D&R seems to be either Tuesday or Friday. For me, it's hit or miss.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby ns3010 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:03 pm

I've never actually seen them on the D&R, but I've heard them and seen evidence many times.
Usually, it is both Tuesday and Friday.

And they were there again today, as the tracks were covered as of 7:15 am, but were clear by 2:45.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:23 pm

I might check by on the next few Tuesdays.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:20 pm

There was a run on the old main late this morning or early afternoon as the rails were clear in the snow along the line. One car was apparently switched at Whippany (not covered in snow this morning but now vacant).
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby Ken S. » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:27 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:There was a run on the old main late this morning or early afternoon as the rails were clear in the snow along the line. One car was apparently switched at Whippany (not covered in snow this morning but now vacant).


I guess 19 pulled that car up to interchange with NS since 18 is derailed in Dover.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby blockline4180 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:41 pm

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby Ken S. » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:54 pm

blockline4180 wrote:Yes, right here!

http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/2011 ... n-in-Dover


I walked up on it today. It didn't look bad enough to require the Pros from North White Plains to come out to Dover.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby blockline4180 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:39 pm

Ken S. wrote:
blockline4180 wrote:Yes, right here!

http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/2011 ... n-in-Dover


I walked up on it today. It didn't look bad enough to require the Pros from North White Plains to come out to Dover.


Ok, and also the 19 must have not gone east of Whippany(If it was working?) yesterday as the Troy Road crossing had not been plowed through.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby X4401 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:08 pm

The crane was leaving the area today and a bunch of guys were banging away at the gauge clearing the packed ice and snow west of the idling locomotive. I didn't stick around so I don't know if it was successful in getting out.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby kamerad47 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:09 am

Did anyone get pic's????
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:05 pm

None posted, at least on RRPictureArchivers.net or any other site except for the Daily Record.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby railroadcarmover » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:28 am

Regarding the derailed M&E unit I called the M&E answering service on friday night to find out if they still needed the unit lifted. I use an outfit in Staten Island that has a special slider rotator tow truck that can lift and rerail locomotives. This same outfit rigged and transported the 2 Staten Island S Alcos from the SIRT. They do great work.

The SR Tow Trucks have great versatility over conventional cranes.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby X4401 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:19 pm

Railroadcarmover, that makes sense because the "crane" I saw un-railing itself over the grade crossing after completing work did look like a tow truck on steroids.

West of the re-railed locomotive a team of guys were swinging iron to clear the remaining gauge to prevent further derailments. Gota love the sound of the track gang swinging iron, from the comfort of a heated vehicle with a coffee in each hand lol.
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