TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby blockline4180 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:15 pm

There were 6 tankers spotted on the Ridgedale runaround today... Don't know if they are coming or going... Anyone know?? Did they come off CSX or NS at Chester Junction?? Destination?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby TSTOM » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:47 am

May be a late heads-up....

Sometime today or perhaps more likely Thursday a.m., the M&E should ferry 2-3 PV's ( Ohio River, Kitchi Gammi Club, Mount Vernon ? ) from Morristown East to NJT's MMC complex for staging as part of the special trip out of Hoboken Terminal on Friday morning. Bennett Levin's Pennsy E8's will be the power.

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby RS115 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:03 pm

At Morristown 5:00 no sign of PV move though it could be done. 18 & 19 in front of the house. Table car Birkin which was here yesterday is gone and. RS-11 7215 has appeared - windows boarded up headlights broken and red painted areas tagged at least on one side. Anyone know why it mighty have been moved?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby ns3010 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:22 pm

Where was 7215 before?

Pure speculation, but maybe they brought it in so that they can fix that stuff up and get it in service.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby TSTOM » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:17 am

UPDATE !

Just learned that none of the M&E PV's will be part of the trip tomorrow....so no ferry move.

4 PV's will be coming from Sunnyside Yard/NYPenn via Amtrak to Hudson Yard/MMC and 3 plus the Pennsy E8's coming up from Philly. The latter move is still scheduled for a 1:00 pm departure although there's a distinct possibly of that being moved-up to NOON.

In the spirit of the PHOEBE SNOW and THE LAKE CITIES, this train will reportedly be spotted on TRACK #8 at Hoboken Terminal !
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby Btkspot89 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:32 am

ns3010 wrote:Where was 7215 before?

Pure speculation, but maybe they brought it in so that they can fix that stuff up and get it in service.


Sadly that's not the case. Since it was so heavily vandalized and broken into,they just brought it in to re secure it and remove the graffiti. Once that's complete its going back into hiding off Eden Lane in Whippany where it was before.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby Ken S. » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:34 pm

18 or 19 through Dover around 3:45 or so with what looked like Mount Vernon.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby bk77 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:27 pm

M&E 18 at the MMC today coupled to a NJT MP20. I assume its heading for the wheel machine.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby CarterB » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:41 pm

Is the spur in E. Hanover down Murray Rd. still used?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby blockline4180 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:59 pm

CarterB wrote:Is the spur in E. Hanover down Murray Rd. still used?



No, it is not!
They stored some diesel equipment up there a few years ago, but the last time the Vornado Spur actually received a carload was in 1991 or 92.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby CarterB » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:02 pm

So other than the FL9s and some NJT cars stored several years ago, M & E doesn't use any part of the Vornado spur for anything lately? Too bad about the warehouses along Murray no longer using rail.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby blockline4180 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:35 pm

CarterB wrote:So other than the FL9s and some NJT cars stored several years ago, M & E doesn't use any part of the Vornado spur for anything lately? Too bad about the warehouses along Murray no longer using rail.



No, nothing.... A few of the warehouses still in business back there all went to truck I believe.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:05 pm

Several are vacant now.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby jhdeasy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:08 am

What damage did M&E Railway suffer from Hurricane IRENE ?

I've been told there is a washout (maybe more than one) along their main line.

What is the prognosis for repair, and re-opening the line to traffic?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

Postby ns3010 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:19 pm

I heard them crossing Morris Ave. in Rockaway yesterday afternoon at their usual time, somewhere between one and two. I'm not sure exactly what time it was because every clock in the school said it was 9:00 ...typical...
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