ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

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ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby Steve F45 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:58 pm

Like the title says, I need to find out what kind of boxcar ME 1775 is? I want to do a model of it, but not sure what make or size the boxcar is. I emailed the ME but never got a response. Can someone help me out?
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby waldwickrailfan » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:30 pm

it looks like it could be a high cube type thing, but i cannot confirm this.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby ns3010 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:21 pm

50 foot boxcar. 14'6" high. Built 10/65.

Hope this helps.

I took a photo of the specs at the Toys For Tots train but didn't have a reason to, but now it came in handy! :-)
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby Steve F45 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:00 am

Thanks. I found a model that is pretty dam close to the body with its panels that it should work just fine.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:00 pm

On a related note, what organization is responsible for the Toys For Tots trains? I am interested in possible volunteer opportunities.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby ns3010 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:48 pm

That would be the Military Transport Association. I don't know how many outside volunteers they use, but I guess it would be worth a shot.

The only reason that I was on the train last year was because my dad knows a guy who just so happened to be involved in the train. While I was technically a volunteer on the train, most of the work was handled by MTA people.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby JPG76 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:35 pm

If you are refering to the camo painted boxcar, I spotted it parked on the siding right next to Franklin Road in Rockaway a few months ago. It might very well still be parked there. The tracks are very close to the road so you would be able to get a good look at it.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:43 pm

It is still there with the Amtrak Adirondack baggage car.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby Steve F45 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:44 am

Can anyone tell me where M&E stores this boxcar? I've emailed the m&e to ask about its dimensions for the signs on the sides but never got a response. I'de like to know if it is legally accessible so I can take a fewe measurements of those signs. If not i'll call the m&e and see if they can help.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby blockline4180 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:42 am

Anyone know anything about hat old SP Boxcar that is sitting right by the switch on the old Standard Roofings siding in Cedar Knolls???
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:13 pm

Steve F45 wrote:Can anyone tell me where M&E stores this boxcar? I've emailed the m&e to ask about its dimensions for the signs on the sides but never got a response. I'de like to know if it is legally accessible so I can take a fewe measurements of those signs. If not i'll call the m&e and see if they can help.

It's on Franklin Avenue in Rockaway, off 46 and south of Main Street.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby riffian » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:36 am

R36 Combine Coach wrote:It is still there with the Amtrak Adirondack baggage car.


There is an Adirondack baggage car at Rockland on the Maine Eastern......probably the one you are referring to. Faded paint and looking seedy.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby Steve F45 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:02 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
Steve F45 wrote:Can anyone tell me where M&E stores this boxcar? I've emailed the m&e to ask about its dimensions for the signs on the sides but never got a response. I'de like to know if it is legally accessible so I can take a fewe measurements of those signs. If not i'll call the m&e and see if they can help.

It's on Franklin Avenue in Rockaway, off 46 and south of Main Street.


im on bing maps, is it where that NJT Coach is on a siding?
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:28 pm

See here. It's on the Dover-Rockaway Branch, the siding is known as the Franklin Avenue Team Track.

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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby Steve F45 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:18 pm

yea thats where i was lookin on the maps. Looks like they removed the signs or they are on the other side.
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