TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

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TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:31 am

Another year has come and gone. Hopefully #18 and 19 (and friends) will see traffic pick up this year, along with the usual Whippany excursions and perhaps a caboose hop or few to Rockaway or on the High Bridge Branch, before having the year wrapped up with another great Toys For Tots special!

Begin here!
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby ns3010 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:47 pm

Heard them crossing Morris Ave. in Denville just around noon today.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:32 pm

Heads up: Morris County DOT will be doing crossing rehabilitation at Warren and Sussex Streets in Dover this week on the Dover-Rockaway Line. Warren Street will be closed for 48 hours starting Tuesday 7 am and Sussex Street starting Thursday.

This may mean no service out to Rockaway this week on the usual Tuesday or Friday schedule.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby JPG76 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:41 pm

M&E took an old Vermonter baggage car east through Dover around 11:00 am today.

I belive I saw them taking this same car west a few weeks ago.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby ns3010 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:01 pm

One of the old Vermonter cars has been stored in Rockaway for some time now. I wonder if that would be the one.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby TSTOM » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:56 pm

This morning this ex-Vermonter baggage car was meeting the torch in Morristown....as was a switcher that had previously lost it's hood and prime mover.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby ns3010 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:12 pm

TSTOM wrote:This morning this ex-Vermonter baggage car was meeting the torch in Morristown....as was a switcher that had previously lost it's hood and prime mover.


Interesting... Anyone have numbers for this car and locomotive?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby RS115 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:56 pm

Apparently there are/were 2 ex-Vermonter cars. Here now and 1 seemingly intact is on track 1. Major pieces of another have been craned onto a truck and are getting strapped down for transport. Too dark for numbers. No sign of lower parts of the car do assume they're gone already. Tracks are fouled by a remaining piece that's not going on this truck. No sign of 18 or 19 assume tied up out of the way.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:39 pm

ns3010 wrote:One of the old Vermonter cars has been stored in Rockaway for some time now. I wonder if that would be the one.

I believe it was an Adirondack car in Rockaway (1851). The Vermonter cars were in Cedar Knolls and Wharton.

I would assume the switcher in question is 559.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:15 pm

#19 was at ths shops today, along with Vermonter baggage car 1801 (Phase III). The other Vermonter car (which would been scrapped) would be 1802 in Phase IV/NortheastDirect. 19 was idling and running today around noon.

Caboose 100 was resting solo on the Ridgedale runaround near a centerbeam flat.

And here's the Sussex Street crossing reconstrction in Dover:

Sidewalk view
Crossing work
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby blockline4180 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:31 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:#19 was at ths shops today, along with Vermonter baggage car 1801 (Phase III). The other Vermonter car (which would been scrapped) would be 1802 in Phase IV/NortheastDirect. 19 was idling and running today around noon.

Caboose 100 was resting solo on the Ridgedale runaround near a centerbeam flat.



R36,

Any reason for the centerbeam on the Whippany Line?? What customer on the Whippany gets centerbeams??

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:43 pm

Centerbeams are usually used by lumber companies. The only one on the Whippany Line would be ACE, but it has not been active since 2003. Kuiken regularly receives them.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby NJT4115 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:21 pm

When do M&E trains operate? I've always wanted to see one :)!
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby blockline4180 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:12 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Centerbeams are usually used by lumber companies. The only one on the Whippany Line would be ACE, but it has not been active since 2003. Kuiken regularly receives them.



If you are talking about ACE in Roseland, then that is no longer there.! Kuikens took over that facility as well!
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Ken S. » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:41 pm

blockline4180 wrote:
R36 Combine Coach wrote:#19 was at ths shops today, along with Vermonter baggage car 1801 (Phase III). The other Vermonter car (which would been scrapped) would be 1802 in Phase IV/NortheastDirect. 19 was idling and running today around noon.

Caboose 100 was resting solo on the Ridgedale runaround near a centerbeam flat.



R36,

Any reason for the centerbeam on the Whippany Line?? What customer on the Whippany gets centerbeams??

Thanks.


18 brought a centerbeam west through Dover this morning.
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