TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:15 am

blockline4180 wrote:
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!

I didn't know that. Must have been recent, so when? Does Kuiken plan on receiving carload shipments at Roseland as well?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby blockline4180 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:27 am

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
blockline4180 wrote:
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!

I didn't know that. Must have been recent, so when? Does Kuiken plan on receiving carload shipments at Roseland as well?


I don't know... The center beam was either a misroute our Kuikens did in fact get a load...However, I'm not certain...
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:37 am

I spoke to Kuikens in Roseland and they told me that they do not receive deliveries by rail.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby TSTOM » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:40 pm

Dang....the studs for my new kitchen are probably on that centerbeam.

No tellin' when I'll get them now :-)
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Ken S. » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:16 pm

At 1:58PM 18 came west through Newark Broad Street Station with 2 cabooses.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby ns3010 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:25 pm

Ken S. wrote:At 1:58PM 18 came west through Newark Broad Street Station with 2 cabooses.


One of them was set off on the Ridgedale Runaround. I saw them bringing the other one back towards the shops at about 3 pm. I don't know which was set off and which was brought back, as I could only see the one on the runaround behind another car and the EOT on the other caboose as I headed down Ridgedale Ave.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby chief » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:47 pm

Those 2 cabin cars were picked up by SU-100 at Lackawaxen Tuesday night. They were in Honesdale for a long time.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Sid Farkus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:05 pm

chief,

Are you referring to these cars?

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=2115006
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:05 pm

The shops were empty today, with no one working outside or any equipment outdoors. The shed was locked and 18 and 19 were likely inside, as there were no employees around (only two cars in the parking lot).
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:34 pm

In cased you missed it: 18 delivers 4204 to its new home last Monday.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby ns3010 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:54 pm

4204 is currently sitting on the Ridgedale Runaround.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby chief » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:00 pm

No Sid, These were the cabooses that were in Honesdale.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:11 pm

Alright boys, to clear up the confusion:

The switcher that was scrapped was ex-AMTK SW1 #742 (ex-PRR/PC originally). Its prime mover is sitting on a flatcar somewhere on the Whippany Line.

The centerbeam full of lumber that came in was ordered by the M&E - so that's the railroad's lumber, not for a customer. We transloaded it onto one of our own ex-SOU cars so we could ship the centerbeam back out, which is why some people saw a regular flatcar full of lumber on the Ridgedale runaround. That's the same lumber that came off the centerbeam.

Those ex-AMTC MHC's on the hill behind the shop have been there for a while (~a year or more) and are not slated to be scrapped. We use them as storage, along with about ten more of them stuffed on a siding on the Whippany line.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Ken S. » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:56 pm

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Sid Farkus » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:32 pm

chief wrote:No Sid, These were the cabooses that were in Honesdale.
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Are those two passenger cars I previously mentioned still in Honesdale, and do they plan to use them on the excursions?
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