TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:52 pm

Or will 487 be a parts/salvage unit?
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 R36 Combine Coach » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:51 pm

Drove by on I-280 this morning and a reefer was at B&G. It was not there last Wednesday, so must been dropped Thursday or Friday.
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 R36 Combine Coach » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:17 pm

The same reefer (and two tankers) were gone as of this morning.
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 therudycometh » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:59 pm

487 is parts, then scrap.

Verdict is still out on what will happen to 485 and 486. They're still intact enough to be made operational if the occasion arises.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby NJT4115 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:18 pm

therudycometh wrote:487 is parts, then scrap.

Verdict is still out on what will happen to 485 and 486. They're still intact enough to be made operational if the occasion arises.

They should restore the 485 and 486 (and possibly the 487) for excursion services. It would be nice to have the FL9s on the Easter/Santa trains.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:20 pm

NJT4115 wrote:
therudycometh wrote:487 is parts, then scrap.

Verdict is still out on what will happen to 485 and 486. They're still intact enough to be made operational if the occasion arises.

They should restore the 485 and 486 (and possibly the 487) for excursion services. It would be nice to have the FL9s on the Easter/Santa trains.

If you have $$$ to provide, I'm sure M&E management would be totally okay with that idea.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby ns3010 » Sun May 13, 2012 1:55 am

As of about 8:15 Friday night, 18 was tied up at Lake Junction.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun May 13, 2012 2:58 am

ns3010 wrote:As of about 8:15 Friday night, 18 was tied up at Lake Junction.

Why so late on a weekend? Outlawed?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:43 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
ns3010 wrote:As of about 8:15 Friday night, 18 was tied up at Lake Junction.

Why so late on a weekend? Outlawed?

This may have been one of the days that NS borrowed our engine because 3010 had mechanical issues and NS didn't have anything else with cab signals that could fit under the wire on NJT.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby NJT4115 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:57 pm

487, 4204, 5120, a few switchers, and two cabooses are stored near the Cedar Knolls Rd. Crossing
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby RS115 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:53 pm

What is 5120?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby NJT4115 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:41 pm

RS115 wrote:What is 5120?

A Comet I
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby blockline4180 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:04 pm

RS115 wrote:What is 5120?



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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby jhdeasy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:14 pm

Passengers cars in the M&E shop for work on Friday August 3rd:

Former Bangor & Aroostook heavyweight office car 100 SUITSME is up on jacks inside the building for a "big ticket" upgrade ... Amtrak certification (full HEP and truck rebuild), a new kitchen, and other interior work ... the car's owner plans to take it to the AAPRCO convention (September 27-29 at Chattanooga), so the key work items must be completed by mid-September.

March 30, 2006 @ Lincoln NH http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20060 ... 434338.jpg

Bedroom lounge car MOUNT VERNON is outside the building ... undercarriage was pressure washed and repainted last week ... an air tank that is part of the water raising system was replaced ... car will be inside the building next week for replacement of two disc brake wheelsets. Car's next trip is to Niagara Falls on Labor Day weekend, followed by the AAPRCO convention special train and then part of Railroad Revival Tour 2012 http://railroadrevival.com special train with Willie Nelson and other musicians.

August 3, 2012 @ Morristown NJ http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/photo-03aug2012.jpg
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby RS115 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:58 am

Been meaning to post - the membrane covering over the shop extension which was damaged some time ago and had been flapping in the breeze has been replaced. The new is white versus the old dark green.

7205 has disappeared from the shop area - did it in fact get sold and shipped?
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