TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby bk77 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:43 pm

RS115 wrote:
7205 has disappeared from the shop area - did it in fact get sold and shipped?


There was a black RS11 sitting on the Ridgedale run-around a few weeks ago with a bunch of other stuff. Don't remember the number, but it might have been the '05
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:03 pm

Yes, 7205 is at Ridgedale.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby TSTOM » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:25 am

Sometime within the last few days 4 MetroNorth F40's, 1 NJT F40 and 1 NJT GP40 arrived in Morristown and are parked both within the yard and up on the hill.

Presume this is hurricane related and each unit needs some repair work of some sort.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby blockline4180 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:29 pm

TSTOM wrote:Sometime within the last few days 4 MetroNorth F40's, 1 NJT F40 and 1 NJT GP40 arrived in Morristown and are parked both within the yard and up on the hill.

Presume this is hurricane related and each unit needs some repair work of some sort.



Yes, but I believe there are 10 units there.... 4 MN and 6 NJT, plus the 2 ALP45's that were there before for Warranty work.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:12 am

#20 emerged from its major overhaul today for a test run, which was a success! She'll be heading back to Bayway ASAP.

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Then we used her for some switching around the shop while #18 was spotted up on the hill, ready for tomorrow's run.

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And finally, a night shot, just for fun.

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby mandealco » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:06 pm

Nice photos, thanks for posting. How's the M&E after "Sandy"?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Conrail Blue » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:26 am

Nice photos! While 20 was being overhauled, which unit was being used in bayway?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Sandy Burton » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:07 pm

19 was sent to Bayway while 20 was getting shop time.

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:27 pm

The M&E suffered almost no damage due to Sandy - we didn't even lose power. There were a handful of downed trees on our various lines that were mostly cleared by the Wednesday following the storm and completely cleared by mid-day Thursday. We suffered no service interruptions on the Whippany Line (service interruptions on the other branches were due to NJT's closure of the Morris & Essex), and the shop forces were partially back at work Tuesday afternoon and fully staffed again by Wednesday.

Our biggest Sandy impact has been (I can say this now because it was officially released by NJT over the weekend) working on 10 NJT and MTNR locomotives that were damaged by the flooding at the MMC and Hoboken. Even with the flood of extra work, we still managed to complete our overhaul on #20 and get it back down to Bayway yesterday (#19 is now back in Morristown).
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:50 pm

ME 1775 (U.S. Marines boxcar) has been moved from the Rockaway siding.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby riffian » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:25 am

My daughter reports a westbound through Chatham station at 0800. One unit and one empty flatcar. She's not a railfan, so all she saw was the red Morristown and Erie. Where might this be coming from?
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:48 am

The crew left this morning around 0740 with an empty bulkhead flat, so at 0800, they would have been heading eastbound (not westbound - perhaps your daughter was mistaken?) through Chatham, probably to Center St.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby riffian » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:08 am

No, I just assumed westbound....sorry. Where is Center Street and what is the customer located there? Didn't think the M&E had any outbound loads.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby RS115 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:44 pm

The empty bulkhead flat (don't know who the customer was but someone on the original line) would have been being delivered the CSX interchange point. Center Street is in Harrison. The track can be seen from NJT trains after Newark while paralleling 280. Most traffic goes to NS at Lake Junction but some goes to CSX.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby blockline4180 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:05 pm

RS115 wrote:The empty bulkhead flat (don't know who the customer was but someone on the original line) would have been being delivered the CSX interchange point.


Perhaps on the Jefferson Ave Team track?? I saw a bulkhead flat sitting there on Monday... I have seen them spot tankers there, but maybe they switch other commodities there as well now.

Also the Oil Lube company(former Royal Lube) in East Hanover still gets tankers, and I believe those come from CSX as well.
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