TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby bk77 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:53 pm

I've been told Kuiken Bros. by Eisenhower Pkwy on the Whippany main has gotten some deliveries by rail recently, which is where the empty bulk head at S. Jefferson Rd. was coming from. This has only been occasional as most Kuiken loads go to their lumber yard on the Chester branch...
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby blockline4180 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:09 pm

bk77 wrote:I've been told Kuiken Bros. by Eisenhower Pkwy on the Whippany main has gotten some deliveries by rail recently, which is where the empty bulk head at S. Jefferson Rd. was coming from. This has only been occasional as most Kuiken loads go to their lumber yard on the Chester branch...



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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Conrail Blue » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:30 am

I noticed that there are hopper cars parked on the SIRR deadline in Roselle by south ave. When were these moved there and are more going to be stored there? Reason I ask is because I just moved my business there. My building is right next to the tracks and I would like to get a photo if the M&E train
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Sirsonic » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:19 pm

The M&E should not be operating on the SIRY. Their agreement to operate it was not renewed.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Conrail Blue » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:34 am

Then who moved the empty hopper cars to the track that ends at South Ave. in Roselle? The cars where moved there within the last two days.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:27 pm

I would suspect CSAO.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Conrail Blue » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:45 am

Does M&E still do work for the Bayway refinery? If they do then they are the ones moving the hopper cars.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby NJT4115 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:32 pm

This is just a thought and only a thought.
When the NJT F40s get retired, does anyone think that the M&E will get at least one? Maybe not for running but for display, but it'd be cool to pull some Comet 1s again in Morristown & Erie colors :)
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby Sid Farkus » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:26 pm

NJT4115 wrote:This is just a thought and only a thought.
When the NJT F40s get retired, does anyone think that the M&E will get at least one? Maybe not for running but for display, but it'd be cool to pull some Comet 1s again in Morristown & Erie colors :)

I cannot imagine that. They had two already and after just one year of usage were looking for ways to get rid of them. After Metro North wouldn't take them off their hands, they ended up being sold and shipped to Canada. ME's F40s were costly to maintain, and not practical for that railroad (especially since they had several serviceable other HEP locomotives for their needs). I don't see Whippany getting one, and maybe even the URHS acquiring one could be a stretch.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby NJT4115 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:04 am

Another thought, why does the M&E own so many locomotives but only use three of them down in New Jersey. The 22 is still in running condition along with some of the Canadian locomotives (I know the 22 needs a new engine but it is still in "mint" condition".)
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:59 pm

NJT4115 wrote:Another thought, why does the M&E own so many locomotives but only use three of them down in New Jersey. The 22 is still in running condition along with some of the Canadian locomotives (I know the 22 needs a new engine but it is still in "mint" condition".)

Lol, what is your idea of "mint?" See the 2013 Trainspotting thread for my analysis of #22's condition.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby NJT4115 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:34 pm

therudycometh wrote:
NJT4115 wrote:Another thought, why does the M&E own so many locomotives but only use three of them down in New Jersey. The 22 is still in running condition along with some of the Canadian locomotives (I know the 22 needs a new engine but it is still in "mint" condition".)

Lol, what is your idea of "mint?" See the 2013 Trainspotting thread for my analysis of #22's condition.

From a distance and compared to the rest of the "dead" locomotives, but after seeing the pictures now I see your point. Also, not to be rude, I posted this almost two weeks ago.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby therudycometh » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:54 pm

NJT4115 wrote:
therudycometh wrote:
NJT4115 wrote:Another thought, why does the M&E own so many locomotives but only use three of them down in New Jersey. The 22 is still in running condition along with some of the Canadian locomotives (I know the 22 needs a new engine but it is still in "mint" condition".)

Lol, what is your idea of "mint?" See the 2013 Trainspotting thread for my analysis of #22's condition.

From a distance and compared to the rest of the "dead" locomotives, but after seeing the pictures now I see your point. Also, not to be rude, I posted this almost two weeks ago.

I also wasn't trying to be rude, merely redirecting the rest of my response so that it wouldn't continue in two places. I only noticed that you'd posted this a couple weeks ago after I posted my response here last night directing everyone to the 2013 thread.
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Re: TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

Postby riffian » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:48 pm

The 18 and four tank cars eastbound through Summit station at 10:00AM. Cars were not placarded and appeared to be vegetable oil of some kind. The 18 observed back at Morristown at about 1:00pm with a loaded center beam of packaged lumber and one tank.
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