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? about M & E

Postby kamerad47 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:53 am

I recently saw a video (summer of 011) of the M & E pushing a UP Reefer who was that for?????
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Re: ? about M & E

Postby RS115 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:31 am

Someone ordered something refrigerated? ;-) Seriously, can't say for sure where the car was going. However, for years there was a customer who would periodically receive a reefer of something on the team track at Whippany. If my memory serves it was usually a UP Fruit Express car. Haven't seen this personally in a long time but doesn't mean it still doesn't happen.
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Re: ? about M & E

Postby blockline4180 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:20 pm

kamerad47 wrote:I recently saw a video (summer of 011) of the M & E pushing a UP Reefer who was that for?????



It probably went to B&G foods(former Polaner) in Roseland... I have seen Reefers in there before!
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Re: ? about M & E

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:58 pm

I know B&G/Polaner has received fresh fruit by reefer before. But the video in question is on the Chester Branch and neither Holland nor Kuikens use reefers.
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Re: ? about M & E

Postby RS115 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:44 pm

In the video the reefer appears to just be along for the ride. They shove it in from the junction, part it at Holland while they do their other switching so it could still be going to/coming from the Whippany line - it wasn't going to/from a Chester Branch consignee.
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Re: ? about M & E

Postby RAHWAYVALLEY » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:13 pm

The most likely scenario behind that refrigerator car on the Chester Branch would be that the car was set off a Chester Junction by the Norfolk Southern H-02. This car, more than likely, was destined for B&G Foods in Roseland. When the M&E crew arrived at Chester Junction, they merely pushed the refer south on the Chester Branch toward, to either Kuiken Bros or Holland, to pick up empty car(s). They towed the refer north on the Chester Branch, with the empties behind. Back at Chester Junction, they probably set the empties off on the Horn Track, then headed east on NJ Transit with the refer, destined for the Whippany Line and B&G Foods.
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Re: ? about M & E

Postby blockline4180 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:17 am

RAHWAYVALLEY wrote:The most likely scenario behind that refrigerator car on the Chester Branch would be that the car was set off a Chester Junction by the Norfolk Southern H-02. This car, more than likely, was destined for B&G Foods in Roseland. When the M&E crew arrived at Chester Junction, they merely pushed the refer south on the Chester Branch toward, to either Kuiken Bros or Holland, to pick up empty car(s). They towed the refer north on the Chester Branch, with the empties behind. Back at Chester Junction, they probably set the empties off on the Horn Track, then headed east on NJ Transit with the refer, destined for the Whippany Line and B&G Foods.



Thanks, that is what I had thought!

Another question, does M&E pick up cars from CSX destined for B&G now, or do they only go to the Center Street Branch for cars destined for Royal Lube???
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Re: ? about M & E

Postby blockline4180 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:02 pm

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