Blueliner MU 9101-9138

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Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby Martin Baumann » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:14 pm

Does anyone have a list of the original Reading numbers of 9101 to 9138?

Thanks,

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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby MACTRAXX » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:23 pm

MB:

This question may be better answered in the Reading Company forum in the Fallen Flags section
because these Blueliner MU cars were rebuilt and renumbered in the mid 1960s before SEPTA was
created under a PSIC (Passenger Service Improvement Company) contract with the City of Philadelphia...

I recall that a limited number of these MU cars - I recall there being nine - were rebuilt with air
conditioning and what I would like to know why more of these cars were not rebuilt with this
option - was it a experiment of sorts or was the added PSIC funding not there then?

Some of these rebuilt cars served the former RDG MU routes for up to 25 years into the SEPTA
era and was a good move to improve service during the 1960s decade...

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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby Martin Baumann » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:32 pm

The first 9 rebuilds, 9101-9109 had AC
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby Martin Baumann » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:37 pm

There is a full list in ELECTRIC TRAINS TO READING TERMINAL by Wes Coates which I had not looked at for years

9101 302
9102 303
9103 304
9104 305
9105 306
9106 873
9107 874
9108 875
9109 876
9110 839
9111 827
9112 828
9113 833
9114 835
9115 836
9116 838
9117 840
9118 861
9119 862
9120 864
9121 865
9122 866
9123 867
9124 869
9125 870
9126 871
9127 872
9128 878
9129 879
9130 880
9131 881
9132 882
9133 883
9134 884
9135 885
9136 886
9137 887
9138 888

Rebuilds done at Reading Company shops 08.1964-08.1965
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby AlexC » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:01 pm

Moved from SEPTA forum.
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby SEPTAR2Newark » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:37 pm

Is there a full disposition list? Also what about the non rebuilt cars (remaining 8xx, 3xx combines and 7xx trailers)?
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby Martin Baumann » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:23 pm

The following still exist according to http://www.bera.org/cgi-bin/pnaerc-quer ... agelen=200

9130 had been retained by SEPTA, do they still have it?

774 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA
777 California Western Railroad
783 Stewartstown Railroad
787 California Western Railroad
800 Railroad Museum Pennsylvania
805 Danville, Pennsylvania
863 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9101 Reading and Northern
9102 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA
9103 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9104 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9105 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA
9107 West Chester Railroad
9108 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA
9110 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9111 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9113 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9114 West Chester Railroad
9117 West Chester Railroad
9119 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9120 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA
9123 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9124 West Chester Railroad
9125 New Hope and Ivyland Railroad
9127 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9128 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
9131 Reading Technical and Historical Society Hamburg PA
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby SEPTAR2Newark » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:39 pm

Martin Baumann wrote:The following still exist according to http://www.bera.org/cgi-bin/pnaerc-quer ... agelen=200

9130 had been retained by SEPTA, do they still have it?

774 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA

9101 Reading and Northern
9102 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA
9105 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA
9108 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA
9120 Rail Tours Inc Jim Thorpe PA


I believe all except 774 have been rebuilt by Reading and Northern into the 210-214 series. And yes 9130 is still rusting away at Wayne Jct yard.
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby N.E.Pennsy » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:16 am

SEPTAR2Newark wrote:rebuilt by Reading and Northern into the 210-214 series.

Here are the Lehigh Gorge Scenic numbers
9101 LGSR 213
9102 LGSR 214
9105 LGSR 210
9108 LGSR 212
9120 LGSR 211
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby glennk419 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:07 pm

Martin Baumann wrote:And yes 9130 is still rusting away at Wayne Jct yard.


And now land locked as the siding switch to the Blue Line connector has been removed.
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby rdgrailfan » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:13 pm

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/r ... ?2,3970251 not sure if you can see but here it is

above link shows two Reading company MU on flats in Ohio this past weekend, can not see unit numbers.
Anybody have any ideas where they came from and where they are going?
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Re: Blueliner MU 9101-9138

Postby glennk419 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:11 am

rdgrailfan wrote:http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,3970251 not sure if you can see but here it is

above link shows two Reading company MU on flats in Ohio this past weekend, can not see unit numbers.
Anybody have any ideas where they came from and where they are going?


From another forum, 9115 and 9119 have been sold by RCTHS to the Knoxville & Holston River Railroad Co. in Tennessee for tourist train service. Apparently 9115 was moved a few months ago and has already been repainted. The second car on this particular train is allegedly an ex-CNJ coach. It's nice to know that these 80+ year old cars will continue to soldier on for a while longer.
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