CMQ Motive power

Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).

Moderator: MEC407

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby KSmitty » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:21 am

GP20D's and AC44's aren't exactly comparable power and certainly won't be used in the same service. It's likely that the GP20's are holdovers until another motive power deal is delivered upon.
KSmitty
 
Posts: 1979
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:29 pm
Location: Maine

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:02 pm

I agree on that. Sorry ment I’m my last post that the GP20D’s would more then likely end up on the Bangor and Newport Subdivision with B23-7 (2003 and 2004). This would free up the GP38-3 / GP38M-3 and GP35U to help the SD40F and SD40-2 on the Millinocket, Moosehead, Stanbridge and Sherbrooke Subdivision.
DCL
Dcl1332
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:31 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby 690 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:41 am

Or maybe even more likely, they're being stored at Derby.
User avatar
690
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:50 am
Location: Maine

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby cvrr5809 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:15 pm

Keep those damn leaf blower '20Ds outta NMJ! 2003 was paired with 2558 this past week on the Searsport and Brownville runs.
cvrr5809
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:26 pm

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:27 pm

There are two AC4400's at CAD rumored to be for the CMQ...

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3436
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby 690 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:51 pm

Not rumored, they are for the CMQ.
User avatar
690
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:50 am
Location: Maine

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:56 am

1002, 1006
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3436
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby 690 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:56 am

Potentially more once the CP lease on the other CEFX units expires in May. We'll have to wait and see how they work out.
User avatar
690
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:50 am
Location: Maine

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:34 pm

Yesterday 1006 was reviled to the public. Looks great in a CMQ paint scheme based off of the BAR E7 paint scheme. One thing that I noted from Kevin Burkholder Facebook live stream of the revile was that CMQ is Leasing 4 more GP38 from CITX on top of the AC4400CW.

Info from Kevin Burkholder Facebook stream.

Kevin Burkholder photo of CITX 1006
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/647711/
DCL
Dcl1332
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:31 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby KSmitty » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:13 pm

He had nothing to do with the design of the paintscheme, only working on its implementation. He certainly knows how to sell his brand.
KSmitty
 
Posts: 1979
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:29 pm
Location: Maine

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby NHV 669 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:06 pm

Although he did design the corporate scheme for the GP's/Barns; he based it off the old CP scheme.
Last edited by MEC407 on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: unnecessary quoting
Casey
Living near right-of-ways since 1989. Old haunts include: childhood sightings of 669 being the last to "de-rust" the Berlin branch, late 90's summers trackside at the Wagon Wheel of Biddeford, ME, White River Junction, VT, Oneonta, NY, Colorado Springs, CO, and Santa Barbara, CA.
User avatar
NHV 669
 
Posts: 535
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:07 pm
Location: Just east of Scott Jct. on the Mountain Division

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby KSmitty » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:19 pm

I'm aware of that, I was speaking strictly of the paintscheme on the AC44's. The principal design work was done outside the company and then handed off for completion. Mr. Burkholder himself had nothing to do with the design of the newest version of the CM&Q scheme which will cover the AC44 fleet. Only the implementation, working with CAD to take the design from technical drawings to completion.
KSmitty
 
Posts: 1979
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:29 pm
Location: Maine

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Zeke » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:55 pm

Who is painting the CMQ loco's Derby ? If so what a talented bunch. A few of the red barns were absolutely scabrous and they looked factory fresh after a trip to the paint booth. I don't care for the modern GE's they sound like cabbage choppers although this one looks brand new also. FWIW
User avatar
Zeke
 
Posts: 626
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2004 5:08 am

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby KSmitty » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:12 pm

The SD40-2F's were painted at Derby, but by outside contractors. They did do a good job.
The GP38-3's were painted at the rebuild shop (CAD did the first one, then the contract was moved to a stateside rebuilder for the other 3 units), and the quality seems ok, but they got a noticeably lighter shade of blue.
The AC44CW's were overhauled and painted at CAD.
Last edited by MEC407 on Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: unnecessary quoting
KSmitty
 
Posts: 1979
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:29 pm
Location: Maine

Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby NHV 669 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:46 pm

KSmitty wrote:the contract was moved to a stateside rebuilder for the other 3 units


American Motive Power, Dansville, NY, was it not?
Casey
Living near right-of-ways since 1989. Old haunts include: childhood sightings of 669 being the last to "de-rust" the Berlin branch, late 90's summers trackside at the Wagon Wheel of Biddeford, ME, White River Junction, VT, Oneonta, NY, Colorado Springs, CO, and Santa Barbara, CA.
User avatar
NHV 669
 
Posts: 535
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:07 pm
Location: Just east of Scott Jct. on the Mountain Division

PreviousNext

Return to Central Maine & Quebec Railway (formerly Montreal, Maine & Atlantic / Bangor & Aroostook)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest