CMQ Motive power

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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby KSmitty » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:52 am

Yes. That's the one
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby MEC407 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:59 pm

A "breaking news" article in Railway Age states that these two GEs are the first AC4400s to be leased by a Class II or Class III railroad, but that's not true: Lake Superior & Ishpeming has been leasing AC4400s for the past seven or eight years.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby fogg1703 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:26 pm

Are their any weight restrictions to running these two units back to back on the Moosehead? Will a spacer be required like the VRS SD70M-2's?
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby 690 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:38 am

No. The only weight related restriction on the Moosehead for main track is a 10 mph speedo over Onawa if there are loaded cars shorter than 44' that weigh over 220,000lbs.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:44 pm

There was a post on Facebook earlier today that more ex-MMA units were moved to NM Jct for interchange to PAR.
Finally headed to LTE...Anyone got any numbers? CDAC 450 maybe one of them..

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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby KSmitty » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:40 pm

Per reports elsewhere:
5016 xBN C30-7
5026 (or 28, last number was faded on side of unit in picture.) Another xBN C30-7
450 xCDAC F40 reuild
8202 xCR C39-8 in blue
2 unknown # B39-8's both in LMX gray, not that there was any question as both MM&A painted units were SoS at Derby.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby riffian » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:39 pm

What does this leave at Derby?
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:11 pm

Should leave the Lac Megantic C30-7 5017 and the Railworld Test Bed (ex-Amtrak 273)

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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:06 am

There may be two more ex MMA units at Derby. Found a STB document a month ago (from September 2014) that CMQ purchase MMA 8544 and MMA 8561. I don’t know if they still at Derby or if they been resold, parted out, or scraped. This document also includes 2001-2006 and 22 which was later sold.

Also last I knew MMA 8583 was still sitting in Farnham yard after CMQ got it off the Stanbridge sub.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby riffian » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:14 pm

Per report on another site - PanAm train MAWA through Newport, ME this afternoon with the following MMA units in consist:

5016
5026
8202
450
8553
8578

This should pretty much clean out Derby, no?
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby NHV 669 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:20 pm

Supposedly canned at Burnham.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:57 pm

The 8583 was just scrapped at Farnham, Quebec this week.

The 5017 and the Railworld Test Bed (ex-Amtrak 273) should still be at Derby.

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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby 690 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:42 am

All of them except the 5026 were on WAPO this morning, so they're all at Rigby now, except the 5026 at Wtvl. I imagine the 5017 will stay at Derby until the Lac Megantic trials are over.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby BandA » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:25 pm

That "revile" looks pretty sharp! Hope the blue paint doesn't fade / get chalky looking like the old B&M paint.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby MEC407 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:54 am

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