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CMQ Motive power

Postby CN9634 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:37 am

Hello All,

I figured I would start this thread, as inevitably we will talk about CMQR and their motive power. Today in Massachuesetts on Pan Am, CEFX 2037 (A GP20D) is hitching a ride north, waybilled for Bangor, ME. No one knows where it is going but it certainly is possible it is headed for CMQR territory. If so, it will be the first (of probably many more) unit to arrive on property. Keep your eyes and ears open!
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby CN9634 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:35 am

Keving Burkholder from the CMQR Yahoo group reports the following:

"More enroute:

Selkirk, IN: CEFX GP15D 1509

Indianapolis-Avon Yard, IN: CEFX 2007, 2018, 2021, 2023, 2039, and 2040.
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby MEC407 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:40 am

Thanks for the info!

For the locomotive geeks among us, these would be the first MPI* locomotives to operate on a Maine railroad, and they would also be the first Tier 2 locomotives operated by a Maine railroad (not including foreign run-through power).


* The GP20D and GP15D were marketed as EMD products, but were designed and built by MPI, with Caterpillar engines.
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby 690 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:21 pm

Wonder if they're planning on running these as road power, or if they're meant solely for locals and switching?
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby MEC407 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:38 pm

Possibly a little of both, depending on what their needs are at any given moment? We'll have to wait and see what else makes the journey to Maine. :-) The GP20D is roughly equivalent to a GP38-2 from an operational standpoint. They have dynamic brakes and are geared for 70 MPH, so they can certainly be used on road trains if needed.
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby rovetherr » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:45 pm

Spotted the CEFX 1509 in Selkirk yard on 4/19 with heavy fire damage around the exhaust stack area, on the roof and side doors. Not sure if it is dead, but it certainly didn't look too healthy.
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby MEC407 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:55 pm

Any chance you got a photo of the damage?

It looked OK in this photo taken a month ago: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3775742
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby CPF363 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:48 pm

Are any of the MM&A's SD40s useable?
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby rovetherr » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:59 pm

MEC407 wrote:Any chance you got a photo of the damage?

It looked OK in this photo taken a month ago: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3775742


Sorry, no. I didn't have my camera with me.
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby 690 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:48 pm

Picture from Derek Carpine of one of the GP20D's at Rigby.
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby oat324 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:21 pm

With this power I'm seeing, I wish Irving would've just bought the whole MM&A.
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby rootsblown » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:15 pm

I kind of expect Irving to own it with in the next couple years. Searsport will have to open up big for freight in the next year or two because is supposedly MMA is losing money

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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby CN9634 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:20 pm

No pictures but the unit is at LMS right now. It is currently offline so I think it may go north to Derby first for start up. CMQR will use 7 GP20Ds and 8 SD40-2s (Already on property) for the startup.
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby KSmitty » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:46 pm

CN9634 wrote:No pictures but the unit is at LMS right now. It is currently offline so I think it may go north to Derby first for start up. CMQR will use 7 GP20Ds and 8 SD40-2s (Already on property) for the startup.

What about the B23-7's?
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Re: CMQR Motive power

Postby CN9634 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:53 pm

I've heard nothing about them...
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