CMQ Motive power

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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby 690 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:16 am

Unfortunately, that's the reality of being a shortline that's rapidly growing business. And the GP38-3 program hasn't been very successful, with only four on the property after well over a year, and issues with them.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:14 am

690 wrote:Unfortunately, that's the reality of being a shortline that's rapidly growing business. And the GP38-3 program hasn't been very successful, with only four on the property after well over a year, and issues with them.


True on that. It's nice seeing CMQ growing as fast as it is with the number of mills closing at the same time. They have become a big player up there in no time. And it is sad that the GP38-3 are so far behind. Guessing a lot of that had to do with them moving from CAD to AMP. Still there are three or four more of them on the way though. Not sure on the exact number because I have not been able to find out the history on 3817.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby 690 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:00 pm

For what it's worth, CMQ never had the paper mills in Maine as customers, so they never had to lose them either, which allows them to focus on other things.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:28 pm

690 wrote:For what it's worth, CMQ never had the paper mills in Maine as customers, so they never had to lose them either, which allows them to focus on other things.


Good point. It's nice to see CMQ going after everything they can from the big players to the little guys. Note logs being shipped on the Seaport Branch and at least 15 grain cars they just pick up to ship grain from Northern Maine. Unlike the predecessors which looked at the mills and Irvine for the there business.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:22 pm

Read a post last night that CITX 3082 has left CMQ and that CITX 3053 will be heading out soon. Both are going to OhIo to another Fortuess owned railroad. I am just speculating on this part, but hopefully that means eather some more lease power is coming soon or maybe 9004 or 9022 or both will be back up and running soon.

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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:48 am

Dcl1332 wrote:Read a post last night that CITX 3082 has left CMQ and that CITX 3053 will be heading out soon. Both are going to OhIo to another Fortuess owned railroad. I am just speculating on this part, but hopefully that means eather some more lease power is coming soon or maybe 9004 or 9022 or both will be back up and running soon.

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Well some good news. 9022 was on job 1 yesterday and is running. Bet the boys at Derby are glad to have it out of the shop. Let hope it say out of the shop for some time sence it may only the second time its run on a revenue train for CMQ sence it arrived.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby fogg1703 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:00 am

690 wrote:And the GP38-3 program hasn't been very successful, with only four on the property after well over a year, and issues with them.


Any truth to the rumor that the program has been canceled?
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:38 am

Well I think I have finally made a list of all the CMQ locomotives they own, leased, have leased, or are rumored to be coming.feel free to let me know if I missed any or forgot one. I do have listed locomotives that LETX is romered to be covered for CMQ though that program may be over.

CMQ Locomotive roster as of 8/20/17

36 Total

Owned 18 total

F3A EMD. 1

BAR 502. (Inactive)

B23-7 GE. 6

CMQ 2001 (Inactive Electrical Dec 2016)
CMQ 2002
CMQ 2003
CMQ 2004
MMA 2005 (Dead not used sense MMA)
CMQ 2006

SD40-2 GMD. 1

CMQ 3057

SD40F. GMDD 10

CMQ 9004 (Inactive turbo/ fire damage Jan 2017)
CMQ 9010
CMQ 9011
CMQ 9014
CMQ 9017
CMQ 9020
CMQ 9021
CMQ 9022
CMQ 9023
CMQ 9024

Lease units 18 Total

GP38-3 / GP38M-3 EMD. 8

CMQ LETX 3812
CMQ LETX 3816
CMQ LETX 3817

LETX 3815

CEFX 419
CEFX 420
CEFX 3803
CEFX 6537

SD40-2 GMD. 2

CITX 3071
CITX 3091

GP35U EMD. 8

LTEX 2516
LTEX 2525
LTEX 2535
LTEX 2540
LTEX 2542
LTEX 2550
LTEX 2558
LTEX 2573


Rumored Units that are or could be on the way.

GP35U being covered to GP38M-3 (note one could be 3817)

LTEX 2503
LTEX 2506
LTEX 2541
LTEX 2580

AC4400CW
2x CEFX


Moved to another Fortress Railroad 2 Total

SD40-2 GMD. 2

CITX 3053
CITX 3082


Off lease and returned 16 Total

GP20D EMD. 10

CEFX 2007
CEFX 2011
CEFX 2018
CEFX 2019
CEFX 2021
CEFX 2022
CEFX 2023
CEFX 2037
CEFX 2039
CEFX 2040

SD40-2 GMD 1

LTEX 3280

SD40T-2 EMD. 3

PRLX 2826
PRLX 2856
PRLX 2858

GP35U EMD. 2

LTEX 2561
LTEX 2574


Bad entries

LTEX 2522, 2556



Info from jjoyce1, CN9634, http://www.thedieselshop.us/CMQ.HTML ,
http://www.barraclou.com/rail/cmq/index.html , 690, Kevin Burkholder, MaineRailFan Productions, and ksmitty for the information.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby KSmitty » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:09 pm

Thanks for your efforts to compile the information.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:01 pm

KSmitty wrote:Thanks for your efforts to compile the information.


Your welcome. And Thank you and the other sources I credit for there help and information to make it. I just updated it because missed two of the GP20D. Both didn't run to long for CMQ.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby MEC407 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:15 pm

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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Dcl1332 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:07 pm

Got an unconfirmed update for my earlier list on the GP38-3 / GP38M-3 EMD LTEX is or was converting for CMQ from old BNSF GP 35U.

GP38-3 / GP38M-3 EMD

CMQ LETX 3812. Old LTEX 3812
CMQ LETX 3816. Old LTEX 2509
CMQ LETX 3817. “Old LTEX 2553” not confirmed

LETX 3815. Old LTEX 2588

Romered to be converted

LTEX 2503
LTEX 2506
LTEX 2541
LTEX 2580

Info from jjoyce1, CN9634, http://www.thedieselshop.us/CMQ.HTML , Paul Ernest, http://www.canadianrailwayobservations.com
http://www.barraclou.com/rail/cmq/index.html , 690, Kevin Burkholder, MaineRailFan Productions, and ksmitty for the information
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Zeke » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:36 pm

Any body know if CMQ will keep the U-boat fleet ? They do make excellent switchers and power for locals.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby 690 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:24 pm

They don't have any U-boats. Their B23-7 fleet will be ran until they die, the only major work they've done to them is replace traction motors.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:08 pm

MMA had a somewhat questionable practice of using epoxy for prime mover repairs,has CMQ checked all the active B-23-7's for that "patch"
repair and removed the epoxy in the prime movers?
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