Wrecked NJT comet 1's in Susquehanna

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Re: Wrecked NJT comet 1's in Susquehanna

Postby ErieLimited2914 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:04 pm

Jtgshu wrote:Wow they are still up there? Nice

Story I heard was that the Comets were put on the head end of a freight train.......35 year old pax cars can't handle slack action quite as good as a freight cars and locos can and they were basically crushed by the train behind it.

I BELIEVE they were part of the group that was sent out to Utah to the UTA. They obviously didn't accept those cars and I believe there is still some bickering about those cars and what to do with them.

Of course, the story I heard was from the railroad, and anyone who works on the railroad can tell you you just can't trust anything you hear and half of what you see...........


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Re: Wrecked NJT comet 1's in Susquehanna

Postby wolfboy8171981 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:41 pm

Jtgshu wrote:Wow they are still up there? Nice

Story I heard was that the Comets were put on the head end of a freight train.......35 year old pax cars can't handle slack action quite as good as a freight cars and locos can and they were basically crushed by the train behind it.

I BELIEVE they were part of the group that was sent out to Utah to the UTA. They obviously didn't accept those cars and I believe there is still some bickering about those cars and what to do with them.

Of course, the story I heard was from the railroad, and anyone who works on the railroad can tell you you just can't trust anything you hear and half of what you see...........


Thats what happens when you send a Shortline in to do a Class I's job......
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Re: Wrecked NJT comet 1's in Susquehanna

Postby RN-16 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:57 pm

:-O

Well...A lot of things could be said about that statement.
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Re: Wrecked NJT comet 1's in Susquehanna

Postby lvrr325 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Of course, Conrail put some former MNCR RDCs in the wrong place in a freight and managed to dump a couple of them on the ground; they sat in Syracuse for a long time and one was eventually scrapped. So mishandling of passenger stuff isn't a shortline-specific issue.
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Re: Wrecked NJT comet 1's in Susquehanna

Postby Tadman » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:32 pm

Don't forget, CSX is really good at moving passenger equipment too. IE the new NJT locomotives or MN P32's being rebuilt, that take days to go from Ohio/PA to out east, and/or wind up in MNPLS. Also, didn't they move a private-owned E8 and forget to release the handbrake, flattening all the wheels? E-8 wheels are not standard wheels from blomberg trucks... They're unique to E's.
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Re: Wrecked NJT comet 1's in Susquehanna

Postby ErieLimited2914 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:50 am

Tadman wrote:Don't forget, CSX is really good at moving passenger equipment too. IE the new NJT locomotives or MN P32's being rebuilt, that take days to go from Ohio/PA to out east, and/or wind up in MNPLS. Also, didn't they move a private-owned E8 and forget to release the handbrake, flattening all the wheels? E-8 wheels are not standard wheels from blomberg trucks... They're unique to E's.


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Re: Wrecked NJT comet 1's in Susquehanna

Postby sullivan1985 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:57 pm

Are there any details as to which car numbers were detail and stored here? If I recall they were recently scrapped in the last year or so.
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