Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:05 pm

This thread will replace our other status threads. Its intent is to provide a place to report UNUSUAL fleet sightings and freight movements (CSX working Marval, P&W stone, etc.). Something like a BL unit in GCT, etc., or something you don't normally see. I'd include in this definition legacy equipment i.e. some of the older work engines as well as the three remaining M-2 sets.

Ordinary work service and dead-head moves don't count. AMMO or PMMO only if they're actively rescuing something.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:17 pm

GP35R #103 was towing M2s #8726 and #8727 into New Haven this evening as per The Unofficial Metro-North Railroad Facebook group.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Bill D » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:40 pm

Train2009 wrote:GP35R #103 was towing M2s #8726 and #8727 into New Haven this evening as per The Unofficial Metro-North Railroad Facebook group.


Pictures of the move through West Haven here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/billonthehill2001/sets/72157654649611044
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby ATK » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:16 pm

Nice! Apparently markers are no longer required for tow jobs....
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby RearOfSignal » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:26 pm

ATK wrote:Nice! Apparently markers are no longer required for tow jobs....


That's because you don't know what the rules are. Illuminated markers only required at night and on passenger trains.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:26 am

actually lit markers are required on all trains in NY state. (connecticut is more lax)
as per time table special instruction SI6-a

a flag is only acceptable if no electric marker is available enroute
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:06 pm

At 2:23 PM this afternoon AMMO with GP35R #101 for power was seen headed past Philipse Manor towing a Maxi-set with P32AC-DM #229 up to Harmon. At 3:06 PM it was headed back light to MO.
#101 will be towing yet a other Maxi set with #212 tonight up to Harmon on PMMO after the PM Rush Hour as per Facebook's The Unoffical Metro North Railroad group.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Steamboat Willie » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:08 pm

Today, train 1906 with the 130 had ground faults at Seymour. An attempt was made to troubleshoot the issue with running around the 3 coaches up in Waterbury but issue still persisted. Equipment was sent to New Haven as non revenue move. Beautiful weather out and would've been an interesting shot having the engine long nose heading south.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:34 pm

After 4:15 PM this afternoon GP35R #102 was running light up to CP26 at the Philipse Manor station on track #1 then went southbound via track #2 then went to CP25 to picked up 8 Ballast cars from the siding. Before 4:45 PM it was getting to leave Tarrytown southbound on track #1 with the Ballast train, I caught it again in Greystone at 5:00 PM this evening.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Nester » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:42 am

On the way in this morning I noticed some wrapped cars sitting on a track on the north end of the Croton shops... the numbers appear to be first or second generation shoreliners -- the car numbers were spray-painted on the wrapping.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:04 pm

Probably the Spuyten Duyvil cars.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Nester » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:38 pm

naugatroll wrote:Probably the Spuyten Duyvil cars.


Very well could be; I figured they were shipped off or scrapped a long time ago. If I see the cars again I'll jot down the numbers.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:13 am

they will sit there till all investigating and legal is finished and no lawsuits remain, which could be 20 years.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Nester » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:55 am

Yikes... that's a long time for those cars to sit there. Does anyone have the car numbers for the cars involved in the derailment?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:03 am

they are posted in DV accident tread use search function.
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