Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Chanman » Fri May 11, 2018 8:31 pm

Saw a Marc cab car leading an Amtrak engine, amfleet and another Marc or MNRR coach(?) northbound maybe on to the Hudson line as we were approaching the bridge to cross the Harlem River into Manhattan. This was around 10:20 on Tuesday morning (8th)
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat May 12, 2018 7:35 am

training train, been running many days between GCT and spuyten duyvil.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sun May 13, 2018 8:35 pm

A while back now (few months? a year?) Pan Am came down the Waterbury Branch to Derby/Shelton to interchange a car to (or was it from?) the Housatonic RR. Does anyone know what this car was, why it happened, and if there's been any similar move since? Sorry to be vague, but I have no idea what the move was all about, hoping someone can shed some light. Perhaps a test run?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun May 13, 2018 8:53 pm

most likely it was just a car meant for a MofW project, HRRC has no interchange rights at Derby and neither has PanAm.
The old Maybrook is still out of service between Derby and Botsford.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Mon May 14, 2018 9:54 am

BostonUrbEx: viewtopic.php?f=126&t=72940&start=525

Museum move of a car from DRM to Pittsfield. Not sure why the flat couldn't have come that way? I don't have full details on the move, but apparently, another car was interchanged as well.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 14, 2018 12:08 pm

Jeff not same car as museum move .
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Mon May 14, 2018 12:29 pm

Thanks. Wasn't sure.
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