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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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:20 pm

The two BL06 got reported in Stamford, CT tonight as they are sitting in the yard, it arrived sometime last night.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:08 pm

Who bought the BL06's?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:27 am

some outfit in New England probably as plant switcher.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby expbusop » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:41 pm

Engine 104 around a dozen or so side dump cars and caboose parked on main track north of New Rochelle. !st spotted Sun 8/12 still there today 8/14.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:42 pm

As I am speaking Hudson Line train #875 has a 8 car M2 set tonight from GCT to Croton, once at Croton passengers will transfer there for the Maxi-Bomb set.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby mamaroneckrailfan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:33 pm

Saw a Bl20 attached to a few m3s on the New Haven line today between Pelham and Mount Vernon. Anyone know what that’s about?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:03 pm

cars going to New rochelle to be picked up by LIRR for PTC and camera modifications at Arch Street shop ?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm

MN M-3's are getting ACSES Gear installed at LIRR's Arch st Shop by a contractor,the M-3's are barefooted to clear LIRR's overrunning 3rd rail.
They are towed to New Rochelle,then picked up by LIRR power for the tow over Hellgate to Arch St Shop, the returned to New Rochelle by
LIRR,picked up by MN and towed back to Harmon Shop to get new 3rd rail shoes.
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