Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:48 pm

from others, there is no car or was no car at Kerite in last few weeks
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby truck6018 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:36 am

BL-14 #402 towed 8 M7's from GCT to Harmon earlier tonight at break neck speeds of 30 MPH.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:16 am

that breakneck speed is governed by Freight train rules, but at max speed of 30 mph due to compromise coupler. (SI17E)
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:30 am

Way better than LIRR's 5MPH when towing MUs
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:06 pm

all MN EMU's have full freight style braking when being towed, LIRR cars do not have that feature, just emergency brakes.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby srock1028 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:07 am

Amtrak train 49 experienced mechanical problems on track 1 at CP 19 last night (3/7). Engine 709's pistons were on the ground inside the engine room. HTS-6 rescued the equipment a few hours later and towed it into Harmon Yard. Amtrak sent engines to retrieve the equipment and bring it to Albany.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:10 am

Amtrak Extra 615 heads east up the Northeast Corridor/New Haven Line with 4 Ex-NJT P40DC's in tow for Shore Line East. My plan was to chase all the way to New Haven Yard, but it was slightly tardy and being that I had work the same day, I had to settle with two spots. Because this is now SLE equipment, I'd thought I'd post here.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:33 am

Thanks, I'm going to cross-post that in the P40 thread!
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:00 pm

Per the "unofficial" FB group, large crane movement from Fordham to BN today about 1500.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:23 pm

PMMO towing one of the Fire Protection tankers from Harmon Yard last night with 101

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Ridgefielder » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:30 am

Which CSX local services Tulnoy Lumber and the cold storage warehouse in Mt. Vernon, and where is it based out of?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:33 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:Which CSX local services Tulnoy Lumber and the cold storage warehouse in Mt. Vernon, and where is it based out of?


B750 out of Oak Point. Everything on Metro North except for customers East of Bridgeport are served by B750
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby ajp » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:24 pm

spotted a consist of M2 cars in revenue service stopped at Mamaroneck 11:23p Tuesday 4/26.
one of the pair # was 8736/8737.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:23 pm

That's not really unusual, the few remaining sets still see regular use.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue May 03, 2016 7:21 am

Reported in "Unofficial MNRR" group: 111 pulling a Maxi north from Harmon to Poughkeepsie. Would that be considered unusual? I would think that would be a p32 Gennie under normal circumstances.
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