Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue May 03, 2016 7:24 am

it is pulling entire train (maxi) up to pougkeepsie to bring a crippled train back to Harmon..
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Tue May 03, 2016 9:25 am

Jeff Smith wrote: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.


HTS crew is towing the bomb up from Croton to POU with 111 then towing a disabled bomb south to Croton. Basically swapping a good set for a bad set.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue May 03, 2016 9:49 am

So it's non-revenue? Makes more sense.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Tue May 03, 2016 10:53 am

Yeah they're basically swapping one for another
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue May 03, 2016 12:22 pm

I should clarify and enhance; not a timetable deadhead, but a special move. So that kind of qualifies here :wink: .
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Tue May 03, 2016 8:28 pm

As per Facebook's The Unofficial Metro North Railroad group CSX B749 picked up GP35R #103 from Croton East yard this afternoon bound for Oak Point yard. #103 is bound for rebuild at Brookville.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Wed May 04, 2016 8:07 pm

103 on last night's Q704 to Selkirk: https://youtu.be/St97IhfDdjg
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Sat May 07, 2016 6:40 pm

This afternoon I caught a Metro North work train sitting between Melrose and Tremont on the inbound express track, it had BL14CG #401 on the south end with Diffco Side Dump cars and a caboose on the north end. The work train was there because there was track work in the area.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby bingdude » Mon May 30, 2016 3:19 pm

Sunday May 29th There was an Amtrak Empire corridor train sitting at the platform of Spuyten Duvil station. It didn't look like any passengers were on board. Special equipment move?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 30, 2016 3:25 pm

bridge got hit by boat, so train passengers went to GCT and train turned at mott haven wye.
http://pix11.com/2016/05/29/amtrak-serv ... il-bridge/
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby truck6018 » Tue May 31, 2016 4:43 pm

There were no Amtrak trains at Mott Haven. The first train to approach the Empire after the bridge issue was brought to Spuyten Duyvil and discharged the passengers for MNR to pick up. Two subsequent Amtrak trains discharged their passengers at Croton Harmon for MNR to bring to GCT.

At most was an Amtrak train waiting at CP12 for the Empire. One at SD station and one held at Harmon.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:23 am

Alright here's a few videos of recent "unusual" movements;

+GP35r 106 delivered to Croton Shops by CSX B750; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDu3NhT_px4

+GP35r 106 on it's "maiden" voyage (last night); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYShJWGM6B0

+PMMO with BL14CG 401 towing 2 Shoreliners (last night); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKG9Blqqq5U

+Work Extra 402 bringing 9134/9135 to Kawasaki for warranty work (last night); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqRo06cxlGo



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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:36 pm

I saw #106 this morning at GCT, as a post on Metro North's The Unofficial Metro-North Railroad Facebook group it left GCT early this afternoon for the New Haven Line ether Stamford, CT or New Haven, CT.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:47 pm

Darn I was just gone post, on GP35r list #106 just posted, he saw Train2009
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:58 pm

PHOTO: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/591119/

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/UAcEM1uBI3o

A 4 car set of M7A's were transferred between Metro North & Long Island Railroad crews for a move to Arch Street Shops in Long Island City via Amtrak's Hell Gate Line. Metro North North Extra 102 brought the cars from Croton Yard to New Rochelle Station. After handed to the Long Island Railroad crew, the cars are towed from New Rochelle Station to Arch St Shops. All of Metro North's M7A railcar fleet will make the journey to LIC little by little to have PTC (Positive Train Control) equipment installed by Bombardier.

Pairs brought down on this move;
-MNCR 4146/4147
-MNCR 4105/4104
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