Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:52 am

So, with ACSES being activated tomorrow for Civil Speeds, is it safe to say that today's the last day for the M2s?
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:55 am

no they will operate just like all other MN trains that not have ACSES yet.
more than 80% of fleet still has no functioning ACSES.
its only made functional for those trains already equipped.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:12 am

ok
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:14 am

they can not retire the M-2's till replacement M-8 cars arrive in 2019/2020.
were would you get 3200 seats per trip to replace them.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:53 am

On the Unofficial MNRR FB page, per our member Greg Grice:

M2s 8511/8510, 8733/8733, 8746/8747, 8701/8700 off the property now on their way to Ohio on the rear of CSO-1.
Next stop, Willoughby
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:11 pm

8706-07 are now at Danbury Railway Museum.
Next stop, Willoughby
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:44 pm

At least there's a pair of M-2's that were a big part of the New Haven Lines History were saved. Finally!! :-D
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby nomis » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:15 pm

6 FICX’ed M2’s (along with buffer cars) were put out for pickup on Track 6 in New Haven today around 11:45am.

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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby BuddR32 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:14 am

Any scrap yard photos available? Of them getting cut up? I know its not likely, but railroaders have strange connections.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:01 am

being cut up in Ashtabula Ohio. see map : https://binged.it/2Py5vVU
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby BuddR32 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:43 am

Thanks Dutch. Not quite the big facility I was expecting. Its big land area wise, just a lot less scrap metal laying around. You can see them clearer with google maps, and nothing from street view.

Somewhere I have pictures of a LI M1 being cut up rather crudely with an excavator at TTC in Colorado. I have to learn how to share photos here.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri May 10, 2019 9:20 am

As per Gregory Grice on the unofficial MNRR FB page, all M2's have left the property as of this morning (the remaining sets were set out in New Haven on Track 6 as of yesterday). So if you're along the route out to Ashtabula for FICX, you may have the opportunity to see them along the Springfield line, or B&A line.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue May 14, 2019 3:18 pm



The one comment on that post about how the FICX markings making it rare is hilarious. Those pictures are a dime a dozen.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Jenny on a M2 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm

I suppose I should add my goodbye photo to the thread as well.

Seen at New Haven on April 2.
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Farewell, old friend. :( Your deliciously retro design lured me into the strange world of railfans. lol

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