Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby truck6018 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:19 am

The Amtrak trains going in and out of GCT will be locomotive double ended.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Ridgefielder » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:50 pm

My daily trip to and from work takes me past what I think are two of the most active freight sidings on MN: Endico Foods in Mount Vernon and Tulnoy Lumber in The Bronx.

Yesterday I saw something I haven't seen before. There were a couple of UPFE reefers on the Endico siding, as usual. But when we passed Tulnoy I saw another white UPFE reefer on their siding, coupled to one of the faded yellow RBOX boxcars they get with lumber/drywall/whatever loads. It looked like there was a trainman on the ground doing something to the coupler of the UPFE reefer but I didn't see a CSX engine anywhere.

Anybody know what could have been going on?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:14 pm

Tulnoy is new, right?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:21 pm

been there for decades track 4 just south of tremont.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:36 pm

it's been a while. Thanks.

How does CSX handle the change in direction at Mt. Vernon West to get back up the New Haven for those jobs (Marval, etc.)?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby expbusop » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:37 pm

Could be carman working on bad order car.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:49 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:it's been a while. Thanks.

How does CSX handle the change in direction at Mt. Vernon West to get back up the New Haven for those jobs (Marval, etc.)?


Shove south with a caboose. They used to run double ended but that practice was banned by CSX some time ago.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:11 pm

Technically CSX has no trackage rights woodlawn to New Rochelle. They would by rule have to head back to Oak Point and then up Hellgate branch for New Haven .
Some RTC's seem to take shortcuts on this , despite federal complications
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby andegold » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:29 pm

Speaking with a friend at work today who commutes into GCT from New Rochelle he mentioned something about being on very old equipment one day recently. He described it as "Conrail equipment from the 50s". I told him he was imagining things but figured I would check here anyway. The closest thing I could find anywhere that might match what he was describing was the ACMUs but as afar as I can tell they are all gone except for two survivors at the Danbury Rail Museum. Can anybody shed some light on what he might have been riding?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 pm

oldest equipment on New Haven is M2's from mid 70's
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby andegold » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:10 pm

That's what I thought, thanks.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Ridgefielder » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:43 pm

andegold wrote:That's what I thought, thanks.

Was he riding it or did he see it? The inspection train has been making its usual holiday rounds-- saw it parked on Track 23 in GCT the other morning. That genuinely is 1950's equipment, built for the Lackawanna's Phoebe Snow.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby andegold » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:24 pm

He was riding in it. He described brown walls I think and hard seats.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby NaugyRR » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:54 pm

Sounds like a Shoreliner or an M2 to me
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:01 pm

Shoreliner. Bombardier in the 1980's loved itself that faux-wood paneling. NJT Comets and MBTA Bombers of similar era have that same late- Carter Administration feng shui to them.
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