Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by lvrr325 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:22 am

And the answer is because 1000 feet of track doesn't affect his plans to destroy the corridor.

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by thebigham » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:19 am

Ulster County only cares about the railroad grade through the Ashokan reservoir. Not so much from Phoenicia to Highmount.

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:35 pm

Can anyone tell me what locomotives they are using for their trains currently? Is the RS36 (#5017) still running? What about the former NYO&W #116? Thanks.
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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by Alcoman » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:08 am

The D&U is supposed to get 2 M420's at some point. Not sure of the current status of that.

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by New Haven 1 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:50 am

Interesting bit of info Alcoman.

Can you elaborate further?
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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:34 am

I called the DURR today to ask about the #5017. I was told it was not currently running. When asked if it was stored in the shop or out somewhere public where it could be viewed (and photographed), I was told it depended on the day. Sometimes it is outside, sometimes it is in the shop.
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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by oibu » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:53 am

Not sure why DURR would need 2 M420s, OR where 2 M420s would even be available right now... I guess M&E still has at least one sitting around, but there aren't too many still around that aren't currently earning their keep daily that I can think of.

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by Alcoman » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:36 am

I was told that 1) they needed two locos that MU'ed for use on the Highmount section and 2) the price was right on the M420's.

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by oibu » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:19 pm

Is the identity of them a secret?

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by Alcoman » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:40 pm

The two M420's are former tennessee railroad

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by NJRAILNUT » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:47 am

Apologies if this info is available but I can't seem to find anything related to it:

Does anyone know when the DURR plans to begin running excursions on the Highmounnt/Belleayre section that they intend to restore? Any progress reports? I found some info but it dates back to 2018. I would like to go up their for the foliage this year and wasn't sure what the status was.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by isaksenj » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:20 am

HBO film crews descended on the Delaware & Ulster this past week:
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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by lvrr325 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:22 am

Presumably they'll run to Highmount when they have the two MU-able locomotives to run with.

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by thebigham » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:39 am

How much money did they spend to truck the NYO&W painted engine to Arkville? $50k? $70k?

Now they want to bring in two more engines?

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Re: Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) Discussion

Post by oibu » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:43 pm

Any more current word on 5017's operating status?

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