M3 Retirement, Scrapping

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M3 Retirement, Scrapping

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It has started.

9819-20, 9821-22 were moved to the Wheel Spur Yard weeks ago and were de-trucked and loaded onto FICX Flatcars. Just the other night they were put on a train to Frontier Metals in Ohio.

I'm told tonight, a few more cars are being moved from Arch Street to Wheel Spur for the same process.

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That makes six M3's that are either scrapped or converted.

Cars 9819-9820, 9821-9822 have been scrapped

Car 9870 was destroyed in the Brentwood grade crossing accident in 2013 (melted fascia)

Car 9775 is now E775, having been converting to a sandite car.
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Re: M3 Retirement, Scrapping

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Not quite. The 9812 and 9863 already went out to Frontier a few weeks before the most recent batch. 9932 has been put into sandite service to be used with the 9775.

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Say bye-bye! I guess the ramp in Holban (if its still there) is not used anymore. We scrapped the first M1s to frontier from the yard in MR. Also on 90 foot flatcars.
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Re: M3 Retirement, Scrapping

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Seems they are getting rid of M3 cars that are numbered from between 9800-9830.

Cars 9812, 9819-9820, 9821-9822, and 9863 scrapped

Car 9870 destroyed in Brentwood grade crossing incident with melted fascia

Cars 9775 and 9932 were converted and are now E775 and E932 Sandite cars

That means of the 174 cars built, at the most only 165 are still in service.
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Not sure I'm following this. Are they scrapping M-3's that are not damaged in any way? And if so, why would they do that before the M-9's start arriving?

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these are cars that were retired years ago and were sitting at arch street shop, they were picked clean for parts.
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Retired early for what reasons? I thought the only M-3's that have been retired were damaged in various accidents and mishaps of all kinds, etc. Or was that the reason? The earlier poster made it sound like all M-3's in a certain block of numbers were being retired regardless of condition.

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Re: M3 Retirement, Scrapping

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I stand (or sit) Corrected. I didnt know 9812 & 9863 went out already.

I know 9932 & 9775 are in alcohol/sandite service.

Long Term O/S M3s are 9771, 9783,4, 9801,2, 9811,2 9843,4 9851, 9864, 9870, 9881, 2

Also at Arch Street are M1s 9745-6, I'd assume going to Ohio as well.

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I don't know about the Arch Street Shop M1's. The only ones I know of that will NEVER be scrapped is the pair in Riverhead (which could use some new paint). There is E401, which was M1 9401 that was converted to sandite. As of right now from the posts and I'll update it:

Of the 174 M3 cars manufactured, 15 have been scrapped, and 2 have been converted from M to E. That leaves 157 M3's still in service.

Out of service (Long-Term or Terminal): 9771, (9783-9784), (9801-9802), (9811-9812), (9843-9844), 9851, (9863-9864), 9870, (9881-9882)

Alcohol/Sandite: 9775 (E775), and 9932 (E932).

Total as of my post, unofficial numbers as it may grow.
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from your inservice count it seems one pair is a car short :-)
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9745-9746 were both scrapped last year.

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DutchRailnut wrote:from your inservice count it seems one pair is a car short :-)
Yeah, I don't know what happened to cars 9772 & 9852. Car 9869 was assigned a new number I think or something after 9870 was destroyed.
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Re: M3 Retirement, Scrapping

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ConstanceR46 wrote:9745-9746 were both scrapped last year.
It's still at Arch Street

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MattAmity90 wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:from your inservice count it seems one pair is a car short :-)
Yeah, I don't know what happened to cars 9772 & 9852. Car 9869 was assigned a new number I think or something after 9870 was destroyed.
9869-9772 are married and in service with those numbers

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