Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by trainspot » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:43 pm

Thank you! I wondered why this was nowhere near third rail:
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Backshophoss » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:34 am

There's no 3rd rail shoe visible,not sure if the coupler "cheater" was installed on that M-3's coupler to allow towing with a BL-20 or MP-15.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by GojiMet86 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:29 pm

The movement on September 20th.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Train2009 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:42 pm

Amtrak P42DC #115 and 112 is now in Harmon Shop as they guest for Metro North's leasing on Waterworld and upper Harlem shuttles.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by expbusop » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:03 am

P42’s at NWP today

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by gregorygrice » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:06 pm

expbusop wrote:P42’s at NWP today
2112 assigned to the Waterworld 1 set.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Old Muley » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:10 am

Amtrak locomotive spotted this morning in Dover Plains (Upper Harlem) pushing mini-bomb south. It appeared that the locomotive #'s had been recently stenciled over. I believe it was stenciled as 216. I was so surprised to see the Amtrak unit I lost my focus.

Q: Where are the BL 20's that are typically assigned to the shuttles?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by NaugyRR » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:42 am

It's somewhat amusing to me that history's repeating itself. Remember when they P40's were brought in to run these services during the transition from the F-Units to the Brookvilles?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:19 pm

4 or 5 out of 12 BL20gh are at a overhaul company in Boise Idaho, one of things being done is replace the Rolls Royce/MTU 12/4000 diesel with a new Cummins. two units should have been back, but they have trouble with controls .
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by NaugyRR » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:03 am

This Saturday morning I had a Brookville pushing my train out of Wassaic, and on the way back on Sunday afternoon I caught one of the Amtrak units on point. The train certainly felt like it had a little more acceleration with the Amtrak unit, haha.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Uncle Cheapo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:30 pm

Honestly if you did not know what engine is “pushing you/pulling you”, you would not be able to tell the difference between the two, in my honest opinion 😉.

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Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:37 pm

2000 hp vs 3800 hp, hope there is difference and noticeable by seat of your pants.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by NaugyRR » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 pm

If you ride enough you can usually pick up on some of those differences. Like Dutch said, an increase of 1,800 ponies is going to be felt, especially with only a few mostly empty Shoreliners.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by thebigham » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:31 pm

Not sure where to post this in the MN forum...

Metro North #108 just went by my house in Arcade, NY, on a B&P Buffalo bound train.

Probably a Brookville rebuild...

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by gregorygrice » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:08 am

thebigham wrote:Not sure where to post this in the MN forum...

Metro North #108 just went by my house in Arcade, NY, on a B&P Buffalo bound train.

Probably a Brookville rebuild...
There is no MNR engine numbered 108. Maybe 128?

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