Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by thebigham » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:23 pm

^I really think it was #108. I wrote it down as it went by.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:50 pm

actually there is a 108, just released from brookville .
as part of overhaul program MN bought two lets call them derelict GP35's #107 and #108.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by thebigham » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:06 pm

^Thanks! B&P switches Brookville.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:49 pm

Knowing Selkirk its probably sitting in North Dakota :-)
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by expbusop » Sat May 11, 2019 9:40 am

What appeared to be a rail grinder headed north at Katonah around 4:15am this morning, on my way back it was laying up on the old King Lumber siding at Goldens Bridge.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Amtrak67 of America » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37 pm

The 108 has been delivered and in service for a couple of weeks now.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Sisko24 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:22 pm

For the second time this week, I saw two Amtrak locos along with an Amfleet coach on Metro-North. On Tuesday, they were just south of the University Heights station. Tonight, they were seen crossing the Harlem River drawbridge.

Does anyone know why they were on Metro-North? Can it be Amtrak is doing training/familiarization runs in anticipation of switching Empire Service back to Grand Central as they did last summer?

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:44 pm

I saw it at Spuyten Duyvil last week, I asked around and as far as anyone knows there is no planned diversion at the moment, but they want to keep qualifications up in case they need to be diverted there for any sort of emergency reroute - such as the swing bridge being stuck open or something.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by gregorygrice » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:35 am

GCT qualification runs to keep Amtrak crews certified. Has to be done annually.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Sisko24 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:57 am

GirlOnTheTrain wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:44 pm
I saw it at Spuyten Duyvil last week, I asked around and as far as anyone knows there is no planned diversion at the moment, but they want to keep qualifications up in case they need to be diverted there for any sort of emergency reroute - such as the swing bridge being stuck open or something.
Thank you.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Sisko24 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:05 pm

gregorygrice wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:35 am
GCT qualification runs to keep Amtrak crews certified. Has to be done annually.
Thanks.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by amtrakhogger » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:55 pm

    Amtrak67 of America wrote:
    Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37 pm
    The 108 has been delivered and in service for a couple of weeks now.
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    Post by gregorygrice » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:03 am

    Newly rebuild BL20GHM #125 making test runs up and down the Hudson Line. The other night.

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    Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

    Post by NaugyRR » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:43 pm

    I can't believe these are getting rebuilt already, that makes me feel old. I'm not crazy about the new CTRail scheme on them, I think I liked the simplified McGinnis scheme better.
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    Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

    Post by Backshophoss » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:13 pm

    Sad that MPI painted over the classic scheme for the Butt ugly "X-box" scheme
    Lets see how long that cummings prime mover holds up. :P
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