Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by MN-P32AC-DM-201-227 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:00 am

At first reading about a Gp-35, 107 I thought it was a misprint, but after doing a bit of research I come to find out that the new 107 a GP-35 is a ex Soo Line loco. Was this a Brookville loco? Petty nice to see a new GP-35 added to the fleet.


Probably already posted, At the 3/25/2015 MTA meeting they discuss the following...."GP-35 Locomotive Overhaul ($11.0 M)•An in-kind overhaul with complete electrical rewire of six Mero-NorthGP35locomotives and the procurement and overhaul of an additional GP35 (total of 7). The locomotives are in excess of their expected life and are no longer able to perform reliably. The additional GP35 is to replace an existing Metro-North GP8 locomotive.Project is estimated to be complete by mid-2016.BL-20 Overhaul ($15.6 MM)*•BL-20 Locomotives delivered in 2008 will begin overhaul in 2015.Genesis Overhaul (Budget TBD)*•The Genesis fleet is on a cyclical overhaul program that will begin in 2015. "



Looks like 107 is here, seen here with its twin 105.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:41 am

if you input 107 in search function of this forum, you could actually find all info on it.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Train2009 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:28 pm

As per a friend of mine, GP35R #101 and #103 (?) was seen in Stamford, CT late this morning with 10 Hopper cars, the Loco was facing west.

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Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:35 pm

which one was facing west ?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Train2009 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:55 am

DutchRailnut wrote:which one was facing west ?
I did't saw it but I got a word of it and I do not know. #103 was not on it.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:53 pm

Train2009 wrote:I did't saw it but I got a word of it and I do not know. #103 was not on it.
Then please refrain from posting sightings unless you've seen them with your own two eyes / know what's actually transpiring and with what equipment.

Also, stone hoppers and a work engine barely constitute freight movement (aka it's not CSX/P&W) nor an unusual fleet sighting.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by FL9AC » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:39 pm

Once 1894 gets to Danbury tonight/early morning with the 129+3, crew and equipment are deadheading to Stamford to tie onto a maxi and tow it up to Danbury to fill out morning service.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Train2009 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:51 pm

The Harmon yard crew with GP35R #107 went down to Yonkers this afternoon to rescued Amtrak Empire Service train #283 and towed it up to Croton. It just arrived into Croton a half hour ago.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by gregorygrice » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:31 am

3 recent Moves using MNR's rebuilt GP35r's:

PMMO Towing a dead bomb set:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLOJz9LsFRk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


PMMO Towing the 2 B14CGs and a BL20GH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9j54YwjME0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


A HTS crew towing a dead bomb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Xlc3-txEM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:17 pm

What's to become of the BL14's?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:40 pm

regular switchers since ESA is pretty much done as for RR switching.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Train2009 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:21 pm

BL20GH #111 was sitting on track #107 at GCT yesterday morning:
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M8 car #9184,9384 and 9385 got involved in a derailment during the PM Rush hour the other evening on friday at the Terminal.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by BostonUrbEx » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:56 am

PL-1 with MEC 316 was tied down in Waterbury Yard, spotted yesterday morning.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:35 am

Was it Kerite spool time???
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by BostonUrbEx » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:33 pm

I don't think so, I suspect they went to fetch some scrap metal in Waterbury and didn't have time to make it back to Plainville. I'm not sure, though.

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