Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by MNR's #1 Conductor
FL9AC wrote:Well since it doesn't belong on NH line and is used for ESA duties....wouldn't you think it's destination is back to GCT?

Sighting: Seen a night or two ago the 102 was sitting in Danbury Station pocket track with a bunch of work equipment.
Couldn't make out the #s since it was dark and I was driving on I-95 eastbound to Stamford reporting for work today, but spotted 2 GP35Rs on a CWR (Continuous Welded Rail) train on Track 2 east of CP 217 at New Rochelle, both on the east end.
  by Train2009
#101 was hanging out at MO today.
  by truck6018
401 and 402 were bringing the AAR TLV train to NWP this morning.
  by FL9AC
101 on the fuel pad in Stamford today. AMMO/PMMO had the 103 today.
  by gregorygrice
Early this morning PMMO crew encounter issues with their locomotive (BL14CG #401) while on their way to Croton East Yard with a short ballast train. Crew was instructed by dispatch to leave the train at Croton Harmon station and take a replacement locomotive south. HTS-2 (with GP35r #104), was called out to "rescue" the train, complete PMMO's work and take the defective loco to Harmon Shops.

Also 104 took a small ballast train south from Croton East.

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  by Train2009
#104 was seen in Philipse Manor this afternoon at 1:02 PM with the AAR TLV train as it was headed up to Harmon.
  by Train2009
#106 was seen at MO today.
  by Train2009
#103 was at MO today.
  by FL9AC
Waterworld has started up as of this past Sunday and the one with engines on both ends had the BL14CG's 401 and 402. Not sure what the Harlem Waterworld has.
  by runningwithscalpels
Any idea if/when those will be taking a spin up the Waterbury branch?
  by gregorygrice
runningwithscalpels wrote:Any idea if/when those will be taking a spin up the Waterbury branch?
Both Water World sets usually run Sun-Thurs and depart NWP Yard anywhere between 9-9:30PM. The single engine set stays on the Harlem Line and utilizes the wyes on both "ends" of the Harlem Line (MO on the south end and Brewster on the north end). You can usually tell which direction it's going to head the next night by the way it's facing in NWP Yard. The set with an engine on each end usually does one line a night but unless you're by the yard with a scanner it's hard to tell what line they'll be servicing that night.
  by DutchRailnut
Waterworld usually does not go up Waterbury branch, no hills, and trains have sanders.
the Danbury branch gets Waterworld once in while, if leaf residue starts to get real bad, cause it could cause crossing problems.
  by runningwithscalpels
LOL Greg, how often do I get over to the Harlem line?

Ha, k thanks Jaap.
  by gregorygrice
runningwithscalpels wrote:LOL Greg, how often do I get over to the Harlem line?

Ha, k thanks Jaap.
Lmao you never know
  by Train2009
#102 was seen sitting at MO early this afternoon.
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