M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by ccutler » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:29 am

Yes very sorry about the cost of removing the paint. Especially necessary on a mechanical representative of the company--an engine.

With falling costs of video/audio monitoring systems, it may someday make sense to have some systems installed in the high-graffiti areas, to catch the taggers and notify police.

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by photorailfan » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:07 pm

Just a suggestion. Why not move something like an old coach in a spot as bait to attract and catch the taggers on video?

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by BobLI » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:01 am

A few guard dogs on some chains will deter the local "artists".

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by ACeInTheHole » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:17 pm

The #79 finally seems to be making its way down from Selkirk. It is on todays Q417, spotted just now by a friend af CP10.

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by nomis » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:44 pm

ACeInTheHole wrote:The #79 finally seems to be making its way down from Selkirk. It is on todays Q417, spotted just now by a friend af CP10.
And it made it all the way into Pavonia (Camden, NJ) :-)
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by ACeInTheHole » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:11 pm

nomis wrote:
ACeInTheHole wrote:The #79 finally seems to be making its way down from Selkirk. It is on todays Q417, spotted just now by a friend af CP10.
And it made it all the way into Pavonia (Camden, NJ) :-)
-_- and the annoying part is it passed right through the yard where it should have been set off. I guess it wouldnt be Selkirk if at least one of the Geeps didnt go off on a little trip.

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by mainetrain » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:29 pm

found this Chris Wallace shot of it in Selkirk

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4018819" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by gregorygrice » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:10 am

Supposedly it has to go all the way back up to Selkirk in order to come back to Jersey...

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Post by therudycometh » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:26 pm

It doesn't necessarily have to go all the way back to Selkirk if CSX cuts it off in Kearny on the northbound trip. But that is entirely up to them. The locomotives were interchanged to Pan Am by CMQ on September 12th at Northern Maine Junction... It is now December 4th, and we're still missing one of the three. They only had to go 470 miles.....
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by ACeInTheHole » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:30 pm

therudycometh wrote:It doesn't necessarily have to go all the way back to Selkirk if CSX cuts it off in Kearny on the northbound trip. But that is entirely up to them. The locomotives were interchanged to Pan Am by CMQ on September 12th at Northern Maine Junction... It is now December 4th, and we're still missing one of the three. They only had to go 470 miles.....
I agree with you. You wouldve had #79 by now if it hadnt overshot the set off point the first time. On a lighter note, how is work coming along on the 21 and 23?

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by cjvrr » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:12 am

The real question for me is. If this happens with a locomotive that is obviously going to a specific railroad and lettered as such....how often does this happen with freight cars? I have to believe quite often.

Here is to wishing the M&E all the best in getting their new lokie by the end of the year!
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by therudycometh » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:21 pm

ME 79 left Pavonia around noon today on Q418..... I don't know where it is currently. Anyone spot it?
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Post by BerndinMA » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:54 am

therudycometh wrote:ME 79 left Pavonia around noon today on Q418..... I don't know where it is currently. Anyone spot it?
You find your lost one yet? I hope you have.

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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by therudycometh » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:38 am

No news. CSX tracking has shown it in Barber, MA since October 10th, so that's no help.
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Re: M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

Post by PVRX1 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:50 am

Try Selkirk. Everything revolves around the black hole known as Selkirk.

IMO- the money to make these things runable, plus purchase price = refurbished 18 and 19 that run and dont owe nada :>)

And maybe add one something as a spare

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