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photorailfan
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Re: Current M&E Roster

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Two questions on the RS1 #21 at Whippany. Will it run again and will it ever get repainted???

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Re: Current M&E Roster

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photorailfan wrote:Two questions on the RS1 #21 at Whippany. Will it run again and will it ever get repainted???
Maybe and maybe.
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Two nice M&E photos by Rolf Stumpf:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=463772" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=463771" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Are there any plans for the stored FL9's?

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Re: Current M&E Roster

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cnj1524 wrote:Are there any plans for the stored FL9's?
They've been parts sources for a while, but are pretty intact. We had a buyer recently who was interested in them.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

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Hey Rudy (or anybody!),

Seems SW1 #738 was headed west on CSX train Q377 yesterday (1/15/14) and was questioned
in the New York State forum.

Whereabouts is this elderly switcher heading?

Thanks!

Charlie
~Charlie Ricker

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Re: Current M&E Roster

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charlie6017 wrote:Seems SW1 #738 was headed west on CSX train Q377 yesterday (1/15/14) and was questioned in the New York State forum. Whereabouts is this elderly switcher heading?
It's going to St. Louis, MO - it has been sold by RRPX to a new owner.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

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What are plans RRPX Locomotives currently stored on on WNYP & Bath & Hammondsport, #77, #2338, #3660, #4223, #4228

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sarabliss50 wrote:What are plans RRPX Locomotives currently stored on on WNYP & Bath & Hammondsport, #77, #2338, #3660, #4223, #4228
Don't know. This likely is not the place to ask that.
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Is RRPX no longer subsidiary of M & E, RRPX is the owned those locomotive.

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To my knowledge,RRPX never was a subsidiary of the M&E although the owner of RRPX has a financial interest in the M&E and is the chief executive of the M&E. I don't believe anything is planned for the locomotives that you list except perhaps one of the 42xx. It was reported elsewhere recently that one of the 42xx was up on blocks and being stripped of parts. 2338 reportedly was purchased as a parts unit. 77 and 3660 have cracked blocks from their days on the NYS&W so they are not going anywhere fast.

Sandy

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Re: Current M&E Roster

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I was curious on wether there has been any progress on C424 4204 returning to service?

To quote a post from this thread http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 4&t=128287" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
therudycometh wrote:
mandealco wrote:A question about the 4204: It appears to be an ungraded unit, done by CP Rail at Angus. Several CP C-424's received Alternators from retired M-630/636s for the last few years of service. They can be distinguished by the third air tank, and the duct on top of the central air intake hatch. The third tank is required for the air start I believe, as they lost the electric start with the generator removal. Anyway, my question is, why the purchase, when M&E / RRPX sold 2 other modified CP C-424's to the WNYP? I understand the ownership similarities, but the purchase is unexpected, unless for more parts for RRPX.
Not sure what the idea with 4204 was. It's mechanically operable, but there's essentially no electronics left as RRPX purchased the engine after an aborted electronic upgrade. It'd be like having a car with no headlights, radio, windshield wipers, or gears other than neutral. That being said, it's too intact to be a parts source yet - I don't know what the plans are exactly.
NBEC/SFEX the former owner of the 4204 had started an upgrade program of their former CP RS18u's giving them upgraded -3 electronics and hooking up their dynamic brakes again. There had been talk of the railway doing the same thing to their C424's and when I read about the lack of electronics I wondered if it was going to be the first of the -3 equipped C424 fleet.

A link to which CP C424's had the alternator upgrade. http://trainiax.net/mephase-alcoc424.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Current M&E Roster

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Sandy Burton wrote:To my knowledge, RRPX never was a subsidiary of the M&E ....
Correct. Two separate companies. The M&E leases equipment from RRPX - hence the association between the two, but they are in no way linked on a corporate or financial level.
PEIR wrote:I was curious on wether there has been any progress on C424 4204 returning to service?
Nope. Still stored. Nothing planned yet.
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Re: Current M&E Roster

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therudycometh wrote:UPDATED (AS OF JANUARY 31, 2012)

SVC = Serviceable (Operational or down for minor running repairs)
OOS = Out of Service

RRPX is a leasing company owned by M&E president Wes Weis.

C424 #18 - SVC in Morristown
C424 #19 - SVC in Morristown
SW1500 #20 - SVC at Bayway
RS1 #21 - OOS at Whippany, RRPX-owned
GP9M #22 - OOS at Jefferson Road (engine replacement not finished)
BL2 #54 - Drained and stored SVC in Honesdale, SBRR-owned
FL9 #485 - OOS on Vornado siding (Whippany Line, East Hanover), RRPX-owned (parts source)
FL9 #486 - OOS on Vornado siding (Whippany Line, East Hanover), RRPX-owned (parts source)
FL9 #487 - OOS in Morristown, RRPX-owned (intact, may be restored to operation)
FL9 #488 - SVC in Maine, RRPX-owned
FL9 #489 - OOS in Whippany, RRPX-owned (power assemblies currently out for remanufacturing)
SW1200 #557 - SVC at Bayway, RRPX-owned
SW1200 #559 - SVC at Jefferson Road, RRPX-owned
SW1200 #563 - SVC at Jefferson Road, RRPX-owned (FOR SALE)
SW1 #738 - OOS in East Hanover (can be made to run using parts from recently scrapped #742)
GP9 #764 - SVC in Maine, RRPX-owned
M420 #3562 - OOS at Jefferson Road, RRPX-owned (parts source)
M420 #3573 - SVC in Maine, RRPX-owned
C424 #4204 - OOS somewhere on Whippany Line (needs some electrical work, plans are to restore it to operation)
C424 #4216 - OOS at Jefferson Road (needs some electrical work, plans are to restore it to operation)
C424 #4231 - OOS at Jefferson Road (parts source, likely to be scrapped)
RS11 #7205 - OOS at Morristown, RRPX-owned
RS11 #7215 - OOS at Jefferson Road, RRPX-owned
Plymouth #7299 - SVC in Morristown, owned by the Military Transportation Association
Hi, Rudy. Could we get a 2014 update of the roster? Thanks!

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Re: Current M&E Roster

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Not much has changed, but UPDATED AS OF FEBRUARY 9, 2014:

SVC = Serviceable (Operational or down for minor running repairs)
OOS = Out of Service

*RRPX is a leasing company owned by M&E president Wes Weis. The two companies are not otherwise affiliated.

C424 #18 - SVC in Morristown
C424 #19 - SVC in Morristown
SW1500 #20 - SVC at Bayway
RS1 #21 - OOS at Whippany, RRPX-owned
GP9M #22 - OOS at Jefferson Road runaround
FL9 #485 - OOS on Vornado siding, RRPX-owned
FL9 #486 - OOS on Vornado siding, RRPX-owned
FL9 #487 - OOS at Ridgedale runaround, RRPX-owned
FL9 #488 - SVC in Rockland, Maine, RRPX-owned
FL9 #489 - OOS in Rockland, Maine, RRPX-owned
SW1200 #557 - SVC at Bayway, RRPX-owned (FOR SALE)
SW1200 #559 - Stored SVC at Ridgedale runaround, RRPX-owned (FOR SALE)
SW1200 #563 - Stored SVC at Ridgedale runaround, RRPX-owned (FOR SALE)
GP9 #764 - SVC in Bath, Maine, RRPX-owned
M420 #3562 - OOS at Jefferson Road
M420 #3573 - SVC in Rockland, Maine
C424 #4204 - OOS at Ridgedale runaround, RRPX-owned
C424 #4216 - OOS at Jefferson Road runaround
C424 #4231 - OOS at Jefferson Road runaround
RS11 #7205 - OOS at Ridgedale runaround, RRPX-owned
RS11 #7215 - OOS at Junction siding, RRPX-owned
Plymouth #7299 - SVC in Morristown, owned by the Military Transport Association
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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