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More Erie Mining RS11's

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It was reported in the July issue of Railpace that the Morristown & Erie has purchased ex. Erie Mining RS11's 7205 and 7210 from a grain elevator in Indianna. Can anyone confirm this? Also, are these to be placed in service or parted out? To my knowladge one of the units was in service at the elevator and the other was stored.
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Post by EDM5970 »

Consider the source.

The people out at Watseka called me about six weeks ago, looking for some Alco parts. An additional part of the conversation led to them expressing an interest in perhaps leasing or purchasing additional units. I don't think things have changed in that short amount of time.

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Post by Alcoman »

Maybe they could have bought parts off the 5 Alco RS-11's that were cut up.

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Post by Sandy Burton »

Railpace happens to be correct on this one.

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Post by Luther Brefo »

Sandy Burton wrote:Railpace happens to be correct on this one.

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Sandy, last I heard these two ex Erie Mining engines were still running. Did the M&E buy them for service or for future scrapping?
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Post by SSW9389 »

I saw one of these units at the grain elevator in Watseka, Illinois back in June 2003. :wink:
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Post by EDM5970 »

Isn't this the same publication that reported the sale of former Erie Mining C-420 7221 to the M&E several years ago? The owner of the locomotive was quite surprised when he read that-

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M&E RS-11s

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I don't know why they bought them. All I know is that sources at the M&E confirmed to me that they had been purchased.

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Post by PRRGuy »

I've got a report yesterday from a CSX engineer. He says there are 2 Erie Mining Alco's in Barr Yard (Chicago) Waybilled from Watseka, IL to the Morristown and Erie.

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Thanks, PRRguy!

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Post by PRRGuy »

Got another update from the Csx engineer, he says they've been moved to the east end of the yard near the locomotive servicing area. I believe this area may be photographable.

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Post by GOLDEN-ARM »

Didn't they just finish scrapping these, two months ago?

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Post by thebigham »

GOLDEN-ARM wrote:Didn't they just finish scrapping these, two months ago?
M&E's RS11s:

7204 - stored at Lake Junction
7205 - purchased June 2007
7206 - scrapped 4/07
7207 - scrapped 4/07
7208 - scrapped 4/07
7210 - purchased June 2007
7211 - scrapped 4/07
7212 - stored at Lake Junction
7213 - scrapped 4/07
7214 - scrapped 6/06
7215 - in service
7216 - scrapped 6/06

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Post by pablo »

Is there other ex-Erie Mining stuff, ALCOs included, left to purchase? I thought that it was all disposed of by this point.

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Post by sallenparks »

Dave as far as RS11's I think that's just about the last of the but the C424 7230& C420 7220 are on the Ohio Central,C420 7221 in Jersey and 7222 owned by Ed Bowers dont remember where though hope that helps a little.

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