Ex Amtrak FL-9 #484 now FEC in Kearny JCT

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Post by OCtrainguy »

During a brief visit to Morristown last January, I saw the #484 at the M&E shop.
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... ?id=769115

Any idea when it will start making its way south?

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Post by nick11a »

My guess... real soon. And apparently, I heard somewhere that the Maine and Eastern Engine sitting there at the shops has recieved a down payment on so that one maybe heading out relatively soon. Boy, these unrebuilt ex-Amtrak F40s have quite a track record.
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Post by Angus202 »

...Would make sense why they fired it up last week to take for a spin with some suites and couple of mechanics.

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I'm starting to wonder if they'll ever accept it in interchange. The waybill information and paperwork was reported...

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Post by RS115 »

Movement of dead locomotives traveling without a rider is often pretty low on the priority list. For example when M&E 'shipped' one of the engines home to Morristown from Bayway (over a year ago - it's in the M&E thread somewhere) the loco sat at Allentown for quite some time before it got brought east. Have heard similar stories about other such moves.

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Crews are usually not willing to accept a dead old engine in interchange and will often request a MofE supervisor to make decision.
A locomotive like this has no valid blue form or brake sign off (daily card), it some times takes days to get a MofE team to meet the crew of a outbound train and perform braketest and inspection before unit is accepted.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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New Jersey to Florida, via...Rochester?

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Now doesn't this just make you go "hmmmm...."?

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Post by RichM »

Someone posted this Friday on the New York forum, I saw it moving north at CP-5 at about 7 PM Thursday evening. It was pouring, but I believe the engine was spliced between the second and third road units, with some sort of idler Amtrak car... sorry, I was too far away to make a clean ID.

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Post by pumpers »

I'm not an expert on CSX routings and how things
really work on the RR, but if it's going to Florida,
why wouldn't they send it down the Trenton line, like the
juice trains, rather than up and over water level route?
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Post by Angus202 »

maybe a trip to AMP in Dansville before it goes home?

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pumpers wrote:I'm not an expert on CSX routings and how things
really work on the RR, but if it's going to Florida,
why wouldn't they send it down the Trenton line, like the
juice trains, rather than up and over water level route?
JS
Who knows. But my sources have said it is going to the Florida East Coast.
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Well its owned by FEC, hence the reporting marks, but nobody knows were it goes,
If I were FEC I would let Altoona do work they proven with NS OCS they can do great job, at AMP the unit would get there and sit till the bitter end. did that place release anything yet ??
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Post by RichM »

Yes, some units for Susquehanna...

But to your point, unit could be going to Altoona, or Larry's for that matter. A lot of small rebulding shops open and close at the drop of a hat... the intrigue continues!

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Post by Wanderer »

Typical CSX out of the way routing...Q273 to Selkirk, Q285 to Buffalo. The unit, now owned by Florida East Coast, is currently enroute to Cumberland from Buffalo on Q64122. From there it should catch a train to Waycross, and then from Waycross to Bowden (Miami).

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