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Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.

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  by thebigham
 
Can someone update this thread, please? It was posted over a year ago.

Thanks!
  by thebigham
 
^Thanks in advance, Rudy!
  by Sandy Burton
 
The three locomotives in Maine are all in service, namely 488, 764 and 3573. At least they were as of Wednesday when I was there.

Sandy
  by therudycometh
 
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 - SVC in Honesdale, SBRR-owned
FL9 #485 - OOS somewhere on Whippany line (East Hanover?), RRPX-owned (parts source - I've never actually seen this locomotive)
FL9 #486 - OOS somewhere on Whippany line (East Hanover?), RRPX-owned (parts source - I've never actually seen this locomotive)
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 (needs engine repairs)
SW1200 #557 - SVC at Bayway, RRPX-owned
SW1200 #559 - SVC in Morristown, RRPX-owned
SW1200 #563 - SVC in Morristown, was RRPX-owned but is now sold to new owner (rumor has it it's the East Penn Railway?)
SW1 #738 - OOS somewhere on Whippany line (East Hanover?), RRPX-owned (I've never actually seen this locomotive)
SW1 #742 - OOS somewhere on Whippany line (East Hanover?), RRPX-owned (will be parts source for #738) (I've never actually seen this locomotive)
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 #4216 - SVC stored at Jefferson Road (needs some electrical work, but runs and plans are to restore it to operation)
C424 #4231 - OOS at Jefferson Road (will likely be a part source)
RS11 #7205 - OOS at Morristown, RRPX-owned
RS11 #7215 - OOS at Jefferson Road, RRPX-owned
Plymouth #7299 - SVC in Morristown, owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  by therudycometh
 
Sandy Burton wrote:The three locomotives in Maine are all in service, namely 488, 764 and 3573. At least they were as of Wednesday when I was there.

Sandy
I was in Maine two weeks ago to work on some of the passenger cars. The Alexander Hamilton and the Pine each got two wheelsets replaced, and we did a 92-day on #488.
  by RAHWAYVALLEYRAILROAD
 
Plymouth 7299 is owned by Military Transport Association of NJ

http://mtaofnj.org/
  by therudycometh
 
RAHWAYVALLEYRAILROAD wrote:Plymouth 7299 is owned by Military Transport Association of NJ

http://mtaofnj.org/
Er... yeah... that.... haha.
  by sallenparks
 
According to this months railpace it was said that M&E got former CP C424 4204 from CN by way of RRPX. any truth to it.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
therudycometh wrote:
RAHWAYVALLEYRAILROAD wrote:Plymouth 7299 is owned by Military Transport Association of NJ

http://mtaofnj.org/
Er... yeah... that.... haha.
As you may known, MTANJ is a participant in the annual Toys for Tots trains.
  by RAHWAYVALLEYRAILROAD
 
Former Amtrak SW1 740 has been scrapped. Ex CP C424 4204 is in transit to the M&E. The locomotive departed Allentown, Pa. on January 10 on NS 38G, for Camden, NJ.
  by ns3010
 
... And went back to Allentown on 39G today. I would guess that it will be brought to Washington on tomorrow's H65, for pickup by H02 on Friday.
  by Sid Farkus
 
sallenparks wrote:According to this months railpace it was said that M&E got former CP C424 4204 from CN by way of RRPX. any truth to it.
Any idea if this unit is going to be used or will be parted and eventually scrapped like the M636 they acquired six years ago?
  by chuchubob
 
ns3010 wrote:... And went back to Allentown on 39G today. I would guess that it will be brought to Washington on tomorrow's H65, for pickup by H02 on Friday.
4204 on 39G on Wednesday
  by thebigham
 
Great news! Thanks.
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