• EDMO / MOED / EDRJ / RJED / 11R / 14R

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by MEC407
 
Nice shot of a colorful EDMO by Jack M. Jakeman: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=423619
  by B&M 1227
 
MOED was in Mohawk or Mechanicville this morning.(source Bill K, guilfordrailsightings) It's probably on the move east now.

Also, you may consider adding EDRJ/RJED into this thread as well, seeing as they spend 90% of their travel time on the same piece of railroad.
  by MEC407
 
Topic titled changed to reflect new symbols 11R and 14R.
  by MEC407
 
Nice photos by William Klapp of a MEC SD40-2 leading 11R in Pennsylvania:

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Probably not appreciated by the crew, but it surely provided some entertainment for folks trackside!
  by newpylong
 
They are planning to abolish EDRJ and run combo trains west from Deerfield. MO-1 will take the CSX traffic from Mohawk to RJ and return. Superintendent West told them it wouldn't work and they almost fired him.
  by BostonUrbEx
 
That doesn't make sense. Combined EDRJ/11R and RJED/14R would mean making some massive, massive trains most of the time. Mohawk Yard in its present form is entirely CP jurisdiction as well, are they down with this? MO-1 would need to take the CSX cars north, run around them at Crescent if/when CP lets them and assuming the siding is clear. Depending on how the timing works out, I can see them losing the air test on cars to/from Rotterdam.

Is this an attempt to avoid needing EDRJ/RJED road power?
  by jaymac
 
Today is only 03-24 and not 04-01, right?
  by johnpbarlow
 
BostonUrbEx wrote:That doesn't make sense. Combined EDRJ/11R and RJED/14R would mean making some massive, massive trains most of the time. Mohawk Yard in its present form is entirely CP jurisdiction as well, are they down with this? MO-1 would need to take the CSX cars north, run around them at Crescent if/when CP lets them and assuming the siding is clear. Depending on how the timing works out, I can see them losing the air test on cars to/from Rotterdam.

Is this an attempt to avoid needing EDRJ/RJED road power?
I wish I had more data but I can tell you that from listening in on the NS Binghamton radio to several 14R departures out of Binghamton, the trains typically run with about 50 cars or less (FWIW, the 31T trains departing from Binghamton headed to CP & CN are typically running slightly larger in the 60 to 80 car range.) I realize 14R picks up a CP block at Mohawk but I don't know how big the block is. WRT "massive trains", NS often seems to run very large 36T and 37T trains between Buffalo, Binghamton, and Allentown with up to 150 or more cars which I'm guessing is NS' goal for most of its manifest freights going forward.

As a side note, a 2600 ton 14R departed Binghamton today with two CPs (AC4400CW 9603 leading) sandwiching one of Pan Am's newer units, MEC 3404. Train made it couple of miles from Binghamton yard to the base of Belden hill when the engineer experienced a failure of his engines to load. To make a long story short, the resolution was to remove the MU jumper cable between the MEC unit and lead unit to allow the AC4400, which is rated for > 4,000 tons on the line, to load and haul the train single handedly. NS crews aren't real happy about the reliability of PAR locomotives these days but I digress.
  by newpylong
 
I was told 2 evenings ago a 14R died in the same spot with 2 MECs and tied the place up for hours. Likely to see NS say forget pooling your junk soon and just pay us.
  by johnpbarlow
 
I see on NERAIL.ORG that as of two days ago (4/16/16), EDRJ is still running. Is the plan to move to MO-1 operation being re-thought?
  by newpylong
 
Things can change on the rr as always. Nothing is set in stone. Realized it would be foolish for now at least.
  by NHV 669
 
Next 16R detour is on the GMRC now.
  by johnpbarlow
 
Q: are any of these 11R/16R/RJED/EDRJ detour moves hauling empty or loaded auto racks?