• Equip. run - Juniata E8 trip

  • 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.
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.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, mikec, cjl330

  by Tri-State Tom
 
M&E C424 #18 headed eastbound at BAKER with 2 Maine Eastern coaches plus the Alexander Hamilton (?) en route to the MMC.

This is part of the consist for Thursday's special trip from/to Hoboken and Bay Head.

  by RS115
 
Saw them head east as well:
18 (as usual in dire need of a wash)
Morristown & Erie 'Birken'
M&E 'Alexander Hamilton'
M&E 'Morris County' recently shopped and now sporting the same NYC inspired gray and white paint scheme as the Birken. A sharp looking train.

  by jhdeasy
 
RS115 wrote: M&E 'Morris County' recently shopped and now sporting the same NYC inspired gray and white paint scheme as the Birken.
This is quite appropriate since this car was originally a NYC 56 seat coach built by Budd ... although I realize NYC did not paint their Budd stainless steel cars.

  by Al Holleuffer
 
The reason this car got painted is that it was origianlly part of the Preamble Expres for the American freedom Train and later served as a First Class car on the Chessie Steram Specials and Safety Expresses. The stainles steel was chemically etched prior to painting. When Ben Friedland acquired the car his Master Mechanic Tom "Chooch Painter" Martin attempted to remove the paint but when it was discovered that the car had been etched it was deemed too expensive and difficult to restore to its unpainted state.