• FL9's moved!

  • 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.

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  by Greg
 
Steve,

The lights still work. Last time I caught a move into Vornado they also flagged the crossing, probably a good idea since most people have not seen a train through there in a decade or so.


Seems like the M&E crew has replaced ties where the derailment occured. It appeared that the 3 axle trucks on the FLs spread the grade somewhat.


On a side note, I bet the spur has never seen this amount of motive power before, :wink: .

  by Lackawanna484
 
Greg wrote:Steve,

The lights still work. Last time I caught a move into Vornado they also flagged the crossing, probably a good idea since most people have not seen a train through there in a decade or so.
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I'd say it's a very good idea. People come around that bend at 50 mph and they panic when they see a CAR making a left into Murray Road. Who knows what they'd do with an FL-9 or an RS-1 on the roadway?

  by Lackawanna484
 
Yhey've moved again!

The Vornado leads are empty as of Tuesday afternoon. The RS-1 has moved also.

Any idea where they went?

  by tahawus84
 
Naporano

  by Angus202
 
Naporano
haaaahahahahahha, i needed that!

  by Lackawanna484
 
tahawus84 wrote:Naporano
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Naah. They're probably getting tuned up for the coast to coast stack train service from Whippany...

  by Scrap The U34CH
 
They're all down where the Vornado spur meets the main, Behind Pepsi. They are coupled to the EL\MnE ballast and flat cars.
Saw em there today.

  by Greg
 
I was able watch as they repaired some of the trackage on Monday. They took out each FL one at a time and placed them on the main before moving all four back onto the spur.

  by njt4172
 
So can you see them from the Ridgedale Ave crossing?? Or are they out of view now? I'm gathering that they won't put any other equipment that far down on the Spur since the tracks are in such poor condition.

Steve

  by james1787
 
This may be a stupid question, but do the FL9s run? What is the M & E doing with them?

  by njt4172
 
James,

Not a stupid question! As far as I know the FL-9's have a few problems. I think a couple need new battery boxes, but other then that they probably could be start up after a little TLC. Most are stored serviceable.


Steve

  by james1787
 
What do they plan on using them for? Are they going to be used for excursion trains? I imagine at some point they'll get a paint job?