njt4172 wrote: Tom,Careful with "rumors" and "hearsay" Steve- we don't want Washingtonsecondary getting upset!
I just got back from Morristown! I was able to get some photos of the M&E 18 under the NJT signal bridge from the eastbound end of the platform. I will post them when I can get around to it..
Word is that there will be a big ballast train next Monday! I don't know where they will be headed however!
Too bad I missed the 25 car train on the Whippany line! And yes, that had to be the most cars on one train since the 1980's!
I zoomed in those pics (a benefit of using Opera as my internet browser) and although I can't be a 100 percent sure it sure looks like they are NJT hoppers.
Maybe NJT hired the MandE to move the hoppers for them, maybe they were short crews/equipment, etc, because there has been a long string of hoppers parked in the MMC, along with a few bulkhead flatcars and other oddies recently. Maybe NJT is just getting them out of their hair until they need them? Or maybe MandE is going to borrow them for their own track work?
Too bad the RVRR wasn't back together yet - it'd be cool to see the Alco's dragging the hoppers down (and eventually back up) the RVRR to the RVL, then heading to Stavolas to get rock!!!!!!!!