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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 Steve F45
 
Has anyone figured out what all this ballast is beeing used for?

  by gravelyfan
 
Tri-State Tom wrote:I missed their arrival sometime earlier today but we have what appears to be 8 to maybe 10 ( trees obscuring full view ) of the NJT hoppers sitting empty on the MU Scale track @ BAKER right now....
I counted 10 when I passed by on the train.

  by roachcoach1186
 
From what I seen, the ballast has been added over the exsisting ballast in spots. Some of where I seen:

In Hanover Township: Right by the route 287 overpass, by the first crossing across from the Turtle and Hughs Electrical, you can see where some of it has been laid. Its been left in piles and stacked almost to the rim of the track itself.

Theres also been some next to the cross on Parsippany Road, same deal.

  by Steve F45
 
all on m&e track?

  by roachcoach1186
 
on the whippany line anyway yeah

  by Tri-State Tom
 
One of those moments yesterday morning around 8:20a.m.....

C424 #18 came out @BAKER and headed west with 3 of those odd looking mini hoppers/ore jennies/ballast cars(?). They appeared to be empties.

Anyone with info ?

  by RS115
 
Most likely taking them up to Kenvil to be loaded at County Concrete though I'd hate to be trying to spread and tamp ballast given the current temperature.

  by Tri-State Tom
 
NS #3010 ( GP40-2 ? ) traveling light @ BAKER awaiting signal to leave Morristown & Erie and head West....

I'm guessing this is an ex-Conrail unit since it appears to be lacking the cab rooftop a/c unit.

  by blockline4180
 
Tri-State Tom wrote:NS #3010 ( GP40-2 ? ) traveling light @ BAKER awaiting signal to leave Morristown & Erie and head West....

I'm guessing this is an ex-Conrail unit since it appears to be lacking the cab rooftop a/c unit.
Tom,

Did he have any cars with him? Probably just refueling at the Morristown shops! Yes, it is an Ex-Conrail unit. I believe it was used to serve Reheis Chemical last week! An engine that fits trhough [email protected] :P

  by Tri-State Tom
 
4180 -
Did he have any cars with him?
NS #3010 ( GP40-2 ? ) traveling light @ BAKER
light ='s running by it's lonesome....

  by Tri-State Tom
 
#18 just went West @ BAKER pulling a single tank AND wany looked like a 40' boxcar that had UGLY painted in huge letters on it's side by some amateur artists. Otherwise the box looked in excellent condition....and a rare sight off the Whippany branch.

  by bystander
 
whippany branch? when I was yuonger that was the MnE what happened?

  by Tri-State Tom
 
by -
whippany branch? when I was yuonger that was the MnE what happened?
Nothing....still is.

I wasn't clear.

#18 came out onto the Morristown line @BAKER hauling the tank and box....and proceeded Westbound.

  by blockline4180
 
#18 came out onto the Morristown line @BAKER hauling the tank and box....and proceeded Westbound.

If that was the case then it safe to say M&E is still interchanging with NS at Lake Junction... I'm assuming that is still their PRIMARY interchange customer and NOT CSX/CR in Kearny??

  by General
 
Went to morristown this am to catch the dj02 and watched two m&e alcos leave westward around 9am. the 02 went east at 9:11 with a gp box tank box caboose