• Kitchi Gammi Club question.... New Trucks?

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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 The Rising
 
Hello all,

I just have one quick question here today.

Does anyone know if the Kitchi Gammi Club got a truck changeout recently?

I have noticed what appears to be a new set of trucks under the car in photos I have seen around the web. The trucks do not look like the ones the car arrived in Morristown with.

Anyone know if the M&E did a truck changeout recently on that car?

Well, that's all for now folks!!

See ya all later.....
  by jhdeasy
 
Yes ... within the past year, heavyweight Pullman KITCHI GAMMI CLUB was retrucked using a rebuilt set of outside swing hanger trucks salvaged from a New Haven dining car built by Pullman Standard in 1948. Most of the work was done by one of the car's co-owners, who happens to be CMO of the M&E Railway. The car also has a new stainless steel kitchen and new armchairs in the observation lounge.

http://www.virginiarail.com/pictures.html
  by jhdeasy
 
KITCHI GAMMI CLUB and MOUNT VERNON on Amtrak train 50 at Alexandria, VA, returning to New York from Fort Worth TX after Lone Star Rails 2008:

http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/DSC01261.JPG

http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/DSC01262.JPG

Photos by Brian Langley.

KITCHI GAMMI CLUB's newly rebuilt trucks, salvaged from a scrapped New Haven diner, are clearly visible under the car in the first photo.