• Maine Central Business Car #333

  • Discussion relating to the pre-1983 B&M and MEC railroads. For current operations, please see the Pan Am Railways Forum.
Discussion relating to the pre-1983 B&M and MEC railroads. For current operations, please see the Pan Am Railways Forum.

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  by gokeefe
 
Further information from the Pullman Library at the Illinois Railway Museum:

Per official records: Nituna was built in 1923, Lot 4765, Plan 7036 for R. T. Crane, Jr.
  by gokeefe
 
Interesting catch in this aerial photo. Possible sighting of Lone Tree parked on its own on a bumper track by the main office on St. John Street.

The photo reminded me of this one. Based on the ground conditions I think it could be the same location.
  by gokeefe
 
gokeefe wrote:Stunning description of MEC #333 Lone Tree contained in the following article. The article is on the http://www.railmerchants.net website, in a sub section detailing the restoration of Conrail #4 while in Private Varnish status. Article is quoted here for posterity as it will probably be lost if changes are ever made to the http://www.railmerchants.net website.
NYC #4/ex- CR #4 "America" is listed as "for sale" ... this car was owned by Mr. Raymond Rich at the time of his purchase of the Maine Central. His journey and the encounter with MEC #333 are detailed earlier in this thread. There is a remarkable photo gallery of this car online.
  by A215
 
For what it's worth this car was pulled out of the shops in Waterville Tuesday and Wednesday. 2 suits were looking at it. It now says Springfield Terminal 333. Looks like the original green.
  by backroadrails
 
Per a post in another thread, MEC 333 was pulled out of the shop. I went to the original Facebook post and from what was mentioned in the comments, the car has been sold along with the 332 and the Guilford stainless car outback of Waterville.