• ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

  • 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 Steve F45
 
Like the title says, I need to find out what kind of boxcar ME 1775 is? I want to do a model of it, but not sure what make or size the boxcar is. I emailed the ME but never got a response. Can someone help me out?
  by waldwickrailfan
 
it looks like it could be a high cube type thing, but i cannot confirm this.
  by ns3010
 
50 foot boxcar. 14'6" high. Built 10/65.

Hope this helps.

I took a photo of the specs at the Toys For Tots train but didn't have a reason to, but now it came in handy! :-)
  by Steve F45
 
Thanks. I found a model that is pretty dam close to the body with its panels that it should work just fine.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
On a related note, what organization is responsible for the Toys For Tots trains? I am interested in possible volunteer opportunities.
  by ns3010
 
That would be the Military Transport Association. I don't know how many outside volunteers they use, but I guess it would be worth a shot.

The only reason that I was on the train last year was because my dad knows a guy who just so happened to be involved in the train. While I was technically a volunteer on the train, most of the work was handled by MTA people.
  by JPG76
 
If you are refering to the camo painted boxcar, I spotted it parked on the siding right next to Franklin Road in Rockaway a few months ago. It might very well still be parked there. The tracks are very close to the road so you would be able to get a good look at it.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
It is still there with the Amtrak Adirondack baggage car.
  by Steve F45
 
Can anyone tell me where M&E stores this boxcar? I've emailed the m&e to ask about its dimensions for the signs on the sides but never got a response. I'de like to know if it is legally accessible so I can take a fewe measurements of those signs. If not i'll call the m&e and see if they can help.
  by blockline4180
 
Anyone know anything about hat old SP Boxcar that is sitting right by the switch on the old Standard Roofings siding in Cedar Knolls???
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Steve F45 wrote:Can anyone tell me where M&E stores this boxcar? I've emailed the m&e to ask about its dimensions for the signs on the sides but never got a response. I'de like to know if it is legally accessible so I can take a fewe measurements of those signs. If not i'll call the m&e and see if they can help.
It's on Franklin Avenue in Rockaway, off 46 and south of Main Street.
  by riffian
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote:It is still there with the Amtrak Adirondack baggage car.
There is an Adirondack baggage car at Rockland on the Maine Eastern......probably the one you are referring to. Faded paint and looking seedy.
  by Steve F45
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote:
Steve F45 wrote:Can anyone tell me where M&E stores this boxcar? I've emailed the m&e to ask about its dimensions for the signs on the sides but never got a response. I'de like to know if it is legally accessible so I can take a fewe measurements of those signs. If not i'll call the m&e and see if they can help.
It's on Franklin Avenue in Rockaway, off 46 and south of Main Street.
im on bing maps, is it where that NJT Coach is on a siding?
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
See here. It's on the Dover-Rockaway Branch, the siding is known as the Franklin Avenue Team Track.

3/20/10 photo
Another shot
  by Steve F45
 
yea thats where i was lookin on the maps. Looks like they removed the signs or they are on the other side.