• ME 18 EB through Convent Station 1230 hours

  • 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.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, mikec, cjl330

  by kpiersol
 
w/Maine Eastern 265 (although I didn't specifically check, I would assume D.I.T.) and 1 each PRR, M&E & L&N passenger cars.

  by njt4172
 
Could the Maine Eastern F40 be going to MMC for commuter service preparation acceptance??

Steve
  by Sandy Burton
 
This was an inspection train for the New Jersey Short Line Railroad Association. They were touring the short lines of northern NJ yesterday. 265 was on-line and lead the train on the return trip to Morristown.

Sandy

  by Tri-State Tom
 
#18 was in real need of a shampoo as of late last week....

  by kpiersol
 
265 safely tucked away at the Whippany Railway Museum today (coupled to 291 - at least they are not nose-to-nose anymore):

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=141929

  by njt4172
 
Kim,

Speaking of Convent have you noticed they cleaned up and opened the small westbound station?? I was there 2 weeks ago and I was shocked to see it with clean benches! How long was it closed???

Thanks,
Steve

  by kpiersol
 
Steve: Don't know - I usually jog by there every day but it's been so darn hot & humid that I haven't been around too much. I will check it out next week.

Kim

  by Lackawanna484
 
kpiersol wrote:265 safely tucked away at the Whippany Railway Museum today (coupled to 291 - at least they are not nose-to-nose anymore):

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=141929
Saw them tonight, they look very nice. The RS-1 was just west of them.

Is it my imagination, or does M&E move the locomotives around pretty much every day? Nose to nose, then tail to tail, then on different tracks, etc

  by RS115
 
Regarding the WB station at Convent - I grew up in Convent and my parents are still there. The WB has been closed since at least the early to mid-sixties possibly earlier. The actual building is now open? I will have to stop by and see.

  by kpiersol
 
Lackawanna484 wrote:
kpiersol wrote:265 safely tucked away at the Whippany Railway Museum today (coupled to 291 - at least they are not nose-to-nose anymore):

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=141929
Saw them tonight, they look very nice. The RS-1 was just west of them.

Is it my imagination, or does M&E move the locomotives around pretty much every day? Nose to nose, then tail to tail, then on different tracks, etc
The RS-1 looks cool in the new paint - new name (did Frank L. Black fall from grace??)

http://kpiersol2.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... ?id=141402

  by Lackawanna484
 
kpiersol wrote:
Lackawanna484 wrote:
kpiersol wrote:265 safely tucked away at the Whippany Railway Museum today (coupled to 291 - at least they are not nose-to-nose anymore):

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=141929
Saw them tonight, they look very nice. The RS-1 was just west of them.

Is it my imagination, or does M&E move the locomotives around pretty much every day? Nose to nose, then tail to tail, then on different tracks, etc
The RS-1 looks cool in the new paint - new name (did Frank L. Black fall from grace??)

http://kpiersol2.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... ?id=141402

Don't know anything about Mr Black, but R.W. McEwan was one of the owners of the railroad in the 1950s and 1960s. RS-1 #15 was named for him.

  by kpiersol
 
Lackawanna484 wrote:

Don't know anything about Mr Black, but R.W. McEwan was one of the owners of the railroad in the 1950s and 1960s. RS-1 #15 was named for him.
Is #15 still "in service?" Strange to have one guy now on two locomotives.

Her's a shot of #21 when Mr. Black was still in their thoughts:

http://kpiersol2.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... x?id=84402

  by Lackawanna484
 
#15 is now on the Valley Railroad in CT, I believe. It may be owned by the museum.

Don't know if it's in service. but I believe it was painted into NH organge and black during the 1990s
  by HighlandRail&DEY-7 652
 
The 15 was damaged while at the Valley. It wound up being sold for parts and scrapped. Some parts still exist like the trucks and the middle section of the hood. The cab was sold and is supposedly used as a hot dog stand now. The Central New England Railroad bought it from the Valley as a parts unit.
  by Lackawanna484
 
HighlandRail/DEY-7 652 wrote:The 15 was damaged while at the Valley. It wound up being sold for parts and scrapped. Some parts still exist like the trucks and the middle section of the hood. The cab was sold and is supposedly used as a hot dog stand now. The Central New England Railroad bought it from the Valley as a parts unit.
Thanks for the info!