• Misc. train moves, Oct. 2007

  • 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 Tri-State Tom
 
#18 just arrived @ BAKER from the East with PV Pullman Kitchi Gammi Club in tow. About to reverse onto home rails and head down the hill.

  by gravelyfan
 
18 running light just went west over the Passaic River in Newark. Probably just dropped off the pv's at the MMC for the charter trip on the Atlantic City Line tomorrow.

  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
We want the date of the "sightings" mentioned in the text. Example, "I saw the M&E 17 running light at Denville, on 9-9-88" Posts without dates in the posting, are subject to deletion. Same holds true for topic titles. Make the date part of the title. Thanks

  by Jtgshu
 
gravelyfan wrote:18 running light just went west over the Passaic River in Newark. Probably just dropped off the pv's at the MMC for the charter trip on the Atlantic City Line tomorrow.
Oh there is a charter trip tomorrow (10/6) on the AC line?

Bigwigs for the future Casino service maybe?

  by jhdeasy
 
Jtgshu wrote:
gravelyfan wrote:18 running light just went west over the Passaic River in Newark. Probably just dropped off the pv's at the MMC for the charter trip on the Atlantic City Line tomorrow.
Oh there is a charter trip tomorrow (10/6) on the AC line?

Bigwigs for the future Casino service maybe?

Yes, NJ Transit operated a charter special train for M&E on Saturday October 6th.

Cherry Hill to Atlantic City and return, with the consist deadheading between the MMC and Cherry Hill in each direction. Two NJ transit locomotives, 2 NJ Transit coaches and PVs OHIO RIVER, ALDER FALLS and MOUNT VERNON.

The client was the some folks that M&E took up to Port Jervis and back a few years ago.

For details, please see http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44044

  by Shark
 
I passed the M&E 18 with two private cars and three ex-NJT Whippany Rail Museum coaches today 09OCT07 at around 12:30pm on the NJ Transit Main Line at West End. They came off the west leg of the West End wye. Also the Kitchie Gamma Club car was seen at the MMC today.

  by Btkspot89
 
M&E 18 headed westbound travelling light westbound towards Denville just passing Mount Tabor around 8:46 this morning 10/10/07. When I dropped by the Morristown Yard 19 was sitting outside with 7210 and 7205 attached to it 7210 also has a RRPX emblem on the side if you guys have not already seen that.
  by Don Maxton
 
This morning, in North Elizabeth, I saw Kitchi Gammi Club at the tail end of a southbound Amtrak train. What's this about?
  by jhdeasy
 
Don Maxton wrote:This morning, in North Elizabeth, I saw Kitchi Gammi Club at the tail end of a southbound Amtrak train. What's this about?
KITCHI GAMMI CLUB operated NYP-WAS, WAS-RVR, spent Friday night parked in Richmond, then RVR-WAS and WAS-NYP. The car has been retrucked with a freshly rebuilt set of GSI OSH tread brake trucks that were originally under a 1949 New Haven 48 seat dining car.

KITCHI GAMMI CLUB and MOUNT VERNON will be traveling in Bennett Levin's "Susquehanna" Philadelphia - Steamtown - Olean - Philadelphia on November 2nd - 5th, moving betrween NYP and PHL in both directions on Amtrak's Pennsylvanian.

  by Btkspot89
 
I dropped by the yard again today and here is the current line up
563 was on Track 1 with an old NJT Caboose attached to it, 19 was parked outside as well just outside the canvas shop behind it was the switcher, I think I saw 3 private cars parked next to it. and 18 was parked on the hill. As to where they moved the RS11's I have no idea the run around maybe? can anybody confrim my theory?? haha :-)

  by Tri-State Tom
 
NJT's Aqua-Train @ BAKER heading East right now with the 'tug boat' leading two tankers and a GP40-FH-2 pushing !

Train was paused on the M&E lead ( lunch break ) before entering home rails and reversing direction thru the interlockings.

Oh and she was working/washing the rails as she headed East.
  by psct29
 
jhdeasy wrote:
Don Maxton wrote:This morning, in North Elizabeth, I saw Kitchi Gammi Club at the tail end of a southbound Amtrak train. What's this about?
KITCHI GAMMI CLUB operated NYP-WAS, WAS-RVR, spent Friday night parked in Richmond, then RVR-WAS and WAS-NYP. The car has been retrucked with a freshly rebuilt set of GSI OSH tread brake trucks that were originally under a 1949 New Haven 48 seat dining car.

KITCHI GAMMI CLUB and MOUNT VERNON will be traveling in Bennett Levin's "Susquehanna" Philadelphia - Steamtown - Olean - Philadelphia on November 2nd - 5th, moving betrween NYP and PHL in both directions on Amtrak's Pennsylvanian.
KITCHI GAMMI CLUB gets around...it was parked on Track 7 at BOS last Friday night.
  by jhdeasy
 
psct29 wrote:KITCHI GAMMI CLUB gets around...it was parked on Track 7 at BOS last Friday night.
Yes, KITCHI GAMMI CLUB does get around.

It is now getting around more smoothly since it has been retrucked with newly rebuilt six wheel trucks from a 1948 Pullman Standard New Haven dining car.

KGC's charter from New York to Boston went northeast on the shore line (NEC) on regional train 66, but returned to New York via the Berkshires, Albany and the Hudson.

Today (10/31/2007) KITCHI GAMMI CLUB and MOUNT VERNON are in the Amtrak coach yard adjacent to 30th Street Station Philadelphia, awaiting Friday morning's departure on Juniata Terminal Company's "Susquehanna" special train to Steamtown and Olean and return.
  by chuchubob
 
jhdeasy wrote:
Today (10/31/2007) KITCHI GAMMI CLUB and MOUNT VERNON are in the Amtrak coach yard adjacent to 30th Street Station Philadelphia, awaiting Friday morning's departure on Juniata Terminal Company's "Susquehanna" special train to Steamtown and Olean and return.
Kitchie Gammi Club and Mount Vernon in Penn Coach Yard Nov 1.