Correction to my original post
Four ex-Amtrak cars were brought through Whippany today in a strange lashup (from the east end):
4231 running but not working, the 4 Amtrak cars (in varying shape), Hack #4, a tank car for Polaner (forget the new name) all being shoved by #18. Nice cloud of BLACK exhaust as they notched out for the Whippany hill. I'm guessing they were going to shove the coaches up the Vornado spur and had the two engines to facilitate the move.
I now believe that these are NOT the 'new' Amtrak cars mentioned above. These cars were stored up the branch along with two ex-LIRR cars and the ex-EL Safety Training Car that is now at Makars/Jefferson Road.
They've made some other moves this week. The hulk of Erie Mining 7216 is now at Jefferson Road along with two of the ex-LIRR coaches that were pushed up the branch till last week. The E-L Safety Training Car joined them today. Haven't had a chance to see if they replaced them with anything up the branch or just clearing it out for some reason. Looked on Saturday - up the branch is a Bulkhead Flat, an older box car of some kind and likely two ex-AmtrakMHC's (hard to see over the fence and didn't have time for a hike)
489 is stored at Junction (by 287) with a coach and ballast cars.