• Morristown & Erie on Rescue 911

  • 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 Sid Farkus
 
Morristown & Erie featured on this episode which was supposed to be filmed in Ramsey but was not. Morristown & Erie equipment is used in this 1989 episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC9c1RYzWjs

  by blockline4180
 
Interesting, I never knew that episode ever existed. Where was the M&E 18 filmed??

I also recognized some of the crew even though they may have not been involved with the real incident..

  by Sid Farkus
 
Looked like they filmed anything with ME 18 in Morris County. I think they shot everything in Ramsey except for the train scenes. I don't know for sure because I wasn't around then nor do I work for the show!

  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
blockline4180 wrote:I also recognized some of the crew even though they may have not been involved with the real incident..
Well, the crew used in the recreation were the ACTUAL crew from the incident that occured on Conrail. Ritchie "The Prince of the High Iron" Campana and Tony "the Hero" Falzo were the real crew, even though the filmed location was on the M&E mainline, near Cedar Knolls. The Prince was rather "low key" about the whole deal, while I suspect "the Hero" is still somehow relating the story, to anyone who will listen to it........ :wink:
Last edited by GOLDEN-ARM on Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

  by Sid Farkus
 
Why wasn't it filmed in Ramsey (Train Scenes)? I guess Morristown didn't want to use their name even though they used their equipment.

  by Jtgshu
 
Susquehaniewikiwokiwani wrote:Why wasn't it filmed in Ramsey (Train Scenes)? I guess Morristown didn't want to use their name even though they used their equipment.
Probably because NJT didn't want their line and their trains tied up becuase of a film crew taping the segment.

  by uhaul
 
The Alco does rock side to side a bit and I wonder what horn it used? (2:05)
The M&E logo is not visible on the nose. Notches on the plow's edges could be both an advantage and disadvantage. I am surprised the toys on the track did not hurt anyone.
If I become an engineer maybe I should bring along a pair of binoculars.

  by Sid Farkus
 
It rocks because of that quality track. The real horn is used iun the begining right?

  by General
 
Thats funny. anthony falzo saves the day once again. everybody loves a hero

  by MEC407
 
uhaul wrote:I wonder what horn it used? (2:05)
The horn on the loco is a K5LA, and that's the horn you hear at 2:05... but in the "going into emergency" scene around 2:50, the horn you hear is a K3L... probably because it sounds more "scary" than a K5LA.

  by Sid Farkus
 
So which is the real horn?

  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
We had 5 chimes, on all of our locos on the M&E. IF you hear anything else, in the video, it's been dubbed in, after the fact.

  by MEC407
 
The real horn is the K5LA, which is visible on the locomotive and audible in the first part of the clip. The K3L -- i.e. the one that sounds more scary -- is the one that they dubbed in after the fact.

  by Sid Farkus
 
Anyone remeber this or the filming? Anyne actually on site of the filiming?