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  by NaugyRR
Wanted to share a couple videos we took from the MBRRE trip last Fall. Nothing professional, just some cell phone footage.


  by NaugyRR
Also wanted to post this, as it came up in my news feed the other day...

Railfan & Railroad: Ex-Navy 80-Tonners Find New Home in Connecticut
https://railfan.com/ex-navy-80-tonners- ... nnecticut/

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USN 65-00359 and USN 65-00618 arrived by truck at the Connecticut railroad’s home base of Essex in March. Both were sold as surplus after being stored in good order since 2008 at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, near San Diego, following a switch to trucks. The new arrivals increase the size of the Essex 80-tonner fleet to seven, though one of them serves as a parts source. The two new units, however, vary from the rest internally in that they were rebuilt by Chrome Crankshaft with Caterpillar engines in the late 1980s. The rebuild also included new generators and air compressors, AAR control stands, and No. 26 air brakes.
  by kitn1mcc
The new loco run and run good two. in the process of getting the blue cards. I need to get some radios in them

one EMD control stand the other a GE
  by NaugyRR
Looks like some enlightened individuals were trying to make a quick buck off scrapping rails...
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/loc ... k/3270479/
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Two people are accused of stealing railroad tracks in Old Saybrook that the popular Essex Steam train and “North Pole Express” run on and selling them as scrap metal.

On Monday, Feb. 26, the Valley Railroad Company notified Environmental Conservation Police that two people were seen dismantling sections of railroad track behind Tractor Supply in Old Saybrook and removing them, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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