• TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2006

  • 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 RS115
 
Got out at lunch time today in time to see RS-1 #21 back in service. They were at the South Jefferson Road run-around dropping off the ex-Metro North FL-9 for storage. They then headed east to Whippany with the ex-Southern diner 'Epicurius'(sp?) in tow. The brakes may work but the prime mover is still in need of serious attention. LOTS of smoke on acceleration and it's not just typical ALCO smoke - the color and smell are wrong.

At Morristown shops the road crane is positioned across tracks 3 & 4 near the house and had either recently lifted out or was waiting to lift in two power assemblies - not sure from/for what. 4223 was in the house.

A

  by PVRX1
 
I haven't owned the 21 for a few years now, but she used to only smoke when started, after sitting. When started regularly it was fine. Sounds like something not right.
Sorry I sold it, would buy it back if available within reason.

  by blockline4180
 
M&E 20 (SW1500) has been sitting at Chester Junction since last Thursday or Friday. I believe it was still there this morning.

  by jhdeasy
 
RS115 wrote: They then headed east to Whippany with the ex-Southern diner 'Epicurius'(sp?) in tow.
Private car EPICURUS is the former ATSF 1572, a lunch counter diner built by Pullman Standard in 1950.

hi

  by thebigham
 
Any news?

Any word on the RS11s?

Chris
  by blockline4180
 
thebigham wrote:Any news?

Any word on the RS11s?

Chris
I have no idea. M&E keeps everything secretive, although Gordon and Wes look at this forum from time to time. They don't like foamers, like myself to spill the beans on anything.

  by Tri-State Tom
 
GP9 #22 FINALLY had it's new EMD prime mover installed this morning by crane....

  by blockline4180
 
Tri-State Tom wrote:GP9 #22 FINALLY had it's new EMD prime mover installed this morning by crane....
Tom,

Thanks for the report! Glad someone woke up this forum! How many days was it without a post??
  by Sandy Burton
 
After they gave #22 a 567 prime mover, they pulled the prime mover from #2029 and put it on the flat car where the 567 has resided for these many months. The generator from #2029 was lifted yesterday. Can scrapping be far behind?

Sandy

  by Rail Liner
 
A few weeks ago I saw #22 sitting atop the junk pile and it looked like they were taking it appart. So it must have been them replacing the generator.

  by Sandy Burton
 
Actually the long hood of 22 has been sitting "on the junk pile" for several months since they removed the Sulzer prime mover. The M&E probably would take exception to your description of the usable parts, mostly trucks and wheel sets, stored on the wall.

Sandy

  by mountie17
 
Rail Liner wrote:A few weeks ago I saw #22 sitting atop the junk pile and it looked like they were taking it appart. So it must have been them replacing the generator.
Generally junk doesn't have tarps placed over it.
http://mountie17.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... ?id=322082

hi

  by thebigham
 
Why were the NS units there?

Any photos of the stored Alcos online?

Thanks,

Chris

  by blockline4180
 
Caught M&E 18 heading west through Dover this morning with what looked like a string of ex-Erie mining RS-11's?? I'm assuming they are going to storage at Lake Junction or to scrap..

  by denvillerailfan
 
blockline4180 wrote:Caught M&E 18 heading west through Dover this morning with what looked like a string of ex-Erie mining RS-11's?? I'm assuming they are going to storage at Lake Junction or to scrap..
You beat me to it!

Caught them through Mt Tabor Station @ 8:3x...

http://denvillerailfan.rrpicturearchive ... 11/17/2006

I thought the 4240 was long gone.

Almost like a through freight. ;-)
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